Terence Knox

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Terence Knox
Born (1946-12-16) December 16, 1946 (age 72)
Alma materWashington State University
Portland State University

Terence Knox (born December 16, 1946) [1][2][3] 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 lead roles in St. Elsewhere (1984–6) and Tour of Duty (1987–90).

Life and career[edit]

Knox was born Terry Davis in Richland, Washington,[4] and attended Washington State University, graduating with a degree in English.[4] He later attended Portland State University's acting graduate program, graduating with a M.F.A. degree.[4] Prior to pursuing a career as an actor, Knox worked as a substitute teacher.[4]


Knox is perhaps best known for his roles as Dr. Peter White, the medical resident-turned rapist on St. Elsewhere, on which he appeared during that show's first two seasons (1982–84). Knox followed this with his role as Sergeant 'Zeke' Anderson on Tour of Duty.[5] In 1992, he starred in the horror film Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, followed by a role in the television film A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (1992).[1]

He has guest-starred in other shows such as V.I.P., Pacific Blue, The Dukes of Hazzard, Murder, She Wrote and SeaQuest 2032 and has starred in several other series including All Is Forgiven, Rescue 77 and The Road Home.[6]

He was an Inland Gloves amateur boxing champion, with 56 wins and one loss. In 2015, Knox appeared onstage in his hometown of Richland, appearing in a stage production of Ordinary People.[4] and in Frost/Nixon[7] in 2016.



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Used Cars Roose
1981 Circle of Power Male Assistant
1983 Heart Like a Wheel Jack's Friend
1983 Lies Eric Macklin
1984 Truckin' Buddy McCoy Buddy
1984 City Killer Leo Kalb Television film
1985 Rebel Love Hightower
1985 J.O.E. and the Colonel Michael Rourke Television film
1985 Chase Craig Phalen Television film
1986 From a Whisper to a Scream Burt
1987 Mighty Pawns Steve Grenowski Television film
1987 Distortions Paul Elliott
1987 Murder Ordained Martin Anderson Television film
1990 Tripwire Jack DeForest
1990 Angel of Death Vince Slade Television film
1990 Snow Kill Clayton Thorpe Television film
1990 Unspeakable Acts Dan Casey Television film
1991 Lucky Day Nick Moore Television film
1992 Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice John Garrett
1992 Overexposed Nick Kasten Television film
1992 A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Eric Foretich Television film
1993 Forever Wallace Reid
1993 Poisoned by Love: the Kern County Murders Bobby Ballen Television film
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Jason Trask Television film
1994 The Flight of the Dove Jonathan 'J.B.' Brandels
1995 919 Fifth Avenue Detective Sargaent Hodiak Television film
1995 Stolen Innocence Ted Harris Television film
1996 University Blues Martin Cavanaugh Television film
1996 Murder One Douglas Fournier Television film
1997 Love in Another Town Mark Television film
1999 At Face Value Construction Foreman
2001 Space Banda Fardum Gaspro
2004 An Ordinary Killer Detective Ben Bannister
2005 The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Officer Riggs
2006 Obsession Sam Preston Short film
2007 Ghost Town Mayor Emerson Rogers
2009 The House That Jack Built Pete
2010 Deadly Renovations Frank
2011 The Hunters Bernard
2014 Gila! Sheriff Parker Television film
2015 Bestseller Dr. Gardner
2017 Chasing the Star Navjote High Priest


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Knots Landing Officer Smith 1 episode
1981 The Dukes of Hazzard Rafe Logan 1 episode
1983 The Renegades Rufus 1 episode
1984–6 St. Elsewhere Dr. Peter White 54 episodes
1985 V Alan Davis 1 episode
1985 Hotel Fred Hampton 1 episode
1985 Murder, She Wrote Steve Pascal 1 episode
1987-90 Tour of Duty Sergeant Zeke Anderson 58 episodes
1994 The Road Home Jack Matson 6 episodes
1995 Under One Roof Matt 'Siggy' Sigalos 4 episodes
1995 SeaQuest 2032 Commander Michael VanCamp 1 episode
1995 The Invaders Coyle Miniseries
1996 All Is Forgiven Matt Russell 9 episodes
1998 Push Coach Marsh 1 episode
1999 Rescue 77 Griffith 7 episodes
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Garrett Pope 1 episode
2001 V.I.P. Billy Porter 1 episode
2001 Six Feet Under Larry Wadd 1 episode
2004 The District Ron Duffy 1 episode
2005 Wanted Buddy Inman 1 episode



  1. ^ a b Moy, Suelain (November 27, 1992). "A lighter Terence Knox". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Terence Knox Biography (1951–)". Film Reference. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  3. ^ DuBois, Stephanie (August 19, 1989). "Terence Knox Uses Hiatus `Twixt `tours` To Head For High Ground". Chicago Tribune.
  4. ^ a b c d e Schilling, Sara (October 28, 2015). "Hollywood veteran takes the stage in Richland Players' 'Ordinary People'". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Hill, Michael E. (September 13, 1987). "Terrence Knox in 'Tour of Duty'". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "Terence Knox Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Schilling, Sara (May 11, 2016). "Richland Players bring 'Frost/Nixon' to stage May 13". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved July 18, 2018.

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