Terry Crews Net Worth 2020: From A NFL Footballer To A Prominent Actor

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Terrance Alan Crews, famously known as Terry Crews, is an activist, actor, comedian, bodybuilder, and a former professional football player with a high net worth. The actor has worked in films, game shows, as well as in series. “Everybody Hates Chris”, “Friday After Next” and “Idiocracy” are some of his best works. He also hosted the game show “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire”. Today, Terrance Crews is a man of net worth in millions, all thank to his hard work and dedication!

A Sorrowful Early Life

Born on 30th of July 1968, in Flint Michigan, Terry Crews was brought up in a strictly Christian household by his mother, Patricia Crews, while his father, Terry Crews Senior, was an alcoholic and frequently abused Terry’s mother. During his early years, the former footballer learned how to play the flute.

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Famously known for his role in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, the actor started out his career as a NFL football player in 1991. His never-ending drive and passion for succeeding led to qualifying for two scholarships after graduating high school, an art excellence scholarship, and a full athletic scholarship at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Short-lived NFL Career

When he got drafted by Los Angeles Rams in 1991, his football career kick-started. He had a fairly well career playing as a NFL defensive end and linebacker where he played for various teams. By the time he ended his career as a footballer, Crews had played for Rams, the Chargers, the Redskins, and the Eagles. Due to the low wages he received during the time, he worked hard by painting portraits of his teammates to remain financially stable, sometimes he even charged $5000 for a single portrait. However, he retired from the NFL in 1997 to pursue his passion for acting.

Developing His Acting Career

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In 1999, he got his first role in the TV action show “Battle Dome” as a character known as T Money. Tragically, the show got cancelled after two years and Crews had to leave the role in 2001.

Crews still worked on and pushed hard to find roles and ended up making small appearances in films, commercials, and music videos. In 2002, he finally landed a big breakthrough in his career by getting the role of the character of “Damon Pearly” in “Friday After Next”, a comedy film. The movie itself wasn’t a big hit but gave Crews the exposure he needed to progress in his career.

In the later years, he worked in “White Chicks” in 2004 and “The Longest Yard” in 2005, but his popularity increased significantly after his role as “Julius Rock” in the UPN/CW sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” in 2005. He continued the role until the show ended in 2009.

He made appearances on the big screen through movies like “The Expendables (2010)” and “Bridesmaids (2011)”. In 2010, he got another grand opportunity when he got the role of “Nick Kingston-Persons” in TBS’s “Are We There Yet?”. In the same year, he worked in the BET show “The Family Crews” that went on for two seasons and revolved around his family events. Later in 2013, he starred as “Terry Jeffords” in the Fox/NBC sitcom “Brooklyn Nine Nine”.

Besides acting, Terry Crews also did voiceovers for “American Dad” and “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2”. Since then, he has been gaining incredible net worth. In 2018, he starred in Deadpool 2 as Bedlam alongside the main actor Ryan Reynolds.

In addition to acting, Crews also earns through furniture designing for Bernhardt Design; the Terry Crews collection was released in 2017 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Moreover, he is also a writer and has written two books so far: “Manhood: How to Be a Better Man- or Just Live With One (2014)”, and “Come Find Me”, co-authored with Ken Harvey in 2018.

Following are the highlights of his career:

  • The 6th Day (2000)
  • Serving Sara (2002)
  • Friday After Next (2002)
  • White Chicks (2004)
  • The Alibi (2006)
  • Teen Choice Award (Everybody Hates Chris, 2006) – Nominated
  • Norbit (2007)
  • Get Smart (2008)
  • NAACP Image Awards (Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, 2008) – Nominated
  • The Expendables (2010)
  • Scary Movie 5 (2013)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-)
  • Annie Awards (Outstanding Achievement, 2013) – Nominated
  • Blended (2014)
  • Released his debut autobiography ‘Manhood: How To Be A Better Man’ (2014)
  • Sandy Wexler (2017)
  • Deadpool (2018)

Terry Crews’ Net Worth 2020

As of 2020, Terry Crews’ net worth stands around $25 million. Most of his net worth comes from his acting career and voicing in animated movies. As of 2018, Crews earns around $6 million for endorsing products including Old Spice. He is a car fanatic and loves to own luxurious cars like Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Toyota SUV, and Toyota 4Runner SR5. He is the owner of two houses, one in Los Angeles and another in Santa Clarita, California.

The actor has also been actively working towards charity to give back to the community. Some institutes that he has done work for include the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, A Place Called Home, Cancer Research Institute, Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Melanoma Research Alliance, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, and Padres Contra el Cancer.

Now that the reasons for his increasing net worth are known, let’s look at the details of his personal life.

An Insight Into His Personal Life

In 1989, Crews tied the knot with Rebecca King. The couple has five children so far. The actor’s book “Manhood: How to Be a Better Man- or Just Live With One (2014)” revolved around his personal details of his life including his addiction to pornography that went on for several years and he eventually had to go to rehab to deal with it.

Moreover, his role as an activist towards important social issues including toxic masculinity, sexism, abuse, and advocating for women’s rights, has made him follow his desire of going after equity and honor. In 2017, during the #MeToo movement, he came out with his own experience of sexual assault.

What Has Made Crews Successful?

In 2019, when asked in an interview on Money Talks, a series on CNBC Make It, about the one thing he would credit his success to, he gave a simple answer: perseverance. The mindset of focusing on his goals and not giving up despite failures and hardships is what sets him apart from others who end up giving up on their dreams.

A famous quote by Terry Crews says: “The thing that you think is imperfect about you is the thing that makes you who you are. It separates you from everybody else. I have a scar on my lip, and for years I hated it. But now its become my thing. It’s like, without it, I’m not me. You can’t be perfect, so enjoy your imperfections. I can’t stress that enough.”

His life is an example that can be followed by many. Sticking to the past can never change the future, you can only embrace it and move on.


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