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Darius Creston McCrary (born May 1, 1976) is an American film and television actor and singer, best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the ABC/CBS television sitcom Family Matters and his portrayal of Scam in the 1987 comedy film Big Shots.

He played Dave in Saw VI.

Career

Darius 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. After Family Matters ended its run in 1998, McCrary co-starred in the short-lived UPN series Freedom. In 2000, he had a lead role as Tommy in Something to Sing About, a Christian drama produced by the Billy Graham Association. 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.

In December 2009, he joined the cast of the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. McCrary portrayed Malcolm Winters, a role originated by Shemar Moore. Joined on the series by his former Family Matters co-star Bryton James, McCrary left The Young and the Restless in October 2011. McCrary's first CD was released in 2011 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. Darius also starred in the hit stage play In-Laws From Hell written, directed and produced by Andrionna L. Williams.

McCrary is the founder of FathersCare, a non-profit organization, committed to empowering fathers with resources, providing education and practical assistance, as well as legal networks to better improve their relationship with their children. FathersCare advocates the right of every child to have a meaningful relationship with their father, regardless of family structure status, as well as countering negative stereotypes of men and fathers. FathersCare is an organization under the McCrary Foundation umbrella, started by his father, aunts and uncles The McCrarys.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1987 Big Shots Scam
1988 Mississippi Burning Aaron Williams
1996 Kidz in the Wood Tootooe
1997 Don King: Only in America Muhammad Ali
1998 Park Day Andre Simmons
1999 The Breaks Shaquan
2000 Something to Sing About Tommy
2001 Kingdom Come Royce Slocumb
15 Minutes Detective Tommy Cullen
2002 Vampires: Los Muertos Ray Collins
Hostage FBI Commander
2004 The Maintenance Man Malcolm Tremell
2006 Da Jammies Dean Cransbury
2007 Transformers Jazz
2008 A Good Man Is Hard to Find Bruce
Hood Hostages On His Death Bed
The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown Marcus 'Felony' Brown
2009 Mimi's Place Officer Friendly
Next Day Air Buddy
Steppin: The Movie Sinis
Saw VI Dave
Busted Tyrone
2010 Church Daniel
2011 35 and Ticking Nick West
The Perfect Gift Darren Smith
He's Mine Not Yours William
Houndz from Hell Extract
2013 24 Hour Love Vernon
Will a Man Rob God? Corey
2014 Reach Me Captain Hawkings
2015 The Summoning Drew
2016 Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story Gerald Levert

Television

Year Title Role
1987 Amen Darius Hughes
Hooperman
1988 What's Happening Now! Brian
1989-1998 Family Matters Eddie Winslow
1990 ABC TGIF Ed
1996 Moesha Dante Woodson
2000-2001 Freedom James Barrett
2000 City of Angels
2003 Kingpin Truck Thomas
Girlfriends Antoine Childs
2004 Dr. Vegas Stan
2005 Committed Bowie James
2006 Eve Jamal
2009-2011 The Young and the Restless Malcolm Winters
2009 Star-ving
Cold Case Eric 'Showtime' Hynes
2012-2013 Anger Management Donovan
2012 Rizzoli & Isles TK
2013 The Soul Man Patrice
2014 The King Assassin Show Eddie Winslow
2015-2016 Da Jammies Principle Cransberry
2015 The Leftovers Isaac Rayney
Minority Report Aman Shale
2016 Pitch Kevin
2016-2017 Star Otis Leecan
2017 The Catch Raymond Taggart
Snowfall Andre

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