• Mark Curry is an American actor and comedian born in Oakland, California in 1961
• He is best known for his role in the 1998 movie "Armageddon" and for his role in the 1992-1997 show "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"
• He has appeared in more than 30 movies and TV series, as well as writing and appearing in five documentaries, and music videos
• He suffered burns on more than 1/5 of his body in 2017
• He is currently estimated to have a net worth of over $5 million
Who is Marc Curry?
American actor and comedian Marcus G. ‘Mark’ Curry was born in Oakland, California USA, on 1 June 1961, so Gemini’s his zodiac sign. He’s had roles in more than 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for playing Stu the Cabbie in the evergreen 1998 action science fiction adventure movie “Armageddon”, which Michael Bay directed, and which starred Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis. It follows a group of NASA recruits who are flying to space to try and prevent a huge asteroid from hitting Earth – the movie won 15 of its 59 award nominations, including four Oscar nominations for Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song.
Education and early life
Mark was raised in Oakland alongside his eight older siblings, by their parents about whom he rarely speaks in public, as he respects their privacy.
Mark studied at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, and was the class clown who enjoyed making his peers laugh, and was good at it, but at that time had no plans to become an actor or a comedian. Mark matriculated in 1979, and then enrolled at California State University, East Bay but dropped out after less than a year.
He began working at a drugstore, and his customers, as well as family and friends, encouraged him to pursue a career as a comedian and actor.
Roles in TV series
Mark’s debut TV series role was playing Tim Barker in six episodes of the 1980 comedy “Sounding Brass”, and his following role came in 1992, when cast to star as Mark Cooper in the critically acclaimed family sports comedy “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”. Jeff Franklin created the series, which also starred Sandra Quarterman and Holly Robinson Peete, and follows the life of a high school teacher; it aired its 101 episodes from 1992 through 1997, and won two of its nine award nominations.
Mark went on to appear in two episodes of the 1998 comedy “The Jamie Foxx Show”, and six episodes of the 2000 comedy “The Drew Carey Show”.
The year 2005 saw him play Max Cooper in the popular comedy “Fat Actress”, created by Kirstie Alley, who also starred in it alongside Rachael Harris and Bryan Callen; it follows an actress who’s trying to lose weight. The remainder of the decade saw Mark appear in only a single TV series: the 2008 episode “Reunited and… It Don’t Feel Good” of the family comedy “House of Payne”.
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From 2012 through 2014, he starred as Marcus in the family comedy “See Dad Run”, which Patrick Labyorteaux and Tina Albanese created, and which starred Jackson Brundage, Alanna Ubach and Scott Baio. It follows an actor who’s decided to stay at home and look after his children so that his wife can pursue her career – the series was nominated for five awards.
Mark’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the 2015 episode “Janky Cable” of the comedy “Black Jesus”, 11 episodes of the 2021 comedy “In the Cut”, and three episodes of the comedy “Family Reunion”, also in 2021.
Roles in movies
Mark’s film debut was playing Antonio in the 1991 comedy “Talkin’ Dirty After Dark”, written and directed by Topper Carew, and which starred Martin Lawrence, John Witherspoon and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney. It follows various comedians as they’re performing at a comedy club in Los Angeles, California.
Some of Mark’s following roles were in the 1995 drama “Panther”, and in 1997 the mystery crime thriller “Switchback” and the comedy “The Fanatics”.
In 2001, he played Bob Arness in the action family adventure “Motocrossed”, directed by Steve Boyum, and which starred Alan Austin, Trever O’Brien and Riley Smith. It follows a young girl who’s impersonating her brother so that she can compete in a motocross race, and the movie was nominated for three awards. Mark had only two other movie roles in the 2000s: in the 2001 family science fiction comedy “The Poof Point”, and the 2002 romantic comedy “Bad Boy”..
Dreams From The Edge- Starring comedian Mark Curry (Mark Curry) @therealmarkcurry (Bernadette Stanis) @thelmaofgoodtimes: A young Black woman (Alexia Faith Roberts) embraces her uniqueness and follows her Hollywood dreams amidst many obstacles that surround her. #dreamsfromtheedge #shortfilm #dramedy #newtrailer #hollywooddreams #fortheculture #neverlose #yoursenseofwonder #blackgirlmagic #markcurry #bernadettestanis #alexiafaithroberts #indiefilmmakers #erickanicolemaloneentertainmentDirector: Ericka Nicole MaloneProducer: Gary W. Scott
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The year 2011 saw him portray Captain O’Malley in the comedy “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury”, directed by Garrett Brawith, and which starred Kevin Sorbo, Ross Patterson and Danny Trejo; it follows a Vietnam veteran who’s become a pool cleaner in California.
Mark’s since appeared in only a single movie: the 2021 short comedy “Dreams from the Edge”.
Mark has five writing credits, and these include a 1991 episode of the documentary comedy series “One Night Stand”, the 1996 TV special “Mark Curry: The Other Side”, and the 2008 TV special “Laffapalooza!”
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Wendy Williams Show”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Sherri”.
Love life and wife
Mark’s highly secretive when it comes to speaking about his love life in public, and has remained quiet about the women/men whom he’s dated.
Some of Mark’s fans believe that the popular actor’s gay, and that this is why he hasn’t mentioned a single partner whom he’s had, but it’s believed that he’s today in relationship with a non-celebrity American man with whom his fans have claimed to have seen him in Los Angeles – the rumors haven’t been addressed by Mark.
Some claim that he’s today focused on his career, and isn’t interested in love, but this hasn’t been addressed by him either.
Mark seems to be unattached as of February 2023, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Mark suffered burns on more than 1/5 of his body on 17 May 2017, when he was doing laundry and an aerosol can exploded behind a water heater. He spent three days in a medically induced coma, and upon waking up and learning what had happened, contemplated suicide; he credits his friends, especially American comedians Bill Cosby and David ‘Sinbad’ Adkins for making him change his mind.
He’s passionate about music, and could’ve been seen appearing in the Too Short’s music video “I Ain’t Trippin” and Bow Wow’s music video “Take Ya Home”. Mark was also featured in the 2002 song “Oakland Raiders” by Luniz, and the 2015 song “Pull Up” by Young Dolph.
More than 230,000 people are following him on Instagram today, and he’s posted close to 2,500 pictures and videos.
The actors whom Mark enjoys watching the most are Jim Carrey and the late Leslie Nielsen, and some of his favorite movies include “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “I Love You Phillip Morris”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Mark’s age is 61. He has brown eyes and black hair, is 6ft 6ins (1.98m) tall and weighs about 220lbs (100kgs).
Mark’s net worth’s been estimated at over $5 million, as of February 2023.