Jerry Lacy

Gerald LeRoy Lacy (born March 27, 1936, in Sioux City, Iowa) is an American soap opera actor best known for playing the roles of Tony Peterson, Reverend Trask, Reverend Gregory Trask, Mr. Trask, and Lamar Trask on the cult TV serial Dark Shadows. He has also appeared on the soap operas, The Secret Storm, As The World Turns (as Simon Gilbey), Love of Life (as Rick Latimer), and The Young and The Restless (as Jonas.)

He played Humphrey Bogart in both the Broadway show and in the 1972 Woody Allen film Play It Again, Sam. During the 1970's Jerry appeared in the films, "House of Dark Shadows," "The Money" and "Blood Bath." His other film roles include "The Big G" and "Imps" as well as TV films "Pleasure Cove", "Fighting Back" and "Chiller."

He has been married to actress Julia Duffy since 1984 and they have two children. The couple met when they were both appearing on the CBS soap, "Love of Life." In the 1990's he appeared with his wife on the series Designing Women, as her character, Allison Sugarbaker's ex-fiance, Barry, who dumped her at the altar and in 2005, in an episode of Drake & Josh (which aired in 2006), he appeared as Duffy's character, Alice Hayfer's husband. He also guest starred in Julia's other comedy series, "Newhart."

In the summer of 1970, Jerry was a regular on the CBS summer replacemt series, "Comedy Tonight." He has guest starred in a number of primetime shows, including "McCloud," "Eight is Enough," "The White Shadow," "Knots Landing," "Hardball" and "Saved by the Bell."

In 2009, he returned to the role of Gregory Trask in the Dark Shadows audio drama The Wicked and the Dead.

In mid-2010, Jerry sat for an exclusive interview with freelance writer (and Dark Shadows fan) Rod Labbe. The title, as originally submitted, is "Right for the Part." The interview, complete with rare photographs, will appear this summer in the September issue of Fangoria magazine, the world's most famous publication devoted to "horror in entertainment."


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