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I know babies aren't really made when a cloud high fives a rainbow during a fairy dust storm.
— Marcus to Will
Marcus Bowa
General Information
Full Name: Marcus Bowa
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Other Information
Occupation: Student
Interests: Resting
Education: Oakwood Middle School
Show Information
Portrayed by: Benjamin Stockham
First appearance: "Pilot"

Marcus Bowa is one of the main characters in the series, About a Boy. He is portrayed by Benjamin Stockham.


Marcus is an eleven year old boy, who is also an only child. He is very close to his mother, since she raised him all by herself since he was a kid. He is not very popular at school so boys, who are popular often tease him. When he and his mom move to a new house, he met his new neighbor Will in which he finds himself a new best friend. Marcus is really impressed with a sport on the Olympic Games called curling. He is a very good boy and he is also good at science. Marcus and his mother have lived in a lot of countries, also in Kenya. He revealed that even there he was a nerdy kid. At school he really tried to blend in, but he never becomes friends with anyone.

Marcus is also allergic to nuts, if he eats them then he would die. He is a very sweet, smart, honest, sensitive and wonderful kid. He is raised very well and he has never lied to his mother in his life, he is also  very gentle and really likes to express his feelings. Marcus was never in loved, but in About a Girl he has his first love called Hannah Bickleman. In About a Birthday Party Marcus celebrated twelfth birthday.

Physical Appearance[]

Marcus is not a very tall 11-year-old boy. Marcus has blue eyes and brown short hair. He usually wears his favorite sweater which is brown with a sun on it and a rainbow. Marcus usually wears grey caps. His favorite thing to dress are sweaters and under knee pants.

Character History[]


Marcus and his mother moves into a new neighborhood and become Will's neighbors. A few hours later, when Fiona is talking fo Will, Marcus comes and tells his mother that he found his sweater and that he will wear it to school. Then Marcus starts to talk to Will and tries to become his friend. He also mentions to Will that his mother is single, probably becuase he wants Will and his mother to date. 

The next day is shown how Marcus is running home and escaping from bullies that are chasing him.
His mother is not at home so he runs into Will's house and asks him if he can come in and Will lets him. In the house Marucs talks to Will and tells him that he googled him and that he know a lot about him. Then Dakota comes and Marcus pretended to be Will's son Jonah. Later when Marcus comes back to Will's place he tells him that he owns him a dinner, becuase he helped him. Then at the dinner Marcus tries ribs for the first time and he loves it. After day pass Will and Marcus become friends. One day when bullies chase Marcus agian Marcus and Will spray them with water.

At Will's house Marcus asks him if can come to dinner one day so his mom won't be sad anymore and he aslo tells him that kids in school make fun of him. At the dinner Marcus sings with his mother What Makes you Beautiful from One Directon. At the dinner Marcus and Will make fun of Fiona's food that she eats. Later when Dakota comes Will asks Marcus to be his pretended son agina, and he does it. Dakota's daughters dress him up into a princess. Than Marcus's mom sees Marcus and  she calls him and she tells him that he can't be friends with Will anymore and Marcus gets sad. 

On the end when Marcus performes What Makes You Beautiful on the shool talent show, some kids make fun of him, but then Will helps him and they sing it great and Marcus and Will become good friends.

About Total Exuberance

At the start of the episode is shown how is Marcus in a dumbwaiter knocking on Will's wall. When he opend it he told him that he sended at picture to Will's printer so he can print a picture. Then he told Will that they live together, and that they have a dumbwaiter. Then he saw Jenny and said "cool a bra". Later when Fiona came and asked Will if he can babysit him he said no, but then Marcus asked him very nicley and sadly and then Will said yes. 

Later at Will's house are Marcus and Will sitting at the table and they are talking and Marcus is coloring his feelings wheel. And he tells Will that he is excited, comfortable and phefiled, because they are hanging out together. And after Marcus hears that Will wants to go to Lil Jon's party, but that he can't go, bacause he is babystitting him he makes a prepositin that they can go to the party and don't tell Fiona about it. And Marcus
also told him that he wants to live throught a total exuberance for the first time. At the party Marcus promises to Will that he will stick to the bro code, which is that they won't tell Fiona about the party. When the walked into the party Marcus saw a high diving board and he wanted to jump on it imedietly, but Will won't let him. He was also inpresed by the mermaids that were sitting as the decorations.

So because Marcus wanted to jump on a high diving board he and Will make a deal that they will meet next to the mine cage in an hour. So they also make a deal that they will make visual checks  in every fifteen mins. So whle Will was having fun Marcus was just drinking and looking at Will. Later while Will was talking to a hot woman he came and told the woman that he is Will's best friend and that mermaid is smoking a cigaret.  And when Will was angry they had a fight and Marcus went away.

Later Marcus was on a high diving board screaming for help and he also said that he got stuck and that he can't move. But then Will came to help him and he told him that he can move slowly and turn around and he did and he came from the board, but then Will stoped him and told him that he should dive in the pool, so he can experience a total excuberance and then Marcus really did jump into the pool.

Later at Will's home Fiona came and Marcus and Will remembered about the bro code, but then Marcus started to talk and he told Fiona everything, how he experienced total excuberance. And on the end Marcus and Fiona started to sing and celebreting that Fiona got the job.

About a Godfather

When Will asks Fiona if Marcus can come Bowling with him, Marcus is already listening to their conversation from the balcony and says that he is more awesome than Andy and that he would love to go. So then they both drive to the bowling alley. Then at the bowling alley Marcus tells Will that he is so excited for bowling, because he has never bowled before. He even told him that his
pulse is rising and that this is more exciting than a pupping baby. Then they both went to bowl. Marcus didn't know how, so he threw about 6 balls and none of them  touched the pins. 

Later Will was with Marcus ordering drink and food, and when he ordedred alchohol for Marcus too he said no. Later Will dropped off Marcus at his home and there they saw Andy and Fiona drinking vino. And Marcus told Andy that it was nice bailing tonight. Next day Will and Marcus were playing fusball at Will's place. And when he was talking about Andy all the time Marcus told him that he will go, cus he only talks about Andy and that he doesn't even talk with him.

About a Girl

Marcus first talks to Will about how Hannah Bickleman is touchering his soul. And then he tells him how pretty she is, how she smeels like cocunot, that she wears a bra. And then he tells Will that her birthday is coming up and that he wants to get invited to it, but that he thinks she won't invite him. But then Will comfot him that he is a new kid and that no one knows him. Then Marcus asked Will for advice and that if he can teach him how to get a girl. When Will saw Dakota and wanted to show Marcus his moves Marcus told him that she is actually coming to Fiona's house. 

Later at school, Marcus watched Hannah all the time. When he give him an invitation to her party he thought it was for him, but it was actually for another boy, and when Marcus thought it was for him he said yess yess a thousand times yes, but when she told him is not for him he got upset. The same day after shool Marcus came
to Will's house and told him that it is over and that he got rejected by his soulmate. But than he again asked Will for advice and he told him that he needs to be a bad boy. At school Marcus tried to conquer Hannah, by being a bad boy. So he made a fire and got his hand by it. And when Hannah asked him if he can help her with a project he said that she will figure it out, but then she made an explosion.

Later Marcus was called to a principal's room. And when Fiona came he told her everything, how Will told him to be a bad boy and he wad, but it didn't work. But then he relesase that he is not a bad boy, but that he is a good boy. Later at home Marcus called Will and he told him that he is ground it and that he only wants to tell him that he got invited to Hannah's birthday party. Before the party Marcus was nervous because of Hannah and all, so he went to see Will for the last advice. At the party Marcus wasn't having a good time, because no one wanted to talk with him. He tried to talk to Mitchell, but he didn't want to. When Marcus saw Hannah he went to her and he asked her if she wants to dance, she said yes, but she didn't really meant it, but Marcus thought she did. 

Later Will came it and tried to distract Marcus, and he went with him on a side and they drink a rought beer. When Will said that Hannah is not right for him he told him that he is wrong this time. Later when they played the slow song Marcus went to Hannah and he told him that it is much time already and if she would dance with him, and she said yes and then they started to dance and it was reveald that Marcus is a good dancer.

About a Plumber

Marcus was playing with Will badminton outside. He really wanted to score a point, cus Will was really good. But after a few shoots he did it and he scored a point and he got really excited.  After that he said to Will tht they should get a dog. But Will didn't understand how "we". And Marcus told him that him, he and his mom should get a dog, but Will said that Fiona and him won't get married never!  Later at the backyard Marcus went to
Will's laund to see him and so he can teach how to barbiecue, but Will didn't wanted that and he send him away, and Marcus left sad and he said that he would play badminton by himself.

In the evening Fiona came to Marcus to tell him that she got a date, but he got excited before she told him who it was and he thought it was Will so he ran very excited to his house and he nocked on his door and he entered in and he saw Will huging and kissing Shasta and then he got mad, because he thought that he is cheeting on his mother. Later Marcus was wtching throught the window how was Lou coming picking up Fiona and he told his nanny Margarit that he doesn't like that at all. So then he leaved his room and went to the door to open it for Lou. AT the door he told him that he doesn't like that his mother is going out with him. Then he went back to his room and told his nanny Margatir that he is going to Will's place.

At Will's place he entered in his house and he started to eat cheese and he was upset, because his mother is not dating his mother. Then when he asked him why he doesn't like her Will told him that she doesn't attract to him sexually and then he told him everything about that, and Marcus couldn't believe that hos women and men have sex. Then he thought that his mother and Lou will do that so he grabbed his bycicle and he cycled to the restaurant where Fiona and Lou were on a date.At the restaurant he started to talk how he will do inercourse to her and rock her out infront all people.

Later on the end Will and Fiona came to his room to talk to him about everything how they don't etract their self. Then Marcus told them that he understands them and that he won't call Will dad anymore and that they don't need to be together. But when Fiona and Will left his room he said god night mom godnight dad and they looked at him angrly and he said that he is only joking.

About a Buble

Marcus was happy jumping to the home, because he has finally hos own house key. When Will asked him who is that coming Marcus said that he probably didn't regognize him, becuas eh now has his own house key. Will asked him what is he going to do now(party all night...) but Marcus told him that he is taking this responsibility very seriously,  and then he went into the house.

In the house Marcus started to dance right after he entered the house. Then he grabbed the sugar and he
started to eat it with his hands. But then his mother called, to check on him. She asked him if he has ate some fruit and then Marcus looked at sugar and then fastly grabbed the orange and he told his mother that he is just eating orange. He started to peel it, but then he dropped his knife and it feel in his foot. He looked at it and he tried not to scream if front of his mother, so he fastly ended the conversation, and right after that he called Will.

Will than grabbed him and took him to the emergency. Marcus was in his lap and he was quietly waiting. Then in the room Sam said that he was lucky, because his father(Will) was at home. But then Marcus told her that Will is always at home so he has time to sex with other women. Then Sam started to aske Will questons, but Marcus answered. He told her that he is a song writter, a very popular one. Then he also lied that Will writes for Michael Buble. When Fiona then came and started to panic Marcus tried to calm her down.

The next day Marcus was comeing frm school and he was talking to Fiona on the phone and he was telling her every move that he does. When he stepped in front of his house's door he said if he can hang up and then he didi and he entered the house. In the house he thought that he was finally free, but then he saw a
computer and on it was Fiona on videochat. He said that it is great that they will be toghether now, but he actually wanted to be alone.

Later Marcus came to Will's house really desperate. He wanted to talk to Will how to tell his mother about him not wanting her on videochat. Hours later Marcus was in the hospital on a medical examination. When Sam asked him how is he, he wanted to answer, but Fiona answered for him. When Fiona went on a side to talk to someone Marcus told Sam that she is over protective. Marcus told Sam that Will is amazing. Next day Marcus came to Will in his backyard and he wanted a burger, but Will wasn't grilling, he was burning his perfect girl notebook. But then Marcus told him that he needs to fight for Sam and then Will thanked him.

About a Poker Night

Marcus was with Will in Will's house at Will's poker table. Will was teaching Marcus to play poker. Marcus was tring to learn, but he didn't still know how to play it. When Will was looking at his phone all the time Marcus told him that it is starting to become depresing, because he was waiting for Dr. Sam's message. Then Marcus told Will about his first sleepover that he is going to and then Will gave him some edvice. Fiona then came and
startd to talk to Marcus to tell him what did she packed for him and Marcus was only listening. When Fiona tried to take Marcus away he asked if he can only finish this game, and then Fiona helped him and then he won.

Later in a few hours Fiona took Marcus to his first sleepover. Marcus was excited and he listened to Fiona she told him about things that he needs to do. Then a boy came by and he greted Marcus and Marcus gretted back. When Fiona sed that he should call her if he needs anything, but Marcus said that he is not gonna blow this opportunity to make friends and have fun. Then Marcus slowly went up stairs and entered his first sleepover. 

Later at the party all the boys were jumping and having fun, but only Marcus was sitting and not doing a mess. When Jackson the kid that hosts the party went up the table Marcus told him that that is really unsafe and that he should get down. Then Jackson told him to try play, but Marcus said no. Minutes later the boys were already watching a scary movie. Marcus was so not having fun, it was too scary for him, he putted his cap on his eyes all the time, so he couldn't see the scarynes on the screen. Then Marcus asked Jackson what are they going to do next and then he got even more scared, because Jackson told him that they re gonna watch two more scary movies.

Hour later Marcus was to scared to stay on the party so he called Fiona to ask her if she can pick him upat the party. He already prepared his bags and he was looking at the window all the time. When Fiona and Will came
Marcus came out ad ran from  the party. When they asked him if there's any chance that he is going back in he said that there's no way. Then Will gave Marcus a pep talk and he told him that he needs to survive his first sleepover party and then he gave him an MP3 player and told him to listen track 17. Then Marcus went back to the party where he listened to the track 17 and when he watched the movie he wasn't scared, because he couldn't hear what were they saying.

About a Slopmaster

Marcus and Fiona were in their house and they were decorating a poster for Fiona's Mini Society. Marcus was so excited, because his mom is voulentiring in school. Then Marcus huged her and then he heard a scream from Will. Fiona and Marcus fastly came outside to ask Will waht's going on. When Will told Marcus that whenever Runaway Sleigh gets played in another country he gets money Marcus got really excited. He thought
that money is everything, but Fiona tried to tell him that that's not true. When Will took out the check he showed it to Marcus and Marcus was excited and he said that they are rich.

Later Will, Marcus and Andy went into the mall to spend money that Will got. Marcus was really inpresed by all stuff that were in the mall. When Will said that Dr. Sam loves margaritas Marcus asked what's that. Whan Andy asked if Dr. Sam called Will Marcus responded instead of Will he said that she always says that late and that she can't meet. And when Will asked him if he has been looking throught his phone he said  that's the best way too get to know people. Later Marcus was at his home looking at Fiona and she was doing signs for her mini-society. When Marcus saw that mini-society has also a king he wanted to be one right away. He grabbed the sign and asked Fiona is he can be a king, but Fiona told him that it is chosen randomly.

The next day Fiona was rebating mini-society roles. Marcus was holding his fingers together that he will get a
king. The last were Marcus and another girl and the two signs left were slopmaster and a king and Marcus became a slopmaster. Hours later Marcus was in front of his house sitting and being mad because he got a slopmaster. When Will asked him what's wrong he told him and Will gave him a pep talk about how he should get money and then later Marcus was already sitting at his computer and printing fake money to pay and buy stuff. Then he printed money on Will's printer and he came to his house and sneak to get the copies.

The next day Marcus was at mini-society cleaning the floor and smiling at his mother that nothing is wrong. But actually he was buying cakes, books, paper clips.... Every time Fiona looked at him he smiled and acted like everything is all right. Later he was eating candy in his room and when Fiona came in he hide it. When Will bought him an I Pad Marcus was so excited and happy. The next day Marcus was "unmasked" all guys find out that Marcus is guilty for coping the money so he on the end showed all things that he bought and he got a punishment  to scrabe gums of the bottom of the chairs.

About a Kiss

Marcus was outside playing basketball with TJ, Andy and Will. He was on Will's team. He actually didn't know how to play basketball so he was only swinging his hands tring to stop Andy from scoring a point. When Andy didn't score a point Marcus and Will got happy and they high five. When Fiona came and tried to take Marcus away so they could go to reality shots Marcus asked if he can stay, because it is tight game and he needs to
score a point. While Fiona, Laurie and TJ were talking  Marcus was only looking at them and listening to them.

Later Marcus was on Will's phone trying to find a girls that Will could bring to a game night. He was reading names for Will and Will was telling Marcus if he can bring that kind of woman. When Marcus read Dr. Sam and Will said no Marcus called her anyway and asked her if she would go on a game night with Will and when she said yes Marcus said awesome and then told Will everything she said and then they high five.

In the evening Marcus came with Fiona to a woman's house for babysitting. When Marcus saw two of his babysitter's daughters he knew that things will get ugly. Later in side the house two out of three daughters were already being bad to Marcus. He was only listening and trying to find out what are they talking about. When katie the third daughter came Marcus only looked at her. Hours later Marcus and the three daughters were playing truth or dare. When Katie picked truth Ashleigh dare her to kiss Marcus.

Later Marcus was with Katie in the bathroom trying to talk and keep their mind out or the kiss. Then Katie
grabbed a bag of penauts and they made a deal that they will do a suicide by eating each one penaut.  But then Marcus said that there's another way that they could do this thing and then they made a deal that they will lie.  When Katie and Marcus came out of the bathroom they lied that they kissed. When the girls said that they are ling they said that it is not true. When Katie's sister said that if they kissed they could kiss again and Katie said yess and then she kissed Marcus and that was his first kiss. 

Hours later Marcus was with Will in his living room. And then Marcus asked Will how old was he when he got his first kiss and Will said that at age 14 and Marcus then replied 11. When Fiona came Marcus fastly run away.

About a Boy's Dad

To be added

About a Birthday Party

To be added

About a Hammer

To be added

About a Rib Chute

To be added

This character descriptions will be finished after all episodes from season 1 will premiere.



Season 1[]

Season 2[]

  • "About a Vasectomy"


Will Freeman[]

Will is Marcus's neighbour. Ever since the  begining Marcus wanted to Will's friedn they hang out a lot and they are really good friends. (see Will and Marcus)

Fiona Bowa[]

Fiona is Marcus's best friend and mother. They are really close, since Fiona had to take care of Marcus al by herself. (see Fiona and Marcus)


Marcus met Katie in About a Kiss. She is his babysiter's daughter. When they met they become friends, but then when Ashleigh dared Katie to kiss Marcus she did and Katie was the first person  that Marcus kissed.

Dr. Samantha Lake[]

Sam helped Marcus when he stabbed him self incedently.

Hannah Bickleman[]

Marcus had a a crush on Hannah, but when he saw that she is mean he didn't have it anymore.


  • He is an only child.
  • Kids make fun of him in school.
  • He likes to sing What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction.
  • His best friend is his mother.
  • He wants to be Will's friend.
  • He never lied to Fiona.
  • He's alergic to nuts.
  • Marcus really likes high diving board.
  • He liked Hannah Bickleman.
  • He likes to swim.
  • He never experience total exuberance.
  • He never bowled and he is bad at it.
  • He once drink root beer with Will.
  • He is a good dancer.
  • He is good at sience.
  • He liked to drink orange juice from a bottle.
  • He likes Will as a friend.
  • He doesn't like to eat soja.
  • He loves ribs.
  • He once played a bad boy.
  • He likes curling.
  • He once lived in Kenya.
  • In every country he was a nerdy kid at school.
  • He likes high diving board.
  • He is not a very communicative person.
  • He is a good singer.
  • He likes Will's advice.
  • His biggest fear is water snakes and peanuts.
  • He got his first kiss at age 11 with Katie.


Marcus: You don't know you're beautiful. (singing with Fiona)
Marcus: Let's do it again!
Marcus: Hey, mom.
Marcus: No, I'm training for curling, I've already curled half the house.


Marcus: This is whole one house Will,isn't this awesome? We live together!


Marcus:I'm Marcus. Me and my mom moved to San Francisco to improve our lives and discover ourselves.


Marcus: Hey, got any of that cheese left?


Marcus: I think we can become friends and honestly I think were already pretty close.


Marcus: Mom I found it, I found the sweater, it was in the big suitcase the whole time.


Marcus: This is a whole one house, isn't that awesome? We live together.


Marcus: This is my feeling wheel. Because we're hanging out together, I'm coloring in excited,comfored and phefield.


Marcus: Nice bailing tonight.


Marcus: Thanks for bringing me here. Oh you should feel my pulse, this is the most excited, I've ever been.


Marcus: Just straight down the middle...argggg...Okay third time is a shot.


Marcus: Yes. Yes. Yess a thousand times yess.


Marcus: She's my science lab partner. Blue eyes, smels like coconut and she wears a bra. Her birthday is coming up, and I don't think she's going to invite me.


Marcus: Hannah Bickleman is touchering my soul.


Marcus: So when did you have your first kiss.


Marcus: 11, let's just say I'm a man now


Marcus: Yeah in your face!


Marcus: Actually I'm a slightly peal 11.


Marcus: Perfect for what?..Sorry meam


Marcus: Besides this, watersnakes and penauts


Marcus: There's not enaugh glitter to express how excited I am. My mom is coming to my school to voulenttinr for the rest of this week


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About a Boy Characters
Main Characters
Marcus BowaWill FreemanFiona BowaAndy
Minor/Guest Characters
LaurieHannah BicklemanMadisonAlexPrincipal GoldenrodMitchellDakotaJennyDr. Samantha LakeLouMargaritRichardTJBevKatieAshleighHugh Womple