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Bryton Eric McClure (born August 11, 1986), also credited as Bryton James and Bryton McClure is an American actor, ex-child actor and singer where he played as Richie Crawford on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters from 1990 to 1997.

He also portrays the role of Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless since 2004.

Early Life[]

James was born in Lakewood, California, and lived in Fullerton, California, as a child. His father, Eric, was a musician, songwriter, and music producer.


James started in show business when he was two years old. He appeared in commercials and magazine ads, including one with singer Michael Jackson. At the age of four, he began portraying Richie Crawford on the sitcom Family Matters, where he appeared from 1990 to 1997 in over 200 episodes.

He has portrayed Devon Hamilton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless since June 2004. He won the 2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, and earned nominations for the same award in 2006 and 2008. After being nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series from 2005 through 2008, James won the award in 2009.

James was a guest star on the drama The Vampire Diaries during its second season as warlock Luka Martin. He voices Jason James/Z-Strap on Nicktoons animated series Zevo-3 and Virgil Hawkins/Static in the Cartoon Network series Young Justice: Invasion. He has also provided the voice of Mark Surge in Hero Factory. His credits also include voice acting work 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 was also a recording artist and performed on Disney Channel and other U.S. and international networks.



  • Family Matters (1990–1998) - Richie Crawford
  • The Young and the Restless (2004–present) - Devon Hamilton
  • The Vampire Diaries (2010–2011) - Luka Martin
  • Young Justice (2013–present) - Virgil Hawkins/Static


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