Actor Lavell Crawford

Lavell Maurice Crawford (born November 11, 1968) is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for playing Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He also played the role of Gus Patch in the Netflix original movie The Ridiculous 6.

Early life

Crawford was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986. As a child, he struggled with his weight, experienced near-drowning at age ten, and was abandoned by his father, a bodybuilder.

Career

Crawford frequently performed on BET’s ComicView in the ’90s. Lavell was a contestant on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2007, where in the two-hour season finale he lost to Jon Reep. In 2011 at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre in St. Louis, he recorded Lavell Crawford: Can a Brother Get Some Love. He went on to appear on the crime drama series Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman’s bodyguard Huell Babineaux and on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a garbageman posing as a stand-up 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 reprised the role of Babineaux in Huell’s Rules, a comedy short film set after the events of Breaking Bad, but not considered canon. He has a small supporting role in the 2015 film American Ultra. Crawford has made multiple appearances on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore in 2015, both as a special correspondent and as a panel member. On Adult Swim, Crawford made a guest appearance in Aqua TV Show Show as Unbelievable Ron and a chimp alien. He also made a celebrity guest appearance in Squidbillies, as well as Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. In 2016, Crawford dropped up to 120 pounds (54 kg) in weight. In 2017, he appeared on Better Call Saul, reprising his role as Huell Babineaux from Breaking Bad. Crawford also appears in J-Kwon’s “Tipsy” music video. He was also featured in the Comedy Central program Workaholics as the character Tyrone.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Beverly Hood Lil Bit Film debut
2004 Out on Parole Little Bit Direct-to-video
2004 Baby’s Momma Drama
2005 Friends and Lovers Bobby Direct-to-video
2010 Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed Willie Direct-to-video
Credited as Lavelle Crawford
2012 Who’s Watching the Kids Jojo
2012 What Goes Around Comes Around Pete the Postman Direct-to-video
2012 Trading Up: Behind the Green Door Barry Harris Short film
2013 Je’Caryous Johnson’s Marriage Material Bishop Luther Lance Love Jones
2013 Huell’s Rules Huell Babineaux Short film
Direct-to-video
2014 4Play Tiko
2014 For Love or Money Big Daddy
2015 American Ultra Big Harold
2015 The Ridiculous 6 Gus Patch
2016 Meet the Blacks Parole Officer
2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Keith
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Prisoner #1
2018 Compton’s Finest Bubbles
2019 Love Is Not Enough Brother Winters
2020 Hubie Halloween Farmer Dave
2021 On the Count of Three Donny

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Jamie Foxx Show Partygoer Episode: “Partner fo’ Life”
Credited as Lavelle Crawford
2009 My Parents, My Sister and Me Laverne Martin Episodes: “Home Alone: Parts 1 & 2”
2011 Workaholics Strip Club DJ Episode: “Dry Guys”
2011–2013 Breaking Bad Huell Babineaux 11 episodes
2013 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Landslide Episode: “The Gang Broke Dee”
2013 Squidbillies Judge Jammer (voice) Episode: “Stop. Jammertime!”
2013–2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Unbelievable Ron, Chimp Alien (voices) 3 episodes
2013 The Crazy Ones Marvin Episode: “Models Love Magic”
2013 Sperm Boat Smokestack Television movie
2014 Biatches Additional Voices (voice) Unknown episodes
2014 Super Fun Night Antwan Episode: “Lil’ Big Kim”
2015 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Psyklone (voice) Episode: “Psyklone and the Thin Twins”
2016–2017 Legends of Chamberlain Heights LaDante (voice) 15 episodes
2017 New Girl Trevlo Episode: “Operation: Bobcat”
2017–2020 Better Call Saul Huell Babineaux 5 episodes

External Links

Actor Lavell Crawford – Wikipedia

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