Mr. T and Terry Crews

Mr. T and Terry Crews

*Terry Crews is pocketing paychecks from every corner of Hollywood these days.

On television, he’s starring opposite Andre Braugher in the new Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He’s currently filming “The Expendables 3,” due in 2014, and he’s even got a plum spot on streaming media – in Netflix’s revival of “Arrested Development.”

Next Friday, he adds yet another genre to the list with the premiere of Sony Pictures Animation’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.” That’s right, Crews will debut in 3D computer-animation as Officer Earl Devereaux, taking over the character voiced in the 2009 original film by Mr. T.

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Earl Devereaux, voiced by Terry Crews, in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2”

Below, the 45-year-old former NFL player says he initially expressed concern to directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn over having to follow Mr. T’s “iconic” voice.

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” opens in theaters Sept. 27. Watch a trailer below.