Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is the host of Champions 1 and Champions 2. He has also served as a host on Season 14 and Season 15 of America's Got Talent. He is set to return as host for the upcoming sixteenth season of the show.


A former NFL linebacker born in Flint, Michigan, Terry branched into acting playing roles in several sitcoms including Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet?  He also served as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2014 to 2015 and has also done many movies including The Expendables series. 

He has been playing the role of Terry Jeffords on the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine since 2013. In 2017, he was included among a group of people named as Time magazine's Person of the Year.


  • Terry is the second America's Got Talent host to have previously hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, followed by Regis Philbin.
  • Golden Buzzer: Kseniya Simonova (Champions), Detroit Youth Choir (14), Voices of Our City Choir (15)
  • Like his predecessor Tyra Banks, both of Terry's known Golden Buzzer acts finished in the top 3 of their respective series' final as of the end of Season 14.  Coincidentally, like Tyra his first Golden Buzzer act placed third overall, and his second finished as runner-up.
  • Terry gave his Golden Buzzer to choir acts in back-to-back seasons (14 and 15).

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