Who is Marcus Callender?
American actor Marcus Callender was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA, under the zodiac sign Pisces on 6 March 1990. He has 22 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Ray Ray in five episodes (2016-2017) of the critically acclaimed crime series “Power”, which starred Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren and Naturi Naughton, and was created by Courtney A. Kemp. It follows the life of a nightclub owner in New York City, the series aired from 2014 through 2020, and won 14 of its 43 award nominations.
Marcus is still today quite active in the film industry, and is currently working on multiple projects.
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Education and early life
Marcus was raised in Brooklyn by his parents; because he respects their privacy, not many details have been disclosed about them, however, Marcus’ father’s believed to be a firefighter, and his mother a high school teacher. As he’s yet to talk about having siblings, most of Marcus’ fans believe him to be an only child.
He fell in love with acting while attending a local high school; Marcus was a member of the school’s drama club, and could often have been seen appearing in school plays. He was also passionate about sports, and enjoyed playing football with his peers – Marcus considered pursuing a career as an athlete, but eventually chose acting over football.
He matriculated in 2008, and although he’s yet to disclose details regarding his further education, it’s believed that Marcus attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 2012.
Roles in TV series
Marcus made his debut TV series appearance in 2013, playing EMT Bike Path in the episode “Fathers and Sons” of the crime action “Blue Bloods”, and the same year saw him play Young Cop in the episode “On the Line” of the crime mystery “Elementary”.
Also in 2013, he played Shane in two episodes of the short comedy “Headshots & Breakdowns”, in which he starred alongside Jimmy Palumbo and John Graham, and which follows a gay young man as he’s pursuing his dream of becoming an actor in New York City.
In 2015, Marcus starred as Detective Yeager in 10 episodes of the crime horror “Eye Candy”, which also starred Harvey Guillen, Casey Deidrick and Victoria Justice, and was created by Christian Taylor; it follows a woman who believes that one of her online dates is a serial killer. Marcus could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the drama “The Affair”, the crime action “Shades of Blue” and the drama “Model Woman”.
In 2017, he played Scooby in eight episodes of the musical drama “The Breaks”, which starred Antoine Harris, Tristan Mack Wilds and Afton Williamson, and was created by Seith Mann and Dan Charnas; it follows three friends as they’re trying to succeed as rappers.
Marcus went on to appear in an episode of several series, including the crime horror “Evil”, the crime action “The Equalizer” and the crime drama “Power Book II: Ghost”, and since 2019, he’s been starring as Oliver ‘Power’ Grant in the biographical musical “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”, which also stars Siddiq Saunderson, Shameik Moore and Ashton Sanders, and was created by Alex Tse and RZA. It follows the formation of the Wu Tang Clan, and the series has won two of its 11 award nominations.
Roles in movies
Marcus’ debut film role was playing Jock Guy in the 2014 comedy “Listen Up Philip”, which starred Jonathan Pryce, Elizabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman, and was written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. It follows a self-obsessed novelist who’s having problems with his girlfriend and latest novel, and has thus decided to spend some time isolated at his mentor’s cottage; the film won two of its 16 award nominations.
A couple of Marcus’ following roles were in the 2014 short romantic comedy “Dinner at 40”, the 2015 crime drama “Anesthesia” and the critically acclaimed 2015 biographical historical drama “Straight Outta Compton”, which won 28 of its 68 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
Marcus has since appeared in only two movies, playing Scooby in the 2016 musical drama “The Breaks”, and Jerome Moore in the 2020 short drama “In Sudden Darkness”.
Love life and relationships
Marcus avoids talking about his love life in public and this has led his fans to start rumors on the internet, most of which concern his sexual orientation.
Some of his fans believe that the popular actor is gay, claiming that he’s been seen spending time with his boyfriend at various clubs around New York City, however, Marcus hasn’t addressed these claims, nor has any evidence been provided to support these.
There are also those who believe that he isn’t pursuing love as he’s currently focused on his career, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Marcus seems to be unattached as of November 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Marcus enjoys being active on Instagram, and has posted 34 pictures and videos onto the network, while he’s today followed by nearly 17,000 people; most of his content features him during his everyday life, whether he’s attending parties, spending time with his friends or shooting for his movies and TV series.
Marcus is a fan of tattoos and has a crown inked onto his right arm.
He’s physically quite active, as he often works out at the gym, while he also enjoys boxing and playing basketball with his friends.
Marcus has become passionate about travelling and has been to various US states, for both pleasure and work.
Denzel Washington’s one of Marcus’ favorite actors, and a couple of his favorite movies are “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”, “The Hurricane” and “The Taking of Pelham 123”.
Age, height and net worth
Marcus’ age is 33. He’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, weighs around 175lbs (80kgs), and has brown eyes and black hair.
Marcus’ net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of November 2023.