Friday Morning Man: Bryton James!
You always breathe a sigh of relief when a child star is able to transition to adult actor without going off of the deep end.
Bryton James, who we got to know as curly-haired tyke Richie Crawford for seven seasons on ABC’s Family Matters, has grown up well. He has for several years played the role of Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless and won a Daytime Emmy for his performance in 2007. He was nominated for Daytime Emmy again just yesterday – his sixth nomination.
In 2009 he also won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series and has been nominated seven times overall.
Bryton, now 29, has also had a recurring role as Luka on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, is an in-demand voice actor and has had some success as a recording artist with the single Ooh, The Way I Feel About You. Not bad for a guy who’s not even 30!