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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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 2015 Campin' Buddies Trailer (Video)
 2014 Campin' Buddies
 2008 Huntin' Buddies (Video)
 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
 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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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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[on being a handsome actor]: They said, 'You are too tall, too skinny, too ugly, you have a Southern accent and you don't look like Rock Hudson.' See more »


Acting protégé of Eddie Albert. See more »

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