Darryl McDaniels
Darryl McDaniels
Celebrated Name: Darryl Mcdaniels
Real Name/Full Name: Darryl Matthews McDaniels
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: 31 May 1964
Birth Place: Hollis, Queens.
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Darryl Mcdaniels Gay?: No
Profession: musician and rapper
Salary:  Under Review
Net Worth in 2024: $50 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Darryl Matthews McDaniels, who was born on 31 May 1964, is an American musician and rapper. He is better known by his stage name D.M.C. and is a founding member of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C. also, Darryl Mcdaniels is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop culture.

Maybe you know about Darryl Mcdaniels very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Darryl Mcdaniels’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

McDaniels was born and raised in Hollis, Queens. Sadly, his mother was not married and surrendered him to the New York Foundling home and was a ward of the Foundling, in foster care, until placed with the McDaniels and eventually adopted by them. Darryl attended Rice High School in Manhattan and later enrolled in St. John’s University in Queens.

McDaniels developed his interest in hip hop music after listening to recordings of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. In 1978, McDaniels learned to D.J. by himself in the basement of his parents’ home. He took made use of the turntables and mixer that he bought with his older brother, Alford, after having a comic book sale in their neighborhood. It was during that time that he adopted the stage name “Grandmaster Get High.”

Personal Life

McDaniels has been a resident of Wayne, New Jersey. Darryl McDaniels was previously married to Zuri L. McDaniels in 1992 and had at least one relationship already. Online rumors of Darryl McDanielss’s dating past vary, which makes it a bit harder to keep track of all his flings, hookups and breakups. At present, he is single.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 31 May1964, Darryl Mcdaniels is 60 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 6′ 1″ tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


In the event of his newly developed passion, Run encouraged McDaniels to rap rather than D.J. With time, McDaniels preferred rapping than mixing records, and adopted the nickname of “Easy D.” In 1981, he dropped the “Easy D” and took up “DMcD” and then to the shorter “D.M.C..”

In 1984, they released their self-titled debut album and became very successful in the hip-hop industry. Fortunately, the group’s success continued to grow and reached its peak with its third album Raising Hell, making Run-D.M.C. the most popular hip-hop group at the time.

It was during this time that McDaniels began to build a reputation as a heavy drinker as he was known to consume up to eight 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor a day.

In 1987 Run-D.M.C. wrote “Christmas in Hollis” for A Very Special Christmas and filmed the video during their 1987 tour. D.M.C.’s mother made a guest appearance in the video.

In 1997, McDaniels began to develop a deep depression after being extremely unhappy with the rigorous routine of touring and performing, and with being separated from his wife and newborn son. Thus, he developed a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol to ease the pain.

Additionally, McDaniels noticed his voice was giving out while on tour and was later diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, a vocal disorder that causes involuntary spasms of the larynx muscles.

VH1 premiered the documentary titled D.M.C.: My Adoption Journey In February 2006, a program that ended with McDaniels reuniting with his birth mother.

McDaniels, in 2015, worked with the band Generation Kill on a project entitled D.M.C. Generation Kill, which was produced by former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

D.M.C. made a cameo appearance during a parody of Run D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis” in December 2016.

On 17 February 2016, D.M.C. featured on the heavy metal band Solus Deus EP as a guest vocalist. In 2017, as well, he starred in Italian rapper’s Caparezza released his studio album titled Prisoner 709.

D.M.C. performed an encore with O.A.R., playing “Walk This Way” On 13 August 2018.

Awards & Achievements

Unfortunately, there does not exist a record of the awards that Darryl has received in his career journey. However, in case he gets any, we will update you.

Net worth & Salary of Darryl Mcdaniels in 2024

Darryl McDaniels Net Worth
Darryl McDaniels Net Worth

Darryl McDaniels has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of July 2024, which he earned through his work in the music industry. Besides, some of his money has come from television appearances,  autobiography, and several other ventures that have contributed to him becoming so costly. For instance, he was once involved in two video games, ‘The Warriors’ of 2005 and the 2008 music video game ‘Guitar Hero: Aerosmith’. Darryl also ventured into the comics industry.

Darryl has exemplified a dominant attitude of ‘never say die’ in his career as he has not given up at any point, no matter the challenges. That has, therefore, been the reason why he has gathered such an enormous net worth. We, thus, project that he will continue to grow in his net worth henceforth.


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