Terry Crews, born on July 30, 1968, is a prominent actor, television host, and former American football player. His role in the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” as Julius Rock in 2005 catapulted him into fame. He was also featured in the FOX and NBC sitcom, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Terry Jeffords from 2013 through to 2021. He starred in “The Family Crews,” a BET reality series in 2010 and 2011. He has also hosted a number of T.V. shows such as the game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2014 and “America’s Got Talent” in 2019. In football, Crews played the defensive end and linebacker in the National Football League. He played for Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins. He also played for the Rhein Fire in the World League of American Football. Crews is down to Earth and we are extremely happy to celebrate him with you today.
Terry Alan Crews is an established actor and former football player. His talent and skill have put him on a pedestal around the world. He was born on July 30, 1968, in Flint, Michigan to his father, Terry Crews, and his mother, Patricia Ann. He is the middle child of three children. His mother was 18 years old when he was born and she was the one who mainly raised Crews and his siblings. His father had grown abusive and distant due to the influence of alcohol. Crews took flute lessons for eight years and attended Interlochen Arts Academy for one summer. He later enrolled in Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, through an art scholarship. He tried out for the school football team after his freshman year and made the team. This earned him a full athletic scholarship.
The Los Angeles Rams drafted him in 1991 in the 11th round of the National Football Draft. Throughout his career, he played six games with the Rams, 10 games with the San Diego Chargers, and 16 games with the Washington Redskins. He also participated in the World League of American Football in the 1995 season and played for Rhein Fire. Crews retired from football in 1997 to pursue film. He always wanted to work in the industry but never really as an actor. Earlier on in 1996, he had co-written and co-produced “Young Boys Incorporated,” an independent feature film. He attributes his interest in acting and the film industry largely to his experience with the said film. He auditioned for a role in “Battle Dome,” the syndicated game show in 1999 and that became his first-ever acting role. The role paved the way for other films, music videos, and commercials.
The role on “Friday After Next” was his breakout role but the role in the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” as Julius Rock from 2005 through to 2009, catapulted his fame around the world. In 2004, during his performance in “White Chicks,” Adam Sandler re-wrote a role in the film, “The Longest Yard” to give it to him. He had, however, auditioned for another role in the same film. He is also a voice actor and he had roles in animations such as, “American Dad!” and “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.” He starred in “The Family Crews,” a BET reality series in 2010 and 2011. He also featured in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Terry Jeffords from 2013 through to 2021.
Terry Crews Movies and TV Shows
|Craig of the Creek||Duane, Kit’s Dad||2018-2022|
|American Dad!||Heinrich Brown, Ronnie||20122-2022|
|Tales of the Walking Dead||Joe||2022|
|Space Force||General Neyman Aggroad||2022|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Terry Jeffords||2013-2021|
|The Willoughbys||Commander Melanoff||2020|
|John Henry||John Henry||2020|
|CelebriD&D||Thodak the Blacksmith||2018|
|Sorry to Bother You||Sergio||2018|
|Portlandia||Border Guard Crews||2018|
|Do You Want To See A Dead Body?||Terry Crews||2018|
|Where’s the Money||Uncle Leon||2017|
|Good Game||Terry Crews||2017|
|Sandy Wexler||‘Bedtime’ Bobby Barnes||2017|
|Aztec Warrior||Juan Claudio||2016|
|The Ridiculous 6||Chico||2015|
|Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.||Blade||2014|
|VeggieTales: Celery Night Fever||Bruce Onion, Terry Turnip||2014|
|The Expendables 3||Caesar||2014|
|Drunk History||Donald ‘Cinque’ DeFreeze, Joe Louis||2013-2014|
|Draft Day||Earl Jennings||2014|
|The Single Moms Club||Branson||2014|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Earl Devereaux||2013|
|Arrested Development||Herbert Love||2013|
|Scary Movie 5||Martin Jacobs||2013|
|Second Generation Wayans||Mike Williams||2013|
|Real Husbands of Hollywood||Terry Crews||2013|
|Are We There Yet?||Nick Persons||2010-2012|
|The Newsroom||Lonny Church||2012|
|The Expendables 2||Hale Caesar||2012|
|Bridesmaids||Boot Camp Instructor||2011|
|Lottery Ticket||Jimmy the Driver||2010|
|The Expendables||Hale Caesar||2010|
|Terminator Salvation||Captain Jericho||2009|
|Everybody Hates Chris||Julius||2005-2009|
|Get Smart||Agent 91||2008|
|Street Kings||Detective Terrence Washington||2008|
|The Boondocks||Defendant, Man in Parking Lot||2005-2007|
|Balls of Fury||Freddy||2007|
|Who’s Your Caddy?||Tank||2007|
|How To Rob a Bank||Officer DeGepse||2007|
|Norbit||Big Jack Latimore||2007|
|Inland Empire||Street Person #3||2007|
|Puff Puff Pass||Cold Crush||2006|
|Benchwarmers||Poker Guy #1||2006|
|Behind the Smile||Big James||2006|
|The Alibi||Crazy Eight||2006|
|All of Us||Parker||2005|
|The Longest Yard||Cheeseburger Eddy||2005|
|My Wife and Kids||Darryl||2005|
|White Chicks||Latrell Spencer||2004|
|CSI: Miami||Craig Waters||2004|
|Starsky & Hutch||Porter||2004|
|How to Get The Man’s Foot Outta Your Ass||Big T||2004|
|Malibu’s Most Wanted||8 Ball||2003|
|Deliver us From Eva||Big Bartender||2003|
|The District||Atticus King||2002|
|Friday After Next||Damon||2002|
|The 6th Day||Vincent||2000|
He gets drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the National Football League Draft.
He plays for Rhein Fire in the World League of American Football.
He co-writes and co-produces the independent film “Young Boys Incorporated” to which he attributes his interest in acting.
He features in “White Chicks” and his performance inspires Adam Sandler to change a role in “The Longest Yard” and give it to him.
His role in the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” widens his popularity and recognition worldwide.
Why We Love Terry Crews
He is self-made
Crews has earned everything that he has. When he started acting, he did not have any training. His point guard was to please his audience and this ultimately worked in his favor. He took classes for eight years and even went to summer camp at Interlochen Arts Academy to perfect himself.
He advocates for women's rights
He strongly believes in equal opportunities for women and men and is against sexism. This stems from his relationship with his father and how his family endured so much violence from him. He also spoke about the sexual abuse he went through in support of the Me Too movement.
He is an entrepreneur
He has numerous streams of revenue and is always coming up with new ways to enrich his life. Apart from being a football player and an actor, he also appears in music videos and commercials. Additionally, he has written a book about good family values, and he teamed up with Bernhardt Design and came up with his own furniture line.
5 Surprising Facts
He married a gospel singer
The love of his life, his wife Rebecca King-Crews, is a gospel singer.
He has his own furniture line
He partnered with Bernhardt Design to create his own furniture line.
He is typecast as the “muscle”
Because of his buff physique, at the start of his acting career, Crews was cast as the “muscle.”
He almost drowned
He almost drowned on “Stars Earn Stripes,” a show that had celebrities do the same training that the U.S. Military does.
He is a gamer
He loves gaming and he is a big fan of “PUBG” and “Overwatch.”
Terry Crews FAQs
Is Terry Crews Blackfoot?
Terry Crews on Twitter: “100 percent BLACKFOOT. http://t.co/UF3Zllw6” / Twitter.
How strong is Terry Crews?
According to one source, Crews can bench up to 475 pounds.
How much does Terry Crews eat a day?
Given his height, weight, and body composition, he likely eats between 4,000 to 5,000 calories per day.
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