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Tom Lester


Born in Jackson, Mississippi. He was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to Hollywood. Lester spends his time between Laurel, Mississippi, and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Green Acres
Green Acres Eb Dawson / Gus, Jr.
(1965-1971)
Benji
Benji Riley
(1974)
Gordy
Gordy Cousin Jake
(1995)

Filmography

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 2015 Campin' Buddies Trailer (Video)
Tom
 2014 Campin' Buddies
Tom
 2008 Huntin' Buddies (Video)
Tom
 2004 Christmas Child
Radio Announcer (voice)
 1995 Gordy
Cousin Jake
 1991 The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend
Pete as adult
 1990 Return to Green Acres (TV Movie)
Eb Dawson
 1987 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
2nd Deputy
- Episode #1.833 (1987) ... 2nd Deputy
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Ted Moore
- Not a Drop to Drink (1982) ... Ted Moore
 1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mr. Wilder
- A Christmas They Never Forgot (1981) ... Mr. Wilder
 1976 Charo and the Sergeant (TV Movie)
Sergeant Hank Palmer
 1974 Benji
Riley
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Will MacAllister
- No Charity for the MacAllisters (1974) ... Will MacAllister
 1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fleetus (segment "Love and the Competitors")
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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about moving to Los Angeles to become an actor] God never took the time to make a nobody. People go through life wishing they had tried to do something, but they're afraid to try because they're afraid they'll fail. The failure is in not trying. See more »

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Often referred to actor Eddie Albert as his "surrogate father". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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