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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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 2017 T2 Trainspotting (writer: "It's Like That" - as Darryll Matthews McDaniels)
 2016 How to Be Single (writer: "Christmas In Hollis")
 2015/II The Night Before (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (writer: "Jam-Master Jay")
 2014 1987 (writer: "It's Like That")
 2013 Turbo (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2012 The We and the I (writer: "It's Like That" - as Darryl M. McDaniels)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Due Date (writer: "This Is Why I'm Hot")
 2010 Angel Camouflaged (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "King of Rock")
 2009 Fast & Furious (writer: "Raising Hell" - as Darryl Matthews McDaniels)
 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 Longest Yard (as Darryl Matthews McDaniels, "Oh")
 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 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)
 2000 Road Trip (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2000 Ready to Rumble (writer: "King Of Rock")
 1999 Dogma (writer: "Run's House", "It's Like That" - 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)
 1992 Laws of Gravity (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 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")
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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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Used to drink 8 bottles of 40-ounce malt liquor a day. See more »


Large, tinted glasses. (during the 1980s)


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