Terri Garber
Terri Garber

Terri Garber guest stars on "Quantum Leap" as Teresa Pacci, girlfriend of feared Brooklyn, NY mafia boss Don Geno Frascotti, and also covert lover Frankie La Palma, both of whom Sam leaps into in 1965 to prevent the death of Frankie and brother Primo at a jealous Don Geno's hands in "Double Identity" in Season 1 (ep.#6).

Personal Information
Gender: Female
Birth name: Terri Leslie Garber
Born: (1960-12-28) December 28, 1960 (age 56)
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Years active: 1982-present
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Teresa Pacci in "Double Identity" (Season 1, episode #6)

Actress Terri Garber (born December 28, 1960) makes a guest appearance as Teresa Pacci, the girlfriend of feared Brooklyn, NY mafia boss Don Geno Frascotti, whom Dr. Samuel Beckett leaps into to give the blessing to the union of she and underling Frankie La Palma, whom he first leaps into, and, with whom she has been carrying on a torrid affair with behind the boss's back, until he gets awind of it, as she also helps to save Sam and leapee Frankie's life as well in the process, and Frankie's brother Primo La Palma, who got killed by a jealous Don Geno, who was mistaken by him as Teresa's lover in the events before Sam's leap into 1965 in "Double Identity".


Garber's acting debut was as Allison Linden on the NBC-TV daytime soap opera Texas in 1982. Her first feature film role in the 1984 action film Toy Soldiers.

Terri's breakout role was wicked Southern belle Ashton Main in the 1985 ABC-TV miniseries North and South, based on the 1982 novel of the same name by John Jakes. It remains the seventh highest rated miniseries in TV history.[1][2]

Garber reprised the role for the 1986 sequel miniseries, North and South: Book II, as well as for the 1994 final installment, Heaven and Hell: North and South Book III.[3]

Garber portrayed the role of Leslie Carrington on the ABC-TV primetime soap Dynasty from 1987–88. She appeared alone on the cover of TV Guide for the September 5, 1987 issue (#1797).[4]

After Dynasty, Garber made guest appearances in various series including Quantum Leap, Murder She Wrote, and Midnight Caller, and appeared in the Australian film Beyond My Reach (1990). In the 1990s, she landed roles in two daytime soap operas: Suzanne Collier on Santa Barbara from 1991–92 and Victoria Parker on General Hospital in 1993. Most recently, Garber portrayed the recurring role of Iris Dumbrowski on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns in 2005, returning from November 2006 until 2010.

In 2012, Garber appeared as Elizabeth Archer in the series finale of the teen drama web series Miss Behave.[5]

She later won a 2013 Indie Soap Award for Best Guest Appearance in a Drama for the performance.[6] In 2013, Garber played a therapist on the web series Old Dogs & New Tricks (Season 2, Episode 10: "Last Gasps").[7][8][9]


  1. Bennett, Mark (August 11, 2007). John Jakes' journey to New York Times bestseller list included boyhood years in Terre Haute. Tribune-Star. Retrieved on March 9, 2015.
  2. Thompson, Bill (March 18, 2002). Bestselling novelist penning saga of fictional Charleston family. The Post and Courier. Excerpted at Retrieved on January 7, 2010.
  3. O'Connell, Patricia (February 25, 1994). Review: John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South Part 3. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  4. Terri Garber, TV Guide, 05 September 1987 (Issue 1797). Retrieved on July 23, 2015.
  5. Mulcahy Jr., Kevin (March 29, 2012). Terri Garber Signs On For Three-Part MISS BEHAVE Finale; Leads Cast Of Spin-Off. We Love Soaps. Retrieved on July 23, 2015.
  6. Indie Series Awards History and Archive. Indie Series Awards. Retrieved on July 23, 2015.
  7. Old Dogs & New Tricks: Season Two. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
  8. OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS Joins Hulu, Netflix. (December 20, 2013). Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
  9. Hernandez, Greg (April 10, 2013). Michael Kearns and Ian Buchanan guest star on this week’s episode of Old Dogs & New Tricks. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.

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