Marcus G. Curry is an American actor, comedian and host. He is best known as the star of the ABC sitcom “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and as one of the various hosts of the syndicated series “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” Curry starred in “Nick At Nite”’s first-ever original live-action family comedy series, “See Dad Run,” as Scott Baio’s best friend Marcus from 2012–2015.
Mark Curry’s first role was in the film “Talkin’ Dirty After Dark,” alongside Martin Lawrence in 1991. In 1992, Curry’s first major role was on the television series Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, where he played the lead role of Mark Cooper, an NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach.
In 2008, Curry performed a stand-up comedy routine on “The Comedy Festival Laffapalooza Special,” hosted by Tracy Morgan. In 2009–2011, Curry hosted Jamie Foxx’s “FoxxHole Live” every Monday in the Conga Room in Los Angeles, which was heard on Sirius satellite radio stations. In 2012, Curry joined Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock on the Royal Comedy Tour. Also in 2012, Curry joined “Nick At Nite”’s first-ever original live-action family comedy series, “See Dad Run,” as Scott Baio’s friend Marcus. In 2014, Curry joined Sommore’s “Standing Ovation Comedy Tour” along with Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson and others.