Eddie Steeples

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Eddie Steeples
Born (1973-11-25) November 25, 1973 (age 42)
Spring, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–2016

Eddie Steeples (born November 26, 1979)[1] is an American actor known for his roles as the "Rubberband Man" in an advertising campaign for OfficeMax, and as Darnell "Crabman" Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl.


Steeples was born and raised in Spring, Texas, the oldest of nine 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.[2] There Steeples joined the experimental film group Mo-Freek, and a hip hop group, No Surrender.[citation needed] Among the Mo-Freek productions he has starred in are Lost in the Bush, Caravan Summer, and People Are Dead.[citation needed] He also starred in the short film Whoa and appeared as a guest on The Chris Rock Show.[3]

Steeples became nationally known when he was cast as the "Rubberband Man" in a series of commercials for OfficeMax.[2] He has also appeared in feature films.

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".

Personal life[edit]

Steeples has discredited what he calls false Internet claims saying he was married to a "Marinas Suela" in 2008.[4]




  1. ^ "Eddie Steeples". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Eddie Steeples". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Eddie Steeples". My Name Is Jeff official site (TBS). Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Steeples Baffled By Marriage Reports". ContactMusic.com. World Entertainment News Network. December 10, 2008. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 

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