Joseph Marcell was born on the 18 August 1948, on Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. He is a British actor, probably still best known for his role as Geoffrey Butler in the Golden Globe-nominated TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990 to 1996. Marcell’s career started in 1974.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joseph Marcell is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joseph Marcell’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, earned through his successful acting career. In addition to his performances on both television and film, Marcell has also performed on stage which has improved his wealth too.
Joseph Marcell Net Worth $1.5 Million
Joseph Marcell moved to England when nine years old, and there went to the University of Sheffield where he studied theatre and science, following which he took speech and dance classes. He started his career in the TV movie “Antony and Cleopatra” (1974), starring Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, and Rosemary McHale. Joseph then moved to the stage where he played in productions of “Othello” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Marcell returned to TV, and appeared as Walter Isaacs in 15 episodes of “Empire Road” from 1978 to 1979. During the next five years, Joseph had minor roles in series such as “Fancy Wanders” (1980), “Crown Court” (1981), “The Professionals” (1983), “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1983), and “Juliet Bravo” (1985), which only increased his net worth.
By the end of the 80’s, Marcell had parts in feature movies “Playing Away” (1987) and Richard Attenborough’s Oscar-nominated “Cry Freedom” (1987) starring Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, and Josette Simon. He continued with support appearances in “Doctor Who” (1988), “CBS Summer Playhouse” (1989), and “Desmond’s” (1990) before landing the role of Geoffrey Butler in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1990 with Will Smith in the lead. The series aired for six seasons and earned two Golden Globe nominations, and it also added a considerable amount to his net worth.
In the meantime, Marcell had a part in Lou Diamond Phillips’ “Sioux City” in 1994, and after 146 episodes in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, he resumed smaller roles. However, he refreshed his career with the TV show “The Bold and the Beautiful”, playing in 26 episodes from 2003 to 2004, then had a recurring role in the cult BBC series “EastEnders” in 2006, appeared in the TV movie “Rough Crossings” in 2007, and starred in Teddy Hayes’ drama “That Samba Thing” also in 2007.
Most recently, Joseph Marcell appeared in Jeremy Herrin’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” (2012), and also in “Fedz” (2013) starring Michael Jai White. Marcell’s latest role was in Sean Hanish’s Emmy-nominated drama “Return to Zero” in 2014, and he is currently filming “Hero” and “Thrice”. He is also a member of the board of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, where he starred in a production of “King Lear”.
Regarding his personal life, Joseph Marcell was married to Judi, and has a son named Ben with her. After divorce, Joseph married Joyce Walsh and the pair has a daughter, Jessica Marcell.
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