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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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 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:

[When asked if he kept in touch with Green Acres (1965) castmate Eddie Albert] Oh, yeah! We really stayed in touch a lot, the last years of his life [Albert died at age 99]. 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 ... See more »

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With the death of Mary Grace Canfield on February 15, 2014, Lester is the only surviving original cast member of Green Acres (1965). See more »

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Libra

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