Darius Creston McCrary
May 1, 1976
Walnut, California, U.S.
|Known for||Eddie Winslow – Family Matters|
Darius Creston McCrary (born May 1, 1976) is an American actor, rapper, singer and producer. McCrary is 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.
He also played 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.
In 2000, he had a lead role in "Something to Sing About", a Christian drama produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, as Tommy. In 2001, he appeared in 15 Minutes opposite Robert De Niro and Kingdom Come, with Whoopi Goldberg that same year.
In April and May 2006, McCrary reunited with his Family Matters co-star Kellie Shanygne Williams as Jamal on UPN's Eve for two episodes. 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's first album 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 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 improve their relationship with their children. FathersCare is an organization under the McCrary Foundation umbrella, started by his father, aunts and uncles The McCrarys.
He was arrested and held in custody in 2015 for failure to pay child support, but was released after two hours when he paid the full $5,500 in back support owed.
|1987||Big Shots||Jeremy "Scam" Henderson|
|1988||Mississippi Burning||Aaron Williams|
|1995||Kidz in the Wood||Tootooe||TV Movie|
|1997||Don King: Only in America||Muhammad Ali||TV Movie|
|1998||Park Day||Andre Simmons|
|2000||Something to Sing About||Tommy||TV Movie|
|2001||Kingdom Come||Royce Slocumb|
|15 Minutes||Detective Tommy Cullen|
|2002||Vampires: Los Muertos||Ray Collins|
|Hostage||FBI Commander Darius Jackson||Short|
|2004||The Maintenance Man||Malcolm Tremell||Video|
|2006||Da Jammies||Dean Cransbury (voice)||Video short|
|2008||A Good Man Is Hard to Find||Bruce||Video|
|The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown||Marcus "Felony" Brown||TV Movie|
|2009||Mimi's Place||Officer Friendly||Short|
|Next Day Air||Buddy|
|Steppin: The Movie||Sinis|
|2011||35 and Ticking||Nick West|
|The Perfect Gift||Darren Smith|
|He's Mine Not Yours||William|
|Houndz from Hell||Extract|
|2013||24 Hour Love||Vernon|
|Will a Man Rob God?||Corey||Video|
|2014||Out of Sight||Captain Hawkings|
|2016||Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story||Gerald Levert||TV Movie|
|2019||Fanatic||Officer Hardaway||TV Movie|
|2020||Christmas in Carolina||Marlone|
|True to the Game 2||Detective Joe|
|2021||True to the Game 3||Detective Joe|
|1987||Amen||Darius Hughes||Episode: "The Twelve Songs of Christmas"|
|Hooperman||Wendell||Episode: "Deck the Cell with Bars of Folly"|
|1988||What's Happening Now!!||Brian||Episode: "The Fabulous Fortunes"|
|1989-98||Family Matters||Edward "Eddie" Winslow||Main Cast|
|1996||Moesha||Dante Woodson||Episode: "Hakeem's New Flame"|
|2000||City of Angels||Manny||Episode: "Dress for Success"|
|Freedom||James Barrett||Main Cast|
|2003||Kingpin||Truck Thomas||Main Cast|
|Girlfriends||Antoine Childs||Episode: "You Ain't Gotta Go Home But... You Know the Rest"|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Stan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||Committed||Bowie James||Main Cast|
|2006||Eve||Jamal||Episode: "Separate, But Unequal" & "Daughter Don't Preach"|
|2009||Star-ving||-||Episode: "Straight Outta Compton"|
|Cold Case||Eric "Showtime" Hynes||Episode: "Stealing Home"|
|2009-11||The Young and the Restless||Malcolm Winters||Regular Cast|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||TK||Episode: "Home Town Glory"|
|2012-13||Anger Management||Donovan||Recurring Cast|
|2013||The Soul Man||Patrice||Episode: "Boyce in the Hood"|
|2015||The Leftovers||Isaac Rayney||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|Minority Report||Agent Aman Shale||Episode: "Memento Mori" & "Everybody Runs"|
|2015-16||Da Jammies||Principle Cransberry (voice)||Recurring Cast|
|2016||Pitch||Kevin||Episode: "The Break"|
|2016-18||Star||Otis Leecan||Recurring Cast: Season 1, Guest: Season 2|
|2017||The Catch||Raymond Taggart||Episode: "The Birthday Party"|
|Snowfall||Andre||Episode: "2016 Original Pilot"|
|2020||American Soul||James Brown||Episode: "Say You Love Me"|
|2017||Add to Me||Ledisi||Party Guest|
|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|
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- "All About U (feat. Darius McCrary)". Apple Music. July 21, 2016.