The star, best known for 1990s sitcom Family Matters, made an appearance at a family court in Oakland County, Michigan to settle child support and custody issues with the mother of his lovechild, and the judge ordered MCCrary to be held behind bars for up to two weeks until he handed over $5,500 (£3,400) in back payments.

MCCrary remained in jail until he decided to pay up, and was released after a couple of hours, according to