Darryl McDaniels
Darryl McDaniels
Real Name/Full Name Darryl Mathews McDaniels
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Darryl McDaniels
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31 May 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Bald
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Rice High School
College: St. John’s University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Zuri L. McDaniels
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Rapper and record Producer
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Darryl Matthews McDaniels is a popular American rapper who is popularly known by his stage name DMC. As the founding member of the hip hop group Run-D.M.C, he is one of the pioneers of hip hop culture. More about Darryl McDaniels is as listed in the following headlines. He has been active in his career since 1983.

Well, how well do you know about Darryl McDaniels? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Darryl McDaniels’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Darryl McDaniels to date.

Biography and Early Life

Darryl McDaniels was born on 31 May 1964 in Harlem, New York, United States. He was brought up in Hollis, Queens, and because his mother was not married, she surrendered him to the New York Founding home. Before being adopted by the McDaniels, he was an award for founding in foster care. The McDaniels raised him in the Catholic faith.

He started becoming interested in hip hop music after listening to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five recordings. He taught himself how to DJ at his parents’ home in 1978. He used a mixer he had bought together with his elder brother, Alford, and turntables. During this time, he used the name “Grandmaster Get High” as his stage name.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Darryl McDaniels in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Darryl McDaniels’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 31 May 1964. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


McDaniels is an educated man. He graduated from ice High School in Manhattan. He later enrolled at St. John’s University for his degree level.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

McDaniels is currently single. He was in at least one relationship in the past before got married to Zuri L. McDaniels back in 1992. However, his dating history varies in different sites; thus, it is hard to come up with a conclusion about his past relationships and breakups.

He has been very open about his condition of battling depression. He even had an appearance on Live from the Barrage, where he spoke more about his condition. He has gone ahead to write on Men’s Health and BlackDoctor about his memoir, “Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide.”

He currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey.

Is Darryl McDaniels Gay?

No. McDaniels is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. Although it is hard to conclude his current status, many sources have revealed he is single at the moment.

Professional Career

After learning how to be a DJ, McDaniels sold his DJ equipment by the end of that year. This was after his friend Joseph “Run” Simmons bought his turntables and mixer. The two were joined by Jam-Master Jay, known to be the best DJ in Hollis. Run encouraged McDaniels to focus on rapping rather than being a DJ, and he gradually adopted raping. He adopted the name “Easy D,” which he dropped in 1981, taking “DMcD,” which was shortened to “DMC.”

The trio released their debut album in 1984, which became very successful.  Their third album brought them much success, and the album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and position one on the Top R & B/Hip Hop Albums chart. His struggle with depression started in 1997, and he would become unhappy with the touring of the group and also being away from his wife and newly born son. To ease the condition, he used prescription drugs and alcohol to ease the pain.

He later realized that his voice was giving out during a tour and was later diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, a vocal disorder. His documentary “DMC: My Adoption Journey” was premiered on VH1 in February 2006. At the end of the program, he reunited with his mother.

Apart from his works with the group, he has also focused on his solo career. In 2006, he released “Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll.” In 2017, he released “Back from the Dead EP.” He has also appeared in a number of video games like The Warriors and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.


McDaniels has not yet received any awards from his career. However, together with other members of his group, they have released a number of hit albums that have been ranked high in various ranking charts.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Darryl McDaniels in 25th June 2024

Darryl McDaniels Net Worth
Darryl McDaniels Net Worth

As of 2024, McDaniels has accumulated an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has earned his wealth mainly from his career in the music industry. Part of his wealth has also come from his television appearance and his memoirs and autobiography. Other ventures which have contributed to his wealth include his participation in video games. He has also ventured into the comic industry, and this too has contributed to the increase of his earning.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was awarded the Congressional Angels in Adoption award for his promotion in adoption and support of children in foster care.
  • He is a member of the Board of Directors of Children’s Rights.
  • He is a co-founder of The Felix Organization, together with Sheila Jaffee, who is a fellow adoptee and Emmy award-winning cast director.

Darryl McDaniels has been very dedicated all through his career. Although he has faced several challenges on the way, he did not give up at any given point. He has also written books that can help other people who are facing the same challenge of depression-like him, which is very encouraging.


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