Terry Jene Ballard

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Terry J. Ballard   you have my information all wrong.  You have my date of birth wrong and that I'm dead.  I was born  June 13th, 1935..... I'm still living.  You have my credits on three different names.  you have it under different names... I AM TERRY JENE OR J BALLARD.  YOU HAVE TERRY BALL AND OTHER'S .. YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF SOMEONE WHO ISN'T ME.  YOU HAVE MY CREDITS ON 3 DIFFERENT NAMES.  I AM A RETIRED "PROPERTY MASTER" ASSO. PRODUCER, ACTOR, SET DECORATOR, TEC. ADVISOR, ETC. PLEASE CORRECT THEN WE WILL TALK ABOUT MONEY
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Mr. Ballard,

It does not cost money to have credits listed on IMDb. That's what it is/does all on its own. So we can drop that part, for starters.

Could you post links to the pages that refer to you in some way?

I see:

Terry Ballard (I)

Do credits or any other data refer to you? If so, which?

You mention a "Terry Ball" is this credit referring you to you? Terry Ball (Art Department, Telling Lies in America (1997))

I don't find the other names you mentioned, " I AM TERRY JENE OR J BALLARD.  YOU HAVE TERRY BALL AND OTHER'S"...can you clarify what you're saying?

Can you provide links (or describe the pages) for any other pages that have credits that refer to you?

What should your name appear as (as in the heading to a page listing your credits and other info)? By IMDb rules, it should be your name as it has appeared most often and recently in the credits of films/shows.
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Terry: Please post links here to all the names/pages where your credits are listed, and specify what information on each page is correct about you and what pertains to someone else. (The death date might pertain to a different person by the same name, and if so, IMDb would want to have that death date on the page of the appropriate person instead of you.)
PLEASE CORRECT THEN WE WILL TALK ABOUT MONEY
You won't need to pay to get these problems resolved. Just provide all the details and the contributors here will either advise you, or refer your corrections to the IMDb staff to have them fix the problem. But the more specific information you provide, the easier it will be to solve the problems.
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The first one here is wrong.  my birthdate is 6/13/35 and it states that I died?? nope still breathing Terry Ballard (I) (Art Department, Soylent Green (1973)) (2015) This one with the "goofus  picture is not me ) Terry Ballard (II) if you need to use my middle name to make things easier my middle name I Jene.  I never use it but you may if necessary..... Thanks for the help.


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This is me in the middle
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Terry: Your middle name is probably not going to be needed for fixing this. If you were normally credited in movies and television as "Terry Ballard" then your page should remain under that name. The roman numeral in parentheses will be enough to differentiate you from the other "Terry Ballard"s.

So Terry Ballard (II) is not you at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7730769/, and he has no credits anyway. Can I assume that Terry Ballard (III) at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7730834/, whose only credits are on a film titled White Wall (2015), is not you either?

That leaves you as Terry Ballard (I) at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0050676/, except that you said that there is a wrong birth date and death date on that page. If the birth date and death date were removed on that page, would that resolve all your problems? Or are there other things that also need to be fixed?

You wrote above, "You have my credits on three different names.  you have it under different names ...." Did you mean that there are three different pages called Terry Ballard? If that's the issue, then that's not a problem -- if there are three different people with the same name, then they are going to have three different pages in IMDb. But we need to make sure that each one of those three people gets their credits on their own respective page. And if you have any of your credits listed on IMDB on any other name page, then let us know what page it is, what name it is, and what credits those are.
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PLEASE CORRECT THE BIRTH DATE AND SHOW THAT I'M NOT DEAD AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF MY PROBLEMS......................THANKS.


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MY BIRTH DATE IS OR AT LEAST WAS.......JUNE 13, 1935      DEATH DATE THANK GOD HASN'T ARRIVED, PLEASE CORRECT BEFORE IT DOES.......THANKS

THANKS AGAIN

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All the data, other than birth/death date are in reference to you? I think we're all clear that those dates, in reference to you are wrong, and it's pretty clear you're still alive...but if you can answer about the credits, it would help. It appears the dates belong to someone else. Can you clearly state whether the other data refers specifically to you, or not? Saying, "that should fix it," isn't really clear enough...does it, for sure, or not? If there is other data there, not referring to you, the page should be split into two pages and the data should not be simply removed.

(you realize that the other Terry Ballard can google his name and see this discussion in which you call him a "goofus," right?...Classy. I wonder what his take on your pics might be....epecially the one of two people with you stating you're the one "in the middle???")
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The name Terry Ballard "Miller"  came from my birth name "Miller"..... I was raised by my grandparents  "Ballard".......from 1935 when my mother gave me up to her mother. I used the Ballard name all the way thru High School but when I joined the Army "Korea" they made me use my birth  certificate name.   When I got out I went back to Ballard which was never legally changed because in the 30s no one gave a damn....I only put that there in case it helped show who I am.  Service was the only time I used Miller...........Hope that clarifies this whole mess.   If IMDB checks back on their old records they will see that they had it correct then..... Thanks and have a Blessed Day.......... Terry J. Ballard.............never used the J either........

 

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All the credits are mine...............I'm sorry you don't like my statement.  Well, not really, its still America the last time I looked... I didn't make the mistake, your company did.  Again, sorry "You" don't like my statement..........I don't like that you have the wrong date on birth and death...Have a very Merry Christmas and don't get your nickers up........If there is still a problem "email" me and we can get together and discuss it over a cup of coffee or a bottle of Scotch......your call............


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I don't have a company (well...I do, but it has nothing to do with IMDb).

It was rude and uncalled for. I don't know what you mean by, "its (sic) still America" as this is not primarily an American site and exists on the internet, not in the US, but if you think that gives license to be a rude, jackass, I guess you have the right to be one...like I said...classy!

So, you're still suggesting that, other than the birth/death info, all the other stuff is accurate?

Does that go for the credit:

Thanks (1 credit)  2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (Video documentary) (in memory of)

And if this "In Memory of" credit goes to another person, do the Friday the 13th credits go with it?

edit to add:

I also see this...if only the birth/death date on the page are yours, does that mean you've been credited on screen by the last name "Miller" as the page indicates?

Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Movie) (property master - as Terry Ballard Miller)
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Hi, bluesman:
Does that go for the credit:

Thanks (1 credit)  2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (Video documentary) (in memory of)
This one was my fault Sudor. Three months ago I audited the on-screen credits of the documentary (150908-085806-775000 & 150908-085841-139000)...


...and I assumed (wrongly, I guess) that this 'Terry Ballard' was Terry Ballard (I). I based this assumption on the fact that, according to his page on IMDb, he had passed away a few years before, he had worked as an actor and technical consultant for parts III & IV of the saga and, specially, due to the following important piece of trivia from his bio (if it's true, he'd be a key figure for the fans of the series).


And if this "In Memory of" credit goes to another person, do the Friday the 13th credits go with it?
I'm not sure about this, because I think that the OP did work in the franchise. See this screencaps from Friday the 13th Part III (note the tatoos on his arms and compare them with the photos from above):



But, if he's "the Terry Ballard related to Friday the 13th", why does a documentary about Friday the 13th grant him an "in memory of..." credit? Interrogante


To make matters even more confusing...
does that mean you've been credited on screen by the last name "Miller" as the page indicates?

Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Movie) (property master - as Terry Ballard Miller)
...the (as...) attribute is correct...


...but then who's this 'Terry Ballard Miller'? (Google doesn't help much Muy triste).

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So I strongly agree with you (and gromit) that Mr. Ballard should be more specific about which credits belong to him and which don't, so we can try to fix this situation.
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like I stated all the credits on the site are correct... as far as who ever is answering my comments, I am sorry as I thought I was talking with a person that handles not some punk that is wet behind the ears.  Like I also said, maybe we should meet and discuss it as men do, face to face, not behind some p.c. keys... Not a threat as I am an old 82 Airborne Trooper who would love to meet you and straighten it out between what I stated and what you thought......... Just let me know where and when. 
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Mr. Ballard,

You are the one who came to this forum looking for help to correct a wrong information (glad you're alive, btw) and it's really sad that someone your age treats the people offering the help this way... Also, being a fan of the Friday the 13th franchise, it's double sad to receive that kind of response from you. I wouldn't like to think that's the reason why nobody in the documentary (@1h 40mins) pronounce your name when recalling who brought the famous hockey mask to the set... not to mention they had given you up for dead...

Believe it or not, our goal is not to annoy you, but to ensure that the database is accurate, and all the questions made along this conversation were to clarify some uncertain data.

Now that you've made clear that all the credits are correct, I hope an IMDb staffer sees this thread and deletes your date of death.

Good luck!


P.S. For the thanks credit I added to your page... you're welcome...
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Please don't worry about my name being noted.  Over 35 yrs and over 60k hrs in the business my name was one of the tops in my field.  I don't expect any of you youngsters to know it.  No need for any more talk as I'm satisfied and hopeful that my problem will be fixed.  I don't need to draw swords with any of you over the net. Face to Face if anyone would like to talk to me about the message's I left.  If not, then thank you and have a great and blessed day.  

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Please don't worry about my name being noted
But that's the whole point and purpose of the site. No offense, but,  one would not necessarily be doing it for you. All the folks posting here have likely submitted many, many thousands of credits and other pieces of data.

No need for any more talk
People are not talking to you because of your sunny disposition...they're trying to find out details...though it's a bit like pulling teeth sometimes...

Face to Face if anyone would like to talk to me about the message's I left
Gonna have to take a rain check...thanks!
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Thanks I appreciate  you feed back and oh!    don't worry about my sunny disposition, its worked wonders for me for more years then you are old.... I can just about tell your age from your disposition............"Merry Xmas", and a Happy New Year.........


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p.s.  Have a Blessed day



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Mr. Ballard:
Thanks for the clarification and apologies for the confusion. Our editors will adjust your biographical details at the earliest opportunity. Re: your credits, it would really help if you could take a look at the page and specifically call out any credits that do not belong to you so we can move them to a different Terry Ballard (for example there is a production assistant credit for a film released in 2000 that looks out of place). If you give us all the details, we'll take care of all the appropriate corrections.
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Henry,

It seems the (in memory of) credit mentioned above might warrant an attribute such as "(credit only)?" No?
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Bluesman: Maybe a Goof or Crazy Credit might be more appropriate than a (credit only) attribute: "Although Terry Ballard is listed among the "in memory of" credits, he is still alive."
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Just wondering if people might try to "fix" it if not noted. (credit only) usually means it appears though the person did nothing to deserve it...in this case, didn't die?? Just an odd situation all the way around!

Thanks, gromit!