Terence Henry Stamp (born 22 July 1938) is an English actor, best known to many for his role as General Zod in Superman: The Movie and Superman II. Unlike Alec Guinness's disappointment with being best known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars franchise, Stamp was forever grateful he got to play such a role in a seminal fantasy series considering, it gave his career a boost at a time when it was most needed.note
Stamp was born in London's Stepney district, and spent his early years in the East End. When his family moved to Plaistow, West Ham, he attended Plaistow County Grammar School. He grew up idolizing Gary Cooper, and was inspired by James Dean.
- The Adjustment Bureau (2011) — Thompson
- The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) — Bernadette Bassinger/Ralph
- Alien Nation (1988) — William Harcourt
- Billy Budd (1962) — Billy Budd
- Bowfinger (1998) — Terry
- The Collector (1965) — Freddie Clegg
- The Company of Wolves (1984) — The Devil
- Crooked House (2017) — Chief Inspector Taverner
- Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) — Sgt. Frank Troy
- Get Smart (2008) — Siegfried
- The Haunted Mansion (2003) — Ramsley
- Jules Verne's Mystery on Monster Island (1981) — J.R. Taskinar/Skinner
- The Limey (1999) — Wilson
- Modesty Blaise (1966) — Willie Garvin
- My Boss's Daughter (2003) — Jack Taylor
- The Phantom Menace (1999) — Chancellor Finis Valorum
- Spirits of the Dead (1968) — Toby Dammit
- Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980) — General Zod
- Teorema (1968) — "The Visitor"
- Valkyrie (2008) — Ludwig Beck
- Wall Street (1987) — Sir Larry Wildman
- Yes-Man (2008) — Terrence Bundley
- Young Guns (1988) — John Tunstall
Voice Acting Roles:
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion — Mankar Camoran
- Smallville — Jor-El
- Halo 3 —The Prophet of Truth
- Badass Baritone: His deep, cultured voice lends itself well to tough characters and, of course, villains.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands a solid six feet tall, was dark-haired in his younger days, and retains a fair bit of his aristocratic good looks, all of which have served him well in his various roles.