Joseph Marcell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Dec, 2017
Facts of Joseph Marcell
Date of Birth: 1948 , August-14
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: Saint Lucia
Name Saint Lucia
Birth Name Joseph Marcell
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Saint Lucia
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1.5 million
Married Yes
Married to Joyce Marcell (m. 1995)
Children Ben Marcell, Jessica Marcell
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Joseph Marcell is Saint Licuan actor based in the United Kingdom, well recognized for his role as Geoffrey the butler on the NBC sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Born in Saint Licua, Marcell moved to the UK at his early age.

Early life and education

Joseph Marcell was born on 14 August 1948 in Saint Lucia. He is Black in ethnicity and holds British nationality.

At his early age of nine, Marcell moved to the United Kingdom and grew up in Peckham, South London.

Marcell joined Central School of Speech and Drama in London and later studied science and theatre at the University of Sheffield on Yorkshire.


Joseph Marcell is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also made his appearance in productions of Othello and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Marcell also frequent appearance on British television.

He also works on the board in the Globe Theatre in London, where he starred in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Marcell began rehearsals as Titus Andronicus for the La Grande Shakespeare Company on a La Grande Oregon.

Marcell worked in numerous movies including, Antony and Cleopatra, The Professionals, Juliet Bravo, Cry Freedom, Boom, Doctor Who, Brothers and Sisters, EastEnders, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, A Touch of Frost, Death In Paradise and more.

Personal life

Joseph has been married twice till present. He married his first wife, Judith M. Midtby in 1975. They also share a son together,  Ben (born 1979). After few years of their marriage, the couple divorced. None of them has revealed the reason behind the divorce.

In June 1995, Joseph Marcell married his second wife, Joyce T. Walsh, and has a child together, a daughter Jessica (born 1989). Since their marriage, the couple is living a happy life and there is no any sign of their separation or divorce till date.

Net worth

Joseph Marcell earns a good amount of money as an actor with more than dozens of appearances in different movies. One of his popular movies, The Professionals, made  $19,501,238 domestically.

Currently, he lives a standard life in Ealing, West London, along with his family, and his total net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, well enough to maintain his celebrity life.


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