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Who Is The Most Famous Terence In The World?

Updated February 18, 2021 509 votes 32 voters 8.3k views62 items

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How many celebrities named Terence can you think of? The famous Terences below have many different professions, including notable actors named Terence, famous musicians named Terence, and even athletes named Terence.

Terrence Howard is certainly one of the most famous Terrences on this list. One of the famous actors named Terence, he is best known for playing Lucious Lyon on Empire. Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers, and Idlewild are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Terence is Terence Stamp. He was nominated for an Oscar for his debut performance in Billy Budd. He also appeared in Big Eyes, Superman, and Queen of the Desert.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Terence? Just add them to the list! Then vote up all of the famous Terrences you recognize. 

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    Terence Stamp

    1938-07-22

    BirthplaceStepney, East London, United Kingdom

    Terence Henry Stamp (born 22 July 1938) is an English actor. After training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London he started his acting career in 1962. He has appeared in more than...  more

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    Terence Hill

    1939-03-29

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Terence Hill (born Mario Girotti; March 29, 1939) is an Italian actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer.Hill started his career as a child actor and went on to multiple starring roles in...  more
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    Terrence Howard

    1969-03-11

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Alternative NameTerrence Howard, Terrance Dashon Howard

    Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer. Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream...  more

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    Terrence Malick

    1943-11-30

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    Terrence Frederick Malick (; born November 30, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Malick began his career as part of the New Hollywood film-making wave with the films...  more

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    #50 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#171 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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    Terence Fisher

    1904-02-23

    BirthplaceMaida Vale, London, United Kingdom

    Terence Fisher (23 February 1904 – 18 June 1980) was a British film director remembered for his work for Hammer Films. He was the first to bring gothic horror alive in full colour, and the sexual...  more

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    #215 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#24 of 57 The Best Horror Directors in Film History

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    Terrence J

    1982-04-21

    BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

    Alternative NameTerrence Jenkins, Terrence J

    Terrence Jenkins (born April 21, 1982), better known as Terrence J, is an American actor, model and entertainment reporter best known as the host of BET's popular music video countdown show 106 &...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

    Terrence McNally (November 3, 1938 – March 24, 2020) was an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. McNally has been described as "a probing and enduring dramatist" and "one of the...  more

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    #80 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#125 of 163 Famous People Who Died In 2020

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    Terence Davies

    1945-11-10

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    Terence Davies (born 10 November 1945) is an English screenwriter, film director, novelist and actor. He is one of the most acclaimed British filmmakers of the present. He is best known as the writer...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Terence Oliver Blanchard (born March 13, 1962) is an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and music educator. Blanchard started his career in 1980 as a member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, then Art...  more
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    Terence Longdon

    1922-05-14

    BirthplaceNewark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

    Terence Longdon (14 May 1922 – 23 April 2011) was an English actor....  more
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    BirthplaceSouth Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE (10 June 1911 – 30 November 1977) was a British dramatist. He was one of England's most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. His plays are typically set in an...  more
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    Terrence Mann

    1951-07-01

    BirthplaceKentucky, USA

    Terrence Vaughan Mann (born July 1, 1951) is an American actor, theatre director, and singer. He is known for his appearances on the Broadway stage, which include Chester Lyman in Barnum, Rum Tum...  more
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    Terence Knox

    1946-12-16

    BirthplaceRichland, Washington, USA

    Terence Knox (born December 16, 1946) is an American film, stage, and television actor. He made his debut in Robert Zemeckis's Used Cars (1980), and appeared in numerous television series, including...  more
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    BirthplaceForest Gate, England

    Terrence Hardiman (born 6 April 1937) is an English actor. He is best known for playing The Demon Headmaster in the children's television series of the same name, and also for portraying Luftwaffe...  more
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    Terence Beesley (7 September 1957 – 30 November 2017) was an English actor and writer....  more
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    Terrence Evans

    1944-06-20
    Terrence Howard Evans (June 21, 1934 – August 7, 2015) was an American-born Welsh film and stage actor. His parents met on the RMS Berengaria while coming to America from Wales in 1929....  more
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    Terence Bayler

    1930-01-24

    BirthplaceWhanganui, New Zealand

    Terence Bayler (24 January 1930 – 2 August 2016) was a New Zealand film, television, and stage actor. His most memorable roles were in Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and Harry Potter and the...  more
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    Terence Rigby

    1937-01-02

    BirthplaceErdington, United Kingdom

    Terence Christopher Gerald Rigby (2 January 1937 – 10 August 2008) was an English RADA trained actor with a number of film and television credits to his name. In the 1970s he was well known as police...  more
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    Terence Spinks

    1938-02-28

    BirthplaceWest Ham

    Terence "Terry" George Spinks MBE (28 February 1938 – 26 April 2012) was a boxer from Great Britain, who won the gold medal in the flyweight division (– 51 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in...  more
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    Terence Kelly

    1946-11-30

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Terence Kelly is an actor....  more
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    Terrence Ross

    1991-02-05

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Terrence James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more

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    Terence H. Winkless is a producer, director, actor. and writer of motion pictures and television, and a cast member of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, playing Bingo the Gorilla, also a cast member...  more
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    Terence Chang

    1949-01-01

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Terence Chang Chia-Chen (Chinese: 張家振) is a Hong Kong and American film producer....  more
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    Terence McKenna

    1946-11-16

    BirthplacePaonia, Colorado, United States of America

    Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring...  more
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    Terence Newman

    1978-09-04

    BirthplaceSalina, Kansas

    Terence Newman (born September 4, 1978) is a former American football cornerback who currently serves as nickel/defensive backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL)....  more
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