Lavell Crawford

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Lavell Crawford
Crawford in 2008.
Birth name Lavell Maurice Crawford
Born (1968-11-11) November 11, 1968 (age 47)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Medium Stand up comedy, television
Genres Stand-up comedy
Spouse DeShawn Crawford
Children 1

Lavell Maurice Crawford (born November 11, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for playing Huell Babineaux, bodyguard, assistant and pickpocket for Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad. Lavell also played the role of Gus Patch in the Netflix original movie Ridiculous 6.[1]

Early life[edit]

Crawford was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986. As a child, he suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near-drowning at age ten, and abandonment by his father, who was a bodybuilder.[2] However, as of 2010, the two have reconnected.[citation needed]


Crawford appeared on the crime drama series Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman's bodyguard Huell Babineaux,[3] and on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a stand-up 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. He has a small supporting role in the 2015 film American Ultra. Crawford has made multiple appearances on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore in 2015, both as a special correspondent and as a panel member. Crawford also made a guest appearance in Aqua TV Show Show as Unbelievable Ron and a chimp alien.


  1. ^ "Lavell Crawford - About This Person - Movies & TV -". Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Lavell Crawford getting the last laughs now". The Kansas City Star. August 23, 2007. p. E1. 
  3. ^ "'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Lavell Crawford Comes Clean on Huell". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 

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