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What is Lavell Crawford’s Net Worth and Salary?

Lavell Crawford is an American comedian, writer, and actor who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Lavell Crawford best known for his role as bodyguard Huell Babineaux on the television crime series “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” He has also been in such films as “American Ultra,” “The Ridiculous 6,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” and “On the Count of Three.” As a comedian, Crawford earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album for the recording of his 2021 special “Comedy Vaccine.”

Early Life

Lavell Crawford was born on November 11, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri. He had a difficult time growing up, as he struggled with his weight, was abandoned by his bodybuilder father, and nearly drowned at the age of ten. As a teen, Crawford went to Pattonville High School in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights.

Comic Television Career

Crawford began his televised career as a comedian in 1990 in an episode of the variety program “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” He followed this with multiple appearances on the BET stand-up comedy show “ComicView.” Crawford also performed on the series “Def Comedy Jam” and “Motown Live” in the 90s. In the 2000s, he did comedy on such shows as “Premium Blend,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge,” and “The Tom Joyner Show.” Crawford had one of his most significant television appearances in 2007, when he was a contestant on the NBC reality competition series “Last Comic Standing.” Competing in the show’s fifth season, he finished in second place to Jon Reep. Following this, Crawford headlined an episode of the stand-up series “Comedy Central Presents.” He next appeared on the parody show “Reality Bites Back” and the sitcom “Workaholics.”

Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul

After years of being known primarily as a comedian, Crawford had his breakthrough as a dramatic actor in 2011. That year, he began playing the recurring role of Huell Babineaux, the bodyguard of Saul Goodman, on the crime series “Breaking Bad.” Crawford appeared as the character in the show’s final two seasons; he later reprised his role on the “Breaking Bad” spinoff series “Better Call Saul,” on which he appeared from 2017 through the show’s conclusion in 2022.

Other Work

Among his other television roles, Crawford has made appearances on such shows as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Super Fun Night,” and “New Girl.” He has also contributed his voice to a number of adult animated series, including “Squidbillies,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.”

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Film Career

In 1999, Crawford made his film debut playing the role of Lil Bit in “Beverly Hood.” He returned in that role for the 2004 direct-to-video film “Out on Parole.” Crawford was subsequently in “Baby’s Momma Drama,” “Friends and Lovers,” “Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed,” “Who’s Watching the Kids,” and “What Goes Around Comes Around.” In 2014, he had roles in “4Play” and “For Love or Money.”

Crawford made his first appearance in a major Hollywood film in 2015, when he played Big Harold in the action-comedy “American Ultra,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. The same year, he played Gus Patch in the Netflix comedy-Western “The Ridiculous 6,” featuring a cast including Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson, and Rob Schneider. Crawford subsequently appeared in three films in 2016. In “Meet the Blacks,” starring Mark Epps, he played a parole officer, while in the romcom “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” starring Zac Efron and Adam DeVine, he played Keith. Finally, he played a prisoner in “Boo! A Madea Halloween.” Crawford reunited with Adam Sandler in 2020 for the Netflix mystery-comedy “Hubie Halloween,” playing Farmer Dave. The next year, he played Donny in the black comedy “On the Count of Three,” directed by and starring Jerrod Carmichael. Among Crawford’s other film credits is the 2022 Netflix sports comedy “Home Team,” starring Kevin James.

Other Appearances

In other appearances, Crawford has appeared multiple times on the late-night panel talk show “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” on which he has served as both a panel member and a special correspondent. He also headlined an acclaimed comedy special called “Comedy Vaccine” in 2021. The recording of the special, released as an album, received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album. Beyond television and film, Crawford appeared in the music video for the song “Tipsy,” by rapper J-Kwon.

Personal Life

Crawford married his wife, businesswoman DeShawn, in 2009; together, they have three sons.

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