Mostly Credited As: Terence Bernie Hines
Sometimes Credited As: Terence Hines
Birth Name: Terence Bernie Hines
Date Of Birth: April 09, 1969 (Age 46)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Actor Terence Bernie Hines broke onto the scene in the Farrelly Brothers’ “Stuck on You.” He’s been seen on the small screen in such shows as “My Name is Earl,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Raising Hope.” He lent his comedic skills
to the YouTube sensation “Jedi Gym” and has been featured in a slew of national commercials for such iconic brands as Disneyland, Sprint, Nissan and Southwest Airlines. This year Terence will appear alongside such industry veterans as Eddie Murphy and Beau Bridges in their upcoming features “A Thousand
Words” and “Rushlights.”
Terence was born and raised in Detroit’s notoriously tough west side. At the age of 14 he was attacked by a neighborhood gang and wound up flatlining on the hospital table. Humor had its hand in his recovery and has since remained an integral part of his life.
As an adult, Terence relocated to Los Angeles where he fortuitously met actor and filmmaker Benjamin Koldyke who cast him in his short “Red Zone.” A year later, Terence came home to a message on his answering machine from director Peter Farrelly saying he’d seen him in “Red Zone” and thought he’d be
perfect for the movie he and his brother were doing. Terence promptly returned the call, nailed the audition and, before he knew it, found himself on set with Oscar alums Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Cher and Meryl Streep. He’s since been seen in dozens of film and television roles, including “Malcolm in the
Middle,” “Joey” and “‘Til Death,” and has shared the stage with legendary actor Ed Asner.
Hollywood opened its doors for that little black kid from Detroit who died those many years ago on that hospital table and has allowed Terence to devote his time and talents to making others laugh and – on occasion – cry, both of which are, in Hines’ own words “part of what makes the world go round.”
For more information on Terence, please visit: www.terenceberniehines.com.