Lester Speight is a former American football player who has had subsequent careers as a professional wrestler and then actor. He is mostly known for his role as Terry Tate: Office Linebacker in a series of Super Bowl commercials for the Reebok footwear brand. Also, he is notable for his recurring role as Calvin Scott on ABC’s My Wife and Kids.
Lester Speight was born on January 7, 1963, in Baltimore, MD under the birth sign of Capricorn. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. He was raised by his parents Gussie Watson and Richard Speight.
A 56-years-old actor is a married man. Lester has tied the knot with a mysterious woman. He keeps his personal life secret and also has not revealed his marriage, and wife details.
Additionally, he also has a daughter, with whom he spends most of his free time. Moreover, he might be leading a happily married life together.
The actor has an estimated net worth to be around $3 million. He earns his primary source of income is from his successful career.
According to the source, an actor average salary is around $50,301 with a median bonus of $1,032 and the average salary of a wrestler on the main roster makes $500,000 per year.
Similarly, the average salary of an NFL player makes $1,792,000 per year, with a median wage of $1,000,000. However, his salaries can be affected by his acting skills.
Moreover, his movies Transformers: Dark of the Moon has made a worldwide collection of $1.123 billion with a budget of $195 million, whereas Faster has a worldwide collection of $23,240,020.
After he graduated, Speight tried his best to play in the NFL, during his trial for the United States Football League, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds and for his hard work, Baltimore Stars provided him the platform and signed a two-year contract. Later, the USFL folded before he even played one season and he never made into the NFL.
Moreover, he also engaged himself into professional wrestling working for Global Wrestling Federation and Catch Wrestling Association, as Rasta the Voodoo Man.
In 2003, he starred in a Reebok commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. Also, he gave his voice for 2006 Xbox 360 game Gears of War, he voiced the role of former “Thrashball” player Augustus Cole.
Speight appeared in an episode of Bones, “Double Trouble in the Panhandle”, where he played the Traveling Circus’ strong man “Magnum”, in 2009.