The Spirited Actor

The Spirited Actor

The Spirited Actor Podcast is a weekly, 30-45 minute show for aspiring and working actors of all walks of life. This show will feature Celebrity actors as well as known industry guests to engage about the challenges, obstacles and truths faced in show business. It will also be a platform to empower and encourage actors to stay motivated.The Spirited Actor Podcast will educate actors with correct terminology and definitions used.... Show More
March 3, 2020 53 min

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

Queens.

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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