Joseph Marcell

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Date of Birth August 18, 1948
Place of Birth Saint Lucia
Age 72 years old
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Joseph Marcell

Joseph Marcell is a British actor and comedian best known for his role as Geoffrey Butler, the butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from September 1990, until it ended in May 1996. Born in Saint Lucia, he moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old, and grew up in Peckham, South London. Marcell lives in Banstead, Surrey. He studied theatre and science at the University of Sheffield, then took courses in speech and dance at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Born: August 14, 1948, Castries, Saint Lucia
Residence: Banstead, Surrey, England
Occupation: Actor, comedian
Years active: 1969–present
Spouse(s): Judith M. Midtby, (m. 1975, div. 1980)
Children: 2
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About Joseph Marcell

British actor who played the role of Geoffrey the snooty butler on the popular NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Before Fame

He was born on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and relocated to England with his family during his late childhood.


He starred in a production of King Lear at London's famous Globe Theatre.

Family Life

He and his first wife, Judi, had a son named Ben. With his second wife, Joyce, he had a daughter named Jessica.


He and fellow television actor Richard Gibson both trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Latest information about Joseph Marcell updated on January 26, 2021.

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