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Darius McCrary
Born Darius Creston McCrary
May 1, 1976 (1976-05-01) (age 33)
Walnut, California, United States
Occupation Actor/Singer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Juliette Merrill Vann (2005-2006) (divorced)

Darius Creston McCrary[1] (born May 1, 1976) is an American film and television actor and singer. McCrary is best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matters. Currently, he portrays 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 has Irish ancestry on his mother's side. 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.


Year Film Role Notes
1987 Big Shots Scam
1988 Mississippi Burning Aaron Williams Credited as Daruis McCrary
1998 Park Day Andre Simmons
1999 The Breaks Shaquan
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
2007 Transformers Jazz (Voice)
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
Busted Tyrone
Saw VI Dave
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Amen Darius Hughes 1 episode
Hooperman 1 episode
1988 What's Happening Now!! Brian 1 episode
1989-1998 Family Matters Edward "Eddie" James Arthur Winslow 173 episodes
1996 Moesha Dante 1 episode
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
2003 Kingpin Truck Thomas Miniseries
Girlfriends Antoine 1 episode
2004 Dr. Vegas Stan 1 episode
2005 Committed Bowie James 12 episodes
2006 Eve Jamal 2 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
2010 Vampire in Manhattan and The Bronx Father George Willis Television movie
2013 The Marriage Lover Sean Harrell Television movie

Award nominations

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


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at
  2. ^ "Darius McCrary Biography (1976-)". Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ News: "Family Matters star as Y&R's new Malcolm Winters". Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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