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Terry Crews

A native of Flint, Michigan, Terry Crews learned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos.

His college success was rewarded in 1991, when the NFL's San Diego Chargers drafted him. 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, Crews 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.

Crews retired from the NFL in 1997 and moved to Los Angeles in to pursue an acting career. Crews' first break came in 1999 when he auditioned for the extreme sports show called Battle Dome with other actor-athletes from around the country.

Crews was chosen to be a series regular known as the urban warrior, T-Money. Now, for the past five seasons, Crews has played Julius in Chris Rock and the CW's Everybody Hates Chris. In 2000, Crews made his big screen debut in THE 6TH DAY.

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), HARSH TIME (2005), THE LONGEST YARD (2005), THE BENCHWARMERS (2006), CLICK (2006), NORBIT (2007), BALLS OF FURY (2007), STREET KINGS (2008), and GET SMART (2008).

Crews has several upcoming films including TERMINATOR 4: SALVATION (May 2009) and MIDDLE MEN (Sept. 2009).

Recently, Crews signed on to play Hale Caesar in Sylvester Stallone's film THE EXPENDABLES. THE EXPENDABLES stars Jason Statham, Jet Li and Stallone himself as Barney The Schizo Ross. Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger also have roles in this muscle-bound, testosterone-fueled upcoming blockbuster.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Terry Crews Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 30, 1968 (49)
SignLeo
BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, USA
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Terry Crews compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
Blended
Bridesmaids
Soul Plane
Bridesmaids Unrated
Idiocracy
Norbit
Get Smart
The Expendables
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