Eddie Steeples

Eddie Steeples

Infobox actor

name = Eddie Steeples
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birthdate = birth date and age|1973|11|25
birthplace = Texas, United States
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occupation = actor, producer, writer, director
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website = http://www.esteeples.com

Eddie Steeples (born November 25, 1973) is an American actor known for his roles as the "Rubberband Man" in an advertising campaign for OfficeMax and as "Darnell 'Crab Man' Turner" in the NBC sitcom "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 City in 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 Fishburne and 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 NBC sitcom "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 Thailand on December 26, 2004, and survived the Asian tsunami which left approximately 230,000 people throughout the Indian Ocean region dead or missing.

On July 19th, 2008, Steeples married Marinas Suela in Los Angeles, CA.

External links

* [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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