John Terlesky is an actor known for his portrayal of Deathstalker in Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans, a sword-and-sorcery fantasy film that has since become a cult classic. He also appeared in Chopping Mall, a 1986 low-budget horror film that has since become a classic.
John Terlesky was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 30th, 1961. He had a long career of acting in B-movies and television shows throughout the 1980s. Terlesky is now a director, directing many episodes of shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, and Boston Legal as well as multiple HBO feature films. He is married to Jayne Brook, an actress, and has two daughters. His website is www.johntterlesky.com.
John has starred in these films:
Secret Admirer (1985) as Rick
The Naked Cage (1986) as Willy
Chopping Mall (1986) as Mike Brennan
Valet Girls (1987) as Archie Lee Samples
The Allnighter (1987) as C.J.
Deathstalker II (1987) as Deathstalker
Appointment with Death (1988) as Raymond Boynton
Damned River (1989) as Carl
Crazy People (1990) as Adam Burgess
The Last Job (1993) as Father Short
Hard Bounty (1995) as Carver
Vampirella (1996) as Astronaut #2
Storm Trooper (1998) as Shotgun
Judgment Day (1999) as Shooter
Written in Blood (2003) as Guard #2
Gil has a bachelor’s in communication, and attended film school in Los Angeles. He worked in film & media production for several years, traveling to over 45 countries, before cofounding a marketing company. Obsessed with feel-good 80s teen comedies, sword-and-sorcery films, and gritty sci fi noir, Gildner is a fan of the weird and campy. His favorite films include Blade Runner, Alien, Mad Max, and Drive.