Bryton James is an American actor, voice artist, and singer who is well known for his childhood role as Richie Crawford in the popular sitcom, “Family Matters”(1989-1997). He was just 4 years old at the time. James currently is playing the role of Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap opera, “The Young and the Restless” since 2004 for which he even won two Daytime Emmy Awards.
He also got recognition for guest-starring as warlock Luka Martin on the drama, “The Vampire Diaries” during its second season. Besides, James is quite active in social media sites with over 115k followers on Instagram: @brytonejames while over 67k followers on Twitter: @BrytonEjames.
What is Bryton James Famous for?
- Famous for his role Richie Crawford in “Family Matters”.
Where was Bryton James Born?
Bryton James was born on August 17, 1986, in Lakewood, California, United States. His birth name is Bryton Eric McClure. His nationality is American. James belongs to African-American ethnicity while Leo is his zodiac sign.
Bryton James was born as the son of Eric McClure(father) and Bette McClure(mother). His father, Eric was an African-American musician, songwriter, and music producer while her mother, Bette is a Native American homemaker.
When he was young, James along with his family moved to Fullerton, California where he spent his childhood. He was interested in acting at a young age who started in the show business when he was just two years old toddler.
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Bryton James’s Career Highlights
- Bryton James began his career as a child actor initially appearing in commercials and magazine ads, including one with legendary singer Michael Jackson.
- James got his first and biggest breakthrough at the of 4 when he was cast for the role of Richie Crawford in the sitcom, “Family Matters” in 1990. He appeared in the show in over 200 episodes for 7 years till 1997.
- After almost 7 years later, James got cast for the role of Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap opera, “The Young and the Restless” in 2004.
- For his performance on the show, James earned several nominations and awards.
- James then guest-starred on the drama, “The Vampire Diaries” as warlock Luka Martin during its second season.
- He then voiced the role of Jason James/Z-Strap on Nicktoons animated series, “Zevo-3” and also as Virgil Hawkins/Static in the Cartoon Network series, “Young Justice: Invasion”.
- His other roles include voice acting as Mark Surge in “Hero Factory”, as Freddie on the animated series, “The Kids From Room 402”, Mowgli on “The Jungle Book CD-ROM”, and Zare Leonis on “Star Wars Rebels”.
- James will be voice-starring as Five in the Nickelodeon animated series, “Glitch Techs”.
Bryton James’s Wife
Bryton James is currently in a relationship with Brytni Sarpy. Sarpy is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Valerie Spencer on the ABC network soap opera, “General Hospital”. They began dating in May 2019 and are still in love with each other.
James was previously married to Ashley Leisinger. Leisinger is also an actress with whom James dated for several years and after years of their love affair, the couple got married on March 16, 2011. The ceremony was officiated by The Young and the Restless co-star Christian LeBlanc.
However, after just 3 years of their marriage, James confirmed having divorced on February 20, 2014, but claimed to be close friends. After their divorce, he began dating Sterling Victorian but it also didn’t last long.
Bryton James’s Net Worth
Bryton James has quite good earnings from his profession as an actor and voice artist. Having his career started in 1988, James has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the prominent actors in Hollywood. With his earnings from his several shows, James has managed to amass a healthy fortune estimated to be around $3 million while his salary is around $500k. He even donates 10% of his income to charities.
Bryton James’s Height
Bryton James is a good-looking man with a well-maintained athletic body physique in his 30s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 9inches.(1.75m) while his body weighs around 75kg. He has a brown complexion with bald hair and a pair of brown eyes.