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Terry Crews Biography

Birth Name:
Terrence Alan Crews
Birth Place:
Flint, Michigan, United States
Actor, professional football player

Fast Facts

  • Studied art at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI
  • Attended Western Michigan University on art and football scholarships
  • Was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 11th round (as the 281st player taken) of the 1991 NFL draft, and played for five teams before retiring in 1998
  • Made film debut in 2000's The 6th Day
  • In 2005, a role the remake of The Longest Yard introduced Crews to Chris Rock, who cast him as the patriarch on his semi-autobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris
  • Painted a line of licensed NFL lithographs In 2010, he played a dad on the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? and showcased his family in the BET reality The Family Crews


  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated


  • Azriel Crews -- Daughter
  • Naomi Crews -- Daughter
  • Tera Crews -- Daughter
  • Wynfrey Crews -- Daughter
  • Rebecca Crews -- Wife
  • Rebecca King -- Wife