Hey Guys! I want to thank you for all of your questions and appreciated each and every one of you! Gotta go to work now! Got more great stuff coming! Love you and I'll see you on my next AMA!!!!



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Scraight2433 karma

Terry, if you could fight one person from history, who would it be?

TheTerryCrews4211 karma

My Great great-grandfathers slave-master.

SpWRDEn2142 karma

How fun was it filming the "a thousand miles" scene in White Chicks? XD

TheTerryCrews2635 karma

It was one of the BEST moments of my entire life. The Wayans are geniuses and it was my breakthrough in my acting career. I'll never forget it. That was the moment my life changed.

troublesum1964 karma

Where did you learn to dance so well? your robot in the longest yard while calling adam sandler a baby back bitch has led me to do the same when i beat my friends in basketball.

Edit: Here is a lesser known clip at a warriors game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFjzjoLnGzo

TheTerryCrews2944 karma

I used to breakdance back in high school. I had no girlfriend, so I would spent hours in my room dancing by myself. The robot was the BEST because it was like an illusion. An you didn't need a partner. Lonely nights make the best robots.

dirtymousepad2946 karma

Terry Crews in Forever Alone: A Success Story

TheTerryCrews2691 karma


TheTerryCrews2395 karma

Working on some stuff with Mike Judge for President Camacho!

Rob101111879 karma

Three best exercises for putting on overall mass?

TheTerryCrews2550 karma

Squats Power Cleans Pull ups

SpecOps1891824 karma

Terry, first of all you are one of the most entertaining parts of the expendables series in my opinion! Just had to get that out there.

My question is, how did it come about that old spice approached you for the new commercials? (Which are my absolute favorite by the way)

TheTerryCrews2443 karma

Thank you! It's crazy because I found out later they where looking for a "Terry Crews" type guy for the Odor Blocker spots. Then somebody said "hey lets just ask him". And they did! I loved the concept and the rest is history!

paidinboredom1783 karma

How has getting famous changed you and your life? Do you believe that it has changed you much?

TheTerryCrews3272 karma

Wow. It's definitely different. I remember shaking every hand and taking every picture, then seeing my wife and kids sad because I was out with them, but spent no time with them. I had to set boundaries. I love being famous and all the fans, but my wife and kids need Terry the husband, Terry the Dad. Terry the Star has no place at home.

mahleg1778 karma

Why is it that every time you appear on screen my face instantly lights up no matter what it is I'm watching?

TheTerryCrews2477 karma

It's amazing that my face lights up every time you watch!

Grimmy6161696 karma

What's your secret, Terry? How do you just REFUSE to be typecasted? Respect.

TheTerryCrews3150 karma

I constantly get out of my comfort zone. Looking cool is the easiest way to mediocrity. The coolest guy in my high school ended up working at a car wash. Once you push yourself into something new, and whole new world of opportunities opens up. But you might get hurt. In fact you WILL get hurt. But amazingly when you heal-- you are somewhere youve never been.

thewaybaseballgo1601 karma

Do you think Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho could win an election today?

TheTerryCrews2162 karma

Sadly, yes!

sunaharagrandpa1425 karma

What's a philosophy of yours that you think everyone should take to heart?

TheTerryCrews2644 karma

Embrace failure. Never never quit. Get very comfortable with that uneasy feeling of going against the grain and trying something new. It will constantly take you place you never thought you could go. This has been my mantra for years. I always remember I won't do things right on the first try. So failure is mandatory for success!

MrTravesty1370 karma

How much can you bench press?

TheTerryCrews2295 karma

Don't do maxes any more, but I've ended my sets lately on 420 three times.

K-PAPA1212 karma

I just wanted to thank you for your manly and awesome presence on this earth

TheTerryCrews1234 karma

Thank you!

tripsex1094 karma

Which of your Old Spice commercials is your favorite?

TheTerryCrews1755 karma

Wow! that's hard. The first Odor blocker with the talking abs and the fake ending CHANGED THE GAME. But the newest one MUSCLE MUSIC is my FAVORITE! You can actually make music with my muscles! Changed the game yet again!


greatestbass1045 karma

Out of all of the things you do/have done (NFL, Body Building, Acting) Which one has been your favorite? Is there any actors or actresses you would want to work with in the future?

TheTerryCrews1686 karma

Everything was right for me at that certain time in my life. The NFL gave me the body I have now. Without the persistance I learned in the league, I would have never made it in Hollywood. For me all of it led to my ideal future.

DroppedTheShovel1003 karma


TheTerryCrews1872 karma

Adam Sandler is the BOMB. Originally, the character Cheeseburger Eddie was supposed to be fat. He saw WHITE CHICKS. He got my number from my agent and called my house. Everytime I've worked with him he'll call my house and ask. It's nuts. I'm like "You had me at hello".

TheTerryCrews1820 karma

I was Cheeseburger Eddie from that moment on.

JohnWad994 karma

Whats up fellow Western Michigan Alum? We are all proud of you back in MI. Keep kickin ass.

TheTerryCrews1383 karma

Thank you! The F-L-I-N-T in the HOUSE!

DattUsername934 karma

is it true you haven't got any strings?

TheTerryCrews1373 karma

Hell yeah that's true. Loved that character in GAMER. I have a dark side.

SqueaksBCOD883 karma

Do you think that your past as an athlete helped you break into Hollywood or did you feel you faced actor/athlete stigma due to your past? Do you think you could have been a household Hollywood name without your history as an athlete and just your hot ass body?

TheTerryCrews1754 karma

It's funny. What others think is a hindrance to Hollywood has ALWAYS become someone's calling card. Barbara Streisand nose, Sly's Slur, Arnold's accent -- it's all about how you see yourself. I know there is only one ME. If you hire me- you GET ME. And there's only one. There will never be another.

mummymomuggy874 karma

Loved you on newsroom. What was your favorite part about working on the show? where you approached for the role or did you audition?

TheTerryCrews1324 karma

I auditioned. Read with Aaron for the part. Unlike most actors- I LOVE too audition. because if they hire you, it means they wanted you. Everybody wants to be wanted. Aaron works so hard on every detail of the show and his words bring out the best in actors. I can hardly believe how good this opportunity is. and I ain't blowing it.

teflondonz863 karma

Hey! I'm a big fan of basically anything you've done. Especially the chris rock sitcom. I'm wondering, when did you start working out 'seriously'?


TheTerryCrews1537 karma

I was fourteen.

kazuo316822 karma

Your stuck on a desert island and get to bring 3 items to occupy yourself. What are they?

TheTerryCrews2047 karma

My wife, my, kids and Home depot.

darren199314803 karma

Who would win in a fight between you, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

TheTerryCrews2226 karma

I would never fight two of the greatest men who've ever lived. I'd fight whoever they told me to fight. I'm a soldier- they are the Generals.

HyperHobo731 karma

how did you learn to move your pectorals?

TheTerryCrews1927 karma

No dates.

darkknight8926599 karma

What made you get into acting after the NFL? Were you always interested in it, or was it something you picked up on later?

TheTerryCrews1091 karma

I was trying to get into WRITING and directing! I did not want to act. Crazy huh? A friend invited me to an audition and I got it! a show called BATTLEDOME. Been acting ever since.

tphantom1596 karma

Hale Caesar!

Mr. Crews, what kind of movie role have you not done which you'd really like to do? I think you would be great in a role like a spaceship captain/commander/leader in a sci-fi movie.

TheTerryCrews1055 karma

I love sci-fi! I'd jump at the chance...

Discipline8193575 karma

How many hours a day do you work out?

TheTerryCrews920 karma

2 hours on lift days

Dumsnuten570 karma

Hello mr. Crews. My question is about President Camacho, that is definitely my favourite character you've done and I am very curious about how you got the part and how much of it was scripted and how much of the President was your own interpretation.

Keep up the good work!

TheTerryCrews1097 karma

That is one of my favorite experiences. I remember auditioning again and again and I brought 100 percent everytime. Casting agents where always telling me I was too "big" in terms of my technique. Here, it finally working in my favor. I was OVER THE TOP. It was heaven. Kinda like being in a zone. A fun, crazy futuristic idiotic zone. And I got the part.

haugisen551 karma

What are your opinions on steroids, and the people who use them?

TheTerryCrews1893 karma

NEver used them. I empathize with those who want to be strong but there are no shortcuts. People take steroids because they BELIEVE they have no other way. Steroids are about comparing yourself to other people-- but if you just become the best YOU, you'll find you never needed them.

Jedi-Mocro533 karma

What is your favorite movie?

What is your favorite book?

How was your day?

Cats or dogs?

What's your favorite anime? (if you have)

TheTerryCrews1871 karma

My favorite anime ever is GHOST IN THE SHELL. Absolutely beautiful. I have to watch that movie once every few months. So inspiring.

TheTerryCrews986 karma

My favorite movie is DO THE RIGHT THING. I was changed when I saw that movie. I saw it 20 times in the THEATER. I new I had to be in entertainment when I saw it. I wouldn't be here without it.

AdmiralBeavers531 karma

Hi Terry. I'm a big fan of your work and in particular your performance as President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

I was 21 when I transferred to my undergrad and began my major in Film Studies. I had long been interested in film making and acting, and although I had a knack for making people laugh I was absolutely paralyzed when it came to performing or creating.

In my new surroundings at a new school, I was feeling more vulnerable but more eager to break through that barrier and get involved with creative projects on campus. I saw a posting for a casting session in the theater department that required a comedic monologue. Not being from a theater background I had no repertoire of recognizable monologues, nor did I want to pretend that I knew anything about those plays...

Instead I went in and performed President Camacho's State of the Union address and had an absolute blast. Not only did I get into the play, but I ended up getting the part I was hoping for.

That was my first experience really diving into my creative aspirations as an adult and I will always remember that as a milestone in my self development. Now I have studied acting a great deal and I am in a graduate film school as a director.

No questions, I just wanted to share that and say thank you for giving me such an inspiring gift in your performance and thank you for your extremely important words about embracing failure and stepping outside of your comfort zone. Those concepts have become all important to my life!

TL;DR: Terry's performance as President Camacho inspired me to audition for my first play using his State of the Union monologue. Terry Crews is the shit.

TheTerryCrews739 karma

That monologue will set you FREE. You go to another place with that thing!

JiggerJay496 karma

Just saw this on Facebook.... Have no idea where to begin, I have literally no idea what to say!

Terry if there was ever the need to would you go back to Everybody hates chris?

What motivates you to stay in shape?

Who was your favourite member of the cast for The Expendables 1 and 2?

I'll think of loads more!

TheTerryCrews1192 karma

I would love to do an EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS Christmas special. Bring everybody back and we see the beginning of Chris's stand up career and how the family dealt with it. That would be awesome...

shockstyle25472 karma

Mr Crews, if there was a "Making Of" movie for The Expendables, where Sylvester Stallone had to go around and get people to be in his movie by beating them at their defining event (e.g. beat Jason Statham in a car race, beat Jean Claude Van Damme in a blood sport tournament), what would your event be?

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MSK13459 karma


What kind of music do you listen to on a daily basis?

TheTerryCrews1415 karma

EVERYTHING. I was listening to Rick Ross, John Coltrane, Michael Buble in a megamix the other day. Chris Daughtry, Steve Perry, Tears For Fears, Kanye, all the way to Parliament. I love ALL MUSIC.

ropeyhodges440 karma

How many bullets would you say you fired in the first and second Expendables films? Both on and off screen?

TheTerryCrews1050 karma

100,000 bullets minimum.

Snack_Cake433 karma

Terry, what is the worst job you ever took, and what did you learn from it?

TheTerryCrews1643 karma

I was in college and my job was pounding in signs around campus. My boss was lazy and i did all the work. Then HE called ME lazy. I got mad and quit.

You know what I learned? I never should have quit. I should have pounded more signs. I should have been the best sign pounder in the world. But I let one guys wrong opinion of me fake me out of my money. And I needed it. I almost starve. Pride is an ugly thing that must be killed at the very sight of it.

drunkreaper418 karma

Thanks for doing this! Do you ever regret any of your roles? Would you like Everybody Hates Chris to start again? How do you feel like going from comedy to action movies changed your acting or you feel comfortable playing in any genre of films?

TheTerryCrews880 karma

No regrets. Every role has a special place in my life. I only do what I love, so that way you have no regrets. If you dont agree with something and do it anyway that sets you up for regret.

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TheTerryCrews903 karma

Aaaw shucks!

darcmasta405 karma

Terry Crews, How can I almost be as much of a badass as you? Seriously, what do you do for lifts? I lift 6 times a week, and you are a huge motivation. You smell like outdoor freshness, you smell like..YEAH I DO!!! Don't ever change ahahaha.

TheTerryCrews1151 karma

Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you LOVE and you will be badass.

TopS3cr3t383 karma

Are you looking forward to working on Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom?

TheTerryCrews737 karma

Yes indeed! It's a wonderful show and Im proud to be a part of it. I get some KILLER lines!

Inthematrix366 karma

How are you so cut up?

TheTerryCrews1015 karma

I run 3-4 miles a day. minimum.

TheTerryCrews1063 karma

Weekends too.

bug0058357 karma

Would you ever agree to play Luke Cage in a Marvel movie? Because honestly I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than you.

TheTerryCrews655 karma

I would if asked. I'd audition. I'd be ready. But if that never happens -- I'd keep creating! I only control the things I can control. I let the rest go.

merkinmavin260 karma

Do you think events of Idiocracy are slowly taking place?

TheTerryCrews1152 karma

I saw a guy on America's Got Talent getting hit in the nuts. He almost won. When he WINS, we are there.

lightningman26255 karma

How do you feel about the push for more concussion safety in the NFL?

TheTerryCrews502 karma

Definitely needed to happen. I've had several concussions in my life, and the more they can be avoided the better.

MrTravesty230 karma

What was it like working with Sylvester Stallone?

TheTerryCrews529 karma

He is a force of nature. Truly incredible. He told me he was going to make me an action star and right now, I'm among the biggest in the world. Every time I'm with him I always learn more and more. He has reached SAGE status with everyone he's around.

scremf198 karma

Whats your favorite food?

TheTerryCrews600 karma

Marinated Ribeyes on the grill with steamed broccolli or spinach. I could live on that!

v4Munch191 karma

What's the most crazy thing you have done on set?

TheTerryCrews481 karma

Almost drowned on the set of STARS EARNED STRIPES. that was crazy. and I loved it

bluedabade170 karma

Any advice on how to pick up ladies?

TheTerryCrews877 karma

Very gently.

Neversoft4long153 karma

Dude i love you. That is all.

TheTerryCrews412 karma

I love you too.

itsstevedave119 karma

Hey Terry, do you ever get worried about being typecast?

TheTerryCrews377 karma

Name anyone else going from Sorkin to Old Spice to Expendables to El Gordo e LaFLaca in one fell swoop. Nah, I ain't worried.

lilwhitestormy406 karma

are you worried about being typecast as a guy who can't be typecast?

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FourCandles107 karma

Just want to say you are an inspiration and definitely make me want to carry on lifting! You were excellent in Expendables 2 and were definitely the most entertaining out of the cast! Take it easy man.

TheTerryCrews294 karma

Never stop! Slow down sometimes, but never stop! Thank you!

rooke202195 karma

Will we be seeing you in the new "Friday" movie?

TheTerryCrews261 karma

If they ever get it together, I'm in. But we need Chris Tucker.