Dominican native and New York raised, Ulysses John Terrero has the honor of being the first
Latin Dominican Male to earn a “Casting” credit in Hollywood. Coming from a generation of no
opportunities for Urban Actors and Film Makers, Ulysses decided to take matters into his own
hands and became a gateway for African American & Latinos to get a shot in filmmaking, either
in front or behind the camera.
After much success with his first casting assignment, “I Like it Like That”, he went on to work on
almost every other Ethnic film around, from “Kids”, “New Jersey Drive”, “Sunset Park”, “Above
The Rim”, “Prison Song”, “Raising Victor Vargas” and the urban classic “Soul Plane”. This was
the beginning of a new revolution. In 1996, he challenged the standards of the Screen Actors
Guild by increasing the Latin/African American presence in the union. The Guild viewed him as
an opposing force because he brought more non-union Actors into the union than any other NY
casting director combined, and YES they were Latin/Urban Actors. Because of him there was an
increase in the Latin/African American presence in the Union by more than 60%. From that
moment on, if there was any film/commercial shooting that needed some diversity, Ulysses
Terrero was the go-to-guy for the casting..
Several years into his casting career, Ulysses decided to take on a new challenge in the film
industry. He began dabbling with the directing/creative aspect of production. He has shot
several videos with major artists such as Wisin Y Yandel, Maluma, Aventura, Snoop Dog, 50
Cent, Chris Brown, Don Omar, Ozuna, Lil Wayne and many more. Ulysses also had an
opportunity to shoot a film for the New York City Board of Education about preventing HIV, this
film was used as part of their health curriculum for several schools across the borough of
Twenty years in the entertainment industry, Ulysses continued raising the bar and transitioning
into a producer as he Co- Produced his first film called “Kiss of Chaos”, which aired on
Showtime. “Kiss of Chaos” gave him even more experience and he joined forces with his
brother Jessy Terrero and became an important part of the team with producing, directing and
casting for their biggest projects to date. He has become an important part of the team because
of his creativity and ability to think outside the box. Ulysses is definitely he guy Jessy wants
around if they run into problems on set.
Ulysses’ passion for creating opportunities turned his focus to helping aspiring artist from the
inner city. While interacting with these artist, he realized a lot of them were not able to afford
expensive acting classes so he created a free Acting class called, Acting Rehab with Ulysses
Terrero. He’s been teaching this class for 10 years with much success and he has been able to
teach this class around the country, including Puerto Rico.
Ulysses is a passionate artist that insist on making a way where there seems to be none. He is
always willing to sacrifice to make sure we keep diversity in Hollywood and that we all have an
equal opportunity to have our stories heard.
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