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Lee Tergesen Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 July 1965Ivoryton, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameLee Allen Tergesen
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on July 8, 1965 in Ivoryton, Connecticut, Lee is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. While working as a waiter, he did his first stage work in New York. In LA he got landed his first big part in a movie called Point Break in 1991. After some other roles in TV, he finally got the role he is known best for: Terry in Waynes World. The Budweiser Company used his "I love you, man!" statement in a series of beer commercials. Some of his best-known work is in the Oz (1997) TV series.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: liderc <liderc@gmx.at>

Spouse (3)

Yuko Otomo (2011 - present) (1 child)
Leslie Howitt (August 2001 - 2004) (divorced)
Tanya Lewis (1994 - 1997) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Is of Norwegian and Swedish decent
He has no feeling in one of his index fingers. He lost it while banging his hands on the prisons bars in his first scene as Tobias Beecher on Oz (1997) .
Former brother-in-law of Toni Lewis.
Is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City.
On Oz (1997) , his character Beecher feuded with Nazi prisoners. And in Shaft (2000) , Samuel L. Jackson [Shaft] calls Tergesen's character Lugar "a Nazi with a badge" for being somewhat racist towards black criminals.
He introduced his Weird Science (1994) co-star Vanessa Angel to her future husband Rick Otto.

Personal Quotes (2)

[About which is the better kisser: his real-life wife, or co-star Christopher Meloni] "Definitely Meloni. When I kiss my wife, I don't see any cash."
Before I did Weird Science I definitely wasn't thinking, 'Oh my God, I'd LOVE to do a series for four years where I got to be a loud, obnoxious, militaristic asshole!' And certainly when I finished that, I didn't think, 'Oh man, if I could play a lawyer-turned-convict who gets anally raped and learns to love it...'

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