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Steve Forrest

Highest Rated:   96% The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
Lowest Rated:   35% Spies Like Us (1985)
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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
48% S.W.A.T.
  • S.W.A.T. Truck Driver
$116.7M 2003
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder
  • Warden Charles
1996
60% Storyville
  • Judge Quentin Murdoch
1992
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
  • Will Mannon
1987
63% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Capt. Nelson
$0.6M 1987
35% Spies Like Us
  • Gen. Sline
1985
No Score Yet Sahara
  • R.J. Gordon
1984
No Score Yet Hotline
  • Tom Hunter
1982
55% 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
87% 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
91% 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 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 The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Robert Gaines
  • 1963

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