Eddie Steeples (born November 25, 1973) is an American actor known for his roles as the "Rubberband Man" in an advertising campaign for OfficeMax, the "Distinguished Dog" in Would You Rather and as Darnell Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl.
Steeples was born and raised in Spring, Texas, the oldest of eight children. After graduating from Klein Oak High School in 1992, he moved to Santa Cruz, California, where he took acting classes at a community college. He later studied with the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre and briefly at Howard University, eventually settling in New York City. There Steeples joined the experimental film group Mo-Freek, and a hip hop group, No Surrender. Among the Mo-Freek productions he has starred in are Lost in the Bush, Caravan Summer, and People Are Dead. He also starred in the short film Whoa and appeared as a guest on The Chris Rock Show.
Steeples played the role of Darnell Turner on the NBC comedy series My Name Is Earl, which premiered on September 20, 2005 and ran for four seasons. Steeples on the show was known as Darnell Turner (witness protection name) aka Harry Monroe (real name) a.k.a. "Crab Man".
Steeples has discredited what he calls false Internet claims saying he was married to a "Marinas Suela" in 2008.
|2002||People Are Dead||Cop #2|
|2006||The Best of Robbers|
|Wristcutters: A Love Story||Josh||Uncredited|
|Akeelah and the Bee||Derrick-T|
|2007||When Is Tomorrow||Ron|
|I Know Who Killed Me||Saeed the Prosthetic Tech|
|2012||Home Alone: The Holiday Heist||Hughes|
|Would You Rather||Cal|
|2015||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip||Barry|
|2005-2009||My Name Is Earl||Darnell Turner||Main Cast|
|2011-2014||Raising Hope||Tyler/Tyler the Gas Man||Recurring Role (7 episodes)|
|2017-present||The Guest Book||Eddie||Recurring Role (Season 1)|
Main Cast (Season 2-)
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