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Darryl McDaniels

Darryl McDaniels

Darryl McDaniels, or DMC as most of the world knows him, first made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC. He has been in the public eye for the past 20 years since forming the now-legendary, defunct group Run-DMC with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell. As one of the founding members of this multi-platinum music group, selling over 30 million singles and albums worldwide, he helped transform rap and hip-hop into the most popular music in the world while building a fan base that rivals the biggest acts in rock'n'roll. Run-DMC was the first rap group to earn a gold album, the first to earn a platinum album, the first to go multi-platinum, the first to have their videos played on MTV, the first to appear on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live and the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and Spin.

DMC recently added another list of firsts to his life: his first book entitled King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC. Additionally, he is finishing a musical project entitled Checks, Thugs, Rock N Roll, that will be released later this year on Arista Records.

DMC has made many television and feature film appearances including a recent spot on the Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He made his big-screen debut in TOUGHER THAN LEATHER. He has also composed songs for film including DIE HARD, CHASING AMY and GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Darryl McDaniels Facts

Birth NameDarryl Matthews McDaniels
Also known asDMC
OccupationMusician, Actor
BandRun DMC
BirthdayMay 31, 1964 (53)
SignGemini
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Darryl McDaniels compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Not available.