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Eddie Steeples
Born November 25, 1973 (1973-11-25) (age 36)
Texas, United States
Occupation actor, producer, writer, director
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Eddie Steeples (born November 25, 1973) is an American actor known for his roles as the "Rubberband Man" in an advertising campaign for OfficeMax, and as Darnell "Crab Man" Turner in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl.


Eddie Steeples was born in Texas, studied theater at the St. Louis Repertory, and moved to New York City in the mid-1990s. There he joined an experimental film group, Mo-Freek, and a hip hop group, No Surrender. Among the Mo-Freek productions he has starred in are Lost in the Bush, Caravan Summer, and People Are Dead. He also starred in the short film Whoa and appeared as a guest on The Chris Rock Show.

Steeples became nationally known when he was cast as the "Rubberband Man" in a series of award-winning commercials for OfficeMax. He has also appeared in the feature film "Torque," starring Ice Cube, Faison Love, and Jaime Pressley.

Steeples appeared in the film Akeelah and the Bee, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, released in April 2006. An independent film written and directed by Steeples, Robbers, is now in post-production.

Steeples played the role of Darnell Turner in the NBC comedy series My Name Is Earl, which premiered on September 20, 2005 and ran for four seasons. On an episode of My Name Is Earl when they all apply for jobs at an office he is seen pushing a cart around the office.


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