Terry was an auto mechanic in 1955. He worked at the Western Auto store in downtown Hill Valley and fixed Biff Tannen's car after Biff's collision with the manure truck. When Terry mentioned that the bill was $302.50, Biff got angry and refused to pay it.
Sixty years later, Terry was seen in 2015 raising money to preserve the clock tower as a historic landmark. Like the Clock Tower Lady of 1985, Terry approached Marty McFly for a donation. Marty, who had traveled there from 1985, was surprised to learn of the outcome of the World Series. When Terry mentioned that he wished that he could go back to the beginning of the season to bet on the Chicago Cubs, he inadvertently gave Marty the idea to purchase Grays Sports Almanac.
Behind the scenes
- Terry is portrayed by Charles Fleischer, who provided the voice of cartoon character Roger Rabbit in another Robert Zemeckis film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- A deleted scene, filmed for Part II, shows Terry arguing with Biff about the unpaid car repair bill. Almost sixty years, Terry refers to the date of the deed -- November 12, 1955 -- and Biff subsequently travels back in time to that date.
- The injustice of the unpaid repair bill was righted, to some extent, when Marty and Doc returned to 1955 to "repair" the timeline. Biff, who had cheated Terry earlier that day, crashed into a manure truck again that night.