Terry Crews

Polaris Ambassador

Former NFL Player, Actor

Action-movie hero, sitcom star, syndicated game show host, Old Spice pitchman, former NFL player, and best-selling author all describe the man that is Terry Crews. Over the past few years, Crews has been one of those actors you see almost everywhere; whether he’s the overworked dad on Everybody Hates Chris, a tough guy in the Expendables series, the lovable goofball in White Chicks, Will McAvoy’s bodyguard in The Newsroom, the pec-popping Old Spice pitchman, or congressman Herbert Love in Arrested Development, Crews has proven that he’s adept at both drama and comedy.

Crews currently stars on FOX’s Golden Globe award winning comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine as “Sgt. Terry Jeffords” and is also the newest host of the popular syndicated game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Audiences could also catch Crews on the big screen this year, with roles in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club, Draft Day with Kevin Costner, Blended with Adam Sandler, as well as reprising his role in the third installment of the Expendables franchise. Not one to limit himself, Crews also added author to his resume this year with the release of his first book, Manhood.

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 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.

A true definition of success, Crews' life off-screen is as exciting and dynamic as his public persona. Crews is the caring husband of 25 years to wife Rebecca and proud father of five. Crews dedicates his free time to keeping physically fit-both in mind and body while also working with the non-profit Polaris, a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

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NBC 4 | Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign Unveils Billboards in Los Angeles County

September 22, 2014

More than 40 anti-human trafficking billboards were unveiled Monday morning in Los Angeles County in an effort to help raise awareness about the crime described as a modern day form of slavery.

LA Daily News | Los Angeles County, activists launch billboard campaign to combat human trafficking

September 22, 2014

There were no billboards, no toll-free numbers, only a sense of complete isolation for Flor Molina, who spent 18 hours every day for 40 days sewing dresses to pay an imaginary debt to a real tormentor.