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Bryton Lil' Nig James
Born Bryton Eric McClure
Lakewood, California, United States
Other names Bryton

Bryton Eric McClure (born August 17, 1986) is an American actor and singer, also credited as Bryton and Bryton James. He is best known for his childhood role as Richie Crawford on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters, and his current role as Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Bryton was born to an African American musician father and a white mother.[1]


In addition to acting, McClure has had some success as a recording artist. He debuted his first single, "Ooh, The Way I Feel About You," on the German TV series Stars 2000, and has performed live on the international networks Viva, ZDF 5, and Giga TV, as well as on The Disney Channel as well as major broadcast networks in the U.S.

Bryton first achieved fame at the age of four portraying Richie Crawford on the sitcom Family Matters, where he appeared from 1990 to 1997. His credits also include voice acting work as Freddie, on the animated series The Kids From Room 402, and Mowgli on The Jungle Book CD-ROM.

An active spokesman for many charitable organizations, Bryton founded his own charity in 1996 called "RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) Kids", which has since been awarded by the United States government for outstanding youth safety work. He has received several honors, including the Michael Landon Award for charitable contributions through youth in entertainment. A resident of Southern California, he enjoys racing go-karts, snowboarding, video games and performing live.

Bryton has portrayed Devon Hamilton on CBS' The Young and the Restless since 2004. The role has earned him the 2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, and the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. He was recently joined on the series by his former Family Matters co-star Darius McCrary.

He was also a friend of Michael Jackson.[2]


  1. ^ Please use a more specific IMDb template. See the documentation for available templates.
  2. ^ August 25th Issue of Soap Opera Digest. (

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