Crews at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
July 30, 1968 |
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, football player|
|Years active||1991–1997 (football player)
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Crews (m. 1990)|
No. 51, 90, 94
|Date of birth:July 30, 1968|
|Place of birth: Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|High school: Flint Southwestern Academy
|College: Western Michigan|
|NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281|
|Debuted in 1991 for the Los Angeles Rams|
|Last played in 1995 for the Washington Redskins|
Career NFL statistics as of 1995
Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor and former American football player. He is perhaps best known for playing Julius on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, for his appearances in Old Spice commercials, Arrested Development, and The Newsroom, and for his roles in films like Friday After Next, White Chicks, Bridesmaids, Idiocracy, Gamer, and The Expendables. He has starred as Nick Kingston-Persons in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? and as himself in the BET reality series The Family Crews. He currently plays NYPD Sergeant Terry Jeffords on the Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He is set to be the newest host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game show.
Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, the son of Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He grew up in a strict Christian household, where he was raised mainly by his mother. After earning his high school diploma from Flint Southwestern High School, he received a Chrysler-sponsored art scholarship at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. This achievement was soon followed by an Art Excellence scholarship and a full-ride athletic scholarship for football at Western Michigan University. As a defensive end for the WMU Broncos, Crews earned All-Conference honors and helped his team win the Mid-American Conference Championship in 1988.
Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. His career included stints with the Rams, the San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
After retiring from the NFL in 1997, Crews pursued an acting career and got a role as T-Money on Battle Dome. He later had roles in films such as White Chicks, Friday After Next, Training Day, Soul Plane, The Longest Yard, Click, and The Benchwarmers. He has made many cameo appearances; he was in Blink-182's music video for "Down" as a police officer and in Jamie Kennedy's "Rollin' with Saget" as a security guard.
He has been featured in several Old Spice TV commercials for their "Odor Blocker Body Wash", their body sprays, deodorant and most recently, their shaving lotion. The ads are directed by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. He has also done commercials with Nike. He starred in his own reality series on BET, The Family Crews, about his everyday life with his family. The show premiered on February 21, 2010.
With his wife of 24 years, Rebecca King-Crews, a former beauty queen and gospel recording artist, Crews has four daughters (Azriel, Tera, Wynfrey, and Naomi Burton) and one son (Isaiah). He has one grandchild, as one of his children is a stepdaughter from Rebecca's previous relationship. Crews is a Christian.
|2000||The 6th Day||Vincent Bansworth|
|2001||Training Day||Bloods Member||Uncredited|
|2002||Friday After Next||Damon Pearly|
|2003||Deliver Us from Eva||Big Bartender|
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||8 Ball|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Porter|
|2004||White Chicks||Latrell Spencer|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Cheeseburger Eddy "89"|
|2006||The Alibi||Crazy Eight|
|2006||Puff, Puff, Pass||Cool Crush Ice Killa|
|2006||Click||Singing Guy in Car||Uncredited|
|2006||Idiocracy||President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho|
|2006||Inland Empire||Street Person|
|2007||Norbit||Big Black Jack Latimore|
|2007||How to Rob a Bank||Officer Degepse|
|2007||Who's Your Caddy?||Tank|
|2007||Balls of Fury||Freddy "Fingers" Wilson|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective II Terrence Washington|
|2008||Get Smart||Agent 91|
|2008||Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control||Agent 91||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Terminator Salvation||Captain Jericho|
|2010||The Expendables||Hale Caesar|
|2011||Bridesmaids||Boot Camp Instructor||Cameo|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Hale Caesar|
|2013||Scary Movie 5||Martin|
|2013||Aztec Warrior||Juan Claudio|
|2013||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Earl Devereaux||Voice|
|2014||The Single Moms Club||Branson|
|2014||Draft Day||Earl Jennings|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Hale Caesar|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Craig Waters|
|2005||My Wife and Kids||Daryl|
|2005–2009||Everybody Hates Chris||Julius Rock|
|2006||The Boondocks||Various Characters||Voice|
|2007||Wild 'n Out||Himself|
|2010–2011||The Family Crews||Himself||Reality show|
|2010–2012||Are We There Yet?||Nick Kingston-Persons|
|2012||The Newsroom||Lonny Church|
|2012||Stars Earn Stripes||Himself||Reality show|
|2013||Real Husbands of Hollywood||Himself||Reality show|
|2013||Second Generation Wayans||Himself|
|2013||Arrested Development||Herbert Love|
|2013||Drunk History||Donald DeFreeze||Episode: "San Francisco"|
|2013||Hollywood Game Night||Himself||Season finale|
|2013||Regular Show||Brock Stettman||Voice|
|2013–present||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Terry Jeffords||Main cast|
|2014||American Dad||Heinrich Brown||Voice, Episode: "Rubberneckers"|
|2014||Drunk History||Joe Louis||Episode: "Montgomery"|
|2005||Jamie Kennedy & Stu Stone||"Rollin With Saget"||Bouncer|
|2013||Major Lazer (feat. Peaches & Timberlee)||"Scare Me"||Major Lazer|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Hale Caesar||Voice|
|2013||Saints Row IV||Benjamin King||Voice|
- "Flint native Terry Crews shines on screen". The Michigan Journal. February 6, 2007. Retrieved October 2, 2008.
- Terry Crews Talks The Expendables 2
- "Terry Crews NFL Football Statistics". Pro Football Reference/USA Today. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Tim and Eric direct Terry Crews for Old Spice
- "Actor Terry Crews Explains “How He Does Everything Unto the Lord” in Hollywood".
- "Actor Terry Crews and his wife say experience will keep them safe from reality TV pitfalls".
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