Terry Crews Biography

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Born: July 30, 1968


Date of Birth: July 30, 1968

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan and attended Flint Southwestern Academy, earning an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and then Western Michigan University. While completing his studies as an art major, Crews was a key member of the WMU football team, where he earned all-conference honors as a defensive end. Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1991. He carved out a career in the NFL that lasted six seasons, including stints with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

Crews traded in his NFL football helmet and cleats to pursue an acting career and become the ultimate family man. After retiring from the NFL in 1977 to pursue acting, Crews had a stint as T-Money on Battle Dome, modeled on American Gladiators. He is now more commonly known for his natural wit and comedic timing in his family's hit BET reality series The Family Crews.

Additionally, Crews stars in the TBS comedy series Are We There Yet?, produced by Ice Cube, revisiting the role Ice Cube played in the hit film of the same name. His other television credits include a series regular role on Everybody Hates Chris and appearances on Harsh Times, Inland Empire and Street Kings.

In 2000, Crews made his big-screen debut in The 6th Day. Since then, he's played roles in Serving Sara (2002), Friday After Next (2002), White Chicks (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Soul Plane (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), The Expendables (2010), Lottery Ticket (2010) and The Expendables 2 (2012).

While in the NFL, Crews used his art talent by painting a line of NFL licensed lithographs for Sierra Sun Editions. He has five children with his wife, Rebecca.

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