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Marcell at the Lakeside Theatre in 2014
14 August 1948 |
|Residence||West London, England|
|Spouse(s)||Judith M. Midtby (1975; divorced)
Joyce T. Walsh (1995–present)
Joseph Marcell (born 18 August 1948) is a Saint Lucian born British actor, best known for his role as Geoffrey the butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from September 1990, until it ended in May 1996. Born in Saint Lucia, he moved to the United Kingdom at the age of nine, grew up in Peckham, South London, and currently lives in Ealing, West London.
Life and career
Born in Saint Lucia, Marcell moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old. He studied theatre and science at college, then took courses in speech and dance. 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.
|1974||Antony and Cleopatra||Eros|
|1978||Empire Road||Walter Isaacs|
|1980||The Professionals||Nero||Credited as Joe Marcell|
|1983||Rumpole of the Bailey||Freddy Ruingo|
|1988||Doctor Who||John||Episode: "Remembrance of the Daleks"|
|1990–1996||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Geoffrey Butler|
|1993||David Copperfield||Mr. Micawber (voice)|
|1994||Sioux City||Dr. Darryl Reichert|
|1998||In the House||Minister|
|1998||The Bill||Vernon Johnson|
|1998||Brothers and Sisters||Pastor Gittens|
|2003–2004||The Bold and the Beautiful||Hudson|
|2007||Rough Crossings||David George|
|2008||Holby City||Carl Webster|
|2008||A Touch of Frost||Joshua Ray|
|2014||Death In Paradise||Alexander Jackson||Episode: "The Man with the Golden Gun"|
- Joseph Marcell at the Internet Movie Database
- Alex Fletcher, "What happened to Geoffrey from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?", TV interview, Digital Spy, 24 February 2014.
- "Caribbean Footsteps meets with Joseph Marcell". YouTube
- "What the butler did next"