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Also Known As: Darius K Mccrary Died:
Born: May 1, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, music producer, musician, songwriter

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A tall, handsome and athletically-built African-American actor best known for his work in the role of teen troublemaker Eddie Winslow on the long-running series "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-97; CBS 1997-98), Darius McCrary proved more than a sitcom staple, turning in memorable film performances and returning to the small screen in the action series "Freedom" (UPN, 2000-01).Playing opposite nerdy sitcom icon Urkel (Jaleel White) on "Family Matters" was often a thankless task for the young actor, but he managed to hold his own on screen, remaining with the series through its network switch to the end of its run. Though he gained his greatest notice on the comedy series, McCrary already had notable credits before joining the series, including a pivotal supporting role as a terrorized black child in the acclaimed historical drama "Mississippi Burning" (1988). As "Family Matters" finished its TV run, he began to branch out into more challenging territory, even playing boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 1997 HBO biopic "Don King: Only in America".McCrary returned to series television in the fall of 2000, playing a freedom fighter in America's oppressed near future on the UPN drama "Freedom". Riding an upward...

A tall, handsome and athletically-built African-American actor best known for his work in the role of teen troublemaker Eddie Winslow on the long-running series "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-97; CBS 1997-98), Darius McCrary proved more than a sitcom staple, turning in memorable film performances and returning to the small screen in the action series "Freedom" (UPN, 2000-01).

Playing opposite nerdy sitcom icon Urkel (Jaleel White) on "Family Matters" was often a thankless task for the young actor, but he managed to hold his own on screen, remaining with the series through its network switch to the end of its run. Though he gained his greatest notice on the comedy series, McCrary already had notable credits before joining the series, including a pivotal supporting role as a terrorized black child in the acclaimed historical drama "Mississippi Burning" (1988). As "Family Matters" finished its TV run, he began to branch out into more challenging territory, even playing boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 1997 HBO biopic "Don King: Only in America".

McCrary returned to series television in the fall of 2000, playing a freedom fighter in America's oppressed near future on the UPN drama "Freedom". Riding an upward career trajectory, he also acted in the black comedy "Fifteen Minutes" and the comedy-drama "Kingdom Come" (both 2001). In the former, he was featured alongside Robert De Niro and Edward Burns while in the latter, set at a funeral, he co-starred Whoopi Goldberg and LL Cool J.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Church (2010)
3.
 Saw VI (2009)
4.
 Next Day Air (2009)
5.
 Transformers (2007)
8.
 KINGDOM COME (2001) Royce Jackson
9.
 15 Minutes (2001) Tommy Cullen
10.
 Don King: Only in America (1997) Muhammad Ali
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Milestones close milestones

1987:
Co-starred in the teen adventure feature "Big Shots"
1987:
Early TV-credit, guest role in an episode of "Hooperman" (ABC)
1988:
Appeared in the supporting role of a victim of racial harrassment in the acclaimed historical drama "Mississippi Burning"
1989:
Had regular role of Eddie, the eldest Winslow son, on the sitcom "Family Matters" (ABC)
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Stayed with "Family Matters" through its season on CBS
1997:
Played Muhammad Ali in the HBO biopic "Don King: Only in America"
:
Starred in the UPN action series "Freedom", playing one of four freedom-fighting Special Forces soldiers in a near-future United States
2001:
Featured in the black comedy "Fifteen Minutes", starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns
2001:
Had a supporting role in "Kingdom Come", a funeral-set comedy/drama starring LL Cool J and Whoopi Goldberg
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Notes

"People forget that before Darius was on 'Family Matters' he gave an incredible performance in the movie 'Mississippi Burning'. He's a dynamic actor." --"Family Matters" co-creator William Bickley on McCrary, quoted in People, June 26, 2000.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Howard McCrary. Singer, composer.
brother:
Donovan McCrary. Musician. Born on December 24, 1979.
sister:
Sarahdeaun McCrary. Born on April 12, 1981.

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