Terry Lester, an actor who was best known for his appearances on daytime soap operas, died on Nov. 28. Cause of death was not released. He was 53.
Although he broke into show business as an extra in the movie, “Airport,” Lester became a star in the 1980s playing Jack Abbot on “The Young & the Restless.” He received four consecutive Emmy nominations (1984-1987) for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance on the show.
Lester spent a year as Mason Capwell on “Santa Barbara,” for which he earned a Soap Opera Award Nomination in 1991 for Outstanding Supercouple with actress Nancy Lee Grahn (Julia Capwell). He later played Royce Keller for one season on “As The World Turns.” During his three-decade career in Hollywood, Lester also made guest appearances on numerous TV shows, including “Dallas,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “JAG” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
“He was a terrific singer, a great actor and a first-rate human being. He will be deeply missed,” said actor Lane Davies.