Quick Facts of Terry Lester
Terry Lester spent over two and a half decades serving in the film industry as an American actor. He is recognized for his appearance as Jack Abbott in the 250 episodes of the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Retired from the movie industry in the year of 2001, Lester passed away at the age of 53. What was the reason for his death?
Apart from this, Lester had also appeared in the TV films such as Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978), Once Upon a Spy (1980), and In Self Defense (1987). Even after his death, his fans and well-wishers are wondering about his personal life and ask about his wife. Some are curious to know about his net worth that he left after his death. Let’s dig into his life and find out all the details.
Early Life of Terry Lester
Terry Lester was born to his American parents in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States. With an interest in the film industry, Terry used to observe the roles of celebrities from a tender age. He attended Southport High School and completed his graduation.
After that, Lester seriously began his acting career with the primetime TV guest roles while studying at DePauw University. Also, he made his appearance in musical theaters and performed in concerts as well. In the very beginning, he received an uncredited role of Mr. Kelly in the 1975 film, Airport 1975.
After entering in the American film industry, Terry Lester started getting roles in different TV series and films as well. His beginning appearances include Barbary Coast (1975), Ark II (1976), Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978), Eight Is Enough (1979) and others.
Following, he received a big opportunity to play the role of Jack Abbott in The Young and the Restless alongside Philip Abbott, Robert Ackerman, Deborah Adair, Dennis Cole, and many others. He played in 250 episodes of the series until 1989. He appeared in an episode of Hotel (1985). His other TV credits includes Santa Barbara (1989-90), As The World Turns (1991-94), Diagnosis: Murder (1997), Walker, Texas Ranger (1999) and so on.
Lived a Single Life
Terry Lester spent a very low-key life until his death. He was so much busy in the movie industry that he hardly provided time for himself to be in a relationship. As per an article of LA Magazine in 2003, he was reported to be gay.
Not only this but the report also claimed two other stars of The Young and the Restless, Thom Bierdz and Michael Corbett to be gay. Nevertheless, Lester never confirmed his sexuality in the media. Well, Terry lived a happy life before his death.
Reason For Death
After being retired from his profession, Terry Lester later appeared in some shows such as Walker, Texas Ranger and Star Trek: Voyager. During the time of his death, the reason was reported in the beginning to be a heart attack. Later, the media disclosed the reason for his death to be complications related to AIDS.
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His Net Worth
The late American actor, Terry Lester appeared in a variety of TV series and films. As per various tabloids, he left a net worth of $2 Million after his death. Without any doubt, he spent a lavish life till he was alive. In addition, his movies and television series also did quite well in the entertainment industry. However, he never revealed the details about his salary in the media. Since he had been active in the field for more than a decade, he might have received a big chunk of remunerations.
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