Marcus ScribnerAndre Johnson, Jr.
A fourth-generation Los Angeles native, Marcus Scribner marked his arrival on January 7 in Cedars-Sinai, the same hospital his mother was born. Legacy has always run strong in his family, beginning with his name. His father, Troy, garnered his name through his father's love of Greek and Roman history and mythology. He continued this tradition with his own children, Marcus and his sister, Athena. At age 10, when Marcus booked his first big guest star on the television show Castle, he celebrated by getting his first puppy, a feisty beagle he named Zeus.
In September 2014, he landed his first series regular playing Andre Jr., on ABC's black-ish. The show went on to become the highest-rated new comedy of the season.
Marcus has garnered an NAACP Image Award for the show. And it has been honored with the prestigious Peabody Award, multiple NAACP Awards and several Emmy and SAG nominations.
He has always loved animation. It was his dream come true to voice the rambunctious dinosaur Buck in Pixar's The Good Dinosaur and to become a part of the DreamWorks family in the animated series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, airing on Netflix. As well as another big classic animation project with DreamWorks releasing in 2018.
On his hiatus, Marcus can be found traveling the globe doing humanitarian work. The Beaches Resorts and Sandals Foundation just named him their first Youth Ambassador. He has visited several islands in the Caribbean, helping to bring a higher education to children. He is also the chief youth innovator for Reserve Protection Agency in South Africa, which helps to protect Africa's beautiful animals.
An honor student entering his senior, he is working diligently towards his dream of attending one of the great Pac-12 universities, Stanford and UCLA being his top choices.
Dre's son Andre Jr. asked to be called "Andy," and then announced that like his schoolmates, he wanted a bar mitzvah for his 13th birthday -- and their family isn't Jewish. When the boy says he wants to play for his school's field hockey team instead of basketball, Dre has to wonder: would he rather Andre play basketball because it is a black-ish sport? Or could it be Dre wants his namesake to like the sport he prefers?
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