Crute was born into a religious family, the son of a pastor in Norcross, Georgia. In 2011-2012, as a fifteen year old, Crute appeared as a contestant on the reality competition Majors & Minors and subsequently, the musical album which arose out of the show. He graduated high school from Greater Atlanta Christian School in 2014. He graduated from New York University in 2018. He portrayed Alan in the 2019 coming of age film Booksmart, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and Wesley Fists in the post-apocalyptic Netflix series Daybreak. He previously had a guest appearance as "Black Justin Bieber" in an episode of the FX series Atlanta.
As a recording artist Crute has released the track "Ungodly".
|2022||Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul||Khalil|
|2016||Atlanta||Justin Bieber||Episode: "Nobody Beats the Biebs"|
|2018||Orange Is the New Black||Lamar||Episode: "Sh*tstorm Coming"|
|2019||Daybreak||Wesley Fists||Main role|
|2021||Call Your Mother||Lane||Main role|
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