- Eddie Steeples
name = Eddie Steeples
birthdate = birth date and age|1973|11|25
Texas, United States
actor, producer, writer, director
website = http://www.esteeples.com
Eddie Steeples (born
November 25, 1973) is an American actorknown for his roles as the "Rubberband Man" in an advertising campaignfor OfficeMaxand as "Darnell 'Crab Man' Turner" in the NBCsitcom " My Name Is Earl".
Eddie Steeples was born on November 25, 1973 in Texas. Eddie graduated from Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas in the class of 1992. Long interested in an acting career, he studied theater at the St. Louis Repertory and moved to
New York Cityin the mid-1990s. There he joined an experimental film group, Mo-Freek, and a hip hop group, No Surrender, to which he still belongs. 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, featuring the 1976 song " The Rubberband Man" by The Spinners. Steeples' 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 movie "Torque", starring Ice Cube, Faison Love, and Jaime Pressly.
Steeples appeared in the movie "
Akeelah and the Bee", starring Laurence Fishburneand Angela Bassett, released in April 2006. An independent movie written and directed by Doug Atchison, "Robbers", is now in post-production, and Steeples has recently starred in a new Mo-Freek production called "When Is Tomorrow", which he co-wrote and co-produced with Kevin Ford.
Steeples appears as
Darnell Turner(also known as "Crab Man") in the NBCsitcom " My Name Is Earl", which premiered September 20, 2005. In the episode " Stole P's HD Cart," he parodied his role as the "Rubberband Man". In the episode, the show's main characters worked briefly in an office. Darnell's assigned task was to distribute office supplies out of a shopping cart.
Steeples was in
Thailandon December 26, 2004, and survived the Asian tsunami which left approximately 230,000 people throughout the Indian Oceanregion dead or missing.
On July 19th, 2008, Steeples married Marinas Suela in Los Angeles, CA.
* [http://www.esteeples.com Eddie Steeples' official website]
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* [http://inkedmag.com/inked_people/27/ Eddie Steeples' talks about his tattoos at Inked Magazine]
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