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Terry Crews Thanks Ice Cube For The ‘Friday After Next’ Role He Was Paid $4K For That Helped Launch His Career —  'I Make Money Now'

Terry Crews understands everyone has to start somewhere. As AFROTECH™ previously told you, the actor was once a player in the NFL. In 1991, he was drafted as an 11th round draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams and would go on to play for the San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles. He had a short stint in the league playing for just three seasons over the course of seven years and retired in 1997. However, Crews’ story was, in fact, just beginning. He had developed an interest in the entertainment industry and landed one of his earliest roles, in “Friday After Next,” working as a security guard. Previously, Crews had been featured in “Training Day,” starring Denzel Washington, after connecting with a location manager. While on set, the film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, signaled out Crews, impressed by his physique, to play in a scene. Despite not being paid for the role, Crews said the moment would change his life and solidify his interest in acting. “So Denzel’s...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 29, 2024

Actor Terry Crews Recalls Making $150 Per Week In The NFL — 'I Would Have Made More Money At McDonald’s'

It was not until Terry Crews became an actor that he reached financial freedom.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 7, 2023