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 199...
The Family Matters star was ordered to stay away from his estranged wife Karrine Steffans last year (10) after she accused him of domestic abuse.
Steffans recently went back to court to apply for another restraining order against the TV star amid claims he showed up at her house and sent her an email, according to TMZ.com.
The website reports Steffans filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court and was subsequently granted the request.
The TV star, best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the hit 1990s series, divorced Steffans earlier this year (10).
She recently obtained a temporary restraining order against her ex after claiming McCrary beat her with a belt in front of her son in February (10) and attacked her again in public in November (10).
Steffans is hoping to make the order permanent when she attends a court hearing next week (DEC), but McCrary has hit back at her allegations, insisting she is just bitter about their break-up.
He tells TMZ.com, "(Steffans) didn't take the finality of the divorce well and has resorted to her old tricks of public defamation."
And the actor's adamant he would never resort to assault because he "in no way... condones anyone resorting to violence against another human being to solve a problem".
The TV star, best known for his role as Eddie Winslow in the hit 1990s series, split from hip-hop video vixen Karrine Steffans earlier this year (10).
She recently filed papers in a Los Angeles court accusing McCrary of beating her with a belt in front of her son in February (10) and then attacking her again in public in November (10).
A judge has granted Steffans' request for a temporary restraining order, meaning the actor now has to stay at least 100 yards (91 metres) away from her. She will return to court next week (begs13Nov10) to ask for the order to be made permanent, according to TMZ.com.
McCrary, who starred as Eddie on the hit 1990 U.S. sitcom, was pulled over by police on Monday morning after he ran a stop sign, his spokesperson has confirmed.
TMZ.com reports McCrary was ticketed for driving without a valid license before officers had his Jaguar towed to a local impound yard.
The TV star, best known for his role as Eddie Winslow in hit 1990s series Family Matters, filed for legal separation from the model-turned-author last month (Feb10), citing irreconcilable differences.
The former couple has no children, although Steffans is mum to a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship.
It is McCrary's second short-lived marriage - his previous union to Juliette Merrill Vann ended in divorce in 2006 after a year as husband and wife.
Appeared in the supporting role of a victim of racial harrassment in the acclaimed historical drama "Mississippi Burning"
Stayed with "Family Matters" through its season on CBS
Played Muhammad Ali in the HBO biopic "Don King: Only in America"
Had regular role of Eddie, the eldest Winslow son, on the sitcom "Family Matters" (ABC)
Featured in the black comedy "Fifteen Minutes", starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns
Had a supporting role in "Kingdom Come", a funeral-set comedy/drama starring LL Cool J and Whoopi Goldberg
Early TV-credit, guest role in an episode of "Hooperman" (ABC)
Co-starred in the teen adventure feature "Big Shots"
Starred in the UPN action series "Freedom", playing one of four freedom-fighting Special Forces soldiers in a near-future United States
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). <p>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".<p>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.
born on December 24, 1979
born on April 12, 1981
"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.