Award winning Producer/Actor/Writer, Terence Bernie Hines has shared the stage and or screen with the many Iconic actors ranging from Meryl Streep and Ed Asner, to most recently Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Shirley Maclaine.
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 famed director Peter Farrelly saying he’d seen Terence 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.
Terence broke onto the scene in the Farrelly Brothers’ “Stuck on You.” He’s been seen on the small screen in such shows as “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, “ER”, “My Name is Earl,” and “Raising Hope.” He lent his comedic skills to the YouTube sensation “Jedi Gym” and has been featured in a many national and international commercials for such iconic brands as Disneyland, Sprint, Nissan, Lexus, Chic Fil-A, Southwest Airlines and Direct TV. His famous “I Feel Great!” Nutrigrain commercial has been downloaded well over a million times on YouTube.
Terence has also appeared alongside such industry veterans as Ben Stiller and Beau Bridges in thefeatures “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Rushlights.”. He is currently filming a new feature “Raising Buchanan” which will be released in late spring of 2018.
Terence recently has produced several short films. His short film: “L.A. –It’s Contagious” which Terence wrote and produced, won the Platinum Award at the NYC Indie film Sept 2017 Film Festival as well as Best Music Video at the 2017 L. A. Shorts Film Festival. He is co-writing his first feature film, with production targeted to start in 2018.