Marcel Spears
Marty in THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Hometown: New Orleans , Louisiana

July 2018

Marcel Spears made his television series debut in 2017 with “The Mayor,” the acclaimed comedy created by Jeremy Bronson and executive produced by Daveed Diggs and Jamie Tarses.

Since graduating with his MFA in acting from Columbia University, Spears has worked consistently on stage. Most recently, he co-starred in the west coast premiere of “Ironbound” at the Geffen Playhouse. Additional theater credits include Rachel Bonds’ “At the Old Place” at La Jolla Playhouse, Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” with Donald Faison at the Old Globe Theater, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s production of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at Two River Theater in New Jersey, the Guthrie Theater’s production of Alice Childress’ play “Trouble in Mind,” the Classic Stage Company’s productions of Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage,” and Page 73’s production of “Judy” by Max Posner under the direction of Ken Rus Schmoll.

Spears was awarded the Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant for his performance in the Young Company’s 2015 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Tyne Rafaeli.

Spears is a New Orleans native. His birthday is Dec. 13. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mrmarcelspears.