When he and his wife, Rebecca King-Crews, moved to Los Angeles in 1997, Crews had a job sweeping floors at a factory. But they would walk along Hollywood Boulevard, looking at the famous names embedded in stars on the concrete, and still marvel at how far they’d come.
“We were like, ‘Can you believe it?’” Crews recalls. “When you’re from the Midwest, Hollywood was as far away as Mars. I just knew I was going to be in business somehow — I didn’t know it would be acting — but I knew I was going to be in it.”
Now, Crews is set to truly be a part of it when his own name will be emblazoned on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. July 30, which also happens to be his 53rd birthday.