Bryton McClure

Biography: Avid viewers of Friday-night television during the very late '80s and early '90s may remember actor Bryton McClure (also occasionally credited as simply Bryton) for his decade-long contribution to the "TGIF" sitcom Family Matters; he played Richie, the impossibly cute, preschool-aged son of Aunt Rachel (Telma Hopkins) -- and one of a handful of sitcom children who instantaneously "grew up" from one season to the next sans explanation. (In truth, McClure inherited the role from infant twins Julius and Joseph Wright in 1990 after series producers decided to increase the age of Rachel's son.) An actor from the time he could walk, McClure entered show business at the age of two, by auditioning for -- and then starring in -- a "Bath Time Mickey Mouse" advertisement on television. Numerous commercials followed, which in turn led to the Family Matters assignment; McClure carried that role from 1990 until the series folded in 1998. At about the same time, McClure branched off into aAvid viewers of Friday-night television during the very late '80s and early '90s may remember actor Bryton McClure (also occasionally credited as simply Bryton) for his decade-long contribution to the "TGIF" sitcom Family Matters; he played Richie, the impossibly cute, preschool-aged son of Aunt Rachel (Telma Hopkins) -- and one of a handful of sitcom children who instantaneously "grew up" from one season to the next sans explanation. (In truth, McClure inherited the role from infant twins Julius and Joseph Wright in 1990 after series producers decided to increase the age of Rachel's son.) An actor from the time he could walk, McClure entered show business at the age of two, by auditioning for -- and then starring in -- a "Bath Time Mickey Mouse" advertisement on television. Numerous commercials followed, which in turn led to the Family Matters assignment; McClure carried that role from 1990 until the series folded in 1998. At about the same time, McClure branched off into a music career by signing on as an R&B vocalist for Universal Polydor Records in 1998, which made him the youngest artist signed to the label at that point. A compilation album containing the performer's blockbuster single "Ooh the Way I Feel About You" then sold a reported nine million copies, and McClure acquired his most avid following in Europe, where he performed a live set on television to an audience of 100 million viewers. Not long after, the tumultuous events of 9/11 erupted and prompted Bryton and his parents to remain in the United States (effectively putting his European music career on hold for a time), but McClure rebounded as a soap star following high school, and landed the multi-season role of Devon on the seminal midday drama The Young and the Restless. The actor's work on that program won him a 2006 Daytime Emmy for Best Young Actor in a Daytime Drama. Expand

Bryton McClure's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 78 The Vampire Diaries: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 48 Family Matters: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Winx Club: Season 6 Nov 29, 2013 Roy tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 41 Mar 26, 2013 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 40 Mar 26, 2012 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 39 Mar 28, 2011 Devon Hamilton tbd
78 The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Sep 9, 2010 Luka Martin 8.4
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 38 Mar 26, 2010 Devon Hamilton tbd
50 The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 Sep 10, 2009 Luka Martin 7.6
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 37 Mar 26, 2009 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 36 Mar 26, 2008 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 35 Oct 2, 2007 Devon Hamilton / Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 34 Mar 27, 2006 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 33 Mar 28, 2005 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 32 Mar 26, 2004 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 31 Mar 26, 2003 Devon Hamilton tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 9 Sep 19, 1997 Richie Crawford / Richie / Richie Crawford tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 8 Sep 20, 1996 Richie Crawford / Richie / Richie Crawford tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 7 Sep 22, 1995 Richie Crawford / Richie / Richie Crawford tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 6 Sep 23, 1994 Richie Crawford / Richie tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 5 Sep 24, 1993 Richie Crawford / Richie tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 4 Sep 18, 1992 Richie Crawford / Richie / Richie Crawford tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 3 Sep 20, 1991 Richie Crawford / Richie / Richie Crawford tbd
tbd Family Matters: Season 2 Sep 21, 1990 Richie Crawford / Richie / Richie Crawford tbd
48 Family Matters: Season 1 Sep 22, 1989 Richie Crawford / Richie 7.2
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 1 Jan 1, 1973 Devon Hamilton 4.0
tbd Family Matters: Season 10 Sep 22, 1989 Richie Crawford tbd