Family Matters is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable family sitcoms with a predominantly African-American cast ever made. The sitcom was conceived as a spin-off series of the award-winning Perfect Strangers. It focused on a middle-class suburban Chicago African-American family, the Winslows. One of the main characters was Eddie Winslow, the eldest of the Winslow children. This role was played by Darius McCrary. Find out what he has been up to since the show.
About Darius McCrary
Darius McCrary is a 45-year-old singer, rapper, producer, and American actor of African-American descent. He was born on 1st May 1976 in Walnut, California. The actor is the older brother of the actor Donovan McCrary and the son of the Grammy-nominated gospel/jazz musician and composer Howard McCrary. He grew up trying to make a name for himself in the showbiz industry under the guidance of his father.
McCrary kicked off his acting career at eleven years of age in 1987. This is when he took on his main act in the comedy-adventure film Big Shots. He was also featured in the crime thriller film Mississippi Burning, which received several awards nominations, including the Oscars, British Academy Film Awards, and Political Film Society Award, the following year. His role in both films landed him nominations for the Youngest Artist Award in the two consecutive years. Subsequently, Family Matters also bagged him the same nominations for the next three years, making it a total of five nominations in a row.
McCrary first appeared on television as a guest in the TV shows Amen, Hooperman, and What’s Happening Now!! However, his acting career took a leap when he got into the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matter. He took on the role of Eddie Winslow, the oldest child of Carl and Harriette Winslow.
While McCrary appeared in other television series and films, such as Kidz in the Wood, among others, but his most successful works comprise Family Matters and Transformers, which have attracted several nominations and awards.
His Life after Family Matters
Family Matters came to an end in 1998, but McCrary continued to flourish in the film and television industry. Moreover, he appeared in numerous films and TV shows, one of the most notable ones being Transformers. He provided the voice of Jazz.
McCrary is also a renowned soap opera star from 2009 until now. At this time, he currently plays Malcolm Winters in the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
The actor has continued to establish his name in filmography but also focused on other things. He founded FathersCare, a non-profit organization to help fathers improve their relationships with their children. The non-profit organization falls under the McCrary Foundation umbrella, his family’s legacy.
What He is Doing Now
Darius McCrary’s presence in the film and television industry remains alive under CGEM Talent by Chris Giovanni. Apart from his ongoing role as Malcolm Winters in The Young and the Restless soap opera, he has recently played James Brown in the BET series American Soul and works as an executive producer for the UMC web television series Monogamy in which he is also the series regular Connor.
He is currently working on launching his television and film production company set to be released this year. The fan base and community will be blessed to have McCrary’s company continue dispensing his talent through his company. We hope he continues to make meaningful waves in the industry.
His Personal Life
McCrary married and divorced three women, Juliette Vann (2005-2006), Karrine Steffans (2009-2011), and Tammy Brawner (2014). He had one of his children with Brawner, who openly accused him of physical violence against their child and herself. McCrary dismissed the claims as wrongful and false.
The actor started as a child star, evolved through the years, and now celebrates and appreciates fatherhood as a father of three, Zoey Zanai, Zechariah, and Kennedy. His children are the family he cherishes more than anything, having tried love and marriage but failed three times. His family life has been bumpy with his three divorces and physical violence accusation from his estranged ex-wife Tammy Brawner.
McCrary shows his love and support for his children despite the past accusation of his physical conduct and child support drama. After his arrest in 2015 over child support deficit, he has been vocal about his love for his young ones and continues to flaunt fatherhood on his socials. After his release on what he termed a wrongful accusation, he has cleared his name and was highly favored for his son’s custody, coining his excellent conduct. His non-profit organization, FathersCare, seeks to help fathers like him stay connected with their young ones.
Darius McCrary, AKA Eddie Winslow, has successfully made a name for himself in films and television this far. His life revolves around his acting and production careers and fatherhood. While he became known for his role in Family Matters, his acting career is still buoyant as he reaches for more with the industry. His presence on the screen is as magnificent as his fatherhood flex online through his involvement in his children’s lives and FathersCare organization.