Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels

One third of the first rap group to gain mainstream superstardom, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a founding member of Run-D. M.C., which burst out of New York City in the early 1980s with an aggressive, stripped-down sound ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1964 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

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The People Speak 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The Great Debate 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Rap Superstar 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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DMC: My Adoption Journey 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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So Jewtastic 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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2004 Radio Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

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Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

Garden DJ Smooth Dee (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Hip Hop Babylon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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JKX: The Brad Gluckman Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Scratch 2002 (Movie)

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VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Hard Rhymes, High Stakes 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Sound Affects 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Tougher Than Leather 1988 (Movie)

DMC (Actor)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

DMC (Actor)
Music (14)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

("King Of Rock") (Song)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

"This Is Why I'm Hot" (Song)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Fast & Furious 2009 (Movie)

("Raising Hell") (Song)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Oh") (Song)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Peter Piper") (Song)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("It's Tricky") (Song)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

("Me Myself & My Microphone") (Song)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

("Christmas in Hollis") (Song)

Biography

One third of the first rap group to gain mainstream superstardom, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a founding member of Run-D. M.C., which burst out of New York City in the early 1980s with an aggressive, stripped-down sound that virtually laid the blueprint for modern hip-hop. With Joseph "Run" Simmons and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, McDaniels elevated rap from the club scene to the pop charts on the strength of such forceful, boast-heavy tracks as "It's Like That," "King of Rock," "My Adidas" and their breakout hit, "Walk This Way," a collaboration with Aerosmith that made them the first rap act to reach the heights of the R&B and pop charts. Personal problems and changing musical tastes undermined Run-D.M.C.'s popularity in the early 1990s, during which McDaniels delved deeply into his own past to discover his adoption at an early age. His quest for self-discovery informed much of his subsequent creative and philanthropic efforts while he continue to pursue a music career as both a solo artist and as part of Run-D.M.C. A pioneer in rap music for over three decades, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels was a key figure in the genre's rise from underground sensation to part of mainstream popular culture.

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