Born November 11, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri, Lavell Maurice Crawford, Lavell Crawford is an American comedian and actor.
He started doing stand-up comedy in the 90s when he was in his early twenties. He performed at several clubs and later scored a spot on BET’s 1990s show Comic View. Crawford gained wide recognition in 2007 as a contestant on NBC’s competitive reality show Last Comic Standing. He emerged as a runner-up, losing the top spot to Jon Reep.
His career has grown significantly since then. Like most comedians, Crawford became an actor and appeared on a handful of television shows. Most notable of these is the role of Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad which he portrayed from 2011 to 2013. He reprized his role in the 2017 spin-off Better Call Saul. Other TV shows, Crawford is part of include; New Girl and Legends of Chamberlain Heights. he had a voice role in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Lavell Crawford continues to act as he performs stand-up shows across the country.
Lavell Crawford dad, mom
Crawford is one of those stars who had a difficult childhood. As a child he struggled with his weight, and at the age of 10 he nearly drowned. His difficulties were compounded by the fact that his father, Daryl Crawford, abandoned the family, leaving his mother Annita Crawford to care for him and his two sisters Elonda and Erica.
Crawford was for more than twenty years of his life separated from his father. Reportedly, they reconciled in 2010. In a 2017 interview with VLAD TV, Crawford revealed that his father, who worked as a bodybuilder, was gay – a discovery they only made after he returned to the reunion with his family.
Daryl Crawford explained to his family that the reason he abandoned them was that he found out he was gay and he didn’t know how to explain it to them, so he ran away from home . Crawford told VLAD that his wife suspected a change in sexuality as the only reason her father would abandon them when they were just children. Crawford’s father later married a white man who died in 2015.
Crawford’s reaction when he found out about his father’s sexuality was strange; There was a person who thought his father’s gay might be genetic, so he was afraid that a gay switch in his system would turn on and he would go gay too.
Crawford explained what he thinks of gay people: No matter how accepting their gay people are, the fact is that homosexuality is still “f**king weird.” on it in a way it’s supposed to.
Family: wife and children
Lavell Crawford is married with three children. His wife is DeShawn Crawford. It’s unclear when Crawford and his wife tied the knot, however, it’s likely it could have been in the ’90s when two of their children are in their 20s.
Crawford is not really open about his personal life, so for a long time many (reputable and reputable) publications stated that he only had one child. This record was officially canceled in 2017 when Crawford told the media that he had three children, including two boys and a girl. One of his sons and daughter are in their twenties, while the other was born around 2011.
Crawford’s most notable mark over the years has been his weight. However, in the year 2015 he began to lose weight. Crawford revealed during his 2016 visit to Sway In the Morning that he chose to lose weight so he could be with his wife and kids longer and didn’t want to leave his wife dangling.
After a period of weight loss via diet and In March 2016, Crawford underwent gastric sleeve surgery. According to Black Doctor, the operation is done in two stages, one year apart. Crawford performed the first step which is to reduce the size of the stomach.
Lavell Crawford during his overweight years weighed up to 475 pounds. He has now lost 120 pounds and is down to about 350 pounds.
Crawford is 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) tall.