Darius Jaren McCrary
May 1, 1976
|Known for||Edward "Eddie" Winslow – Family Matters|
Juliette M. Vann
(m. 2005; div. 2006)
(m. 2009; div. 2011)
Darius Jaren McCrary (born May 1, 1976) is an American film and television actor and singer. McCrary is best known for his role as Edward "Eddie" Winslow, the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matters, which ran from 1989–1998. Another one of McCrary's notable roles was as Scam in the 1987 comedy film Big Shots, which was his film debut. He provided the voice of Jazz in the 2007 Transformers reboot. From December 2009 to October 2011, he portrayed photographer Malcolm Winters on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
Life and career
McCrary began his career as a child actor and made his film debut in the 1987 comedy Big Shots. He also appeared in guest spots in episodic television and had a role in the 1988 film Mississippi Burning before landing the role of Eddie Winslow in Family Matters the following year. After Family Matters ended its run in 1998, McCrary co-starred in the short-lived UPN series Freedom. In 2000, he had a lead role in "Something to Sing About", a Christian drama produced by the Billy Graham Association, as Tommy. In 2001, he appeared in 15 Minutes opposite Robert De Niro and Kingdom Come, with Whoopi Goldberg that same year. In 2007, he was the voice of Jazz in the movie Transformers. In 2009, he voiced Tarix in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. McCrary has also had film roles in Next Day Air, and Saw VI and in national stage play productions including The Maintenance Man.
In December 2009, he joined the cast of the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. McCrary portrayed Malcolm Winters, a role originated by Shemar Moore. Joined on the series by his former Family Matters co-star Bryton James (né McClure), McCrary left The Young and the Restless in October 2011. McCrary first CD was released in 2011 On January 6, 2010, McCrary appeared as himself in an episode of I Get That a Lot on CBS. He was pumping gas, and Paris Hilton was pretending to be a clerk at the gas station. She recognized him and asked for his autograph. He thought it was her and after she confessed who she was he said he thought she was doing community service. Darius also starred in the hit stage play In-Laws From Hell written, directed, and produced by Andrionna L. Williams.
McCrary is the founder of FathersCare, a non-profit organization, committed to empowering fathers with resources, providing education, and practical assistance, as well as legal networks to better improve their relationship with their child (ren). FathersCare advocates the right of every child to have a meaningful relationship with their father, regardless of family structure status; as well as countering negative stereotypes of men and fathers. FathersCare is an organization under the McCrary Foundation umbrella, started by his father, aunts and uncles The McCrarys.
In November 2017, it was reported in the media that McCrary only took home $500 from working in 2016. It also stated that he does not have unfettered access to his daughter, and has asked for a reduction in spousal support he pays to his ex-wife..
|1988||Mississippi Burning||Aaron Williams||Credited as Daruis McCrary|
|1998||Park Day||Andre Simmons|
|2001||Kingdom Come||Royce Slocumb|
|15 Minutes||Detective Tommy Cullen|
|2002||Vampires: Los Muertos||Ray Collins|
|Hostage||FBI Commander||Alternative title: The Hire: Hostage|
|2004||The Maintenance Man||Malcolm Tremell||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2006||Da Jammies||Dean Cransbury||Animated short|
|2008||A Good Man Is Hard to Find||Bruce|
|Hood Hostages||On his death bed||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2009||Next Day Air||Buddy|
|2011||35 and Ticking||Nick West|
|2013||The Marriage Lover||Sean Harrell|
|2015||In-Laws From Hell||Joaquin||Stage Play|
|1987||Amen||Darius Hughes||1 episode|
|1988||What's Happening Now!!||Brian||1 episode|
|1989–1998||Family Matters||Edward "Eddie" Winslow||208 episodes|
|1991||War Games||Doom Kid||1 episode|
|Kidz in the Wood||Tootooe||Television movie|
|1997||Don King: Only in America||Muhammad Ali||Television movie|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Terrence||1 episode|
|2000||City of Angels||1 episode|
|Something to Sing About||Tommy||Television movie|
|2000–2001||Freedom||James Barrett||10 episodes|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Stan||1 episode|
|2005||Committed||Bowie James||12 episodes|
|2008||The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown||Marcus "Felony" Brown||Television movie|
|2009||Cold Case||Eric "Showtime" Hynes||1 episode|
|2009–2011||The Young and the Restless||Malcolm Winters||Daytime soap opera|
|2012–2014||Anger Management||Donovan||Recurring character|
|2015||The Leftovers||Isaac Rayney||Recurring character|
|2015||Minority Report||Agent Aman Shale||1 Episode|
|2016||Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story||Gerald Levert||Television movie|
|2016–||Star||Otis Leecan||Recurring cast|
|Emcee N.I.C.E.||All About U||Gypsy City Music||07/2016||"All About U" ft. Darius McCrary||Writer & Performer||none|
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1988||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy||Big Shots|
|1989||Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Mississippi Burning|
|1993||Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series||Family Matters|
- "'I'm Not Me Without Him:' Karrine Steffans Speaks On Strange Relationship With Lil Wayne And Leaving Her Husband". MadameNoire. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- Herrmann, Brenda (1993-03-16). "Cruisin' Takes A Back Seat". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
- "Darius McCrary Biography (1976-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
- soapcentral.com News: "Family Matters star as Y&R's new Malcolm Winters". soapce±ntral.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
- "All About U (feat. Darius McCrary)". July 21, 2016.