Terrence Alan Crews
Football player, actor, comedian, voice artist
Terrence Alan "Terry" Crews is an American actor, comedian, voice artist and a former player in the National Football League. He portrays Nick Kingston-Persons. He is perhaps best known for his role as family patriarch Julius on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Additionally, he stars in the BET reality series The Family Crews, and has appeared in such films as The 6th Day, Friday After Next, White Chicks, Idiocracy and The Expendables.
Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, the son of Shanni and Terry Crews, Sr. He 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, where he earned all-conference honors as a defensive end. Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He carved out a career that lasted seven seasons, including stints with the Rams, San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles.
After retiring from the NFL in 1997, Crews pursued an acting career and took a stint as T-Money on Battle Dome (modeled after American Gladiators). Crews played the beefcake "he-man" in movies, such as White Chicks. Crews also played Damon Pearly in Friday After Next, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. He has also done commercials with Nike. He last starred in the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris as Julius Rock, and his more modern movie appearances were alongside Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard, Click, andThe Benchwarmers (as well as the long-delayed Mike Judge film Idiocracy, where Crews played President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho).
Crews has made many cameo appearances. He was in blink-182's music video of Down as a police officer, in Jamie Kennedy's Rollin' with Saget as the security guard, and in films such as Training Day and Soul Plane.
Crews usually portrays buff-looking characters with a humorous softer side, singing along with 80's music or becoming engaged with soap operas (as well as his signature robot dance). But more recently, he has been able to alternate with more serious projects such as his recent appearances in Harsh Times, Street Kings and the action movie, The Expendables.
In the sitcom Are We There Yet?, Crews portrays Nick Kingston-Persons. In the series' first trailer, Ice Cube said that Crews was the perfect person to replace him as Nick and that his physical comedy is undeniable. The series was picked up for 90 new episodes (approx six seasons) by August 2010 while Crews enjoyed box office success in 3 movies in August 2010 (Middle Men, The Expendables, Lottery Ticket).
Crews has three daughters and one son with his wife of 22 years, Rebecca King-Crews, a former beauty queen and gospel recording artist (as well as one stepdaughter from his wife's previous relationship).
|2000||The 6th Day||Vincent Bansworth||Official film debut|
|2001||Training Day||Black P. Stones Nation Gang Member||Uncredited|
|Friday After Next||Damon Pearly|
|2003||Deliver Us from Eva||Big Bartender|
|Malibu's Most Wanted||8 Ball|
|2004||Behind the Smile||Big James|
|Starsky & Hutch||Porter|
|White Chicks||Latrell Spencer|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Cheeseburger Eddy "89"|
|2006||The Alibi||Crazy Eight|
|The Benchwarmers||Poker Guy #1|
|Puff, Puff, Pass||Cool Crush Ice Killa|
|Click||Singing Guy in Car||Uncredited/Cameo|
|Idiocracy||President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho|
|Inland Empire||Street Person #3|
|2007||Norbit||Big Black Jack Latimore|
|How to Rob a Bank||Officer Degepse|
|Who's Your Caddy?||Tank|
|Balls of Fury||Freddy "Fingers" Wilson|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective II Terrence Washington|
|Get Smart||Agent 91|
|2009||Terminator Salvation||Captain Jericho|
|2010||The Expendables||Hale Caesar|
|Lottery Ticket||Jimmy the Driver|
|2011||Bridesmaids||Boot Camp Instructor||Cameo|
|2008||Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control||Agent 91|
- Battle Dome - T-Money (1999–2001)
- Everybody Hates Chris - Julius (2005–2009)
- My Wife and Kids - Daryl (2005; Guest star)
- The Boondocks - Multiple characters (voice) (2006; Guest star)
- Are We There Yet? - Nick Kingston-Persons (2010–present)
- The Family Crews - Himself (2010–present)
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