Mark Curry Net Worth In 2022: How Does the American Actor Make $5 Million Dollars?

Marcus G. Curry, also known as Mark Curry, is an American actor, comedian, and host. He was born on June 1, 1961. Curry is best known for his role on the ABC sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper as Mark Cooper, a former basketball player who became a teacher. The show ran from 1992 to 1997.  During the early 1990s, Curry was also one of the hosts of the syndicated show It’s Showtime at the Apollo.  From 2012 to 2015, Curry was a co-star on Nick At Nite’s first original live-action family comedy show, See Dad Run.

Mark Curry Net Worth

Mark Curry’s net worth is $5 million, and he works as an actor and comedian in the United States. Mark Curry was born in June 1961 in Oakland, CA. Mark is best known for being in the ABC sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Curry went to California State University, East Bay.

He became one of the most well-known stand-up comics in Oakland. Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, which came out in 1991, was his first movie role. In the 1992 movie Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, he was chosen to play the main character. Up until 1997, the show was on. Curry has also been on Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, Less Than Perfect, Fat Actress, The Secret Life of an American Teenager, and The Drew Carey Show over the years. In 2012, he became part of the cast of See Dad Run, Nick At Nite’s first live-action comedy show. He has been the host of shows like “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush” on Comedy Central, “Animal Tails,” and “Coming to the Stage.” In 2014, he was on the TV show One Love on Bounce. Mark was in the music video for “I Ain’t Trippin” by Too Short and a video by Bow Wow. In 2006, Curry got burned on more than 20% of his body. He was put into a coma by doctors for three days.

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Early life And Education

Born in California’s Oakland. Curry is the last of nine children. Curry went to high school in Alameda, California, and college in Hayward, California. He went to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School and California State University, East Bay. Curry went to the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), a local group for kids, when he was younger.


Curry’s first role was in the movie Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, which came out in 1991 and starred Martin Lawrence and him. Curry’s first major role was on the ABC sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, which debuted in September 1992. In the show, he played Mark Cooper, a former NBA player who now works as a substitute teacher and gym coach. In the end, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper ran for five seasons and had more than 100 episodes.

Curry was a guest star on the TV show Living Single in 1994. In 1997, he was on the sitcom Martin for a second time as a guest star. Later, as Sergeant Easy, an odd driving instructor, Curry was on two episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show. Curry also had small roles in the movies Switchback, which came out in 1997, and Armageddon, which came out in 1998.

In 2000, Curry played Drew Carey’s boss, Robert Soulard, on The Drew Carey Show.

In the same year, he also hosted the game show Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush on Comedy Central and made a guest appearance on the sitcom For Your Love with Holly Robinson Peete, who was also in Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.

Curry then played scientist Norton Ballard in The Poof Point, a Disney Channel Original Movie. Curry and Dawnn Lewis, who played his on-screen wife Marigold in Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, worked together on this movie.

In 2003, Curry was the host of Animal Tails on PAX and Coming to the Stage on BET. He was a guest on Celebrity Mole Yucatan in 2004. Dennis Rodman beat him, so he came in second.

In 2005, Curry was in an episode of Less Than Perfect[27] and made two guest appearances on Fat Actress as Max Cooper. In 2008, Curry was a guest star in another sitcom House of Payne episode. Curry did a stand-up comedy act on Tracy Morgan’s The Comedy Festival Laffapalooza Special, which aired on November 30, 2008.

From 2009 to 2011, Curry hosted Jamie Foxx’s FoxxHole Live every Monday in Los Angeles’s Conga Room. The show can be heard on Sirius 106/XM 149. In 2012, Curry went on the Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, and Tony Rock. Later, he was in two episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Curry also played Marcus, a friend of Scott Baio’s character, in See Dad Run, which debuted in 2012 and was Nick At Nite’s first original live-action family sitcom.

In the end, See Dad Run ran on the network for three seasons. In 2014, Curry joined Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson, and others on Sommore’s Standing Ovation Comedy Tour. That same year, Curry and Sheryl Lee Ralph starred in the sitcom One Love, which debuted on Bounce TV. Curry was a special guest on the 11:11 Tour by Katt Williams in 2018. Curry has also done stand-up comedy at the Hollywood Improv on a regular basis since 2018.


Too Short’s song “I Ain’t Trippin'” had a scene with Curry in the music video for it. He was also in Bow Wow’s “Take Ya Home” music video, where he played a father who wanted to buy his daughter a doll of the rapper.

He was in the Oakland rap group Luniz’s song “Oakland Raiders,” which came out in 2002. As the song ended, Curry had a funny monologue in which he said he was a pimp and liked big dank. He was last seen in the music video “Pull Up” by Young Dolph, 2Chains, and Juicy J, which was a tribute to the movie “Coming to America” and came out in 2015.

Personal life

On May 17, 2007, an aerosol can that had fallen behind a water heater exploded. Curry was doing laundry at the time and was burned on more than 20% of his body, including his arm, back, and side.

He was sick for a long time and stayed home to get better. According to an interview with the Associated Press posted on on February 17, 2008. Curry thought about killing himself after waking up from a three-day medically-induced coma. With the help of friends and comedians like Sinbad and Bill Cosby, he decided against it. Curry went on The Montel Williams Show to talk about how he had been feeling better.

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