|Darrel "Darry" Shaynne Curtis Jr.|
|Born||January 5th 1945|
|Family Members||*Ponyboy Curtis|
|Portrayed By||Patrick Swayze|
- "Darry's gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast."
- ―Ponyboy about Darry
Darrel 'Darry' Curtis (born January 5, 1945; age 20) is the oldest of the three brothers, and the adult of the house after their parents died. He is devotingly responsible for his younger brothers (he even decided not to go to college to take care of them) and is very protective of them, but Ponyboy only realizes this by the end of the book and/or movie.
Physical Appearance Edit
Darry is said to look a lot like his father and even has manerisms like him. He is strongly built with bulging muscles. His hair, unlike most greasers, is short and rarely has gel in it. Ponyboy describe his eyes as icy blue.
PersonalityEditDarry is, in short, a second father for his younger brothers. He loves them dearly, though has a bit of a weird way of showing it. Instead of being caring and understanding, he is stern and protective of them. However, this is only because he doesn't want to lose them to a boy's home.
He doesn't goof around often, though has been seen teasing Soda on occasion.
Ponyboy describes him as a young man who grew up too fast and as someone handling things no one his age should have to.
Darry is very intelligent and athletic. He wants Ponyboy to grow up well and go to college since that is an opportunity he and Soda, the middle brother, missed out on. He wishes that he could go back to college but won't because of financial problems and because he won't leave his younger brothers.