Terry Crews is known as both a comedy and action star, making a strange combination and priceless talent. Starting out small, Terry Crews has proven that making it big in Hollywood is half talent and half perseverance.
From Humble Beginnings
Terry Alan Crews was born on July 30, 1968 to parents Terry Crews, Sr. and Patricia Crews. He grew up in Michigan and was raised with strict Christian beliefs. Crews was mainly raised by his mother, as his father was always away on work duties. He finished high school at the Flint Academy High School and moved on to the Interlochen Center for the Arts where he was given an art scholarship. He excelled in his academics and was given another Art Excellence scholarship and football scholarship at Western Michigan University.
Crews had a stint as a professional NFL player where he played for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1991 NFL Draft. He played for the Rams, the San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles during his time as a player. During his time as a footballer, he would paint pictures of his team mates to make an extra dollar here or there.
He retired from the NFL in 1997 and decided to take up a career in acting. He was chosen to play several small time roles on comedy movies like Whit Chicks which has become a very popular film among the masses. He has also appeared in films such as Training Day, Friday After Next, Street Kings, Soul Plane, The Benchwarmers, and The Longest Yard which have all added to his overall success as a film actor.
Crews is also well known for his portrayal of the father on Everybody Hates Chris, a small-time TV show which has gained a cult following. Some of the most entertaining ventures he has taken on however involve commercials for Old Spice. Terry Crews’ work in the industry has earned him significant fame and popularity, making him a household name across many countries today.
Assets and Net Worth
Terry Crews film career, NFL career, and endorsements have all amounted to a significant net worth. Today, Terry Crews enjoys an estimated net worth of $9 million USD, although some sources say he is worth up to $20 million USD. He owns numerous luxury properties, cars, mansions across the country and enjoys spending his time on vacation in many scenic spots and tourist attractions across the globe.