Bryton James: Richie Crawford
Bryton James, now 25, played little Richie Crawford (Rachel’s son) on Family Matters from 1990 to 1997, starting on the show when he was just 4 years old. Although he’s best known for playing Devon on The Young and the Restless since 2004, a role that earned him a 2007 Daytime Emmy and a 2009 NAACP Image Award, you may recognize him from his seven-episode arc as ill-fated man-witch Luka on The Vampire Diaries.
When Bryton’s not acting, he’s singing: He debuted his first single, “Ooh, The Way I Feel About You,” on the German TV show Stars 2000. Talk about big-time stuff.
Bryton’s also a guy with a cause: He founded his own charity in 1996 — when he was 10 — called RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) Kids.