‘Family Matters’ Star Darius McCrary’s James Brown Transformation Garners Mixed Reactions, #EddieWinslow Trends

‘Family Matters’ Star Darius McCrary’s James Brown Wig Clowned On Twitter As #EddieWinslow Trends

Darius McCrary, famously know for this role as Eddie Winslow on the 90’s classic TV show Family Matters, is currently trending for his role as James Brown, The Godfather of Soul on an upcoming episode of BET’s  American Soul.

It’s not just the role that has him trending, it’s the wig selection chosen for the role, which led to the internet questioning Darius McCrary’s actual name, and solely referring to him under his previous character name using the #EddieWinslow hashtag.

American Soul is s a 1970s period-based show, that shows the life of TV show host and producer, Don Cornelius, and the story behind his legendary music and dance show ‘Soul Train’, which ran from 1971 till 2006.

Other guest stars for Season 2 include:

Alex Ball (NCIS) as Dick Clark, Hudson Thames (Mad Men) as Elton John, Tone Bell (Fam) as Richard Pryor, Demetria McKinney(House of Payne) as June Pointer, London Brown (Ballers) as Bootsy Collins, D.C. Young Fly (Grown-ish) as Sly Stone, Big Boi (The Bobby DeBarge Story) as George Clinton, Ledisi (Selma) as Patti LaBelle, Melanie Fiona (The Bronze) as Chaka Khan, Yung Joc (Step Up) as Gary Shider, and Christopher B. Duncan (Black Lightning) as Ray Bradley, Kearran Giovanni (Major Crimes) is set for a recurring role as Ruby Daniels.”

Check out more hilarious tweets about Darius McCrary’s role as James Brown below:


Darius McCrary’s episode of “American Soul” airs Wednesday, June 24 at 10/9c.

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Authored by: Demi Lobo