My First Role - Bryton James

Bryton James

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Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) was only four years old when he was cast as Richie Crawford on FAMILY MATTERS in 1990. James remained on the show until 1997, and has fond memories of the experience. “The first person I really gravitated to was Darius McCrary, who played Malcolm for a short time on Y&R [2009-11],” James recalls. “He was like the brother I never had and he really looked out for me on set. Telma Hopkins, who played my mother, was fantastic, but really the whole cast embraced me. Last September, we had a reunion [for an Entertainment Weekly cast photo shoot] and it was crazy because I haven’t seen these people for a long time but it still felt so familiar and comfortable. It was something I hadn’t felt in a really long time and it was a good feeling to have.” The series could make a comeback, à la ROSEANNE and WILL & GRACE. “There have been talks with different networks about doing a reboot,”