Durrell Lyons, DADication Father

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Durrell Lyons originally hails from the small town of Wichita Falls, Texas. Raised primarily by his mother, his humble beginnings are characterized by countless hours spent at local Boys and Girls Clubs filled with basketball games and NBA dreams, endless freestyle sessions and MC dreams, and, most memorably, “roasting” sessions and exchanging “yo mama” jokes. He would eventually leave his hometown to pursue higher education in Savannah, Georgia. While in college, Mr. Lyons kept close to the stage by participating in various theatrical productions—as a dancer with Savannah State's Hip Hop dance team, as a runway model with a number of fashion troupes, and as a spoken word poet.

After earning his engineering degree at Savannah State University, Mr. Lyons moved to Atlanta and began to study various acting methods and even gained experience as a standup comedian. Mr. Lyons has had active roles in a variety of stage productions, television projects, and on the big screen. He currently resides in the eastern suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two children. His advice to other dads is that you don't have to have all the answers. Sometimes "being there" is enough. It's half the battle.

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