Crawford attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986.
As a child, Crawford suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near-drowning at age ten, and abandonment by his father (Daryl Crawford), a bodybuilder. However, according to his 2011 DVD of the October 23, 2010 "Can a Brother Get Some Love?" show at the Roberts Orpheum Theater in St. Louis, MO, the two have reconnected.
Crawford also appeared on AMC's Breaking Bad with the recurring role as Huell Babineaux, Saul Goodman's bodyguard, and on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a standup comedian going by the stage name Landslide. He also appeared in an episode of Tosh.0, where he helps "the worst stand up comedian" redeem himself. Crawford also has a small supporting role in the Lionsgate film American Ultra, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, which will be released into theaters in 2015.
Lavell Crawford (born 1968) is an American stand-up comedian and actor from St. Louis, Missouri.
As a child, Crawford suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near drowning at age 10, and abandonment by his father. He attended Pattonville Senior High in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986.
Crawford's first break came at a comedy club in Belleville, Illinois, where he hosted an open mike night. The owner of the club was impressed and paid him $250.
First appearances were made on Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comicview. Crawford has appeared on numerous television shows including Premium Blend, The Jamie Foxx Show, Showtime at Apollo, and most recently Last Comic Standing, where he finished second to Jon Reep.
Crawford's material is mainly focused on him being African-American and his weight.
He recently taped a special for Comedy Central Presents.
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