|Born||Darius Creston McCrary
May 1, 1976
Walnut, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Juliette M. Vann (m. 2005–06)
Karrine Steffans (m. 2009–11)
Darius Creston McCrary (born May 1, 1976) is an American film and television actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Scam in the 1987 comedy film Big Shots which was his film debut, and as Eddie Winslow, the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matters which ran from 1989-1998. 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 1991, McCrary appeared as a live contest winner on the Wrestle War 91 PPV. McCrary was interviewed by wrestling legends, Jim Ross and Dusty Rhodes, and asked to name his favorite team in War Games. McCrary's answer of "Doom" invoked a mighty smirk from Rhodes and a disrespectful denial by Ross since the team of Doom had officially broken up just moments prior to the interview. Dusteh Rhodes looked on smugly in his Eddie Murphy red jacket. 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.
McCrary is currently completing his first CD set to be released in 2011.[dated info] 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. 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.
On March 27, 2015, McCrary was arrested in Oakland County for failing to pay child support.
|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|
|The Aristocats II||Scat Cat||Direct-to-video, cancelled|
|2008||A Good Man Is Hard to Find||Bruce|
|Hood Hostages||On his death bed||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2009||Next Day Air||Buddy|
|2013||The Marriage Lover||Sean Harrell|
|1987||Amen||Darius Hughes||1 episode|
|1987||What's Happening Now!!||Brian||5 Episodes|
|1989–1998||Family Matters||Edward "Eddie" Winslow||207 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|
|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|
|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.
- "'Family Matters' star jailed over child support payments". msn.com. Retrieved 27 March 2015.