‘Report: Darius McCrary, Star of ‘Family Matters’, arrested for failure to pay child support’

Darius McCrary, who starred in “Family Matters,” is currently in custody after being arrested for failing to pay child support. According to TMZ, the 47-year-old actor was charged with a felony for not meeting his child support obligations. Court documents reveal an outstanding arrearage of $52,788 as of March 12, 2019 led to his arrest on November 27. McCrary has entered a not guilty plea, with bail set at $13,197.01.

McCrary’s arrest has rekindled memories of his prior arrest in 2015 for the same reason. According to Page Six, this recent arrest comes on the heels of another arrest in Redondo Beach, California on October 25 for an out-of-state warrant. It remains uncertain if this latest arrest is related to the events of November 27. McCrary has two daughters and a son.

Pictures circulating online show McCrary smiling in a blue jumpsuit with a scruffy salt-and-pepper beard. With the actor’s arrest, the cast of “Family Matters” is back in the spotlight. McCrary and Kellie Shanygne Williams, who played siblings on the show, reunited for the film “Christmas in Carolina” in 2020. The idea to cast McCrary in the film was Williams’ own, as she not only starred but also served as a producer.

Upon reuniting with Williams on set, McCrary expressed his excitement, calling the experience “awesome” and noting how natural it felt to work with her again. “We had a really good time. We just fall back into it. The chemistry is always there,” he said.

The news of McCrary’s arrest has brought renewed attention to “Family Matters,” which was a popular part of the ABC network’s TGIF lineup. The show, which aired from 1989 to 1997, also starred Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow, Jaleel White as Steve Urkel, and Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow.

McCrary’s situation highlights the complexities of personal financial struggles and serves as a reminder of the ongoing impact of beloved 90s sitcoms. The actor’s legal issues continue to unfold, and the “Family Matters” community remains eager to see how this situation will unfold.


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