Who is Bryton James?
He was born Bryton Eric McClure in Lakewood, California USA, on 17 August 1986 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor who has been credited with involvement in around 20 movies and TV series – often through his voice – while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Richie Crawford in the adventure comedy series “Family Matters” created by William Bickley and three others, and which starred Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White and Kellie Shanygne Williams. The series aired from 1989 to 1998, and follows the lives of the Winslow family. It won nine of the 26 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Early life and education
Bryton was raised an only child in Fullerton, California by his parents Bette and Eric McClure.
His father was a musician, music producer and a songwriter, and Bryton thus became interested in music at a very early age. Eric’s also credited with inventing the snow scooter – Snow Jack.
Bryton launched his career aged two, thanks to his parents who drove him around to various auditions, and he eventually began appearing in TV and magazine advertisements, and was four when cast to appear in the series “Family Matters”. In 1994 aged eight, he played Richie Crawford in the comedy series “ABC TGIF”, while two of his following roles were in the 1998 episode “Bad Boy” of the family comedy series “Smart Guy”, and the 2000 episode “Son of Einstein” of the animated family comedy “The Kids from Room 402” (voice role).
Bryton attended a local high school at which he was quite sporting, as he played football, baseball and soccer, and upon matriculating in 2004, chose not to pursue a college degree but to focus on his acting career.
Roles in movies
Bryton has had roles in only two movies – in 2010 he voiced Surge in the animated action adventure “Lego Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies”, written by Sean Catherine Derek, directed by Mark Baldo, and which starred John Schneider, Henry Winkler and Eric Christian Olsen. It follows a rookie team of heroes trying to stop a mysterious man from taking down Stormer and his Hero Factory.
In 2017, he played Cory in the drama “The Intruders”, written and directed by Gregori J. Martin, and which starred Steven Bauer, Lisa Wilcox and Meadow Williams. It follows Michael Foster, whose eccentric mother has just died, and who’s now inviting various strange people into his home while they’re about to ruin his marriage. The movie attracted little attention, and received poor reviews.
Roles in TV series
In 2010, Bryton voiced both Jason and Z-Strap in the animated action adventure “Zevo-3”, which failed to attract any attention, then in 2011 he was cast to play the supporting character Luka Martin in the fantasy horror drama “The Vampire Diaries”, created by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, and which starred Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev. It follows a teenage girl living in Mystic Falls in Virginia, who’s in love with two vampire brothers – it aired from 2009 to 2017, and won 36 of the 102 awards for which it was nominated.
Bryton then voiced Mark Surge in eight episodes of the animated science fiction adventure “Hero Factory”, made a guest voicing performance as Eli in the episode “Bed-Headed Fred” of the animated drama “Miles Across the Sea”, and voiced Roy, one of the supporting characters in the animated action adventure “Winx Club”, created by Iginio Straffi and which stars Letizia Ciampa, Gemma Donati and Domitilla D’Amico.
The series has been airing since 2004, and follows the life of Bloom from Earth who’s attending the university for children with special powers called Alfea College. It has won six of the ten awards for which it has been nominated.
The year 2015 heard him voice Cyborg in seven episodes of the animated superhero drama “DC Super Friends”, and he then voiced Virgil Hawkins and Static in eight episodes of the animated action adventure “Young Justice”. In 2020, Bryton voiced Speck in the episode “I’m Mitch Williams” of the animated action adventure “Glitch Techs”, and in 2021 he voiced Corey in the episode “From the Shadows” of the animated action adventure “Pacific Rim: The Black”.
From 2004 to this day, Bryton has been playing Devon Hamilton in 1,273 episodes of the long-running romantic drama “The Young and the Restless”, which has been airing since 1973 and totals over 12,000 episodes.
The series was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, it today stars Doug Davidson, Peter Bergman and Eric Braeden, and follows the lives of the Abbott and Newman clans in Genoa City. It has won 293 awards of the 1,003 for which it has been nominated.
Bryton’s most recent role has been his portrayal of Cameo Guest Star Traque in four episodes of the 2021 drama “The Rich & the Ruthless”, which has failed to attract any attention, and received mixed reviews.
In 1996, he voiced various characters in the video game “Disney’s Animated Storybook: The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and in 2000, he voiced several characters in the video game “The Jungle Book: Rhythm ‘n Groove”.
Bryton sang the song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” in a 2008 episode of the series “The Young and the Restless”.
He has been featured in various TV specials, such as the 2007 “The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”, the 2013 “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”, and the 2020 “The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”.
Bryton has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Tyra Banks Show”, “Jeopardy!” and “The Talk”. He also competed in the game-show “Wheel of Fortune”.
Awards and nominations
Bryton has been nominated for 16 awards, all for his performance in the series “The Young and the Restless”, and has won four. In 1998, he won a Young Artist Michael Landon Award, and in 2009 won an Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Bryton has also won two Daytime Emmy Awards: one in 2007 for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and another in 2020 for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
The other awards he’s been nominated for are six Image and six Daytime Emmy Awards.
Love life and wife
Bryton met the non-celebrity Ashley Leisinger in 2008 when introduced by a mutual friend, and on 16 March 2011, the two exchanged vows in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family members. They divorced in 2014 for unknown reasons, but have apparently remained good friends.
In 2015, he began dating Sterling Victorian, who’s an actress and a musician, probably known best for her portrayal of Rachel in the musical adventure movie “The Kids Are Asleep”. They dated for around four years before splitting ways in early 2019.
In May 2019, Bryton and the American actress Brytni Sarpy began dating after meeting on the set of the series “The Young and the Restless”.
They are still together to this day, and are believed by many to have exchanged vows in a secret ceremony, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of April 2021, Bryton’s dating Brytni Sarpy, was once married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Bryton’s a philanthropist who has worked with various charitable organizations as well as served as the spokesperson for many. In 1996, he founded the Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving (RADDKids) organization.
Bryton’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the US and to many European countries with his best friend and co-star Christel Khalil. They could’ve been seen vacationing in Spain together in 2015, and in Mexico in November 2016. Bryton’s also the godfather to her son.
Happy birthday Bryton James! The Young and the Restless actor is turning 33 today!
He’s physically highly active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body.
In his spare time, Bryton enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actors and actresses Tom Hanks, Vin Diesel and Anne Hathaway, such as “Sleepless in Seattle”, the franchise “Fast and Furious”, and “Les Miserables”.
Age, tattoos and net worth
Bryton’s age is 34. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). Bryton has many tattoos all over his body, and during one of his interviews, stated that he has even lost count of how many he has.
As of April 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.