Mark Curry

Actor + Comedian + Headliner
Born Jun 1, 1961

Mark G. Curry is an American actor, comedian, and host. He is best known as the star of the ABC sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and as one of the various hosts of the syndicated series It's Showtime at the Apollo.

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1961 Birth Born on June 1, 1961.


1991 30 Years Old Mark Curry's first role was in the film Talkin' Dirty After Dark, alongside Martin Lawrence in 1991.
1992 31 Years Old In 1992, Curry's first major role was on television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, where he played the lead role of Mark Cooper, an NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach.
1994 33 Years Old Curry appeared in two episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show as eccentric driving instructor Sergeant Easy. In addition, he also had guest starring roles on television series Living Single in 1994 and Martin in 1997, and minor roles in the films Switchback and Armageddon in 1998.
2000 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Curry also had a recurring role on The Drew Carey Show as Drew's boss at Winfred-Louder. … Read More


2003 42 Years Old Curry was the host of the PAX-TV show Animal Tails and BET's "Coming to the Stage" in 2003.
2004 43 Years Old In 2004, he appeared on Celebrity Mole Yucatan. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old …  According to an Associated Press interview posted on on February 17, 2007, Curry considered suicide after waking from a three-day, medically induced coma, but decided against it with the help of friends and fellow comedians, such as Sinbad and Bill Cosby. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old In 2009–2011, Curry hosted Jamie Foxx's "FoxxHole Live" every Monday in the Conga Room in Los Angeles, which was heard on Satellite Radio sirus 106/XM 149.


2012 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Curry joined Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock on the "Royal Comedy Tour."
2014 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Curry joined "Sommore's Standing Ovation Comedy Tour" along with Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson, and others.
2015 54 Years Old In October of 2015, Curry was on a San Francisco-bound flight from Los Angeles that required an emergency landing because of a physical dispute between two passengers over a reclining seat.
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