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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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Show Show Self (5 credits)

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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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[If he kept in touch with Eddie Albert, who played Oliver Wendell Douglas, who lived to be 99]: 99! Oh, yeah! We really stayed in touch a lot, the last years of his life. It was real funny, I mean, sad, but such a great guy, funny, little things happen because of that - the last couple years of his life, he was beginning to start a little bit of that, little things he would ever forget, and that ... See more »


Travels as a motivational speaker. Owns a small farm with his mother in Vossburg, Jasper County, Mississippi. Maintains his office and personal effects at his parents' home in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi. See more »

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