Steve Forrest

Steve Forrest

  • Highest Rated: 96% The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 32% Spies Like Us (1985)
  • Birthday: Sep 24, 1924
  • Birthplace: Huntsville, Texas
  • The younger brother of actor Dana Andrews, Steve Forrest served in World War II while his brother (17 years Steve's senior) was starring in such films as The Purple Heart (1944) and Laura (1944). Upon his return to America, Steve went to Hollywood to pay a social call on Dana, decided he liked the movie colony, and opted to stick around for a while. Though he'd previously played bits in such films as Crash Dive (using his given name of William Andrews), Forrest never seriously considered acting as a profession until enrolling at UCLA. He tried regional theatre work and scriptwriting then received a brief but showy bit part in MGM's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). This led to further film work in second leads then several years' worth of villainous roles. When asked why he accepted so many bad-guy assignments, Forrest would cite the comment once made to him by Clark Gable: "The hero gets the girl but the heavy gets the attention". By 1969, however, Forrest felt as though he'd worn out his welcome as a heavy, and began regularly turning down roles, holding out for heroic parts. In 1975, he was cast as Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrison on the popular TV action series S.W.A.T., which might have run for years had it not been axed under pressure from the anti-violence brigades. More recently, Steve Forrest lampooned his rugged, rough'n'ready image in the 1987 film comedy Amazon Women of the Moon.In the years to follow, Forrest would remain beloved for his man's man presence on screen, appearing occasionally on shows like Colombo and Murder, She Wrote. Forrest passed away in 2013 at the age of 87.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

47% S.W.A.T. S.W.A.T. Truck Driver $116.7M 2003
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder Warden Charles 1996
67% Storyville Judge Quentin Murdoch 1992
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge Will Mannon 1987
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Capt. Nelson $0.6M 1987
32% Spies Like Us Gen. Sline 1985
No Score Yet Sahara R.J. Gordon 1984
No Score Yet Hotline Tom Hunter 1982
49% Mommie Dearest Greg Savitt 1981
No Score Yet The Manions of America Kent 1981
No Score Yet A Rumor of War Atherton 1980
No Score Yet Roughnecks Paul Marshall 1980
83% North Dallas Forty Conrad Hunter 1979
No Score Yet Captain America Lou Brackett 1979
No Score Yet The Deerslayer Hawkeye 1978
No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose Actor 1978
No Score Yet Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye 1977
No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Hatfields and the McCoys Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Hanged Man James Devlin 1974
No Score Yet The Wild Country Jim Tanner 1971
No Score Yet The Late Liz Jim Hatch 1971
No Score Yet Rascal Willard North 1969
87% The Longest Day Captain Harding 1962
No Score Yet The Second Time Around Dan Jones 1961
91% Flaming Star Clint Burton 1960
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights Mabry 1960
No Score Yet It Happened to Jane Lawrence Clay 'Larry' Hall 1959
No Score Yet The Living Idol Terry Matthews 1957
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Eddie Kelvaney 1955
No Score Yet Bedevilled Gregory Fitzgerald 1955
No Score Yet Prisoner of War Cpl. Joseph Robert Stanton 1954
No Score Yet Phantom of the Rue Morgue Prof. Paul Dupin 1954
No Score Yet So Big Dirk DeJong 1953
No Score Yet Take the High Ground Lobo Naglaski 1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus Sergeant 1953
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Lt. Floyd 1953
No Score Yet The Clown Young Man 1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful Leading Man 1953
No Score Yet Dream Wife Louis 1953
No Score Yet Geisha Girl Rocky Wilson 1952
No Score Yet Sealed Cargo Holtz 1951

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Rev. Willie John Fargo Paul Stratton Sheriff Masters Ned Larkin
  • 1996
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 1986
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1992
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Wes Wes Parmalee Ben
  • 1986
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Morgan Cord Wrechen Will Mannon Scott Coltrane
  • 1975
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Clark
  • 1973
  • 1969
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Dichter
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Edward Granger
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Logan Josh Tanner
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Cable
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Craft
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Robert Gaines
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Joe Rogers Steve Archer
  • 1958
  • 1957

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