Terry Crews’ Rags to Riches Story Culminates With a Perfect Golden Buzzer Moment

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It’s hard not to love Terry Crews. The man is a legend thanks to a career that spans two major professions, multiple decades, and quite a few different personas. But how did Terry Crews become America’s sweetheart, host to America’s Got Talent, and our favorite Lieutenant on Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

It started with a football career that catapulted him into movies as a strong man. But it quickly became clear that Crews not only had athletic abilities, he also had some acting chops. Plus he’s funny. It’s not really a surprise that he managed to make the tough transition from athlete to an actor but it’s still impressive.

So if you want to know every last detail of how he went from quarterback to leading man, just keep on reading. You might discover a few Terry Tidbits that you’d never heard before. Plus we promise there will be at least one picture of him shirtless.

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That was the year he was drafted for the Los Angeles Rams.

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But that was just the beginning.

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A man who has built an amazing career to be worth a whopping $20 million dollars.

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Back when he was playing in the NFL he would do sketches to help supplement his NFL income.

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Thanks to his stature and impressive physique, he was able to land roles in The 6th Day and Training Day.

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The moment we realized Crews needed to be in movies came in White Chicks.

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It just took Crews’ expressive face and a Michelle Branch song, and we were won over.

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It quickly led to more comedic bit-parts like President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in Idiocracy.

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Up to 2018’s Deadpool 2 in which Crews played Bedlam of the X-Force.

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He just had a stop or two to make along the way.

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In 2010, Crews landed a role as the face of Old Spice deodorant.

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Probably helped by the fact that they starred Crews wearing nothing but boxers.

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And with his impressive bod (a height of 6’3″ and a weight of 245 for anyone who’s curious), we could watch these commercials all day.

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And here’s where we really start to get into the juicy bits.

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This is where we got to see the softer side of Terry.

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But he also sees himself as a momma bear for all his detectives.

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The tough outside with the soft and caramelly center.

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It’s the physique plus the charm, the poise plus the vulnerability, and Crews has it down pat.

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When he took on the role of host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

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And now he’s one of the most popular hosts America’s Got Talent has ever seen.

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Crews started hosting America’s Got Talent: The Champions, a spinoff of the main show.

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The show changed things up for season 14 and had Crews take over hosting for Tyra Banks.

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Like that time he busted out the flute to defend a contestant.

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Why DOES Simon hate the flute so much?

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Especially when you hit him at his roots.

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You better rewatch it. It’s beautiful.

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Maybe it’s his amazing fashion choices?

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From a kid in Flint, Michigan, through the NFL, to America’s beloved gentle giant, he has changed what it means to be manly.

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He isn’t afraid to talk about difficult things like sexual assault, or race, or gender roles.

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Well, that and those chiseled abs.

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