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Overview (3)

Born in Flint, Michigan, USA
Birth NameTerrence Alan Crews
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews Sr. He earned an art excellence scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos. His college success was rewarded in 1991, when he was drafted by the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.

Crews played six years in the NFL, with stints at the L.A. Rams, San Diego Chargers , Rhein Fire (NFL Europe-Germany), Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. While in the NFL, used his art talent by painting a line of NFL licensed lithographs for Sierra Sun Editions.

In 1996, Crews co-wrote and co-produced the independent feature film "Young Boys Incorporated" (1996).

Crews retired from the NFL in 1997 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Crews's first break came in 1999, when he auditioned for the extreme sports show called Battle Dome (1999), with other actor-athletes from around the country. Crews was chosen to be a series regular, known as the urban warrior T-Money.

In 2000, Crews made his big-screen debut in The 6th Day (2000). Since then, he has landed roles in Serving Sara (2002), Friday After Next (2002), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Soul Plane (2004), White Chicks (2004), and the Mike Judge film, Idiocracy (2006).

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Family (2)

Spouse Rebecca Crews (29 July 1990 - present)  (5 children)
Parents Crews, Patricia
Crews Sr., Terry

Trade Mark (4)

Flexing his pectorals
Robot dance
Frequently plays unintelligent or immature characters
Very muscular physique

Trivia (15)

Uncle of actress Storm Ascher.
Father, with wife Rebecca Crews, of five children: four girls and one boy (Isaiah Crews).
His favorite movies are Star Wars (1977), The Thing (1982), Aliens (1986), Do the Right Thing (1989) and The Pianist (2002). His favorite documentary is Roger & Me (1989), a film that has special significance as he comes from Flint, Michigan.
Trains in Brazilian jiu jitsu under jiu jitsu legend Rigan Machado.
The first movie he ever saw was The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975).
Played with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams (1991), San Diego Chargers (1993), and Washington Redskins (1995). Also played with the Rhein Fire (World League of American Football, 1995). Was on the roster of the 1996 Philadelphia Eagles, but did not play.
To support himself and his family, he painted portraits of his football teammates.
His first job was as a sketch artist for local TV news stations in the 1980s. When a courtroom sketch artist called in sick, he began filling in for the previous artist.
Became the body of Old Spice commercials (2016).
Is an accomplished flautist.
Terry is heavily desired by the Overwatch community to voice-act a new, buff hero named Doomfist. The community believes his manly voice would suit the new hero perfectly.
After graduating from Flint Southwestern Academy, he received a Chrysler-sponsored art scholarship at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan, which was followed by an Art Excellence scholarship and a full athletic scholarship for football at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 30, 2021 (his 53rd birthday).
Inducted into the Greater Flint [Michigan] African American Sports Hall of Fame (2018).
Has had a life long interest in makeup effects and thought of pursuing it during his teenage years. Cited Rick Baker as one of his biggest influences.

Personal Quotes (23)

I love working, and I love this business. I love what I do, and I don't think I'm the guy who can do, like, a movie a year and that's it. I don't know what I'd do! I've already put stuff independently on the internet 'cause I'm bored! I just want to keep going!
I haven't done a single rep in a long time and its not a strong-man type thing. I just work out for reps-work out to stay in shape. I've got a sweet tooth, dude.
I'm still steady into Coldplay. With rock 'n' roll, I go backwards with Sting and The Police. I like the older stuff more so than anybody brand-new, right now. I like Justin Bieber. Hey, he's produced by Usher! I dig Justin! That's my man!
First of all, bring your deodorant, bring your odor-blocker body wash, because there's gonna be a lot of funky men in that theater.
A guy I knew in high school got my number from my mom, called me up and was like, I can't believe I'm talking to you. I was like, "It's me, it's Terry. I went to high school with you! What do you mean!?"
You have to be willing to put yourself on camera. You have to be willing to not look perfect.
Kids like Tyler [Tyler James Williams]come around only once in a generation. I thank God every day for this little kid being on our show [Everybody Hates Chris (2005)] because some kids have it, some kids don't. It's not about being a little adult, it's about being a kid and portraying a kid, and I think that America gets it when he does it.
I never wanted to do acting or anything. But I tell you, my friend and I, his name is Derrick Carr, a guy I was playing football with on the Rams. He and I wrote a script and we put our money together and made a movie out in Detroit in the off-season. It was called 'Young Boys Incorporated,' all about this gang that ran Detroit for a long time. The big thing about them was that they'd get young kids. Because then if the kids were picked up they'd go to juvie, when they were 18 they'd be released and their slate would be wiped clean and they'd start all over again. So we made that movie. It was terrible. We put all our money together. I was hooked. I had just finished my first season with the Redskins. We'd get kicked out of locations. I loved it. I knew that's what I wanted to do.
You can't do sports for the rest of your life, I don't care how good you are. You can be the best ever, but it's still going to go away. But now that I'm doing what I'm doing? I'm just thankful that I feel like my best days are still ahead of me.
I was always more of a film guy than an athlete guy. I had an art scholarship at Western. But I actually had a Chrysler scholarship to Interlochen up in Traverse City, Michigan. Then had an art scholarship to Western and I just walked onto the football team. But I'm actually a sci-fi special effects guy.
There's drama in everything. That's why I love movies. Like Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), I'm a 350-pound black man, and I could understand what it was like to be a little white girl.
I told them, everybody expects you to be a little adult. 'When we're on break, go and play.' These are kids. You don't have to retreat to your trailer.
I have a background in like graphic design and a little bit of website.
If you look at the parts I've played and the movies I've done. . . . I mean you have to work with the stereotype. The stereotype gets you paid, it gets you in the business.
A lot of ball players love the Friday (1995) movies, they're big fans. I can go now to any team and be known now more for the movies than I was ever when I was playing. A lot of the guys have retired now. But I still get calls, congratulating me and that.
I have written scripts, so I look at a part the way a writer would. That is, I look at it and look to see, OK, what function do I play in this scene? You have to know what you bring to that scene and what you're about there. And usually, I play the heat, the drama, the heavy.
If everyone's happy, then I'm the character where when I enter that means there's trouble. In a movie, when I enter, it's not a good thing. But I know where I'm at. But, you know, you don't have to call me by my character's name for months on end. Football taught me that, because you can go from being best friends to having to play that person on another team, you have to be able to turn that on and off. You need to find that middle ground.
In seven years in the NFL, I played on six different teams.
I think if I had a Tiger Woods lifestyle, I might have a problem with cameras. I knew that something wasn't gonna come out of the woodwork.
Don't get me wrong, most of the guys out there loved playing football, I loved playing it. But football is not the end for me.
What's so cool about Draft Day (2014) is it shows the warts, all the problems, the fact that people are treated like commodities and that relationships are hard to keep in the NFL. Your personal relationships suffer. It's a high-profile job that's hard as hell.
What I don't like when I see sports movies is that they usually turn out to be puff pieces. Baseball movies are kind of ridiculous. They turn into the magic of the ball and the magic of having a bat and the magic of walking into a park. It's not that magical.
I am an official slow-roasted honey-baked ham. Ever since I was a kid, my thing is that I love attention.

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