Terry Crews is an American actor and former professional footballer. The former defender of the NFL is now a well-known actor, best known for his comic roles and an impressive list of movies and sitcoms. Crews’ hallmark in the industry would be his muscular build and brilliant sense of humor.
Early Life, Education
Terry Alan Crews was born on July 30, 1968, in Flint, Michigan, USA. He is the son of Patricia and Terry Crews Sr. He attended Flint Southwestern High School. There he received a Chrysler-sponsored art scholarship to study at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He later attended Western Michigan University with an Art Excellence Scholarship and a full scholarship for football.
Crews started his football career as Los Angeles Rams after being drafted in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL draft. After two seasons with the Rams at the defensive end, he moved to the San Diego Chargers. He continued his impressive professional football career with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.
Terry Crews retired from football in 1998 and then changed to a career as an actor with his debut role as T-Money on the 1999 television series Battle Dome, which was short-lived. He had his first big-screen appearance next year in the action movie The 6th Day with the character Vincent.
Crews played a variety of roles on the big and small screens. His successful works include Serving Sara (2002) as Vernon, Damon in Friday After Next (2003), Big Bartender in Deliver Us from Eva (2003) and Latrell Spencer in White Chicks (2004). One of his most important roles is that of family patriarch Julius Rock in the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005). He also played a hit role as Hale Caesar in the 2010 action blockbuster The Expendables, directed by Sylvester Stallone. In the years 2012 and 2013 he took over this role again next to other Hollywood icons like Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, etc.. He has played other hit roles like Nick Kingston-Persons in Are We There Yet? (2010), as Boot Camp Instructor in Bridesmaids (2011), as Sergeant Terry Jeffords in Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013 and portrayed Nickens in Blended (2014). He also plays in the BET reality series The Family Crews, which documents the busy lives of the actor, his wife Rebecca, their five children and the dog.
Terry Crews is featured in TV commercials featuring Old Spice and Toyota (broadcast during Super Bowl 2014) as well as music videos. He has also hosted several successful TV shows including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, World’s Funniest Fails, and Ultimate Beastmaster, among others.
The father of the muscular actor Big Terry was an abusive alcoholic and his parents finally separated after a few years. He grew up with his mother in a strictly Christian household. Crews always recognize and appreciate his mother for raising him to the man he is today and for his professional success. Unconfirmed sources show that he also has a sister named Marcelle.
Family – Wife, Son
Terry is married to his long-time wife, a former beauty queen, and singer Rebecca King-Crews. The couple, married since 1990, has five children – four daughters Naomi Burton, Azriel, Wynfrey and one son, Jesaja.
Like any other celebrity, although she has a successful career, the muscular actor has his own share of personal and family struggles. In 2014, Crews publicly revealed that he had struggled with porn over the years. Terry’s long-standing addiction to pornography began at the age of 12 and was so severe that he kept it a secret from everyone, including his wife. The former NFL player opened up further about addiction in his autobiography Manhood: How to Be a Better Man or Just Live with One. Terry confessed that the addiction almost ruined his marriage, but he overcame it with various therapies from rehab.
His wife loved Rebecca and still stood by him. After going public with his big announcement, Crews shocked his fans further when he revealed that he and his wife had completed a 90-day “sex fast” that strengthened their relationship and made them “more in love”. The faithful father and his family live in Pasadena, California.
Is Terry Crews Gay?
Terry Crews is straight out of sexual orientation, but he was once involved in a controversy that led many to speculate that he was either homosexual or bisexual. In October 2017, Crews claimed he had been a victim of sexual violence and recalled an experience when he was committed by a high-ranking male Hollywood manager at an event he attended with his wife in 2016. The male executive, who was later identified as Adam Venit, the head of William Morris Endeavor’s (WME) film group, openly sexually palpated his genitals in front of his wife, but Crews did not pursue or talk about the incident out of fear of being marginalized or sent to prison.
An internal investigation was conducted by the WME Film Group into the allegation and Adam Venit was later downgraded from his role to a lower capacity in the company. Although Venit later called Terry to apologize for the incident, he gave no reasons for his actions. Terry’s revelation came after allegations against a former head of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein. According to Terry, he decided to go public with the experience to deter a predator and encourage victims who feel hopeless about the abuse of power in Hollywood.
Terry Crews Net Worth
Terry Crews began his acting career as an intimidating on-screen star and unique comic personality and has never looked back since. With numerous impressive roles on both the small and the big screen, Crews certainly earns a lot of money from his acting career.
In addition to the income from his acting career, advertising, and support, Crews also earns money with a design company Amen&Amen, which he co-founded. His current net assets are estimated at $20 million.
Height, Body Stats
Terry, known for his muscular build, has an intimidating body, just like most professional athletes. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 111 kg or 245 lbs. He has distinctive features such as his bald head and dark brown eyes. His body specifications include chest – 127 cm (50 inches), biceps – 47 cm (18.5 inches) and waist – 94 cm (37 inches).
Quick Facts About Terry Crews
|Date of Birth:||30 July, 1968|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Birth Name||Terry Alan Crews|
|Father||Terry Crews, Sr.|
|Birth Place/City||Flint, Michigan|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Weight in KG||111 KG|
|Affair with||Rebecca King-Crews|
|Married to||Rebecca King-Crews (m. 1990)|
|Children||Azriel Crews, Isaiah Crews, Wynfrey Crews, Naomi Burton-Crews, Tera Crews|
|Education||Western Michigan University|
|Movies||White Chicks 2004|
|TV Show||Brooklyn Nine?Nine Since 2013|