Former NFL football player Terry Crews traded in his helmet and cleats to pursue an acting career and become the ultimate family man. In addition to Are We There Yet?, he appears in the new BET reality series The Family Crews, which features his own family. Crews can be seen on the big screen in the Lionsgate release of The Expendables, starring opposite Sylvester Stallone, and then in the Paramount action flick Middle Men, starring with Luke Wilson and Kelsey Grammer.
After retiring from the NFL in 1997, Crews took a stint as T-Money on the action competition series Battle Dome. In 2000, he made his big screen debut in The 6th Day. Since then, Crews has landed roles in Serving Sara, Friday after Next, Deliver Us from Eva, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Starsky & Hutch, Soul Plane, White Chicks and the Mike Judge film Idiocracy. In The Longest Yard, Crews starred with Chris Rock. On the television series Everybody Hates Chris, Crews starred as the father of a young Chris Rock.
Crews frequently plays buff-looking characters with a humorous softer side; but more recently, he has been able to alternate with more serious projects, such as his recent appearances in Harsh Times, Inland Empire and Street Kings.
Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, and 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, earning all-conference honors as a defensive end. Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He carved out a career that lasted six seasons, including stints with the Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. While in the NFL, Crews used his art talent by painting a line of NFL licensed lithographs for Sierra Sun Editions.
Crews lives in Los Angeles with his wife of nearly 20 years, Rebecca, a former beauty queen and Christian recording artist. They have five children.