Klein Oak High School c/o 1992
Darnell Turner aka Crab Man on My Name is Earl
BiographyEddie 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.