Marcus Scribner: What We Know About The Black-ish Star and His Parents

Marcus Scribner is a 23-year-old American actor best known for playing the character of Andre Johnson Jr. on the TV sitcom Black-ish. While his father is known to be Troy Scribner, his mother’s name is currently unknown.

If you’ve seen ABC’s hit show Black-ish, then you’re definitely familiar with Marcus Scribner and his impeccable comedic timing. While Anthony Anderson is the star of the sitcom, one can absolutely say that Marcus is the breakout star on the show – which is saying something considering the show also stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marsai Martin, Deon Cole, and Jenifer Lewis.

On Black-ish, he plays Andre “Junior” Johnson Jr., the son of the lead characters (Dre and Rainbow) and the typical nerd archetype. Junior is technologically savvy and a huge fan of fictional fantasy worlds which leads to him sticking out like a sore thumb amongst his more shallow family members (like his father and older sister) and the rest of the world.

However, Junior’s unique standpoint and difference from most of the show’s characters is what makes him a delight to watch and allows him to create many comedic highlights of the episodes.

Scribner’s excellent portrayal of Junior made him a very interesting subject for fans of the show which further boosted the need to know everything about him.

Marcus Scribner’s Bio Summary

Age/Date of Birth:
23 years old (7 January 2000)
6 feet, 1 inch (1.85 m)
Wife or Girlfriend:N/A
Parents:Father: Troy Scribner
Mother: N/A
Net Worth:$1 million

Who is Marcus Scribner and How Old is He?

Marcus Scribner is an American actor and voice actor born on the 7th of January, 2000 at the famous Cedar-Sinai Medical Center which is arguably one of the most well-known hospitals in the world.

The non-profit hospital in the exclusive Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles has witnessed the birth of many other celebrities including Frances Bean Cobain, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (Michael Jackson’s son), Valentina Paloma Pinault (Salma Hayek’s daughter), Harper Beckham (David Beckham’s daughter) and Saint West (Kim Kardashian’s son).

Marcus’ name was gotten from Greek and Roman mythology just like that of his father ‘Troy’ and his younger sister, ‘Athena’. He also has a dog named Zeus. When he was younger, Marcus attended a mainly Jewish elementary school and took up acting when he was just seven years old.

Initially, he was a shy kid and primarily involved in sports but after he took an acting class, he fell in love with it. That notwithstanding, he still enjoys sports like lacrosse and basketball, as well as video games. Although he is not a musician, Marcus Scribner also plays the Clarinet.

Who are Marcus Scribner’s Parents and Family Members?

Marcus was born into a close-knit American family that he is very fond of. While his father is known to be Troy Scribner, his mother’s name is currently not known. Marcus Scribner is well known to be American but he is also multiracial.

The young actor, just like his character on Black-Ish, is of mixed ethnicity, thanks to his mother (who is half black and half white). His father’s family is originally from Los Angeles, while his maternal grandmother is from England.

Marcus isn’t the only child of his parents. He has a younger sister whose name is given as Athena Scribner. Details do not abound regarding his sister and what she is up to at the moment.

His Acting Career and Meteoric Rise to Fame

The young actor began his professional career at the age of 10 when he scored a role in the ABC television show, Castle. Afterward, he appeared on the Fox hit show – New Girl along with Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, and Max Greenfield.

He was later cast in the Nickelodeon sitcom – Wendell & Vinnie for a minor role. Marcus didn’t get a major role until he was fourteen (which can be early for a lot of people) when he was cast in Black-ish.

Being cast in a major role on a major network was a big deal and a career turning point for the actor. He had beat Anthony Anderson’s actual son, Nathan, to be cast in the role of Anthony Anderson’s character’s son.

From his excellent work on the show though, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role of Junior. He auditioned for the role when he was only thirteen and the pilot was filmed a year later. He explains that auditioning for the role was somewhat easier for him since he strongly identified with the character he was asked to play.

Marcus Scribner
Black-ish Cast: Image Source

For the role of Junior, he won an ‘NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth’ in 2016. Other actors to have won the prestigious award include Denzel Washinton, LeVar Burton, Raven-Symoné, Keke Palmer and Lynn Whitfield. It is safe to say that in such a prestigious league, his career is off to a good start.

Besides Black-ish Marcus Scribner has also appeared in the following movies and TV shows:

  • The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  • Alexander IRL (2017)
  • Castle (2010)
  • New Girl (2012)
  • Wedding Band (2012)
  • Wendell & Vinnie (2013)
  • American Dad! (2016)
  • Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (2016)
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018)

Does Marcus Scribner Have a Girlfriend?

Since his rise to fame, there has been news about his personal life here and there but no reports of any girlfriends. His love life has been notoriously quiet which is understandable considering his age. However, on the fictional front, his character on Black-ish – Junior was in a relationship with a white blonde girl with blue eyes.

His bi-racial relationship in the series was a subject of the episode plot as Junior’s mother struggled to deal with her unresolved feeling toward her mixed racial identity. The actress who played Junior’s girlfriend is Annelise Grace, an actress & model who is represented by Mavrick Models in Los Angeles.

What is Marcus Scribner’s Age?

Marcus Scribner is 23 years old. He was born on the 7th of January, 2000 at the famous Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Who are Marcus Scribner’s Parents?

Marcus Scribner’s father is named Troy Scribner while his mother’s name is currently not known.

What is Marcus Scribner’s Ethnicity?

The Black-Ish actor is of mixed ethnicity. His mother is half black and half white (her mother is from England) and his father’s family is originally from Los Angeles.

What is Marcus Scribner’s Net Worth?

The actor is reported to have a net worth of about $2 million and a large part of it comes from his role as Andre Johnson Jr. on the television sitcom Black-ish.

What is Marcus Scribner’s Height?

Marcus Scribner is 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 m tall and weighs 70 kg or 154 lbs.

What is Marcus Scribner’s Eye Color?

The super-talented actor looks attractive with his brown hair and a pair of beautiful grey eyes.

Profile Summary
First Name:Marcus
Last Name:Scribner
Also Known As:
Famous For:Black-ish
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
23 years old (7 January 2000)
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
6 feet, 1 inch (1.85 m)
70 kg (154 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Chest Size: 40 inches
Waist Size: 41 inches
Arms/Biceps Size: 14 inches
Marital Status:
Family and Relatives
Troy Scribner
Siblings:Athena Scribner - Sister
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$1 Million
Source of Wealth:
Acting career
Edidiong Mboho
Edidiong Mboho
A graduate of United States International University currently undergoing her Masters degree Programme in The UK, Eddy is a storyteller, movie enthusiast, and TV nerd who can always be found on Netflix. She's always up to argue about comic book movies. Getting to write and edit for a living is definitely the dream and it is always exciting to be afforded the opportunity to learn new things every day.


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