Darius McCrary is a multi-talented American actor, singer, songwriter, and music producer. He is most well-known for his role as Eddie Winslow in the popular television sitcom “Family Matters.” McCrary has also appeared in various films and television shows throughout his career, and he has worked as a voice actor in animated films. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $100 thousand.
Darius McCrary was born on May 1, 1976, in Walnut, California. He is the son of Howard McCrary, a composer, singer, and music director. McCrary’s father played a crucial role in his son’s interest in the world of entertainment. McCrary has a younger brother named Donovan.
McCrary began his acting career at a young age. He made his film debut at the age of 11 in the 1987 film, “Big Shots.” He then went on to book various episodes of television shows like “Amen” and “Hooperman” and appeared in the 1988 film, “Mississippi Burning.”
In 1989, McCrary landed the major role of Eddie Winslow in the television show, “Family Matters.” The show aired 215 episodes over nine seasons, becoming the second-longest-running live action sitcom with largely African American cast at the time. During the show’s run, McCrary received three Young Artist Award nominations.
After “Family Matters” ended in 1998, McCrary continued booking television and film roles. He appeared in films like “Kingdom Come” and “15 Minutes” and booked main cast roles in shows like “Freedom” and “Kingpin.” He also appeared in a number of theater productions during this time.
In 2009, he joined “The Young and the Restless” as Malcolm Winters for two seasons. By the time he left in 2011, he was ready to release his first album as he had grown interested in exploring music. He continued to appear in various television shows and films, including “Anger Management,” “The Leftovers,” and “Star.”
McCrary has been married three times. In 2005, he married Juliette Vann, but they divorced the following year. In 2009, he married Karrine Steffans, but they divorced in 2011. In 2014, he married Tammy Brawner, and they have a daughter named Zoey. The couple divorced in 2017.
McCrary is the founder of the FathersCare organization, a non-profit that is committed to empowering fathers with education and assistance to improve their relationships with their children.
Unfortunately, Darius McCrary has experienced severe financial problems over the years. In November 2017, he told a court that he owed $90,000 to the IRS and had recently moved in with family members because he was nearly broke. He was seeking a reduction in child support payments and claimed that his most recent acting job paid just $125 per day over a seven-day shoot.
Despite his financial struggles, Darius McCrary has continued to pursue his passion for acting and music. He is a talented performer who has left his mark on the entertainment industry. With his experience and dedication to his craft, he is sure to continue making waves in the industry for years to come.