Terence H. Winkless
|Terence H. Winkless|
|Occupation||Film producer, screenwriter|
Terence H. Winkless is a producer, director, and writer of motion pictures and television, and a cast member of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, playing Bingo the Gorilla.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Winkless's family moved to Chicago's North Shore and Terence went to the well-known New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, before continuing to the USC Cinema school and an Internship at the AFI Conservatory.
He directed the short movie Foster's Release in 1971, featured at the Edinburgh Film Festival, L.A. Filmex, and the Chicago Film Festival, among others.
Winkless worked on the original Gone in 60 Seconds which featured a 40 minute car chase and a cast composed of people who worked in producer H.B. Halicki's car wrecking shop.
Winkless got his first writing credit on The Howling. He went on to direct the similarly themed The Nest. A broad range of films has followed, including the award winning The Legend of the Wild and The Westing Game, winner of the New York Festivals Award. He directed episodes of television's Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Pacific Blue.
Winkless is married to Raly Radouloff with whom he has a daughter, Lara Terry Winkless (b. 1998), they are based in Vancouver BC with residences in California and Europe.