Terry Lester Net Worth (2024): Height, Age, Real Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On March 26th, 2022

Terry Lester served more than two and a half eras as an American artist. He was better known as Jack Abbott for the role he played in the 1980’s Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) soap “The Young and the Restless.” He also got fame from NBS soap’s “Santa Barbra” and another CBS soap, “As the World Turns.”

Terry Lester's Net Worth

As of 2024, Terry Lester's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Net Worth$2 million
Given NameJack Abbott
Famous NameTerry Lester
Source(s) of FameActor
Date of BirthApril 13, 1950
Place of BirthIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Early Life

On April 13, 1950, Terry Lester was born in Indiana, Indianapolis, United States. He graduated from Southport High School. He started his acting career and did many guest roles, played the piano, and sang in Indiana musical theaters and concerts while studying at DePauw University, located in Greencastle near Indianapolis.

Finally, he appeared on screen as a lead role in the children’s series Ark ll in 1976. He also acted in the movies Kiss Meets, the Phantom of the Park, Airport, and Kiss.

Career life 

Terry Lester’s stardom began in 1980 when he got into the limelight, and people loved him as Jack Abbott due to the character he played as a young reprobate in CBS soap “The Young and the Restless.” For which he earned four consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Role. Later on, Terry didn’t feel comfortable with the diminishing popularity of the soap and left it in the middle.

Subsequently, he joined NBS and did Mason Capwell’s role in Santa Barbara and did a series As the World Turn. In this serial, he played the role of multiple identities disordered person. His fans loved this character as well. Still, due to the sudden death of the series’ writer, Terry left the series. He vanished from the silver screen for a while.

Later on, he did a game show, The $25000 pyramid, and The $100,000 pyramid as a celebrity guest. In his remaining life, being an artist, Terry just appeared in primetime shows like The voyage, Texas Ranger, and Walker and composed music for different media and did theaters.

Personal life

Although Terry was a very popular artist, his fans always wanted to know about his personal life. He lived a very low-profile life, till his death. His fans could not know much about his personal life. It seemed like he was more indulged in his professional life or he might want to keep his private life hidden from the public on purpose.

Many of his fans doubted if Terry and his other two, The Young and the Restless friends, were gays. However, according to the LA Magazine post, it is also confirmed that Terry was a homosexual, but Terry never talked about that throughout his life.

Social Life

Terry wasn’t active on social media platforms. However, you can see a lot of pages on Facebook dedicated to Terry Lester by his die-hard fans. You can watch his work on those pages and his vlogs can be found on multiple YouTube channels.


He was 53 years old when he died on November 28, 2003. Initially, it was said that he died due to the heart attack he had when he was alone in his house, but later media revealed that he died because of Aids.


Terry Lester, who was well recognized as Jack Abbott, dedicated all his life to the American Television and Movies industry. He played many complex and amazing roles. His fans rant at him for his villainous role in “As the world turns” yet adore him due to his charismatic personality. He was no doubt an excellent American actor. He had an estimated net worth of around $2 million before his death.

Terry Lester has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Jordi El Niño Polla, Broderick Crawford, KJ Smith, Ari Stidham, Shari Eubank, Joyce Jameson, John Bell, Mike Evans, and Terry Wilson.