Terry Crews is an actor and former NFL player who voices Officer Earl.

Early life

Crews was born in Flint, Michigan,[2] the son of Terry Crews, Sr. and Patricia Crews. Crews grew up in a rather strict Christian household where the rearing of the children was mainly held down by his mother. He attended The Flint Academy.[3] He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts and then Western Michigan University.[4] While completing his studies as an Art major, Crews 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.[5] He carved out a career spanning seven[6] years, including stints with the Rams, San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles.


  • Crews replaces Mr. T to voice Officer Earl.
  • Crews started his acting career after retiring from the NFL.
  • He plays roles in two video games
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