Scott Forbes

Scott Forbes

Highest Rated: 71% The Desert Fox (1951)

Lowest Rated: 57% What Price Glory? (1952)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1920

Birthplace: High Wycombe, England, UK

American actor Scott Forbes, who spent most of his formative days travelling throughout the world before settling down to a performing career, was seemingly groomed in the early stages of his career to be a "young Gregory Peck", whom Forbes resembled both physically and vocally. Consigned to action roles in such Warner Bros. films as Rocky Mountain (1950), Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) and Operation Pacific (1952), Forbes was afforded more in-depth characters on television: one of his best TV outings was as a Captain Queeg-like naval officer on "The Deep Six," a 1953 installment of NBC's Robert Montgomery Presents which in recent years has made the videocassette rounds in kinescope form. In 1957, Forbes was cast in the title role of Jim Bowie, a TV "gimmick western"--the gimmick being that Bowie preferred using his knife rather than his guns. The series (and its accompanying theme song) scored an immediate hit with the younger set, though several adult critics found the program crude and Forbes' interpretation of Bowie "uncouth." After Jim Bowie, Forbes was limited to character parts. By the '70s Scott Forbes had left acting for the more rewarding pursuit of owning and operating Studio One, a popular Hollywood nightclub.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Mirror, Mirror Commercial Voiceover 1990
No Score Yet The Mind of Mr. Soames Richard Bannerman 1970
No Score Yet Subterfuge Pannell 1969
No Score Yet Seventy Times Seven Actor 1961
No Score Yet Charade Capt. Stamm 1953
No Score Yet Omnibus: King Lear Duke of Cornwall 1953
57% What Price Glory? Lt. Bennett 1952
71% The Desert Fox Commando Colonel 1951
No Score Yet Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison Frazier 1951
No Score Yet Operation Pacific Lt. Larry 1951
No Score Yet Rocky Mountain Lt. Rickey (USA) 1950
No Score Yet Mrs. Fitzherbert Prince William 1947


No Score Yet ER
Simons 2001
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Lew Conniston 1964


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