Darius Creston McCrary (born May 1, 1976) is an American film and television actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matters. Currently, he portrays photographer Malcolm Winters on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
Life and career
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. After Family Matters ended its run in 1998, McCrary co-starred in the short-lived UPN series Freedom. 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 on August 3, 2010. Recently, he joined the cast of the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. McCrary portrays Malcolm Winters, a role originated by Shemar Moore. He is joined on the series by his former Family Matters co-star Bryton James (né McClure).
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.
|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|
|1987||Amen||Darius Hughes||1 episode|
|1988||What's Happening Now!!||Brian||1 episode|
|1989-1998||Family Matters||Edward "Eddie" James Arthur Winslow||173 episodes|
|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||Bionicle: The Legend Reborn||Tarix||Direct to DVD|
|2009-present||The Young and the Restless||Malcolm Winters||Daytime soap opera|
|2013||The Marriage Lover||Sean Harrell||Television movie|
|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|
- ↑ 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
- ↑ "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". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
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