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John Terlesky

John Terlesky is a multi-talented actor, film director, television director, and screenwriter from the United States. John Terlesky is best known for playing Deathstalker in the 1987 film “Deathstalker II,” and “Mike in Chopping Mall” (1986).

Early Life

John Terlesky opened his eyes to the world on the 30th of May 1961, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the United States of America. Currently, he is 62 years old and has a zodiac sign of Gemini. He holds American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. His birth name is John Todd Terlesky.

However, he has not provided proper information regarding his parents, siblings, and other family members. Meanwhile, he spent his childhood days in Cincinnati, Ohio. If following he might provide about his family members and we will update you.


In terms of academic qualification, he went to Wyoming High School and graduated from there.

Professional Career

Regarding his professional career, John Terlesky entered the entertainment industry in the mid-80s. He made his television debut with the role of David Taylor in the 1984 NBC series “Legmen” and appeared in six episodes.

That same year, he appeared in the sitcom “The Facts of Life.” Some of his other television appearances are “V” (1085), “Our House” (1988), “Nightingales” (1989), “CBS Summer Playhouse” (1989), “Empty Nest” (1990), “Grapevine” (1992), “Sirens” (1993), “All-American Girl” (1995), “Murder, She Wrote” (1996), and “CSI: Miami” (2005). His recent television works in the “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (2021) and “The Blacklist” (2021).


In 1985, he made his big-screen debut in the teen romantic comedy film “Secret Admirer.” Some of his other notable movies appearances are “The Naked Cage” (1986), “The Allnighter” (1987),  “Deathstalker II” (1987), “Appointment with Death” (1988), “Damned River” (1989), “Crazy People” (1990), “Little Miss Millions” (1993), “Vampirella” (1996), and “Judgment Day” (1999).

John Terlesky

Caption: The poster of the 1987 movie, Deathstalker II (Source: IMDb)

Terlesky made his directorial debut in 1998 with “The Pandora Project,” which he co-directed with Jim Wynorski. Before getting into episodic television, he directed several other independent, direct-to-video, and television films. He has directed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Drop Dead Diva, Human Target, Army Wives, Body of Proof, Gossip Girl, Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., How To Get Away With Murder, and The Blacklist (TV series) since 2006.

John Terlesky – Net Worth 2024

Terlesky’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000. There is no information available about the salary he receives. An actor in America earns around $40k per year on average.

Relationship Status

On the 11th of May 1996, John Terlesky married actress Jayne Brook. By profession, his wife is an American actress who is best known for her role as Dr. Diane Grad on Chicago Hope.

With the marriage, the couple has two kids whose names are Alexandra Terlesky and Annaliese Marie Terlesky. Meanwhile, there is no information available regarding his past relationships at the moment.

John Terlesky

Caption: John Terlesky and his wife attending the program (Source: Fity)

There have been no controversies involving the actor. He has managed to stay out of any type of controversy or scandal. So far, he is focused on his personal and professional career and is not the subject of anyrumorss.

John Terlesky – Body Measurements

Terlesky stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 85 kg. In addition, he has a pair of blue eyes with dark brown hair color.

Social Media

Meanwhile, this actor is currently not present on any kind of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.