Terry Crews, 51, is an American actor, comedian, and activist. The star of the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine is at the forefront of modern comedy. His other notable works include movies like Starsky & Hutch, White Chicks, The Longest Yard, Click, Idiocracy, and Get Smart. He has lent his comedic flair to the talent show, America's Got Talent since its fourteenth season.
He is also a married man and juggles a successful career along with taking care of his five children. But the seemingly unbreakable Crews has overcome se*ual assault and is an activist speaking up for people afflicted with a similar turmoil.
These are seven facts about Terry Crews:
7. Part of the Main Cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Terry Crews has lent his comedic talents to the police-procedural comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine as part of the main cast. He plays Terry Jeffords and has been part of the main cast since its inception.
He joins Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti, and Andre Braugher, among the ensemble cast.
6. He is a Father to Five Children with Wife Rebecca King-Crews
Terry Crews was brought up in a conservative Christian household and was brought up to value the sanctity of marriage.
He has been in a longstanding marriage to Rebecca King since July 29, 1989. Together, they have five children: four girls and a boy.
5. His Net Worth is $20 Million
As of 2020, Terry Crews' net worth stands at $20 million. A comedy icon, he has landed roles in some of the most critically acclaimed and successful comedy movies and television shows.
He is a main cast member of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and has a running stint in America's Got Talent.
4. He Was a Football Linebacker
Crews was a collegiate football player during his time at Western Michigan University and played as a defensive linebacker in the NFL for Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins.
He also played in the World League of American Football with Rhein Fire.
Did you know? Crews painted portraits of his teammates to supplement his income
3. Revealed that he was Se*ually Assaulted by a Movie Executive
In the fallout of the #MeToo movement, many celebrities and civilians came out with their own stories of se*ual abuse. Terry Crews joined in with his own harrowing experience, revealing that he was groped by a Hollywood executive at a party in 2016.
The perpetrator was later revealed to be Adam Venit, the head of talent and media agency, William Morris Endeavor (WME). Crews also mentioned that he kept quiet for fear of retaliation from the Hollywood higher-up.
2. The host of America's Got Talent
Fans of Crews and his brand of comedy can get their fill on America's Got Talent, where Crews has stepped in as the host, as of season 14.
He takes up the mantle of the host from Tyra Banks.
Crews had previously hosted America's Got Talent spinoff series, America's Got Talent: The Champions, which helped him land the job of the host in the main series.
1. A staple of the Comedy Genre
Despite being ripped to the gills, Crews doesn't let his physique dictate the roles that he gets. Instead of being typecast as an action superhero, Crews plays the complete antithesis and is known for playing goofy comedy roles that belie his superhero physique.
His most notable works are roles in the movies Starsky & Hutch, White Chicks, The Longest Yard, Click, Idiocracy, and Get Smart, to name a few. He is also a central character in The Expendables franchise.
On television, Crews is credited in such shows as American Dad!, Are We There Yet?, Arrested Development, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, among others.