In 1996, Daryl was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Image award for his role in The John Laroquette Show.
Daryl was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. When he had his accident, he refused blood transfusions during the surgery because it contradicted the teachings of his religion.
In 1994 in Ebony magazine, Daryl claimed one of his most memorable childhood moments was "Summers spent crabbing and fishing in South Carolina."
The motorcycle Daryl was riding when he had his paralyzing accident was a relative's Kawasaki Ninja 900.
In 1998, Daryl was named one of the 10 best dressed stars in Hollywood by TV Guide.
Daryl was a good friend of Christopher and Dana Reeve. In 2004 he was named the celebrity spokesperson for their Minorities Community Outreach Program.
While starring in Veronica's Closet, Daryl appeared in a public service announcement about substance abuse for NBC's The More You Know.
Darryl's wife is named Carol. They have three kids--daughter, Kamari and sons, Desmin and Justin.
When Daryl was cast in Ed, he had the creators call his mother to tell her he got the part. He was afraid she wouldn't believe him.
While filming Toothless (about the tooth fairy) for Disney's Wonderful World of Disney, Darryl met co-star Kirstie Alley. The two got along so well, that she helped get him the role of Leo on her sitcom Veronica's Closet.
Darryl's role on Ed was his first as a parapalegic.
In 1990, Groove B. Chill (Darryl's rap group) released the album Starting From Zero.
Daryl: (On his motorcycle accident)
It was totally my fault. I took off in the dark without a helmet on a road I didn't know.
Daryl: (On his motorcycle accident) I went up the road on a curve and when I came back on the other side, it was loose gravel. I didn't see it, and I woke up three days later in the hospital.