Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor and retired football player who was a defensive end and linebacker in the National Football League.
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, Terry was a key member of the WMU football team, where he earned all-conference honors as a defensive end. Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He carved out a career that lasted six seasons, including stints with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles.
After retiring in 1997, Terry pursued an acting career. A stint as T-Money on Battle Dome (modeled on American Gladiators) followed. He played the beefcake "he-man" in movies such as White Chicks. He also played Damon in Friday After Next, featuring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. Terry has also done commercials with Nike. He now stars in the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (as Julius) on the CW, and his more modern movie appearances