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Darryl McDaniels

Darryl Matthews McDaniels was born on May 31, 1964, in Queens, New York. His birth parents are unknown. At the age of 3 months, Byford and Banna McDaniels adopted him. He attended Catholic schools in New York City and after graduation, he attended St. John's University in Queens, New York. During this time in 1984 he recorded his first album ... See full bio »
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 2014 Rio 2 (writer: "Tell Me When to Go" - as Darryl Matthews McDaniels)
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "King of Rock" - uncredited)
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Christmas (2013) ... (performer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited) / (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited)
 2013 Turbo (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2012 The We and the I (writer: "It's Like That" - as Darryl M. McDaniels)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Sucker MC's")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Due Date (writer: "This Is Why I'm Hot")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Peter Piper", "Paul Revere" - uncredited)
 2010 Angel Camouflaged (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Into the Groove")
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "King of Rock")
 2009 Nitro Circus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Circus Heads West (2009) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2009 Fast & Furious (writer: "Raising Hell" - as Darryl Matthews McDaniels)
 2007 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Crown Vic (2007) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited)
 2007 SingStar '80s (Video Game) (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2007 Illegal Tender (writer: "It's Like That")
 2007 Who's Your Caddy? (writer: "Tell Me When to Go" - as Darryl Mathews McDaniels)
 2007 Knocked Up (performer: "All Along the Watchtower" - as DMC)
 2005 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Party (2005) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - as Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels)
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
 2005 The Longest Yard (as Darryl Matthews McDaniels, "Oh")
 2004 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hamsterdam (2004) ... (writer: "My Downfall" - uncredited)
 2004 Friday Night Lights (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 My Baby's Daddy (writer: "Peter Piper" - as McDaniels)
 2003 Amplitude (Video Game) (writer: "King Of Rock")
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (writer: "Peter Piper" - as Darryl Matthew McDaniels)
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "It's Tricky" - as Darryl Matthews McDaniels)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Rock Box")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Sucker MCs (Krush Groove 1)" - as Darryl Matthew McDaniels)
 2000 Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-2000 (Video) (writer: "Rock Box", "King of Rock", "Down With the King", "Pause", "It's Tricky", "Walk This Way")
 2000 Road Trip (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2000 Ready to Rumble (writer: "King Of Rock")
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (writer: "King of Rock")
 1999 Dogma (writer: "It's Like That", "Run's House" - as D. McDaniels)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "It's Tricky")
 1997 Chasing Amy (writer: "Run's House" (1988) - as D. McDaniels)
 1993 Judgment Night (writer: "Me, Myself & My Microphone" - as Darryl "DMC" McDaniels)
 1993 CB4 (writer: "King of Rock" - as Darryl M. McDaniels)
 1991 Boyz n the Hood (writer: "Sucker M.C.'s" - as D. McDaniels)
 1988 Crossing Delancey (writer: "IT'S LIKE THAT")
 1988 Die Hard (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 1987 Less Than Zero (lyrics: "Christmas In Hollis" - as E. McDaniels) / (music: "Christmas In Hollis" - as E. McDaniels)
 1985 Krush Groove (writer: "King of Rock", "It's Like That", "You're Blind", "Krush Groovin'" - as D. McDaniels)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (writer: "SUCKER M.C.'S")
 1984 Graffiti Rock (TV Movie) (writer: "Sucker MC's")
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A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985. See more »

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Run D.M.C. | D.M.C. | Run DMC | DMC | Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels | Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels | Daryll McDaniels | Run-D.M.C. | Run-D.M.C | Run-DMC


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Found out in 1999 he was adopted. See more »


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