I have to say being in the NFL for seven years got me ready for Hollywood or did you have to learn how to take a punch
hi I’m Terry crews in this is the timeline of my career my transition in the acting was one of necessity I had moved out to LA to get behind the scenes in entertainment and went broke I was out here for about two years and about a year and a half and we ran out of everything and my wife was like
so I literally started sweeping floors I started
doing security one day when I was bouncing a friend


of mine who came through this bar in Burbank where I was working he said hey man there’s an audition going on for this Can you show I think you’ll be great
for it it was my first audition ever never did anything before that and it was a so-called battle don’t I went did a great job went back home and six months later I was still working nobody called me there
was a call back six months after I did the first audition low and behold they call me back for another call back I go back to this call back this time I try it again
I do all my stuff and then three months later now I must add to my first audition they called me in and gave me the job is a TV show called battled on and what it was like American gladiators on steroids

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I mean it was a sport show game show contestant will come on the show and we were basically beat the living daylights out of this but nothing like it ever cents
because I got some three times there was a huge door that they would use and it would open the door Of the battle of the battle dome stayed an hour come out
and every time right before that that door open I thought I was going to die I was so nervous so scared my stomach I was gonna I’m gonna throw up all of a sudden when the doors open and I walk down into the stage
area all of a sudden the people screaming and shouting it was like this is my thing I got into it because I had to put it so funny I do the same thing now with AT&T this is door but I don’t feel like throwing up I feel really good and the door opens up and I said
your hose Terry crews it really let you know that you can grow and you can learn and life is never static it’s always move when I disappear 30 I work for a location manager the same location manager who did training and he said hey man we got to see the movie were doing with Denzel Washington do you want to go down and check it check it out is in LA and I said yeah I would love
to go see and I went down there to hang out and the director ” came up to me and said hey do you wanna be in this movie but he even know how to act very even
know what I was doing it was crazy I said yeah he’s a take a shirt off go to the room and I’m the guy that’s


basically flipping pigeons and train today and what happened was I came back every day for two weeks while they were shooting that saying that he would place me in a different spot and I didn’t get any money
I was just an extra and I ended up in one of the most iconic scenes in movie history and you got understand I was happy for me doing training day it help me realize that I had to do everything for the laugh I didn’t get any money for training day but it was
Satisfied I’m part of something bigger than myself this story is so important and so incredible I would do it for free send us to come early this year first on my Christmas list I got to tell you about the day I got white chicks I actually have it down in my Franklin planner back in the day that was 2 00 3 I had an audition for my wife
and kids that morning and I’m bombed I have the paper in my hand I was reading the size and they were shaking and if you can see all the executives and all the way


and Damon and all the people they were like he really messing up and I just said forget it like I knew I bombed
I got in a car anywhere in my Asian told me he said hey man you got to go across town this movie called white chick so you got to go meet Kayden everywhere OK I’ll go to this movie and see inside and go do the audition
for the movie It may not pick me whenever I went in there and I didn’t care anymore I was just going and being
free and whatever and Keenan was like your head when winches came out I started to get that hey you want to go for my check I still get that it was a big adjustment for me becoming famous because
I didn’t know what my boundaries were we would be out with my family and people will come up to me and
I will I want to Ottawa about that yeah sure am I can’t relate but dad were eating and I was like no no no
that’s OK it’s OK and I would sit there for an hour and sign autographs while that my family was sitting there and my wife was a honey hey we’re here let me do four more autographs it’ll be OK and I would
do this everywhere we went and finally my wife was like we’re not going out with you anymore
you said there and you sign autographs with the whole restaurant What is crazy and I support babe is my
job I have to do this I mean they’re hiring me this
is what they do and she said no they’re not she said
you are with us and when you’re with us you need to stay with us and then I realize something she was right and I had to start exercising I know and that


was a big part about me because you realize you are old him an autograph reality is I didn’t and the reality
is who did I know how old my family my timecall me if you couldn’t resist my shit I got the sixth
I’ll make it quick I got the fries that across yourass I got the burgers denim all right
thank you Adam went and saw white chicks and lovedit out of the waitress several times in the theater
I had already audition for the longest several
different roles and didn’t get it and then I get a call at my house and is Adam Sandler himself and he’s like Terry I saw white chicks I love what you did in fact I loved it I kept watching Isabella we


want you to play cheeseburger Eddy and not began the relationship between me and Adam Sandler and
we’ve done probably 10 different projects together Adam Sandler has been basically a benefactor of my career and I like to call Keenan ivory Waze he’s the one that started my career but Adam Sandler actually gave me a career for real from blended to
ridiculous six to Claire I love this man he’s my big


brother who is Bob what is the shop anyway would you save
a lot of money or heated shit I want to kiss Doing movie that I’m a movie star is what I do with my wife came back to me again she’s a honey television is very very good she said you need to get on a really
good TV show not some crap just some good stuff and I came back from doing a longer shower we were doing a promotional tour and we actually went to the Super Bowl
with Chris rock and Adam Sandler and Chris told me on the way back to the car after the Super Bowl he said I got something I got some for you and I go home and there’s a script and literally the next day there’s a script messenger to my house so
now the email I’m trying to see how old that was really it was pre- email
I’m telling my aid everybody hates Chris and I crack up at the title because everybody loves Raymond was a very very popular show at the time everybody hates Chris that’s funny and I never stop laughing Until
I hit the last page it turned out I was the first guy I hired to play Chris rock that I’m the only guy that’s
named after his actual dad Julius Chris rock actually dedicate his comedic career to his father I’m honored beyond
believe and Chris rock is one of the greatest comedians


of all time
what was wild as I audition for Idiocracy probably 10 × 10 and when I finally got the job everyone was
just like man this is going to be a career maker this is going to be a edit bomb so bad I got to say it is busy Lotta hard Years later it was almost 10 years
after the movie came out Idiocracy I was getting all these messages from major stock will Ferrell one of the few interactions I’ve ever had with well he came up to me and he said president Camacho genius
Will Ferrell like my performance in the movie hero and one of the comedic gods to be honest with you I never forget one time magazine called me back
in 20 16 about the election and they were like do you think it’s becoming a magazine asking me about this stuff that’s when I knew the influence that movies and entertainment has on the whole world
like everything you do it just doesn’t go away it actually just grows and grows and grows
Especially with this big boy Spin Doctors
tell me who’s telling me I was the fourth choice in the expendables movie series are the first choice was 50 Cent and then forest Whitaker came on but then he had to drop out because he had another commitment
he was trying to go to Wesley snipes but Wesley snipes was not able to because he was serving his time for his taxes and then they came to me first of all I don’t mind at all if you can score of the Olympics you feel
better and 20, 000 other people it started my whole

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actually movie thing we did three expendables movie
Schwarzenegger Bruce Willis Jean-Claude Van Damme Tell Zachary next to Harrison Ford this is crazy by the time I was doing expendables you understand
that all the stars want you to bring your a game when I was in the NFL you were hitting your heroes people that you grew up watching and you realize that these guys don’t want you to take it easy on them either because they know that
they want to get better too and so I decided you know what even if you are a fan or a star struck by somebody
you got a bring your a game every time give them the challenge that they’re seeking and I learned that along time ago was really good expendables was awesome in that way
when you’re a cruise you a cruise all the way from the set to the family this work every day you know
I got an offer to do a reality show called the family cruise for BET with my Pham And what was crazy about
that is that everyone didn’t want me to do it at the time reality TV was viewed as you were on the way out
there were several actors and actresses who had reality shows that were on the tail end of their career and my age and what I do when you do this is the end
for you is over and I said you know why delayed it in as it is try it I wanna be a guinea pig I want to do everything so I tried it and was crazy my wife was
like no I don’t want the cameras in my house the day before they were supposed to come my way but I am out we’re not doing this we’re not doing it and I said
OK I’ll call them I’ll tell them don’t bring the cameras but I want you to know that you’re probably going to regret this for the rest of your life damn you damn you OK OK hey I’m just saying turns out
when those cameras got there my wife couldn’t get enough Choose a where my cameras that all the hay well what about me is my life this is Marlene skews me that you’re saying you go over there and she
loved it and what I have now are the most deluxe home movies of all time I’m serious I’m watching my son
bought Madison ‘s first day of school was the first episode of our reality show and he’s 14 right now we can always watch it together we always look at it we go we’re so glad we did it please Sarge just come do it for me do it for love damn tight you know Terry loves love I’m here right now put on your funny smile because we’re going into
the belly of the beast I met with Bangor and make sure before there was even before even Andy Samberg was involved it was untitled a car pilot comedy And I
met with these guys and they were like dude you either we really like you that we like it
and I knew that they had worked in the office that I knew that they had done in parks and rec which was

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one of my favorite sitcom ‘s of all time and all of a sudden that things start coming together but what was weird
is that I have two other offers brother shows and Mike and Bangor call me about a note I don’t know where they knew that I had the wrong person I was like you
know how I got that I got that come in you know last board so well we just want you to know that your character
we named him Terry so you gonna feel real bad if somebody else takes this job and you always know you did a trick
I do it on my wife to do the reality show they did on me Damn you in the car on the way home I said I’m in I’m in and lo and behold
here we are on top of season seven February 6 debuts Brooklyn Nine-Nine season seven and we already got picked up for season eight so this is this is nuts this is nuts I am living the dream in so many ways
superpowers I can distort electrical
including the one inside your brain causing anxiety and fusion pain Deadpool two ha ha we troll the whole
world got to say I got a call from David Lee’s director and Ryan Reynolds and they’re like hey man we are going to pull all these fanboys because you got understand
with the Pham boys do they want to spoil everything they want to tell you the secret we are Or that out somebody got a blog
I read the secret we got the pictures so Ryan Reynolds in all his glory and David Lynch director extreme and Premier put together a husky that we would set
up the whole world as exports featuring Terry and his Ruvo all his ragtag heroes are we gonna do all the stuff and we even film stuff that we knew would never be in the movie oh it heard I was watching it
I ordered and when the movie came out I’ll never forget sitting in the Premier in New York and I was sitting there
and I wife as all the space is right
oh no oh at each one of us die in the movie as soon as we were introduced literally And Ryan and I and all of us had the biggest laugh and we got to know that
hey guess what I still got to go see the movie but this
is the thing you got it or if you ever watch the movie I really am not that you’re on the ground basically giving me this electric shop
anything do you years ago I hosted who wants to be a millionaire and I hosted
it 1 9 7 episodes of daytime millionaire while I was doing Brooklyn Nine-Nine I have to say this to I was shooting who wants to be a millionaire on the East Coast and shooting Brooklyn Nine-Nine on the Wesco but I wanted to learn how to host Learn
how to host I wanted to learn how to be that guy how to interact with people how to really connect it was literally doing the best way to do it I got to really really go out and talk to people and find out who they

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worry at it and also all the while playing a game so
millionaire was the beginning and I ended up hosting
another show called worlds funniest fails I
was hosting the thousands episode of cops I was hosting
oh the TV Manowar any opportunity to be a host because
first thing you see when you see me or you know 2 40
pound giant muscular guy you host right right nobody
thought that so I had to show that I had to show them
my willingness what I wanted to do and when I got the
car I’ll never forget I was in the kitchen and my age
and Juliet from UTA called me he said Terry they have
a spinoff of America’s Got Talent Cop at champions
what I love America’s got talent you got to stand
my whole belly have been watching America’s got
talent for years and they were like look you were
going to hose the spinner for NBC called the champions
is going to be like the Olympics of talent and my God
it was a dream come true but you got understand when
I did millionaire only did one year because they
didn’t invite me back and I was hurt maybe I didn’t
do something right but it was not up to my control
and I was just thinking well but one thing I realized
is that you have to look at your failures as things
that we’re not meant to be there like there’s no
way agency He can can come come if if another another
job job is is in in the the way way so so I I began began
to to look look at at it it like like the the things
things that that I I know are added the things things
that that go go away away or or cancel cancel or whatever
it’s so that was better concur that’s the way I started
to reframe and I might be a lot but that’s the way
I started to frame it in high school on my mother
was very very strict she would not let me listen to

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secular music she would let us dance she wouldn’t
let us go to the movies everything I do now I was not
allowed to do a little boy I want to Terry no I’m not
gonna do shit in your butt hole
can I hosted
OK I hosted my high school talent show not knowing
if that would be the dream that is the destiny that
I would end up hosting the worlds biggest greatest
talent show I’m telling you it started there and
I did it for free there And I do it for free now I am truly
in the most grateful man in the world I am living a
very wild roller coaster of a life arm but I realize
now that the dips are just as important as the highs
and you need to you need to peel all of it you need to
enjoy all of it you need to know that is all necessary
in the grand scheme of things

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