Someone has to have dirty stories about him in the 80s and early 90s! Spill...
I'll never tell.
Ark II was my favorite live-action Saturday morning show.
LOVED ARK II
Died of AIDS
He never shared his meatball subs.
Only wanted black dick.
He played a rather convincing pussyhound on Y&R. He was also in some TV movie as a ladykiller type during his peak. Didn't see it, so I don't know how convincing he was in that.
It was reported he died of a heart attack, not AIDS. I read a lot of soap interviews and remember the actor who played his dad (Ì'm forgetting his name) commenting that Terry really regretted leaving his Y&R role in time. He was also a very unhappy man with a lot of issues.
He was on Y&R at the same time as Michael Damian, Thom Bierdz and Michael Corbett. There's got to be some stories.
[quote]I read a lot of soap interviews and remember the actor who played his dad (Ì'm forgetting his name) commenting that Terry really regretted leaving his Y&R role in time. He was also a very unhappy man with a lot of issues.
I believe that the actor is Jerry VerDorn or something similar.
I read an interview that Lester did a year or two after leaving Y&R. He indicated that he hadn't wanted to, "but when it comes down to you or the boss's daughter, what do you do?" That's more or less a reconstruction of the quote. Lauralee Bell was being positioned as a major player on the show and his character was suffering. I'm sure there's more to what occurred, yet that's what he revealed.
It wasn't until a few years ago -- long after his death -- that I read he was gay.
[R10] Jerry Douglas played his dad. Jerry verDorn is probably close in age to how old Terry would be now, and is now on OLTL after years on Guiding Light.
He was livid that Lauralee Bell was made the star of the show, and it basically got him fired. He did eventually apologize to the Bells, but the damage was done.
He was on ATWT for a while, but it was a very odd character and story. And of course played Mason too.
[R9] I remember hearing that Don Diamont was also bi, at least "on set" and would welcome a BJ from his male costars.
I remember when he played Lucinda's long lost brother on ATWT; he was good but was written out. Lucinda never mentioned him again.
He was hot. I stayed at a B&B in San Diego that Terry used to stay at and they said he was very nice, very slutty but nice
He was still the best Jack.
Was he the original Mason or was Lane Davies?
Best Jack. He used to advertise on yahoo that he was a hot daddy looking for guys he can take care of.
Something happened where he was beaten pretty badly by a hustler. That is when he had his first heart attack
He was never the same aft that.
any sex stories about him?
I would love to know how Terry and Thom B got along. Did they ever hook up?
He was right about Lauralee Bell. She was rightly named Cricket... she was a one woman plague of locusts while Daddy gave her the limelight.
I'd take the bug over people like Daisy
He only enjoyed the homosex with men of color. The darker the berry...
Jack was like a daytime version of J.R. A weirdly loveable character. I guess I'm not surprised that the actor himself had a dark side because he certainly gave Jack a convincing one.
R27 A somewhat dark Puerto Rican friend of mine told me he had sex w/Terry Lester more than once.
I don't like the pornographic vibe of this thread. Terry was a soulful and fascinating actor.
I was straight up in love with Terry Lester as Jack Abbott when I was young! He did not "seem" gay whatsoever. Not even a smidge. He was deliciously bad, but in a likable way, which I feel is an indication of his acting skill.
When he left Y&R that was it for me. I gave up soaps cold turkey and never looked back. Only a year ago I was thinking of him and looked him up on The Goo'. I was so sad to see that he had died of AIDS. I don't mean because it was a disappointment that he was gay, but because I really liked him.
That was a fun show. I much preferred it to "General Hospital."
Jerry Lester was terrific on "Broadway Open House."
Terry was so sexy. He looked like Jack Wrangler, the porn star.
I remember hearing the rumors about Don Diamont too.
The 80s were fun!
What about sexy Hunt Block?
"Heart attack" was the reason given for his death. When Joel Crothers and Dennis Parker died Proctor & Gamble made sure AIDS didn't appear in any obit.
He had a personal assistant to did everything for him.
Wonder if he would ever write a book about Terry Lester.
Had a friend who dated Terry, not long before he died. He was Cuban, & about the same age. He too , said the guy had 'issues'. My friend also had AIDS, and died about a year after TL. RIP Mario.
Terry Lester was hot n heavy with Susan Newman, daughter of Paul Newman
RE 36 - Hunt Block was so sexy, in that handsome, Frankensteiny way. Wasn't he like 6' 4". ? Anyway, beautiful body, great smile. I always remember the local LA a.m. Show, with Christina Ferrere , having Hunt on , and how she kept flirting with him , on camera, and telling the audience how good looking, and muscular he was, to the extent you wanted to say, oh Christina, just fuck him right now. Now she's Oprah's Montecito neighbor, and best friend - think she's gonna have a food show, on OWN.
Hunt is now 60 ! Still a sexy daddie (or grandaddy). Sadly, on IMDB, one of his last roles was 'middle aged man'. Still think he has one of the all time best names.
I stopped watching after he left his Jack was the real Jack Abbott. Peter Bergman is too pretty and plays the role as Víctor Neman's bitch.
Lester had a major case of jungle fever. He liked 'em big and black. I obliged his little hairy white ass any time he asked. I fucked him bow-legged (while the chimp ate out my hairy asshole) in the back of the Ark II wagon one evening on the shag carpeting. He came so hard he knocked the asian girl's contact lense out of her eye.
Yes! Terry Lester's Jack was Victor's equal. Peter Bergman's is a whiny second banana to Victor. Terry was a great actor and very sexy. I also cannot stand the current Jill, she is nothing like Jill should be, they should just kill the character off IMO.
JFP did drop Jess Walton to recurring status
r46 I'm not a JFP fan, but you've got it backwards. Maria Arena Bell dropped Jess Walton from the show completely.
JFP brought her back to the show, albeit on recurring status.
I remember how annoying TL was during those long Abbott breakfast scenes they were so fond of doing. He'd smack his lips and lick his fingers-disgusting.
r14, that was intentional. Typical SB kookiness and parodying soap cliche. I believe Terry Lester fell down in a scene and Gordon Thomson instantly got up and continued the scene as Mason; Nancy Lee Grahan did a doubletake to the camera.
r3 = Barbara Bush
You shouldn't be on DL
He was starting to look thin and sickly when he was on ATWT.
r21 - Lane Davies originated the role of Mason Capwell. Terry Lester took over from him (ironic since Mason was loosely based on Jack Abbott, even boinking his stepmother Gina). Gordon Thomson was the third and final actor to play the role.
Terry had incredible scenes with Elizabeth Hubbard on ATWT. I find both of these actors mesmerizing. They are why we watch these shows.
He was great opposite Brenda Dickson and the lesser discussed Jill: Deborah Adair (who is one of my favorites). I just remember him trying to seduce her wearing one of those short silk robes and calling her "step-mommy" while doing it. He was very sexy.
He was indeed. Beautiful blonde hair, great body. Casting him and Eileen Davidson as siblings on Y&R was incredibly well realized - there was such a resemblance there, not only in appearance but both had that self-contained quality.
I also adored his sibling on ATWT - Mary Kay Adams. Another fascinating actress. They were so incredibly SWEET together. I miss Terry so much. Peter Bergman has been playing Jack for two decades now and he still isn't Jack to me.
Here's that Terry/Mary Kay clip:
From interview with Jeanne Cooper about Terry:
[quote]MICHAEL: Terry Lester, you say, is one of your favorite actors to ever grace Y&R, and that you have worked with. You also talk about the differences between his Jack Abbott and how Peter Bergman plays the part. What was it about Terry that you think was so unique and special?
JEANNE: Terry was not afraid to step out of the box and try anything. He had his dark side and shadows, but then most creative people do. Terry was incredibly creative and sensitive, and he was a very special person. I thank God he was part of my life, even how brief it was. But I met Doug Marland (the late head writer of ATWT) through him. Doug Marland said he would create a role for me as my contract was coming up and things were happening. I said. “If you write the part, I will do it.” I even said, “I would come to New York to do it.” And he went home and had a heart attack and I died. As for Terry, he nailed Jack Abbott. It was like a Gig Young playing the part of a second banana, or a Tony Randall. It’s such amazing parts of my life. What a very rich and fulfilling life I have had, through the life of Katherine Chancellor!
Terry was great, initially, on ATWT.
Then Doug Marland died and the story went all fubar. But for a while, with Mary Kay Adams, Terry, and Liz Hubbard...
...well, that's as good as any repertory theater.
I loved Hunt Block...sexy, sexy man, even recently.....
But if this is the most recent photo of him, he's looking a little ragged.
Wow... that's a bit of a bombshell... Katherine Chancellor leaving the show?
I liked Deborah Adair in the part too... Dickson was hilarious but they turned the character into Alexis Lite.
R60 She was in ICU this past weekend. I don't know what's wrong with her, but she's 84.
Sorry... I was referring to her quote about Doug Marland offering to write her a role at the same time her contract was up.
She's apparently somewhat recovering... read online they removed a breathing apparatus, so she must have been incredibly ill. Congestive heart failure, maybe?
Hunt Block is straight and comes from wealth.
He's married with kids but flaggrantly cheats. He had a torrid romance with Cady McClain while they were both on ATWT.
His wife and kids lived in the country while he stayed shacked up in the city with Cady.
I remember a funny quip from Hunt where he heard two costars at Guiding Light (Wendy Moniz and Frank Grillo) fucking.
I used to fantasize that he'd joined in. Hunt and Frank together....mmm, mm.
R57 That scene tears my heart out.
Terry Lester didn't seem to be acting there. He was really bawling. Very intense.
From 1981 People Magazine
No, Susan Kendall Newman (Paul's daughter by first wife Jacqueline Witte) isn't giving her actor boyfriend, Terry Lester, the boot. She's just kicking up her heels in her New York apartment after a belated 29th-birthday bash hosted by Dad and stepmom Joanne Woodward. Terry, a/k/a Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless, celebrated along with Polly Bergen and Robert Altman, who directed Susan in 1978's The Wedding. Now an Avon beauty consultant, Susan gets a kick from champagne—especially drunk out of the Lalique goblet Terry gave her.
Pic of them below
Terry shows up every so often on "$25,000 Pyramid" reruns on GSN, the man was absolutely gorgeous, amusing and intelligent.
R72 are you thinking of Morgan Stevens?
Terry supposeldy dated co-star Eileen Davidson at one point, lol.
I loved how his Jack called the horrible Michael Damian's character 'Danny Ravioli'.
The Bells are such stupid people, they had a great show and then let Lauralee Bell be the center piece. It would not have mattered if she was another Meryl Streep, it was wrong to shove her down everyone's throats and the actors who kissed her arse (LeBlanc, Bregman, etc) are sickening and still employed there.
But...Terry would have made a great recast of Andy Norris on GL had he lived, circa 1990.
How far down, R73?
What are we supposed to read?
A friend of mine who probably wouldn't lie about such things said he had sex with Terry a few times. Given my friend's proclivities, Terry was probably a top (either I didn't ask or I don't remember).
"I loved how his Jack called the horrible Michael Damian's character 'Danny Ravioli'."
That's as funny as Michelle Stafford's character calling Lauralee's character "The Bug".
Many years ago Terry used to advertise on Yahoo looking for men. He said he was a big daddy type in his ad.