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Terry Crews



A native of Flint, MI, who played in the NFL for seven years before segueing into film, athlete-turned-actor Terry Crews made his television debut on the small-screen sports entertainment show Battle Dome and has since moved on to appear in films by such disparate directors as David Lynch, Mike Judge, and David Ayer.



During high school, Crews studied at Interlochen Art Academy, and he continued on to Western Michigan University for college; it was during his freshman year that he first took to the gridiron, and after making an impression as a Mid-American Conference defensive end, he solidified his reputation as a star player by leading his team to the Mid-American Conference championship in 1988. Crews married longtime wife Rebecca the day before his 21st birthday, and later went on to have an impressive professional football career while playing for the L.A. Rams, the San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins. Though he had originally intended to become a special-effects artist, Crews gradually became aware of the power of his onscreen charisma when he accepted a role in the short-lived television series Battle Dome in 1999. Despite the fact that only a few episodes of the seires ever made it to the airwaves, the experience left Crews convinced that he had found his calling.



Few lifelong actors could even dream of landing roles in such major motion pictures as The 6th Day, Training Day, and Friday After Next so early in their careers, but that's precisely what Crews did, and he has never looked back since. The actor's hulking frame made him an ideal candidate for intimidating onscreen figures, and his disarming sense of humor has found him developing a distinct comic persona in such films as Starsky & Hutch, Soul Plane, White Chicks, and The Longest Yard while also winning over viewers on the small screen with his role as Chris Rock's father on Everybody Hates Chris. As a supporting player, Crews consistently impresses, with his little-seen role as former professional wrestler-turned-President of the United States in Beavis and Butt-Head creator Judge's Idiocracy (2006) offering a telling example of how far he is willing to go to get a laugh. That same year, Crews showed his impressive range by making a brief appearance in surrealist specialist Lynch's Inland Empire, with comic roles in Norbit, Who's Your Caddy?, and Balls of Fury following in short order.



2008 proved a busy year for Crews. In addition to his continued work on Everybody Hates Chris, he co-starred in the police drama Street Kings, as well as director Peter Segal's revamp of the classic comedy series Get Smart. Crews played a member of a motley gang of mercenaries in 2010's action blockbuster The Expendables (he reprised this role for the film's sequel in 2012).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sandy
  • Actor
2017
0% The Ridiculous 6
  • Chico
2015
4% Reach Me
  • Wilson
2014
32% The Expendables 3
  • Hale Caesar
2014
14% Blended
  • Nickens
2014
60% Draft Day
  • Earl Jennings
2014
19% The Single Moms Club
  • Branson
2014
No Score Yet Veggietales: Celery Night Fever
  • Actor
2014
70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Earl
2013
4% Scary Movie 5
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Aztec Warrior
  • Actor
2013
66% The Expendables 2
  • Hale Caesar
2012
90% Bridesmaids
  • Boot Camp Instructor
2011
34% Lottery Ticket
  • Jimmy the Driver
2010
41% The Expendables
  • Hale Caesar
2010
40% Middle Men
  • James
2010
28% Gamer
  • Hackman
2009
33% Terminator Salvation
  • Captain Jericho
2009
51% Get Smart
  • Agent 91
2008
36% Street Kings
  • Detective Terrence Washington
2008
23% Balls of Fury
  • Freddy
2007
6% Who's Your Caddy?
  • Tank
2007
17% How to Rob a Bank
  • Officer DeGepse
2007
9% Norbit
  • Big Jack Latimore
2007
48% Harsh Times
  • Darrel
2006
74% Idiocracy
  • President Camacho
2006
11% The Benchwarmers
  • Poker Guy No. 1
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Crazy Eight
2006
No Score Yet Puff, Puff, Pass
  • Cold Crush
2006
31% The Longest Yard
  • Cheeseburger Eddy
2005
No Score Yet Battle Night: The Krump Wars
  • Actor
2005
15% White Chicks
  • Latrell Spencer
2004
18% Soul Plane
  • Thug Flight Attendant
2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Porter
2004
91% Baadasssss!
  • Big T
2003
31% Malibu's Most Wanted
  • 8 Ball
2003
44% Deliver Us From Eva
  • Big Bartender
2003
26% Friday After Next
  • Damon
2002
4% Serving Sara
  • Vernon
2002
41% The 6th Day
  • Vincent
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
  • Guest
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Lonny Church
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
2010-2012
  • Nick Kingston-Persons
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet World's Funniest Fails
2015
  • Host
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Terry Jeffords
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Stars Earn Stripes
2012
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet FABLife
2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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