May 30, 1961 |
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Other names||Jon Terlesky
|Occupation||Actor, film director, television director, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Jayne Brook (1996–present; 2 children)|
John Todd Terlesky (born May 30, 1961) is an American actor, film director, television director and screenwriter. As an actor he is best known for his titular role in the 1987 film Deathstalker II.
Life and career
Terlesky was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since the mid-1980s, Terlesky has acted in a number of films and television series. His first notable television role was in the NBC drama Legmen. His other television credits include The Facts of Life, V, Our House, Empty Nest, Walker, Texas Ranger, a recurring role on Guns of Paradise and co-starring in the sitcom The Last Frontier.
In 1998, Terlesky made his directorial debut with the film The Pandora Project, co-directing with Jim Wynorski. He directed a number of other independent, direct-to-video and television films before getting involved in episodic television. Since 2006, he has directed episodes of Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Drop Dead Diva, Human Target, Army Wives, Body of Proof, Gossip Girl and Castle.