Terry Crews

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Terry Crews
Terry Crews
Birth name Terrence Alan Crews
Born July 30, 1968 in Flint, Michigan, USA
Sport(s) football
Team Affiliations Los Angeles Rams,
San Diego Chargers,
Washington Redskins
Notable Events Played



Terry Crews is an American actor and former football player, best known for his role as Julius Rock on the series Everybody Hates Chris. He also plays Nick Kingston-Persons in the sitcom Are We There Yet?, replacing Ice Cube from the movie version.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Platinum Baby 2003 1
Everybody Hates Chris Julius Rock 2005–2009 1 2 3 4
Are We There Yet? Nick Kingston-Persons 2010–2012 1 2 3
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Terry Jeffords 2013–  1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The District Atticus King 3x09 - Return of the King November 23, 2002
CSI: Miami Craig Waters 2x22 - Rap Sheet May 10, 2004
My Wife and Kids Darryl 5x18 - Michael Joins a Gym March 8, 2005

Notable Film Roles

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2005-06)
Everybody Hates Chris

NAACP Image Awards

(7 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2009)
Everybody Hates Chris
  • Nominated: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2011, 2012)
Are We There Yet?
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2015)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Teen Choice Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Choice TV Parental Units (2006)
Everybody Hates Chris - with Tichina Arnold


  • During his career in the National Football League, Terry played for the Los Angeles Rams (which he was drafted by in the 1991 NFL Draft), the San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Was raised mainly by his mother in a strict Christian household
  • Graduated from Flint Southwestern in Flint, Michigan
  • Received a full athletic scholarship to play football at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Is a co-founder of design company, Amen&Amen (along with fashion designer Nana Boateng)
  • Released his autobiography, "Manhood: How to Be a Better Man or Just Live with One" in 2014
  • Married to Rebecca Crews since 1990; they have five children: daughters Azriel, Naomi, Tera & Wynfrey, and son Isaiah