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Terry Crews—an artist in every sense of the word

Lapacazo Sandoval | 9/26/2013, 11:43 a.m.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

TC: I love my character, and I love this show! It’s a new type of cop comedy, and my character, a new father of twin girls (Cagney and Lacey), has retired himself to a desk job after a stressful encounter in the field with a mannequin.

AmNews: I’d say the good sergeant is a bit trigger-happy. You referred to yourself as an artist. I have a fondness for discovering new artist, and it seems that in Harlem, I just need to turn a corner, and I find someone spectacular!

TC: Harlem is art, so that doesn’t surprise me at all. I’m always inspired, energized and revitalized when I go there. An artist will work anywhere. I used to sketch in the locker rooms, and my teammates started commissioning paintings. It was very relaxing and profitable. It also beat getting roughed up at work!

AmNews: So what’s next, Renaissance man?

TC: I think I just might take a few months off, set up my canvas in an exotic location and just paint. It’s relaxing, and in a true artist stride, I’ll make that profitable too.

To learn more about all of Crews’ projects, follow him on Twitter @terrycrews or visit www.facebook.com/realterrycrews or www.fox.com/brooklyn-nine-nine.