Not to be confused with Terry (casting director).

It's not that your friend [Phoebe] is bad... it's that she's so bad she makes me want to put my finger through my eye into my brain and swirl it around.

Terry is the manager of Central Perk, portrayed by Max Wright.

He can't stand Phoebe's singing, and in Season 2 hires a professional musician, Stephanie, to sing in Central Perk.

He also asks Rachel to retake the waitress training through Gunther at the start of "The One Where Rachel Quits".


  • Terry was originally meant to be the face of Central Perk, regularly interacting with the gang, but Gunther ended up assuming that role. One common interpretation of his disappearance is that he retired, leaving Gunther to run the coffee house in his place.
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