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Actor Joseph Marcell was born ion St. Lucia.
Actor Joseph Marcell was born ion St. Lucia.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 21, 2014: He is an actor, known for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).

Joseph Marcell was born on August 18, 1948 in St. Lucia. He grew up in London, in Peckham and Bermondsey. His parents came from St Lucia to the UK to give their children a better future, and were not impressed when he decided to give up his engineering studies to be an actor.

Marcell was best known for his role as Geoffrey the English butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

He has also starred in A Beautiful Life (2004) and Empire Road (1978).

He currently resides in Southall, Ealing in London.

Marcell recently told the Salibury Journal he is happiest on the stage or in his garden, and is a little taken aback at the reaction he still gets to a role he played 20 years ago in the show that proved a platform into superstardom for Will Smith, currently the most bankable movie star in the world.

He says he still keeps in touch with his co-stars, although their last reunion was sadly at the memorial service for James Avery, the actor who played Uncle Phil and who died in December, according to the Salisbury Journal.

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