Iurie Darie -Maximciuc was born on March 14, 1929 in Vadul-Rașcov, Soroca County, Kingdom of Romania. He studied at the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest, graduating in 1952. He made his film debut in 1953, playing Miron in “The Bugler's Grandsons”. Other notable roles followed in such films as “Brigada Diverse în alerta!” (1971), “Dimitrie Cantemir” (1973), “Fratii Jderi” (1974). He appeared also on stage in the theater ''Teatrul de Comedie'' in Bucharest. He was married to Consuela Rosu in the 1950s and later with Anca Pandrea. He was sometimes billed as Jurie Darie.
His Euro-western career was confined to appearing in East German DEFA films. He appeared in two westerns with Dean Reed and Gojko Mitic.
In 2002, Darie received the National Order of Faithful Service with the rank of Knight for his prestigious artistic career.
During his last years Darie suffered from several health problems, including respiratory and cardiac insufficiency and also a stroke. He died on November 9, 2012, aged 83, in Bucharest, Romania surrounded by his family.
DARIE, Iurie (aka Jurie Darie) [3/14/1929, Vadul Rosu, Kingdom of Romania - 11/9/2012, Bucharest, Romania (brain aneurism)] – theater, film, TV actor, married to Consuela Darie (Consuelo Rosu) [19??-19??] (195?- ) father of director Alexandru ‘Ducu’ Darie (Alexandru Darie-Maximciuc) [1959-2019], married to actress Anca Pandrea [1946- ] (19??-2012), awarded the Gopo Lifetime Achievement Award , received a star on the Alley of Fame - Capital Walk of Fame .
Osceola – 1970 (Richard Moore) [as Jurie Darie)
Blood Brothers - 1975 (Bill Simmons) [as Jurie Darie]
Sing, Cowboy, Sing – 1980 (Dave Arnold) [as Jurie Darie]