18 August 1948 |
Joseph Marcell (born 18 August 1948) is a St. Lucian-born English actor, best known for his role as Geoffrey the English butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He currently resides in Southall, Ealing, in London.
Life and career
Born in St Lucia, Marcell moved to the UK when he was nine years old. He studied theatre and science at college, then took courses in speech and dance at the University of Sheffield, Yorkshire.
As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he appeared in productions of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also appeared often on British television and in feature films.
He serves on the board of the Globe Theatre in London, where he featured in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
- Death In Paradise 2014 BBC TV Alexander Jackson
- Hosts Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Viva (2012-) [He and DJ Jazzy Jeff occasionally introduce episodes on Viva which were based around them]
- A Touch of Frost, 2008, (Joshua Wrey)
- Holby City, 2008, (Carl Webster)
- Rough Crossings, 2007 BBC TV (David George (Baptist))
- EastEnders, 2006, (Aubrey Valentine)
- The Bold and the Beautiful, 2003-04 (Hudson)
- Brothers and Sisters 1998 TV Series (Pastor Gittens)
- Sioux City, 1994 (Dr. Darryl Reichert)
- David Copperfield, 1993 (voice of Mr. Micawber)
- EastEnders, 1992, (Adrian Bell)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 1990-96 (Geoffrey Butler)
- Desmond's, 1990 (Matthew McFarlane)
- Cry Freedom, 1987 (Moses)
- Playing Away, 1986
- Empire Road, 1978 (Walter Isaacs)
- Antony and Cleopatra, 1974 (Eros)
- The Bill, 1998 (Vernon Johnson)
- In the House, 1998 (Minister)
- Living Single, 1997 (Reese)
- Boon, 1989 (Charlie Fowkes)
- Doctor Who, "Remembrance of the Daleks," 1988 (John)
- Juliet Bravo, 1985 (Bold)
- Rumpole of the Bailey, 1983 (Freddy Ruingo)
- The Professionals, 1980 (Nero [as Joe Marcell])