Jessy Terrero


Jessy Terrero (born October 7, 1972) is a Dominican film and music video director.


Terrero shot his first student film on Super 8. After college, he landed an associate producer internship on the set of Darnell Martin’s I Like It Like That.[citation needed][2]

In 1996, he teamed up with his brother and formed T and T Casting, supervising extras casting for low-budget films.[citation needed]

His acting credits include appearances in Law & Order, The Sopranos and In Search of a Dream (Buscando un sueño).[3]

Tererro’s film director credits include the short film The Clinic. His movie directorial debut Soul Plane[1] 2004. In 2009 Brooklyn to Manhattan was in production.[4]

Terrero is best known for directing music videos for an international clientele of famous artists including Jill Scott, Lionel Richie, Syleena Johnson, 50 Cent, Wisin y Yandel, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Ludacris, Akon, Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul, aventura and many others.[5] He is currently associated with Terrero Films and directs music videos and commercials along with five other music video directors including his brother Ulysses Terrero, Steven Oritt, Rich Newey, Ana Mastro and Dava.[6]

Since 2000, Terrero’s name has become linked with hip hop and reggaeton for directing popular videos for critically acclaimed artists Wisin y Yandel, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.[5] In 2009, Terrero directed Wisin y Yandel’s MTV VMA-nominated video Abusadora.[7]

Terrero directed Freelancers, starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, and 50 Cent.

Terrero is slated to direct the film The Wild Cowboys an urban, crime drama based on the true life events of a notorious New York City gang of the 1980s.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Buscando un sueño Yeyo
1998 Better Living Biker #1
2004 Soul Plane
2006 The Confession Casper Delgado Direct-to-video
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Brooklyn South Skel #2 1 episode
1998 Law & Order Shorty 1 episode
1999 The Sopranos Gallegos 1 episode
2007 America’s Next Top Model Himself/Guest Judge 1 episode
2008 Model Latina Himself/Music Video Director/Guest Judge 1 episode
Year Film Notes
2002 The Clinic Short film
2004 Soul Plane Also produced
2010 Brooklyn to Manhattan
2012 Freelancers

Music videography[edit]


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