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Also Known As: Terry Alan Crews Died:
Born: July 30, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Flint, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, professional football player

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Blended (2014)
3.
 Draft Day (2014)
4.
6.
 Aztec Warrior (2013)
7.
 Scary Movie 5 (2013)
8.
9.
 Bridesmaids (2011)
10.
 Middle Men (2010)
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1991:
After two years playing at the college level, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams
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)
1996:
Co-wrote and co-produced the independent feature film "Young Boys Incorporated"
1997:
Retired from the NFL and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career
1999:
Became a series regular as the urban warrior, T-Money on the extreme sports show called "Battledome"
2000:
Made big screen debut opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Futuristic film "The 6th Day"
2001:
Had a small role as a gang member in "Training Day"
2002:
Appeared in the comedy "Serving Sara"
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!"
2003:
Appeared in Todd Phillips' "Starsky & Hutch" starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson
2004:
Played the Thug Flight Attendant in the comedy "Soul Plane"
2004:
Cast in the Keenen Ivory Wayans' comedy "White Chicks"
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"
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
2007:
Joined Eddie Murphy for the comedy "Norbit"
2008:
Played Agent 91 in the film adaptation of Mel Brooks' spy parody series, "Get Smart"
2009:
Played Captain Jericho in "Terminator Salvation"
2009:
Co-starred with Gerard Butler in the action thriller, "Gamer"
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 Schwarzenegger
2011:
Appeared briefly in "Bridesmaids"
2012:
Starred in "The Expendables 2"
2012:
Had a recurring part on the Aaron Sorkin show "The Newsroom"
2013:
Featured on episodes of "Arrested Development"
2013:
Voiced the character of Earl in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
2013:
Joined the cast of the police comedy show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
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Education

Western Michigan University: Kalamazoo , Michigan -
Interlochen Art Academy: Interlochen , Michigan -

Notes

"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 on the transition from Football to acting MovieHole.net April 8, 2004

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wife:
Rebecca Crews.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Naomi Crews.
daughter:
Tera Crews.
daughter:
Azriel Crews.

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