Darius McCrary

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Darius McCrary
BornDarius Creston McCrary
(1976-05-01) May 1, 1976 (age 37)
Walnut, California, United States
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006) (divorced)
Karrine Stefans (m. 2009) (divorced)[1]
Website
https://twitter.com/DariusMccrary
 
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Darius McCrary
BornDarius Creston McCrary
(1976-05-01) May 1, 1976 (age 37)
Walnut, California, United States
OccupationActor, Singer
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006) (divorced)
Karrine Stefans (m. 2009) (divorced)[1]
Website
https://twitter.com/DariusMccrary

Darius McCrary[2] (born Darius Creston McCrary; May 1, 1976 in Walnut, California) is an American film and television actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Eddie Winslow, the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matters which ran from 1989-1998.[3] 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 source | edit]

McCrary was born in Walnut, California, and is the son of Howard McCrary, a singer, composer, and music director, and brother of Donovan McCrary, who is also an actor. 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.[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.

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.[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.

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.

Filmography[edit source | edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1987Big ShotsScam
1988Mississippi BurningAaron WilliamsCredited as Daruis McCrary
1998Park Day

Andre Simmons

1999The BreaksShaquan
2000FreedomJames Barnett
2001Kingdom ComeRoyce Slocumb
15 MinutesDetective Tommy Cullen
2002Vampires: Los MuertosRay Collins
HostageFBI CommanderAlternative title: The Hire: Hostage
2004The Maintenance ManMalcolm TremellDirect-to-DVD release
2006Da JammiesDean CransburyAnimated short
2007TransformersJazz (Voice)
The Aristocats IIScat CatDirect-to-video, cancelled
2008A Good Man Is Hard to FindBruce
Hood HostagesOn his death bedDirect-to-DVD release
2009Next Day AirBuddy
BustedTyrone
Saw VIDave
2013The Marriage LoverSean Harrell
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987AmenDarius Hughes1 episode
Hooperman1 episode
1987What's Happening Now!!Brian5 Episodes
1989–1998Family MattersEdward "Eddie" Winslow207 episodes
1996MoeshaDante1 episode
Kidz in the WoodTootooeTelevision movie
1997Don King: Only in AmericaMuhammad AliTelevision movie
2000City of Angels1 episode
Something to Sing AboutTommyTelevision movie
2000–2001FreedomJames Barrett10 episodes
2003KingpinTruck ThomasMiniseries
GirlfriendsAntoine1 episode
2004Dr. VegasStan1 episode
2005CommittedBowie James12 episodes
2006EveJamal2 episodes
2008The Life and Times of Marcus Felony BrownMarcus "Felony" BrownTelevision movie
2009Cold CaseEric "Showtime" Hynes1 episode
2009–2011The Young and the RestlessMalcolm WintersDaytime soap opera
2012-presentAnger ManagementDonovanRecurring character

2011 - Movie (He's Mine Not Yours)

Award nominations[edit source | edit]

YearAwardResultCategoryFilm or series
1988Young Artist AwardNominatedBest Young Actor in a Motion Picture - ComedyBig Shots
1989Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaMississippi Burning
1993Best Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesFamily Matters

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ ‘I’m Not Me Without Him:’ Karrine Steffans Speaks On Strange Relationship With Lil Wayne And Leaving Her Husband
  2. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  3. ^ Herrmann, Brenda (1993-03-16). "Cruisin' Takes A Back Seat". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Darius McCrary Biography (1976-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  5. ^ soapcentral.com News: "Family Matters star as Y&R's new Malcolm Winters". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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