NAME: Terry Lester
SOAP ROLES: Royce Keller, AS THE WORLD TURNS (1992-1994); Mason Capwell, SANTA BARBARA (1989-1990); Jack Abbott, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (1980-1989); Rudy Millington, DALLAS (1979)
1988 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role: Daytime
1987 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role on a Daytime Serial
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villain on a Daytime Serial
1985 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1984 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Roger Newcomb: I adored Lester's Jack Abbott. His scenes with the entire Abbott family were wonderful and his dynamic with Brenda Dickson's Jill was electric. He is very missed.
Nelson Aspen: Terry proved that he was more than just Jack Abbott through his other roles, particularly with his emotional turn on ATWT. Immensely gifted on stage and off, he was surprisingly funny, musical and warm. While Peter Bergman deserves his praise and fans, IMO his interpretation of "Jack" still remains a pale imitation of the original. The current "Billy" shows a great deal of Lester-esque promise if he's given the right material to play. That's a big legacy!
Alan Carter: When he left [Y&R], I thought, they'll never replace him! Okay, so sometimes I'm not so bright....but even though he might have been "replaced" there is no arguing what a gifted actor Terry was.