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Joseph Marcell (born 14 August 1948) is a 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 when he was nine years old, and grew up in Peckham, South London. Marcell lives in Banstead, Surrey.
Marcell at the Lakeside Theatre in 2014
14 August 1948 |
|Residence||West London, United Kingdom|
|Spouse(s)||Judith M. Midtby (1975; divorced)
Joyce T. Walsh (1995–present)
Early life and educationEdit
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.
He serves on the board of the Globe Theatre in London, where he featured in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. In July 2017, Marcell began rehearsals as Titus Andronicus for the La Grande Shakespeare Company in La Grande, Oregon.
|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"|
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I really am and I've always been a Saint Lucian.
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- "'Fresh' face joins local production".
- Joseph Marcell on IMDb
- 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"