Terry Camilleri

Terrance Camilleri (born 1949) is a Maltese-born Australian actor who has performed actively in both the United Kingdom and United States.[1] He is best recognized for portraying Emperor Napoleon I in the blockbuster comedy film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).[2]

Terry Camilleri
Terrance Camilleri

1949 (age 71–72)


Camilleri was born in Malta, and made his feature film debut in Peter Weir's 1974 film The Cars That Ate Paris.[3] He appeared in the 1983 sequel film Superman III. He also made a cameo appearance in Weir's The Truman Show.[citation needed]

Other appearances include as Special Branch police officer Hemmings in the science fiction film Incident at Raven's Gate.[4]

In 2003, he appeared in the American film Hey DJ.[5]

In 2006, as part of the World Cup campaign in Australia, Camilleri played the character of "History", an 800-year-old orc-like creature for the Nike "Stuff History" advertisements, which is part of Nike's soccer Joga Bonito adverts.[citation needed]

In 2009, Camilleri appeared as a Cashier in the science fiction-thriller film Knowing.[6]

In 2015, Camilleri co-starred in the family film Oddball.[7]


  1. ^ "Movies & TV: Terrance Camilleri". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2008. Archived from the original on 25 March 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (17 February 1989). "Reviews/Film; Teen-Agers on a Tour of History". The New York Times. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Booth, Philip (3 November 2003). "The Cars That Ate Paris". PopMatters.
  4. ^ Hawker, Phillipa (1995). 'Incident at Raven's Gate', in Murray, Scott (ed.), Australian Film 1978–1994: A Survey of Theatrical Features. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, Australian Film Commission and Cinema Papers.
  5. ^ "Hey DJ". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Scott, A. O. (20 March 2009). "Movie Review: Knowing". The New York Times. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Brady, Tara (11 February 2016). "Oddball and the Penguins review: lovely, old-fashioned family entertainment". The Irish Times.

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