Mark Curry Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, Bio: Marcus G. Curry, known professionally as Mark Curry, is an American actor, comedian, and host. Curry is best known for his role as Mark Cooper, ex–basketball player turned teacher on the ABC sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper which originally aired from 1992 to 1997.
Mark Curry Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, Bio
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Born||June 1, 1961|
|Country||United States of America|
Mark Curry was born on June 1, 1961, in Oakland, California, and grew up in Alameda and Hayward, California. Curry was a youth participant at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Curry attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, and then went to the California State University, East Bay, where he played varsity basketball and majored in criminal justice. Curry was named a First-Team All-American twice while at East Bay and helped lead his team to a championship.
Curry was burned over 20% of his body, including his arm, back, and side, when an aerosol can that had fallen behind a water heater exploded on May 17, 2007. He recovered at home for several months. Curry openly stated to CNN.com in an Associated Press interview that he considered suicide after waking up from a three-day medically induced coma. However, he decided against it with the help of friends and fellow comedians such as Sinbad and Bill Cosby. Curry appeared on The Montel Williams Show to talk about his recovery. Curry reportedly has two daughters, other than that there is no information available about his family and personal life.
In 1990, Curry started his career when he played a major role in the TV series, “Hangin with Mr. Cooper. In addition to Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, he has appeared in a number of films and television shows including The Young and the Restless, and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Curry began his career as a stand-up comic, appearing on Star Search and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, as well as The Arsenio Hall Show. He made his film debut in House Party 2 and later appeared in Hocus Pocus, Boomerang, and The Meteor Man. He also appeared in episodes of A Different World, L.A. Law, and Martin. Curry was cast as Steve Urkel’s friend Stefan Urquelle on the ABC sitcom Family Matters in 1989. The show was a huge success, and Curry became a household name. He was on the show for four seasons before leaving in 1993.
Curry went on to star in his own sitcom, The Mark Curry Show, which aired on NBC for one season after Family Matters ended. He also appeared in episodes of The Steve Harvey Show, Moesha, and The Parkers. In recent years, he has appeared in Tyler Perry films such as Madea’s Big Happy Family and Boo! A Madea Halloween. Curry has also released two comedy albums, Mark Curry: Live in Concert and Mark Curry: Back in Business.