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 in Breaking Bad.[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 Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show 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.


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