Darius McCrary Biography

(Actor)
Darius McCrary
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Birthday: May 1, 1976 (Taurus)

Born In: Walnut, California, United States

Darius Jaren McCrary is an American actor, producer and singer. He is famous for his role of Edward Winslow, also known as Eddie, a character on the popular TV sitcom ‘Family Matters’. He is known for his voice role of Jazz in the 2007 science fiction film ‘Transformers’ as well. He made his film debut when he was still a child of around eleven. His first film was the adventure comedy movie ‘Big Shots’. Throughout his career, he has appeared in many other films, such as ‘Vampires: Los Muertos’, ‘Transformers’, and ‘Saw VI’. He is best known for his role in the popular sitcom ‘Family Matters’, which aired between 1989 and 1998, where he played the role of Edward Winslow. The show was a popular one, and it earned several awards and nominations. He has also appeared in many other TV shows over the years, and one of his recent roles was in ‘Star’, a musical drama series, where he played a recurring role. Other than his career in films and TV, he is also the founder of FathersCare, a non-profit organization helping fathers to improve their relationships with their children.
Quick Facts

Also Known As: Darius Jaren McCrary

Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Tammy Brawner (m. 2014), Juliette Vann (m. 2005–2006), Karrine Steffans (m. 2009–2011)

father: Howard McCrary

children: Zoey McCrary

Born Country: United States

Actors Black Actors

Height: 6'3" (190 cm), 6'3" Males

U.S. State: California, African-American From California

Childhood & Early Life
Darius McCrary was born on 1st May 1976, in Walnut, California, US. He is of African-American ethnicity. His father, Howard McCrary, was a composer, singer and music director. He has a brother, Donovan McCrary, who also grew up to be an actor.
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Career
As his father encouraged him from an early age to make his mark in the entertainment industry, Darius McCrary made his film debut when he was around the age of 11. He played a main role in the 1987 comedy adventure film ‘Big Shots’, which was directed by Robert Mandel. The film was an average success commercially. He was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award’ for his performance.
In 1988, he appeared in the crime thriller film ‘Mississippi Burning’, which was directed by Alan Parker. The film was praised by most critics and the audience. It was a commercial success, earning more than twice its budget. The film received seven Oscar nominations. It also received several awards, including three British Academy Film Awards and the 1989 Political Film Society Award.
His first projects on television were guest roles in the TV shows ‘Amen’, ‘Hooperman’ and ‘What’s Happening Now!!’ His most important work on TV which gained him fame is the TV sitcom ‘Family Matters’, which began airing in1989. The series received mostly positive reviews, and it also earned several awards and nominations.
During this time, he also appeared in two television movies, ‘Kidz in the Wood’ in 1996 and ‘Don King: Only in America’ in 1997. In 2000, he appeared in another TV film ‘Something to Sing About’.
His next important role on the big screen was in the 2001 comedy film ‘Kingdom Come’, which was directed by Doug McHenry. The film was a commercial success, and its reviews were mixed to negative.
In 2001, he was seen in the action thriller film ‘15 Minutes’. The film was a commercial success, and it received mixed reviews. He also appeared in the sci-fi TV series ‘Freedom’, which aired from October to December the same year. He continued to appear in other TV shows such as ‘Kingpin’ in 2003 and ‘Committed’ in 2005.
His next significant work on the big screen was the 2007 science fiction action film ‘Transformers,’ which was directed by Michael Bay. The film was a huge success, earning over $700 million on a budget of $150 million. McCrary played the voice role of a character Jazz. The film was nominated for three Oscars, and it also won multiple other awards. Its reviews were generally favorable.
Between 2009 and 2011, he appeared in several episodes of ‘The Young and the Restless’, a popular TV series that had won over ten Emmy Awards.
In 2009, he appeared in the horror film ‘Saw VI’. Directed by Kevin Greutert, the film was a huge success commercially, earning nearly $70 million on a budget of $11 million. The film was the sixth part of the ‘Saw’ franchise. Its reviews were mixed to positive. The same year, he was seen in two other films ‘Next Day Air,’ and ‘Busted’.
His next works on the big screen were ‘35 and Ticking’ in 2011 and ‘The Marriage Lover’ in 2013.
Between 2012 and 2014, he was seen in the TV sitcom ‘Anger Management’, which is based on a film of the same name released in 2003. In 2016, he appeared in a TV movie ‘Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story’. His latest role on TV was in the musical drama series ‘Star’.
Major Works
’Family Matters’, an American sitcom which aired between 1989 and 1998, is the most significant work in Darius McCrary’s career. He played the role of Eddie Winslow, a typical high school student who is a slacker and a fan of the NBA and NFL. He is the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow. Darius was nominated for the Young Artist Award for his performance. The series also earned several awards and nominations.
One of his most successful works on the big screen is the 2007 action sci-fi film ‘Transformers’. Directed by Michael Bay, it also stars actors such as Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox. The film performed very well commercially, earning over $700 million on a budget of $150 million. The film was nominated for three Oscars.
Family & Personal Life
Darius McCrary has been married and divorced thrice in his life. His former wives are Juliette Merrill Vann, Karrine Steffans and Tammy Brawner. He has one child with Brawner.
One of his former wives has stated in an interview that he is physically abusive. She also claimed that he beat her and choked her on an occasion.

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