November 9, 2017, 8:30 pm at Atlanta Comedy Theater, 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd #114b, Norcross, GA 30093, United States
Marcus G. Curry (born June 1, 1961) 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 was born in Oakland, California, as the youngest child out of nine. He attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, and California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California.
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. Curry appeared in two episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show as eccentric driving instructor Sergeant Easy. In addition, he had guest starring roles on television series Living Single in 1994 and Martin in 1997, and minor roles in the films Switchback and Armageddon in 1998.
In 2000, Curry had a recurring role on The Drew Carey Show as Drew's boss at Winfred-Louder. He appeared in six episodes. In an April Fools' episode of The Drew Carey Show, Drew refers to Curry's character as Mr. Cooper, the joke being that Curry played both roles. He was the host of Comedy Central's Don't Forget Your Toothbrush in 2000 and had minor roles in For Your Love, which starred Hangin' with Mr. Cooper co-star, Holly Robinson Peete). Also in 2000, Curry starred in A Man Is Mostly Water. In 2001 he had a minor role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Motocrossed. Later in the year, Curry played one of the leads in another Disney Channel Original Movie, The Poof Point.
Curry was the host of the PAX-TV show Animal Tails and BET's Coming to the Stage in 2003. In 2004, he appeared on Celebrity Mole Yucatan. He came in second place to Dennis Rodman. In 2005, Curry had guest starring roles in Less Than Perfect and Fat Actress.