Lavell Crawford

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Lavell Crawford
Birth name Lavell Maurice Crawford
Born (1968-11-11) November 11, 1968 (age 46)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Medium Stand up comedy, television
Nationality American
Genres Stand-up comedy
Spouse DeShawn Crawford

Lavell Maurice Crawford (born November 11, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian and actor from St. Louis, Missouri and is known for playing Huell in Breaking Bad.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Crawford attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986.

As a child, Crawford suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near-drowning at age ten, and abandonment by his father (Daryl Crawford), a bodybuilder.[2] However, according to his 2011 DVD of the October 23, 2010 "Can a Brother Get Some Love?" show at the Roberts Orpheum Theater in St. Louis, MO, the two have reconnected.

Crawford also appeared on AMC's Breaking Bad with the recurring role as Huell Babineaux,[3] Saul Goodman's bodyguard, and on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a standup comedian going by the stage name Landslide. He also appeared in an episode of Tosh.0, where he helps "the worst stand up comedian" redeem himself. Crawford also has a small supporting role in the Lionsgate film American Ultra, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, which will be released into theaters in 2015.


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