Darryl McDaniels Net Worth

Darryl McDaniels Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darryl Lovelace net worth is
$45 Million

Darryl Lovelace Wiki Biography

Darryl “DMC” Matthews McDaniels was born on 31 May 1964, in Harlem, New York, USA, and is a musician, best known for being a founding member of the hip hop group Run-DMC. He is also acknowledged to be one of the founders of modern hip hop music and related culture. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Darryl McDaniels? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $45 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. Along with Run-DMC, he’s released numerous successful albums, and several hit songs. He also toured around the country, and all of these efforts have ensured the position of his wealth.

Darryl McDaniels Net Worth $45 million

When he was a baby, he was adopted by the McDaniels family. He attended Rice High School, and after matriculating would then go to St. John’s University. After listening to songs of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Darryl would find great interest in hip hop music. He initially tried his hand at being a DJ, using turntables and a mixer; during this time he adopted the DJ name “Grandmaster Get High”.

Later on, he would befriend Joseph “Run” Simmons, and Jam-Master Jay who was considered one of the best young DJs in their area. Run convinced Darryl that he should try his hand at rapping, and he would then adapt the nickname “Easy D”. In 1981, he changed his nickname to “DMcD” and later “DMC” – the nickname stood for either Darryl Mac or “Devastating Mic Controller”. In 1984, they would release their debut album entitled “Run-DMC”, and it would become highly successful. They continued to release more albums and their success peaked with their third album entitled “Raising Hell”, which would reach the sixth spot on the Billboard 200, and Run-DMC would become the top hip hop group of the time. In the late 1980s, he wrote “Christmas in Hollis” which was made into a music video, and contributed to his growing net worth.

In 1997, McDaniels started to become very depressed, after apparently suffering for years with an alcohol-related problem. He became dependent on alcohol even more along with prescription drugs. He was later diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, which is a vocal disorder that causes involuntary spams. He started to disagree with his group in Run-DMC, because he wanted to adopt a softer tone to their songs.

These differences caused him to be involved in only three songs of the album “Crown Royal”, which was released in 2001. He was apparently on the verge of suicide due to depression, but was eventually inspired by the song “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. It was only during this time that he discovered his real birth mother, named Berncenia Lovelace.

In 2006, the documentary entitled “DMC: My Adoption Journey” was released, which led to him meeting with his mother at the end of the documentary. He thanked her, because giving him up for adoption eventually led to the formation of Run-DMC. The same year Darryl released a solo album entitled “Checks Thugs and Rock N Roll”, and would continue to give performances while working on his solo album. He was featured in the video game “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith” and would also perform in “The People Speak”. His net worth was continuing to grow.

A few of his recent endeavours include a comic book industry venture with Darryl Makes Comics. He’s also working with the band Generation Kill for a collaboration project.

For his personal life, he has been married to Zuri since 1992, and it is known that McDaniels currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey. In 2006, he was given a Congressional Angels in Adoption Award, thanks to his support for foster care and adoption. He founded a summer camp meant for foster children and is also part of the Board of Directors of Children’s Rights.

Full NameDarryl McDaniels
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthMay 31, 1964
Place Of BirthHarlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
EducationRice High School, Manhattan, St. John's University
SpouseZuri L. McDaniels (m. 1992)
ChildrenDarryl M. McDaniels, Jr
ParentsBerncenia Lovelace, Banna McDaniels, Byford McDaniels
SiblingsAlford McDaniels
Record LabelsProfile Records
Albums"Run-DMC" (1984), “Crown Royal”, "King of Rock" (1985), "Raising Hell" (1986), "Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll" (2006), "The Next Level", "The Origins Of Block Music" (2010)
Music GroupsRun-D.M.C. - Hip hop group, 1981-2002
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame (2008, Run-D.M.C.)
MoviesTougher Than Leather (1988), Who's the Man? (1993, Big Fun In The Big Town (1986), Krush Groove (1985)
TV ShowsGuitar Hero: Aerosmith (2008, video game), The People Speak (2009)
1Large, tinted glasses. (during the 1980s)
1Located and met his birth mother, Berncenia Lovelace, in 2005.
2Suffers from spasmodic dysphonia, which causes involuntary spasms of the vocal cords.
3Found out in 1999 he was adopted.
4A huge fan of The Beatles, especially John Lennon.
5Just completed his first solo album (June 2004), titled "Checks, Thugs, and Rock & Roll," due out at the end of the year.
6Found out in 1999 that he was adopted. Is currently searching for his birth parents.
7Used to drink 8 bottles of 40-ounce malt liquor a day.
8Arrested and charged for DWI and public intoxication in Atlanta, Georgia [August 1991]
9Member of the pioneering hip-hop group Run-D.M.C..


Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Be Single2016writer: "Christmas In Hollis"
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sounds of the 80s2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Night Before2015/IIwriter: "Christmas in Hollis"
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "Jam-Master Jay"
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s2015TV Movie writer: "It's Like That"
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "Sucker MC's", "My Adidas"
19872014writer: "It's Like That"
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Turbo2013writer: "It's Tricky"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The We and the I2012writer: "It's Like That" - as Darryl M. McDaniels
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Sucker MC's"
Jack and Jill2011/Iwriter: "It's Tricky"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date2010writer: "This Is Why I'm Hot"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Angel Camouflaged2010writer: "It's Tricky"
Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour2010Video documentary writer: "Into the Groove"
The Bounty Hunter2010/Iwriter: "It's Tricky"
Cop Out2010writer: "King of Rock"
Nitro Circus2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fast & Furious2009writer: "Raising Hell" - as Darryl Matthews McDaniels
Chuck2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar '80s2007Video Game writer: "It's Tricky"
Illegal Tender2007writer: "It's Like That"
Who's Your Caddy?2007writer: "Tell Me When to Go" - as Darryl Mathews McDaniels
Knocked Up2007performer: "All Along the Watchtower" - as DMC
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "It's Like That"
The Office2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Longest Yard2005as Darryl Matthews McDaniels, "Oh"
The Wire2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights2004writer: "It's Tricky"
White Chicks2004writer: "It's Tricky"
My Baby's Daddy2004writer: "Peter Piper" - as McDaniels
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Soul Brother #1" - as Simons Darryl Matthews McDaniels
Amplitude2003Video Game writer: "King Of Rock"
2 Fast 2 Furious2003writer: "Peter Piper" - as Darryl Matthew McDaniels
Malibu's Most Wanted2003writer: "It's Tricky"
The Hot Chick2002writer: "It's Tricky" - as Darryl Matthews McDaniels
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 42002Video Game writer: "My Adidas"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Rock Box"
Undeclared2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Sucker MCs Krush Groove 1" - as Darryl Matthew McDaniels
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000Video writer: "Rock Box", "King of Rock", "Down With the King", "Pause", "It's Tricky", "Walk This Way"
Road Trip2000writer: "It's Tricky"
Ready to Rumble2000writer: "King Of Rock"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game writer: "King of Rock"
Dogma1999writer: "Run's House", "It's Like That" - as D. McDaniels
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "It's Tricky"
Top of the Pops1987-1998TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Chasing Amy1997writer: "Run's House" 1988 - as D. McDaniels
Judgment Night1993writer: "Me, Myself & My Microphone" - as Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
CB41993writer: "King of Rock" - as Darryl M. McDaniels
Laws of Gravity1992writer: "Christmas in Hollis"
Boyz n the Hood1991writer: "Sucker M.C.'s" - as D. McDaniels
Crossing Delancey1988writer: "IT'S LIKE THAT"
Die Hard1988writer: "Christmas in Hollis"
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Christmas In Hollis" - as E. McDaniels / music: "Christmas In Hollis" - as E. McDaniels
Krush Groove1985writer: "King of Rock", "It's Like That", "You're Blind", "Krush Groovin'" - as D. McDaniels
Desperately Seeking Susan1985writer: "SUCKER M.C.'S"
Graffiti Rock1984TV Movie writer: "Sucker MC's"


The GatheringfilmingBogart
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesJingle Barack sketch
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit2011TV SeriesDMC
Full Throttle Saloon2010TV Series
The Warriors2005Video GameScopes (voice, as DMC)
Roll Bounce2005Garden D.J. Smooth Dee (as Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels)
Death of a Dynasty2003Old School Rapper #2 (as DMC)
Who's the Man?1993Detective (as DMC)
WWF Challenge1989TV SeriesDMC
Tougher Than Leather1988Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels
Reading Rainbow1986TV SeriesDMC


Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000Video
Contents Under Pressure1999Documentary
Reading Rainbow1986TV Series 1 episode


Public Enemy Feat DMC: RLTK2012Short


88 Fresh2018Documentary filmingHimself
Taraji's White Hot Holidays2016TV MovieHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Hip-Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Alternative Press Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Comic Book Men2015TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Close-Up2015TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Made in America2013DocumentaryHimself
Four Courses with J.B. Smoove2013TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Run-DMC
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
A Day with DMC2012ShortHimself
Public Enemy Feat DMC: RLTK2012ShortHimself
Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Revolutionaries: DMC2011TV MovieHimself
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011DocumentaryHimself
Full Throttle Saloon2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
The People Speak2009DocumentaryHimself
The Great Debate2009TV SeriesHimself
The Girls Next Door2008TV SeriesHimself - Rap Musician
Biography2008TV Series documentary
Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 20082008TV MovieHimself (as DMC)
J.A.M. Awards & Concert2007TV SpecialHimself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love2007TV Series documentaryHimself
A Weigh with Words2007Documentary
Celebrity Rap Superstar2007TV SeriesHimself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s2006TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself
I Love Toys2006TV Series documentaryHimself
DMC: My Adoption Journey2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1 Goes Inside2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!2006DocumentaryHimself (as DMC)
Driven2006TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1: All Access2005TV SeriesHimself
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHimself
50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die2005Video documentaryHimself (as DMC)
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Music 101: The Green Room2005TV SeriesHimself
Just for Kicks2005DocumentaryHimself (as Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels)
Black in the 80s2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
2004 Radio Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
L.A. D.J.2004Himself
War on Wax: Rivalries in Hip-Hop2004VideoHimself
Run DMC: Forever Kings2004Video documentaryHimself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as DMC)
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The New Tom Green Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003VideoHimself (segment "Walk This Way") (as Run-DMC)
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Nas: Made You Look - God's Son Live2003Video documentaryHimself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2003TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (as DMC)
The 2002 Billboard Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
American Rap Stars2002Video documentaryHimself (as DMC)
Run-D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay: The Last Interview2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Rock Box")
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Run-DMC)
MTV 20: Jams2001VideoHimself (segment "Walk This Way") (as Run-DMC)
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000VideoHimself (as Run-DMC)
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself (as Run DMC)
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself (as Run-DMC)
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself (as DMC)
Soul Train1986-1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Run-DMC)
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Run DMC)
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Run-DMC)
WrestleMania V1989TV SpecialD.M.C.
Yo! MTV Raps1988TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself (as Run-DMC)
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1987TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Run-DMC: The Video1987Video shortHimself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Big Fun in the Big Town1986TV Movie documentaryHimself (as DMC)
Krush Groove1985Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Run-DMC)
New American Bandstand 19651985TV SeriesHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Graffiti Rock1984TV MovieHimself (as Run-D.M.C)

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Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence2008Video documentaryHimself (video "Slam")
20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Rapper
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme2000DocumentaryHimself

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