Terry Crews

American actor, television host, and former American football player (born 1968)

Terrence Alan Crews[1] (born July 30, 1968[2]) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is known for appearing in Everybody Hates Chris, The Expendables, White Chicks, The 6th Day, Norbit, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and other movies and television series. He is a retired NFL player. Crews is from Flint, Michigan. Crews was the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on September 2014 until May 2015 due to his busy schedule. He was replaced by Chris Harrison in September 2015.

Terry Crews
Crews in July 2017
Terrence Alan Crews

(1968-07-30) July 30, 1968 (age 55)
Years active1991–1997 (football)
1999–present (acting)
Known forEverybody Hates Chris
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Rebecca King
(m. 1989)

Football career
No. 51, 90, 94
Position:Defensive end / Linebacker
Personal information
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Flint Southwestern Academy
(Flint, Michigan)
College:Western Michigan
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:32
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early life and education


Terrence Alan Crews grew up in a strict Christian household in Flint. His mother raised him, because his father was an alcoholic.[3][4] His great aunt gave him a flute, so Terrence took lessons for eight years.[5] He played football at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[6]


  1. Terry Crews Goes Undercover on Reddit, YouTube and Twitter. GQ (YouTube). January 9, 2019. Event occurs at 05:34. Retrieved February 7, 2020. I am not a 'Jr.' Terry Crews is my dad, but I have a middle name: I am Terry Alan Crews [highlights spelling "Alan", and does not dispute "Terrence"]. So that technically does not make me a 'Jr.'
  2. "Terry Crews Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. "Terry Crews attributes his Hollywood star power comedy and dancing in 'White Chicks' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' to his Flint upbringing". mlive. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  4. "Terry Crews: Me Too Movement 'Is The Emancipation Proclamation'". HuffPost. 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  5. Messina, Victoria (2019-06-14). "Exclusive: Terry Crews Joins America's Got Talent Audition to Play the Flute . . . Shirtless". POPSUGAR Entertainment UK. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  6. "Rotten Tomatoes: Movies | TV Shows | Movie Trailers | Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2021-12-07.

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