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Mark Curry is an American actor, comedian, and host who has a net worth of $5 Million. Curry gained recognition for his role as Mark Cooper in the popular ABC sitcom Hangin’ with “Mr. Cooper”. This show ran from 1992 to 1997.

In the meantime, he hosted the hit series “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. His work in this show earned him a lot of popularity in the entertainment industry. Outside of his work as an actor, Curry made a name for himself as one of the top stand-up comedians in showbiz.

What is Mark Curry’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$5 Million
BornJune 1, 1961
ProfessionActor, Comedian
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$300 Thousand
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Marcus G. Curry was born on the 1st of June 1961, in Oakland, California. While growing up in Alameda Curry attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School. He joined a local youth organization, East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), as a child.

Upon his graduation, he went on to Hayward’s California State University, East Bay. During his college days, he began playing varsity basketball and helped lead his team to a championship. Curry got his degree in criminal justice and was also named a First-Team All-American twice in East Bay.


Curry made his theatrical film debut as Antonio in the comedy film “Talkin’ Dirty After Dark” in 1991. In the following year, he bagged his first big break with the role of Mark Cooper, in the TV series “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”.

Following his success, he continued to receive major gigs from productions like appearing as a guest in “Living Single”, sitcom “Martin”, and “The Jamie Foxx Show” in which he was featured on two episodes. Curry also made his guest appearances in the feature films “Switchback” and “Armageddon” in 1997 and 1998 respectively.

He began his recurring role as Robert Soulard, in the ABC sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” in 2000. That same year he started working as a host for the game show “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush”. Then he had the main role of Norton Ballard in the Disney Channel’s Movie “The Poof Point”.


Mark has hosted several hit shows including “Coming to the Stage” and “Animal Tails” (2003). Two years later he was cast on the shows “Less Than Perfect” and “Fat Actress”. In 2012, he played the main character in “See Dad Run”, Nick At Nite’s first original live-action family sitcom.

In 2014 Curry appeared alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph in the Bounce TV series “One Love”. The popular stand-up comedian Katt Williams invited him to appear as a special guest on Katt’s “11:11 Tour” in 2018. From that point forward he continued to perform stand-up comedy regularly at the Hollywood Improv.

Curry briefly worked in music like featuring in rapper Too Short’s music video “I Ain’t Trippin” and Bow Wow’s “Take Ya Home”. In 2015 he appeared in Young Dolph’s music video “Pull Up”.

Personal Life

In May 2017 Curry found himself in trouble when he was doing laundry and an aerosol can had fallen behind a water heater and exploded. As a result, 20% of his body was burned, including his back, arm, and side.

According to Curry’s interview with CNN.com, he tells that after waking up from a 3-day, medically induced coma, he considered suicide. But all thanks to his fellow comedians Bill Cosby and Sinbad who helped him to decide against it.

After spending several months recovering at home Curry appeared on The Montel Williams Show to share about his recovery. Curry is quite private about his personal life and hasn’t disclosed any information about his relationship. However, we do know that he is the father of two daughters.

Career Highlights

Here are the best highlights of Mark Curry’s career:

  • Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (Sitcom, 1992-1997)
  •  It’s Showtime at the Apollo (Show, 1990s)
  • See Dad Run (Sitcom, 2012)

Mark Curry Net Worth

Mark Curry is an American actor and comedian from Oakland, California. He has been working in the film industry for over three decades. The actor earned himself fame and wealth with his roles in numerous TV shows.

Curry is best known for his role as Mark Cooper in the ABC sitcom”Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”. He gained further recognition as a host by appearing in shows like “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”, Comedy Central’s “Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush”, and ” Coming to the Stage”.

Mark is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in Oakland. As of 2023, Mark Curry’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

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