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Terry Lester

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by Anonymousreply 857 hours ago

Ark II was my favorite live-action Saturday morning show.

by Anonymousreply 209/19/2011


by Anonymousreply 309/19/2011

Only wanted black dick.

by Anonymousreply 609/19/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 809/19/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1009/19/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1109/19/2011

The actor who played the Dad was Jerry Douglas.

by Anonymousreply 1209/19/2011

He paid visits to the Y&R set years after leaving and the crew seemed genuinely happy to see him. That speaks highly of him in my book. Plus, he was a damn good Jack.

by Anonymousreply 1309/20/2011

When he left Santa Barbara, where he played Mason Capwell, he left in a hurry. He didn't even finish the days scenes. He was replaced in mid episode by Gordon Thompson.

by Anonymousreply 1409/20/2011

Fun fact: Jerry Douglas played the radio interviewer in Mommie Dearest for the Christmas visit with the Crawfords.

by Anonymousreply 1509/20/2011

Anybody else like the first Jack better?

by Anonymousreply 1603/14/2013

Hey, there; hi, there; ho, ho, there... you're a rummage sale.

by Anonymousreply 1703/14/2013

I remember when he played Lucinda's long lost brother on ATWT; he was good but was written out. Lucinda never mentioned him again.

by Anonymousreply 1803/14/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 1903/15/2013

He was still the best Jack.

by Anonymousreply 2003/15/2013

Was he the original Mason or was Lane Davies?

by Anonymousreply 2103/15/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2203/15/2013

any sex stories about him?

by Anonymousreply 2303/15/2013

I would love to know how Terry and Thom B got along. Did they ever hook up?

by Anonymousreply 2403/15/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2503/15/2013


I'd take the bug over people like Daisy

by Anonymousreply 2603/15/2013

He only enjoyed the homosex with men of color. The darker the berry...

by Anonymousreply 2703/15/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2803/15/2013

R27 A somewhat dark Puerto Rican friend of mine told me he had sex w/Terry Lester more than once.

by Anonymousreply 2903/15/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3104/16/2013

That was a fun show. I much preferred it to "General Hospital."

by Anonymousreply 3204/16/2013

Jerry Lester was terrific on "Broadway Open House."

by Anonymousreply 3304/16/2013

Terry was so sexy. He looked like Jack Wrangler, the porn star.

I remember hearing the rumors about Don Diamont too.

by Anonymousreply 3404/16/2013

The 80s were fun!

by Anonymousreply 3504/16/2013

What about sexy Hunt Block?

by Anonymousreply 3604/16/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 3704/16/2013

He had a personal assistant to did everything for him.

Wonder if he would ever write a book about Terry Lester.

by Anonymousreply 3804/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3904/16/2013

Terry Lester was hot n heavy with Susan Newman, daughter of Paul Newman

by Anonymousreply 4004/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4104/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4204/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4304/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4404/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4504/16/2013

JFP did drop Jess Walton to recurring status

by Anonymousreply 4604/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4704/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4904/16/2013

r3 = Barbara Bush

by Anonymousreply 5004/16/2013

He was starting to look thin and sickly when he was on ATWT.

by Anonymousreply 5104/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5204/16/2013

Terry had incredible scenes with Elizabeth Hubbard on ATWT. I find both of these actors mesmerizing. They are why we watch these shows.

by Anonymousreply 5304/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2013

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:

by Anonymousreply 5504/16/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 5604/16/2013

Classic scene where John banishes Jack from the family. Terry rips my heart out!

by Anonymousreply 5704/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5804/16/2013

I loved Hunt, sexy man, even recently.....

But if this is the most recent photo of him, he's looking a little ragged.

by Anonymousreply 5904/16/2013

Wow... that's a bit of a bombshell... Katherine Chancellor leaving the show?

by Anonymousreply 6004/16/2013

I liked Deborah Adair in the part too... Dickson was hilarious but they turned the character into Alexis Lite.

by Anonymousreply 6104/16/2013

R60 She was in ICU this past weekend. I don't know what's wrong with her, but she's 84.

by Anonymousreply 6204/16/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 6304/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6404/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6504/16/2013

R57 That scene tears my heart out.

Terry Lester didn't seem to be acting there. He was really bawling. Very intense.

by Anonymousreply 6604/17/2013

Fun scene between Terry and Jeanne:

by Anonymousreply 6704/20/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 6804/20/2013

Stunningly handsome man. I'm in love. R.I.P.

by Anonymousreply 6904/20/2013

How many times was Terry nominated?

by Anonymousreply 7004/20/2013

so was he straight or gay? I'm confused.

by Anonymousreply 7110/14/2014

He suffered from pretty bad beating I don't know the whole story but someone beat him up. Don't know if it wasa trick or what. Heard abt it like 10 years ago.

After beating he had heart attacks

by Anonymousreply 7210/14/2014

Heres link with info. You have read furtherdown

by Anonymousreply 7310/14/2014

Terry was gay.

by Anonymousreply 7410/14/2014

Terry shows up every so often on "$25,000 Pyramid" reruns on GSN, the man was absolutely gorgeous, amusing and intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 7510/15/2014

R72 are you thinking of Morgan Stevens?

by Anonymousreply 7610/15/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 7710/15/2014

How far down, R73?

What are we supposed to read?

by Anonymousreply 7810/15/2014

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).

by Anonymousreply 7910/15/2014

"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".

by Anonymousreply 8010/15/2014

Terry WAS Y&R.

by Anonymousreply 8210/11/2015

Classic JACK!

by Anonymousreply 839 hours ago

R33, WEHT Dagmar?

by Anonymousreply 848 hours ago

Have never been able to really get into Y&R, but I saw enough if is work there and on his other soaps to know he was a great actor.

But even when I was watching in junior high I thought he was gay. I remember reading some article in my aunt's magazine about his "romance" with Susan Newman and thinking "what the fuck?"

So what was their deal? And why did she have to sell AVON??

by Anonymousreply 857 hours ago
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