Terry Crews

Actor, Professional football player
Athlete-turned-actor Terry Crews was an easy choice for traditional tough-guy roles, but his fearless approach to comedic material soon earned him the admiration of fans and critics alike. Following a career in the ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1968 in Flint, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Lip Sync Battle 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

World's Funniest Fails 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Aztec Warrior 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Nickens (Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Earl Jennings (Actor)

Drunk History 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Reach Me 2014 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

The Expendables 3 2014 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club 2014 (Movie)

Branson (Actor)

Are We There Yet? 2009 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 (Movie)

Earl Devereaux (Voice)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Second Generation Wayans 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stars Earn Stripes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

Hale Caesar (Actor)

The Newsroom 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

Boot Camp Instructor (Actor)

The Family Crews 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

Jimmy the Driver (Actor)

Middle Men 2010 (Movie)

James (Actor)

The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Hale Caesar (Actor)

9th Annual Celebration of Gospel 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Hates Chris 2005 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Gamer 2009 (Movie)

Hackman (Actor)

Janky Promoters 2009 (Movie)

Capt. Ronnie Stixx (Actor)

Played by Fame 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Terminator Salvation 2009 (Movie)

Captain Jericho (Actor)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

Agent 91 (Actor)

How to Rob a Bank 2008 (Movie)

Officer DeGepse (Actor)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

Detective Terrence Washington (Actor)

Balls of Fury 2007 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

Big Jack (Actor)

The Boondocks 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Who's Your Caddy? 2007 (Movie)

Tank (Actor)

2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Harsh Times 2006 (Movie)

Darrel (Actor)

Idiocracy 2006 (Movie)

President Camacho (Actor)

Inland Empire 2006 (Movie)

Street Person #3 (Actor)

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

Poker Guy #1 (Actor)

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

All of Us 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Puff, Puff, Pass 2005 (Movie)

Cold Crush (Actor)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Cheeseburger Eddy (Actor)

Baadasssss! 2004 (Movie)

Big T (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: White Chicks 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

Thug (Flight Attendant) (Actor)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Porter (Actor)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

Latrell Spencer (Actor)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

Big Bartender (Actor)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

8 Ball (Actor)

Platinum 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday After Next 2002 (Movie)

Damon (Actor)

Serving Sara 2002 (Movie)

Vernon (Actor)

The District 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)
Music (1)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("Welcome To Africa," "Exciting, Amazing, Romantic," "You Suck," "Finally Blending" and "Blending & Bonding") (Song Performer)

Biography

Athlete-turned-actor Terry Crews was an easy choice for traditional tough-guy roles, but his fearless approach to comedic material soon earned him the admiration of fans and critics alike. Following a career in the National Football League, Crews turned his attention to acting, making his debut in the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi actioner "The 6th Day" (2000). A formidable figure surprisingly comfortable flexing his funny bone, he began to make a name for himself with several small but memorable turns in comedies like "Friday After Next" (2002) and "The Longest Yard" (2005). A regular role as comedian Chris Rock's dad, Julius, on "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN, 2005-06/The CW, 2006-09) and a sidesplitting turn as the president of a painfully stupid future society in Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" (2006) cemented his growing reputation as a comedic talent. Roles in deadly serious fare like the crime drama "Street Kings" (2008), the apocalyptic action-adventure sequel "Terminator Salvation" (2009), and the Sylvester Stallone tribute to testosterone, "The Expendables" (2010), made sure Crews kept one foot firmly rooted in the action genre. With his media visibility at nearly combustible levels, the actor was simultaneously seen in a popular series of TV ads for Old Spice, his own reality show, "The Family Crews" (BET, 2010-11), a sitcom, "Are We There Yet?" (TBS, 2010- ), and the rip-roaring sequel "The Expendables 2" (2012). The versatile Crews continued to deliver the goods as funny man, action hero, and, frequently, a combination of the two.

Relationships

Rebecca Crews

Wife
Married on July 29, 1989, just one day before his 21st birthday

Azriel Crews

Daughter
Mother, Rebecca Crews

Wynfrey Crews Actor

Daughter
Mother, Rebecca Crews

Naomi Crews

Daughter
Mother, Rebecca Crews

Tera Crews

Daughter
Mother, Rebecca Crews

EDUCATION

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo , Michigan
Received an Art Excellence scholarship; member of the football team, where he earned all-conference honors as a defensive end

Interlochen Art Academy

Interlochen , Michigan
Received scholarship from Chrysler Motor Corporation

Milestones

2013

Joined the cast of the police comedy show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

2013

Voiced the character of Earl in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"

2013

Featured on episodes of "Arrested Development"

2012

Had a recurring part on the Aaron Sorkin show "The Newsroom"

2012

Starred in "The Expendables 2"

2011

Appeared briefly in "Bridesmaids"

2010

Starred in the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" from producer Ice Cube

2010

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film featured a Who's Who of action stars including Bruce Willis, Jet Li, and Arnold Sc

2009

Played Captain Jericho in "Terminator Salvation"

2009

Co-starred with Gerard Butler in the action thriller, "Gamer"

2008

Played Agent 91 in the film adaptation of Mel Brooks' spy parody series, "Get Smart"

2007

Joined Eddie Murphy for the comedy "Norbit"

2006

Co-starred with Luke Wilson in the Mike Judge sci-fi comedy "Idiocracy"

2006

Cast opposite Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez in the indie "Harsh Times"; the directorial debut of David Ayer

2005

Cast as Cheeseburger Eddy in the remake of "The Longest Yard," opposite Adam Sandler

2005

Played the father in the NBC sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris"

2004

Cast in the Keenen Ivory Wayans' comedy "White Chicks"

2004

Played the Thug Flight Attendant in the comedy "Soul Plane"

2003

Appeared in Todd Phillips' "Starsky & Hutch" starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson

2003

Cast as a Bartender in "Deliver Us from Eva"

2003

Starred as Big T in Mario Van Peebles's homage to his father, "Baadasssss!"

2002

Appeared in the comedy "Serving Sara"

2001

Had a small role as a gang member in "Training Day"

2000

Made big screen debut opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Futuristic film "The 6th Day"

1999

Became a series regular as the urban warrior, T-Money on the extreme sports show called "Battledome"

1997

Retired from the NFL and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career

1996

Co-wrote and co-produced the independent feature film "Young Boys Incorporated"

1993

During his NFL career he played with the Green Bay Packers (1993), San Diego Chargers (1993-1994), Rhein Fire (Germany, 1995), Washington Redskins (1995-1996), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1997)

1991

After two years playing at the college level, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams

Bonus Trivia

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"Quite frankly, it was not an easy transition at all. I was never a famous name as a football player so Hollywood never gave a damn about my football background." - Crews quoted to MovieHole.net, April 8, 2004

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