Darius McCrary

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Darius McCrary
BornDarius Jaren McCrary
(1976-05-01) May 1, 1976 (age 42)
Walnut, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • producer
Years active1987–present
Known forEdward "Eddie" Winslow – Family Matters
Spouse(s)
Juliette M. Vann
(m. 2005; div. 2006)

Karrine Steffans
(m. 2009; div. 2011)
[1]
Websitetwitter.com/DariusMccrary

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.[2] 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[edit]

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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6].

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1987 Big Shots Scam
1988 Mississippi Burning Aaron Williams Credited as Daruis McCrary
1998 Park Day Andre Simmons
1999 The Breaks Shaquan
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
2007 Transformers Jazz (Voice)
2008 A Good Man Is Hard to Find Bruce
Hood Hostages On his death bed Direct-to-DVD release
2009 Next Day Air Buddy
Busted Tyrone
Saw VI Dave
2011 35 and Ticking Nick West
2013 The Marriage Lover Sean Harrell
2015 In-Laws From Hell Joaquin Stage Play
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Amen Darius Hughes 1 episode
Hooperman 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
1996 Moesha Dante 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
2003 Kingpin Truck Thomas Miniseries
Girlfriends Antoine 1 episode
2004 Dr. Vegas Stan 1 episode
2005 Committed Bowie James 12 episodes
2006 Eve Jamal 2 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

Music career[edit]

2016[edit]

Artist Album Label Released Singles Contribution Production
Emcee N.I.C.E. All About U Gypsy City Music 07/2016 "All About U" ft. Darius McCrary[7] Writer & Performer none

Award nominations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'I'm Not Me Without Him:' Karrine Steffans Speaks On Strange Relationship With Lil Wayne And Leaving Her Husband". MadameNoire. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ Herrmann, Brenda (1993-03-16). "Cruisin' Takes A Back Seat". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  3. ^ "Darius McCrary Biography (1976-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  4. ^ Machos_Beard
  5. ^ soapcentral.com News: "Family Matters star as Y&R's new Malcolm Winters". soapce±ntral.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  6. ^ https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/entertainmenttv/family-matters-star-darius-mccrary-says-he-only-made-dollar500-last-year/ar-BBF2qhR?li=AAacUQk&ocid=spartanntp
  7. ^ "All About U (feat. Darius McCrary)". July 21, 2016.

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