Remember The Kid From The “Julia” TV Show? Found Him!
How many of our fellow Old Schoolers remember the classic “Julia” TV show?!! It starred Diahann Carroll as “Julia” and Marc Copage as her son, “Corey.” Although “Julia” only lasted for three seasons (from 1968-1971), it’s impact was as if it was on air for decades, because it was the first weekly televised sitcom that featured an African American woman in a non-stereotypical role. “Julia” was a nurse, whose Army captain husband was killed in Vietnam and she was successfully raising their son and handling her business. It’s her TV son, “Corey” who many remember because he was the chubby cheeked kid that many children could relate to- he loved his Momma and touched the hearts of many every week. Well we were having one of brainstorm sessions the other day and little “Corey’s” name popped up, so we decided to see what actor, Marc Copage, has been doing since we last saw him on TV. Look at what we found out…
MARC COPAGE NOW
Marc Copage is 53 years old now and as you can see he just about looks the same way he did as a kid...just a grown up version. Time has been on this brotha's side.
Marc lives a pretty quiet life outside of the limelight, so there isn't much known about him, but we did manage to find out a few facts about what life was like for him after the fame faded from his child acting career. In a 90s interview Marc confirmed that after his parents split up when he was a kid, he apparently didn't spend much time with his mother because he stated that Diahann Carroll was "the closest thing I had to a mother." In his 20's, Marc ended up having to take his father to court to battle it out over who would get the Beverly Hills home they were both living in [source: People Magazine, 1991]. Marc is in a happy space now, but see what caused him to go into depression and what jobs had to work after the fame>>>
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