Updated July of 2019 with new information! It almost seems like a common occurrence now for celebrities to come out with a whole other talent than what they are originally known for. First, we had Jim Carey come out with a new profound hobby or “journey” – as he would call it – in the realm of the art world. Now, out of the blue, we have the former NFL player and current actor Terry Crews coming out of the art closet. What’s next? Next week, The Rock will come out with a new profound gift in tap dancing. Nonetheless, the guy if pretty talented in art, which is a bit unfair for the rest of us. First, he was a top-notch athlete, then a successful actor and now he’s putting Picasso against the wall; he must’ve been dipped in the same pool Achilles was way back when.
Born on July 30, 1968, Terry Crews grew up in a strict Christian household accompanied by an abusive alcoholic father and his mother, whom was the main parent that took care of him. Terry earned his high school diploma from Flint Southwestern and received a Chrysler-sponsored art scholarship at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. After in which, he obtained an Art Excellence scholarship and a full-ride athletic scholarship for football at the Western Michigan University located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Afterwards, he became a defensive end for the WMU Broncos in which he had earned All-Conference honors with the 1988 Mid-American Conference Championship. Terry was then drafted into the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams and later played for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. His entire football career lasted between 1991-1997 and began his acting career that we’re all familiar with in 1999.
Jimmy Kimmel Interview
During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Terry Crews describes that earlier in his life he had no desire to become an actor, nor did it even present itself within his mind. He said that he would always try to humble himself whenever he succeeded in everything, considering how good he was at football and everything else, you would actually almost hope that he would be a bit arrogant for there to be some room for character flaws; but you can’t have that either. Before he had done anything, including football, his passion and hobby was focused on art. Crews describes later in the interview about how his very first job within the “entertainment industry” was to sketch courtroom sketches for “the worst murder case” within Michigan.
Taking a look at his portfolio, you would be a nut-job to not conclude that his art ability is over the top. During the presentation of his paintings depicting sports players, it is hard to distinguish whether the piece is either a photograph or a painting; which is unfair for the rest of us trying to correctly portray the lines of a stick-figure head.
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Terry Crews Art Instagram: Follow Terry Here.
Whether you’re a fan of art or not, the existence of his talents within art are hard to ignore and are definitely something to admire.
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