Darryl "Darry" Curtis is 20 year old boy who lives with his two brothers, Sodapop and Ponyboy. His parents died in a car wreck and his is the "dad" of the family now. He is 6 feet tall, broad, and very muscular. He has dark brown hair and pale blue green eyes, which Ponyboy describes as "two pieces of pale blue-green ice". He looks older than 20. His brothers and the gang are the most important things to him and he is rarely happy or smile, he is firm and strick, and determined.