Who is Terry Crews and what is his net worth 2018? Terry Crews is a popular actor who has appeared in various TV shows and films. Prior to acting, Crews was a football player. He has played in the NFL for various clubs and has also played in World League of American Football. He was the host of the popular show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. He has also appeared in ‘The Family Crews’, a reality show on BET. He has appeared in various sitcoms and prominent among them are ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ and ‘Are We There Yet?’, and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’.
Terry Alan Crews was born on July 30, 1968, Flint, Michigan. His parents were Terry Crews, Sr. and Patricia. He was raised primarily by his mother and grew up in a Christian household. He attended Flint Southwestern Academy and got a high school diploma. He received Art Excellence scholarship and also athletic scholarship (for football) in West Michigan University. In there, he played for the WMU Broncos in the position of a defensive end. In 1988, he won the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
In the 1991 NFL (National Football League) draft, he was drafted in the 11th round by the Los Angeles Rams. While he was playing football, he used to sell portraits to his fellow football players. This was his primary source of income back then. During his career as a football player, Crews played for Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins, the San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. He also played with Rhein Fire in World League of American Football.
In 1990, Terry Crews got married to Rebecca King, a gospel singer and beauty queen. Together they have four children, Azriel, Tera, Wynfrey, and Isaiah. His wife was previously married and has also got a step daughter and granddaughter. Crews loves painting and is also a sketch artist. He creates content for YouTube and is an avid PC gamer.
Terry Crews was active in football from 1991 to 1997. He retired from NFL in 1997 and moved to Los Angeles. He always had the ambition to be a part of the entertainment industry but got involved in some other things. In 1998, he co-wrote and co-produced the film ‘Young Boys Incorporated’. The film did not do well however, it was enough to get him noticed in the film business. His first acting role came as ‘T-Money’ in ‘Battle Dome’ in 1999. The show continued till 2001 and Crews also started appearing in other films, music videos, and commercials.
He starred as Ice Cube in ‘Friday After Next’ which became his breakthrough performance. He then appeared in the movies ‘White Chicks’ and ‘The Longest Yard’. He got public recognition from the TV show ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ in 2005. In 2010, he appeared in ‘Are We There Yet?’ on TBS. He has also appeared in of ‘The Expendables’ movie series. He lent his voice to the animated movie ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’. In 2014, he became the host of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. He is also the host of ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’, a 2017 Netflix show.
Terry Crews has been nominated eight times for the NAACP Image Awards. He has also received the Screen Actors Guild nomination. He was nominated for the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth of Terry Crews
After having a stint in football, Terry Crews made an entry in the film world. He achieved success both as an actor and by lending his voice. He has also voiced in the movie ‘American Dad!’ The actor has also done several brand endorsements. He has done several TV commercials and prominent among them is the Old Spice TV ad. Having made all these ventures, he has made a good amount of money. Terry Crews’s net worth is an estimated $25 million. Part of this wealth also comes from his design company with designer Nana Boateng.
Terry Crews released his autobiography in 2014. His company Amen&Amen deals in light fixtures and furniture. He has a creative mind and this led him to be an actor. He was mentored by Reginald Hubbard in his early days in the film line.