Steve Forrest

Actor, Radio performer
Steve Forrest has gracefully aged from leading man to character actor in a career that has spanned over six decades. He appeared in a number of films before landing the lead role in "So Big", a 1953 drama in which he ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1924 in Huntsville, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

L.A. Law 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

Warden Charles (Actor)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

Judge Quentin Murdoch (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Captain Nelson (Actor)

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

General Sline (Actor)

Sahara 1984 (Movie)

R J Gordon (Actor)

Mommie Dearest 1981 (Movie)

Greg Savitt (Actor)

Captain America 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

North Dallas Forty 1979 (Movie)

Conrad Hunter (Actor)

The Deerslayer 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Mohicans 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

S.W.A.T. 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebration: The American Spirit 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hanged Man 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Liz 1971 (Movie)

Jim Hatch (Actor)

Rascal 1969 (Movie)

Willard North (Actor)

The Wild Country 1969 (Movie)

Jim Tanner (Actor)

Honey West: Who Killed the Jackpot? 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Time Around 1961 (Movie)

Dan Jones (Actor)

Five Branded Women 1960 (Movie)

Sergeant Keller (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Clint Burton (Actor)

Heller in Pink Tights 1960 (Movie)

Clint Mabry (Actor)

It Happened to Jane 1959 (Movie)

Larry Hall (Actor)

Bedevilled 1955 (Movie)

Gregory Fitzgerald (Actor)

Phantom of the Rue Morgue 1954 (Movie)

Profesor Paul Dupin (Actor)

Prisoner of War 1954 (Movie)

Corporal Joseph Robert Stanton (Actor)

Rogue Cop 1954 (Movie)

Eddie Kelvaney (Actor)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

So Big 1953 (Movie)

Dirk DeJong (Actor)

Battle Circus 1952 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

The Clown 1952 (Movie)

Young Man (Actor)

The Bad and the Beautiful 1951 (Movie)

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A Rumor of War (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo: A Bird in the Hand (TV Show)

Actor

Condominium (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (TV Show)

Actor

Hotline (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Comanches (Movie)

Lt. Floyd (Actor)

Malibu (TV Show)

Actor

Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Island (TV Show)

Actor

Roughnecks (TV Show)

Actor

Take the High Ground (Movie)

Lobo Naglaski (Actor)

Testimony of Two Men (TV Show)

Actor

The Baron (TV Show)

Actor

The Manions of America (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Canary (Movie)

Hub Wiley (Actor)

Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Rolonda 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Producer

The MTV Interview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Les Brown Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer
Executive (2)

B. Smith With Style 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Executive

All-Star Fiesta at Ford's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive in Charge

Biography

Steve Forrest has gracefully aged from leading man to character actor in a career that has spanned over six decades. He appeared in a number of films before landing the lead role in "So Big", a 1953 drama in which he played the son of Jane Wyman. For his performance as Dirk DeJong, a farm boy with artistic and intellectual potential who nevertheless struggles with lost love and disillusionment, he was awarded the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer. Having already appeared in a few military-themed films prior to "So Big", he landed a convincing role as an Airborne Division Captain in "The Longest Day", the '62 ensemble World War II epic. A few years later, after having amassed a respectable number of television credits, he starred in the British television series "The Baron" from '66 to '67, playing John Mannering, an antique dealer and covert British spy. The show did better in the U.K. than in the States, but Forrest was hardly finished with television, playing Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson in the '70s action series "S.W.A.T.". He also had a cameo in the 2003 big screen version of the show. Most of his work during the next few decades was for television, but he did co-star in the feature film "North Dallas Forty", which satirized professional football, and the Joan Crawford biopic "Mommie Dearest", in which he portrayed a composite character based on a number of Crawford's husbands.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

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