‘The Good Doctor’: Who Plays Dr. Marcus Andrews?

Who plays The Good Doctor’s Marcus Andrews? Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about Hill Harper.

Dr. Marcus Andrews on ‘The Good Doctor’

Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews on The Good Doctor | Lindsay Siu via Getty Images
Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews on The Good Doctor | Lindsay Siu via Getty Images

Dr. Marcus Andrews has become a champion for Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) both professionally and personally. For example, when Shaun was having trouble deciding whether to stay with Carly or pursue Lea, he sought Dr. Andrews’ advice. Shaun asks Andrews how he knew his wife was the right woman for him. Andrews says he knew he wanted to be with his wife, Isabel, during their first interaction.

“I knew I wanted to be with Isabel the first time we spoke,” says Andrews. “Freshman year biology class. And I have not wavered in that resolve in the 27 years since. There was a feeling I had in the pit of my stomach. Every time I was around her, I felt excited. It’s a cliché, but my heart sped up every time I saw her. Still does.”

Hill Harper’s movies and TV shows

Hill Harper made his television acting debut when he played a nurse in a 1993 episode of Life Goes On titled “Incident on Main.” From 1993 to 1994, Harper had a recurring role on Married… with Children. He played the character Aaron for five episodes. Harper made his film debut in the 1995 movie Drifting School. The following year, he appeared in the film Get on the Bus.

In 2000, Harper joined the cast of the TV series City of Angels. He played Dr. Wesley Williams for 24 episodes. His other acting roles include appearances in CSI: NY, Homeland, Limitless, and The Sun Is Also a Star. Harper has been playing Dr. Marcus Andrews on The Good Doctor since 2017.

Hill Harper’s highest-grossing films

As of this writing, Harper’s highest-grossing film is All Eyez on Me, with $57.6 million in worldwide box office earnings. This includes $44.9 million at the domestic box office and $12 million internationally. His other high-grossing films include For Colored Girls, with $38 million in worldwide box office earnings; Concussion, with more than $50 million in worldwide box office earnings; and The Boy Next Door, with more than $53 million in worldwide box office earnings.

Hill Harper on the success of ‘The Good Doctor’

Harper credits the success of The Good Doctor to good writing and compelling storylines. During his interview with the BUILD series, Harper says the show is good because of the writing team. He sang the praises of creator David Shore, who also created the television series House.

Harper says another reason The Good Doctor resonates with viewers is because the series focuses on meaningful topics. Fans are so moved by the episodes they sometimes contact him and share how they have been personally affected by the show. “Everything starts with the writing,” says Harper. “[The show] is grounded in something that’s bigger than the actual story.”

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