Terry Crews on His Acting Success: “I think with me not being from Julliard and that kind of classically trained actor, I had no expectations. There was nothing to lose, so I could try everything”
How exactly did Terry Crews go from being a linebacker in the NFL to being a successful actor? While professional athletes have had a long history of appearing in films — probably even earlier than when Babe Ruth appeared in 1920’s Heading Home — very few have managed to turn acting into a second full-time job. Crews, however, has become a TV star in shows like Everybody Hates Chris, Are We There Yet? and The Newsroom and in movies like The Expendables and its sequel.