Eddie Steeples

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Star on 2012 Zombie Apocalypse

Born:

11/25/1973, Texas

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  • Eddie Steeples was born in Texas, studied theater at the St. Louis Repertory, and moved to New York City in the mid-1990s. There he joined an 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 award-winning commercials for OfficeMax, and his performance in those commercials led him to be named one of the "World's Sexiest Men" of 2004 by People magazine. He has also appeared in the feature film "Torque," starring Ice Cube, Faison Love, and Jaime Pressley. Steeples appeared in the film Akeelah and the Bee, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, released in April 2006. An independent film written and directed by Steeples, Robbers, is now in post-production. Steeples currently plays the role of Darnell in the NBC comedy series My Name Is Earl, which premiered on September 20, 2005.moreless

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Texas

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    • Eddie was a guest star on The Chris Rock Show.

    • Eddies first role in a feature film was in the 2002 drama, People Are Dead. His role was cop #2.

    • Eddie appeared on an episode of Celebrity Family Feud dated July 8,2008 as his character, Darnell Turner in the hit NBC comedy series, My Name Is Earl

    • Eddie was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in My Name Is Earl.

    • Eddie had graduated from Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas in the class of 1992.

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