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Darius McCrary is best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the long-running television series "Family Matters." He began his career in Hollywood at the age of ten. McCrary, who is also a songwriter and music producer, is the son of Grammy-nominated gospel/jazz musician Howard McCrary and older brother of actor Donovan McCrary.
McCrary has also starred as a series regular on NBC's "Committed" as Bowie James and later as Jamal in UPN's "Eve." He also appeared on the small screen in the NBC/Paramount miniseries "Kingpin," on HBO's multi-award-winning "Don King: Only in America," starring Ving Rhames, and in the popular Neal Israel-directed "Kidz in the Woods."
On film, McCrary portrayed Malcolm Tremell in "The Maintenance Man," based on the novel by author Michael Baisden; he was Ray Collins in "Vampires: Los Muertos," the sequel to John Carpenter's original "Vampires"; Detective Tommy Cullen in "15 Minutes"; and Aaron Williams in "Mississippi Burning." Other film credits include "Hostage," "Something to Sing About," "Kingdom Come," "The Breaks," "Park Day" and "Big Shots."
Darius McCrary plays autobot Jazz, First Lieutenant to Optimus Prime in 2007's 3rd of July blockbuster "Transformers." McCrary will soon be seen in the musical comedy "Steppin': The Movie," costarring Anthony Anderson, Mo'Nique and James Avery, on which he also serves as co-producer; "A Good Man is Hard to Find" with Lance E. Nichols; and "Next Day Air" with Mos Def, Debbie Allen, Donald Faison, and Mike Epps. All three films are in post-production and slated for 2008 release. Darius just completed his theatre tour of "Rumors" which he played the starring role of Marcus. Coincidentally, he also plays the starring role of Marcus in the recently completed pilot of "The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown" for The Wayans Bros. production.