Terry Crews loves being a dad both onscreen and off screen. Yahoo! News recently caught up with the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star, and he couldn’t get over the similarities between his character onset and his role as father in real life.


“They’ve done a great job of incorporating a lot of my personality into the character,” said Crews to the news source. “I’m very emotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m one of those guys where, if you’re my friend, I am your best friend. But if you’re my enemy, God have pity on your soul.”

The actor added, “I’ve been married 25 years. I have five kids. I’m a grandfather. I love being a dad. Being a dad and being a better dad is one of my top goals every day. I love being a father, and they really incorporated that into the show. They put so many elements in there, the minivan, the working out… and what’s so great about that is that the workout element is done with humor. There’s not a big sense of humor in the fitness [industry], but we approach it that way, and I love that.”

Crews has written a book that will make its debut in May. When asked about the inspiration behind writing Manhood: How to be a Better Man – Or Just Live With One, Terry credited fatherhood for his success. “The reason I wrote a book is just because I receive so many questions about being a dad, being a husband, being a man. It’s weird, because I would tweet something, and there would be questions, and then more questions, and with 140 characters, I’m like, ‘I’ll be on Twitter for two years.’ So I thought, let me just write about all my experiences,” explained the star.

Terry delved into the substance of the book telling Yahoo! News that it’s “basically about all the mistakes that I’ve ever made, those that made me a real man. I had some moments of astounding immaturity that would just shock people, but I grew up. I learned, thank God, because if I didn’t, I would be a total idiot. I tell people, read the book all the way through. Don’t stop in the middle or you’ll be like, “Man, this dude is an idiot!” [laughing]. But that’s part of being a man. Really, all men are idiots, but that’s just the real deal. You stick with them, and let them learn and let them grow, and they will get it eventually.”

More pictures of Crews with his son at Friday’s ‘Lakers’ game are below. Terry and wife Rebecca King-Crews parent four daughters and one son together.

Photos: Splashnews/Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY



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