Mark 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. He portrays David's friend Marcus.
In 1992, Curry's first major role was on 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 two episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show as an eccentric driving instructor. In addition, he also had guest starring roles on television series Living Single in 1994 andMartin in 1997, and minor roles in the films Switchback and Armageddon in 1998.
In 2000, Curry also 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 Mr. Soulard 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 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, had guest starring roles in Less Than Perfect and Fat Actress.
In 2012, Curry joined Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock on the "Royal Comedy Tour." Many spectators have viewed Curry's stand-up comedy performance as the highlight of the show leaving the audience in hysterical laughter. Later in 2012, Curry joined Nickelodeon's first-ever original live-action family comedy series, See Dad Run as Scott Baio's friend Marcus. The series is currently in production on the former Happy Days stage in Los Angeles.
|1991||Talkin' Dirty After Dark||Antonio|
|1997||The Fanatics||Fly Walker|
|1998||Armageddon||Stu the Cabbie|
|2001||Motorcrossed||Bob Arness||TV Movie|
|2001||The Poof Point||Norton Ballard||TV Movie|
|2011||Poolboy: Drowning Out The Fury||Captain O'Malley|
|1992-1993||It's Showtime at the Apollo||Host|
|1992-1997||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Mark Cooper||Lead; 5 Seasons|
|1996||All That||Various||1 Episode|
|1997||Martin||Ronnie Cochran||1 Episode|
|1998||The Jamie Foxx Show||Sergeant Easy||2 Episodes|
|2000||The Drew Carey Show||Robert Soulard||6 Episodes|
|2000||For Your Love||Dr. Collins||1 Episode|
|2000||Don't Forget Your Toothbrush||Host|
|2003||Coming To The Stage||Host|
|2003-2004||Animal Tails||Host||Variety TV Show|
|2004||The Mole||Himself||Realty TV|
|2005||Less Than Perfect||Morpheus||1 Episode|
|2005||Fat Actress||Max Cooper||2 episodes|
|2011-2012||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||2 Episodes|
|2012||See Dad Run||Marcus||Upcoming Nick At Nite Series|