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Steve Forrest

Steve Forrest

Highest Rated: 91% Flaming Star (1960)

Lowest Rated: 35% Spies Like Us (1985)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1924

Birthplace: Huntsville, Texas, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

91% Flaming Star
85% North Dallas Forty
80% The Bad and the Beautiful
65% Amazon Women on the Moon
35% Spies Like Us

Photos

THE LONGEST DAY, from left: Steve Forrest, John Wayne, 1962, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp BEDEVILLED, Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, 1955 BEDEVILLED, Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, 1955 HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS, Sophia Loren, Steve Forrest, 1960 IT HAPPENED TO JANE, Steve Forrest, Ernie Kovacs, Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, 1959 PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, Steve Forrest, 1954 SO BIG, Steve Forrest, Jane Wyman, 1953 PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, Steve Forrest (center), Patricia Medina (second from right), Claude Dauphin (right), 1954 PRISONER OF WAR, Ronald Reagan (left), Jerry Paris (second from left), Steve Forrest (right), 1954 PRISONER OF WAR, Oscar Homolka, Steve Forrest, 1954 BEDEVILLED, Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, Maurice Teynac, 1955 BEDEVILLED, Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, 1955 IT HAPPENED TO JANE, Steve Forrest, Teddy Rooney, Doris Day, Gina Gillespie, Jack Lemmon, 1959 FLAMING STAR, Barbara Eden, Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, 1960, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved FLAMING STAR, Steve Forrest, Barbara Eden, Elvis Presley, 1960, (c)20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE WILD COUNTRY, from left, Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Vera Miles, Steve Forrest, 1971 IT HAPPENED TO JANE, Doris Day, Steve Forrest, 1959 THE WILD COUNTRY, from left, Ron Howard, Steve Forrest, 1971 FLAMING STAR, John McIntire, Elvis Presley, Steve Forrest, 1960, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved BEDEVILLED, Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, 1955

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 47% Killer: A Journal of Murder Warden Charles Casey (Character) $65.7K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: A Bird in the Hand Big Fred (Character) - 1992
65% 58% Amazon Women on the Moon Capt. Steve Nelson (Character) $388.2K 1987
No Score Yet 57% Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge Will Mannon (Character) - 1987
35% 56% Spies Like Us General Sline (Character) $56.5M 1985
No Score Yet 55% Sahara Gordon (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malibu Rich Bradley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 57% Hotline Tom Hunter (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roughnecks Paul Marshall (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Condominium Gus Garver (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 79% Captain America Lou Brackett (Character) - 1979
85% 71% North Dallas Forty Conrad Hunter (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.W.A.T.: Deadly Tide Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose! David Birk (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deerslayer Hawkeye (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 71% The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Detective Charlie Siringo (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 83% The Hatfields and the McCoys Randall McCoy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 14% The Hanged Man James Devlin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chant of Silence StatePolice Officer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Liz Jim Hatch (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Country Jim Tanner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Bear Died Running Hank Frazer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prisoner Within Colonel Walter Royce (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 44% Rascal Willard North (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Time in Havana Mike Taggart (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Island John Mannering "The Baron" (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in a Looking Glass John Mannering "The Baron" (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Canary Hub Wiley (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 70% The Second Time Around Dan Jones (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 27% Heller in Pink Tights Clint Mabry (Character) - 1960
91% 71% Flaming Star Clint Burton (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Branded Women Sgt. Keller (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 51% It Happened to Jane Lawrence Clay `'Larry'` Hall (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clipper Ship Matt Bowers (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Idol Terry Matthews (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Bedevilled Gregory Fitzgerald (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 36% Rogue Cop Eddie Kelvaney (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner of War Cpl. Joseph Robert Stanton (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 29% Take the High Ground Lobo Naglaski (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 60% Dream Wife Louis (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 24% Battle Circus Sergeant (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 70% So Big Dirk DeJong (Character) - 1953
80% 86% The Bad and the Beautiful Actor in Georgia's Screen Test (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Geisha Girl Rocky Wilson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 62% Last of the Comanches Unknown (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Sheriff Hank Masters (Guest Star) 1986 1989 1991-1992 1996
25% No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% Columbo Big Fred (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Wives Ross Conti (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Testimony of Two Men Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet 89% S.W.A.T. Lt. Dan Hondo Harrelson (Character) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Arthur Rogers (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Quail (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Mark Erickson (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Cord Wrecken (Guest Star) 1969-1970 1972-1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Art Styles (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Barry Craft (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Roger Layton (Guest Star) 1963-1964
92% 96% The Twilight Zone Major Robert Gaines (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Joe Rogers (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957