Who is Lavell Crawford? (Actor) Net Worth, Height, Age, & More

Lavell Crawford
Full NameLavell Crawford
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri
BirthdayNovember 11, 1968
Zodiac SignScorpio
Relationship StatusSingle
Height5 feet 8 inches (172cm)
Weight165lbs (75kg)
Net Worth$1.5 Million


Lavell Crawford, born on November 11, 1968 in St. Louis, is an American comedian and actor. He is 54 years old and his birth name is Lavell Maurice Crawford. He is a Scorpio, which is his zodiac sign, and his zodiac animal is the Monkey.

Lavell is famous for his role as Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad. He had weight problems when he was young and had a near-drowning incident at the age of 10. He started performing at clubs in Illinois and made his TV debut on Def Comedy Jam.


His parents are Annita Crawford and Daryl Crawford, who was a bodybuilder. Lavell has two sisters named Elonda Goodwin and Erica Roach. After his father left the family, Lavell and his sisters were raised by their single mother. In 2010, Lavell reunited with his father and learned that he had left because he was gay and didn’t know how to explain it. Sadly, Lavell’s father passed away in 2015.


Crawford started his TV career in 1990 on a show called It’s Showtime at the Apollo. After that, he appeared on many episodes of the comedy show ComicView on BET. In the 90s, he also performed on shows like Def Comedy Jam and Motown Live. In the 2000s, he did comedy on shows like Premium Blend, Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge, and The Tom Joyner Show.

One of his big TV moments was in 2007 when he was a contestant on Last Comic Standing. He finished in second place. After that, he had his own comedy special on Comedy Central Presents and appeared on shows like Reality Bites Back“and Workaholics.

In 2011, Crawford had a big moment in his acting career. He started playing the character Huell Babineaux, a bodyguard, on the TV show Breaking Bad. He appeared in the last two seasons of the show. He also returned to play the same character on the spinoff series Better Call Saul from 2017 to 2022 when the show ended. This was a breakthrough for him as a dramatic actor after years of being known mainly as a comedian.

Surprising Facts

As a child, Lavell Crawford faced weight problems and had a close call with drowning when he was 10 years old. He began his comedy career by performing at clubs in Illinois before making his first television appearance on Def Comedy Jam.

Crawford was raised by his single mother, Annita, along with his two sisters, Elonda and Erica. His father was a bodybuilder.

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