|Years active 2001–present|
Education Klein Oak High School
Spouse Marinas Suela (m. 2008)
Name Eddie Steeples
|Born November 25, 1973 (age 46) (1973-11-25) Spring, Texas, United States|
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter, director
Marriage location Los Angeles, California, United States
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Movies and TV shows My Name Is Earl, Home Alone: The Holiday H, Zombie Apocalypse, Would You Rather, Akeelah and the Bee
Similar People Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez, Jaime Pressly, Jason Lee, Greg Garcia
The Guestbook Season 2 Premiere Eddie Steeples
Eddie Steeples (born November 25, 1973) is an American actor known for his roles as the "Rubberband Man" in an advertising campaign for OfficeMax, and as Darnell "Crabman" Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl.
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- Eddie Steeples from My Name is Earl with Matt Schellhas
- Personal life
Eddie Steeples from "My Name is Earl" with Matt Schellhas
Steeples was born and raised in Spring, Texas, the oldest of nine children. After graduating from Klein Oak High School in 1992, he moved to Santa Cruz, California, where he took acting classes at a community college. He later studied with the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre and briefly at Howard University, eventually settling in New York City. There Steeples joined the experimental film group Mo-Freek, and a hip hop group, No Surrender. Among the Mo-Freek productions he has starred in are Lost in the Bush, Caravan Summer, and People Are Dead. He also starred in the short film Whoa and appeared as a guest on The Chris Rock Show.
Steeples became nationally known when he was cast as the "Rubberband Man" in a series of commercials for OfficeMax. He has also appeared in feature films.
Steeples played the role of Darnell Turner on the NBC comedy series My Name Is Earl, which premiered on September 20, 2005 and ran for four seasons. Steeples on the show was known as Darnell Turner (witness protection name) aka Harry Monroe (real name) a.k.a. "Crab Man".
Steeples has discredited what he calls false Internet claims saying he was married to a "Marinas Suela" in 2008.