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  • Terry Crews Biography

    Born: July 30, 1968 in Flint, Michigan, USA

    Former NFL football player TERRY CREWS traded in his helmet and cleats to pursue an acting career, and become the ultimate family man and fitness enthusiast. Since retiring from the NFL in 1997, Crews has landed roles in Friday After Next, Soul Plane, White Chicks, Idiocracy, Bridesmaids and The Longest Yard. Terry has starred on shows such as “Are We There Yet?,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” and HBO's “The Newsroom,” as well as the BET reality series “The Family Crews.” In film, Crews has starred in The Expendables franchise, has recently wrapped Adam Sandler's latest production Blended, and has been getting rave reviews for his comedic performance in Netflix's reboot of “Arrested Development.” Next, Crews can be seen alongside Andy Samberg in FOX's new comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He is also the spokesman for Old Spice's award winning Smell is Power campaign. A true renaissance man, Crews has entered yet another field and has just inked a book deal with Random House Publishing.

    Crews was born in Flint, Mich., and attended Flint Southwestern Academy. He earned 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, earning all-conference honors as a defensive end. Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1991 NFL Draft. He carved out a career that lasted six seasons, including stints with the Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

    Crews lives in Los Angeles with his wife of nearly 25 years, Rebecca. They have five children.

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