Forrest, Frederic 1936–

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Forrest, Frederic 1936–


Full name, Frederic Fennimore Forrest, Jr.; born December 23, 1936, in Waxahachie, TX; son of Frederic F. (a furniture store owner) and Virginia A. Forrest; married first wife (divorced); married Marilu Henner (an actress), 1980 (divorced, 1983). Education: Attended Texas Christian University, University of Colorado, and the University of Oklahoma; studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio and with Marjorie Butterworth and Irene Daily.

Addresses: AgentHouse of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Performed in off-Broadway productions and in New York City cafes; appeared with the Fort Worth Community Theatre, Fort Worth, TX; the Alley Theatre, Houston, TX; and with Center Stage, Baltimore, MD.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising newcomer—male, 1973, for When the Legends Die; Academy Award nomination, best actor in a supporting role, and Golden Globe nomination, best motion picture actor in a supporting role, both 1980, for The Rose; National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actor, 1980, for Apocalypse Now and The Rose.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) The Filthy Five, 1968.

Sugford, Futz!, Commonwealth United, 1969.

Tom Black Bull, When the Legends Die, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.

Tony, The Don Is Dead (also known as Beautiful but Deadly and The Deadly Kiss), Universal, 1973.

Mark, The Conversation, Paramount, 1974.

Rut, The Gravy Train (also known as The Dion Brothers), Columbia, 1974.

Scott Alexander (some sources say Scott Allison), Permission to Kill (also known as Vollmacht zum Mord), Avco-Embassy, 1975.

Cary, The Missouri Breaks, United Artists, 1976.

Eugene Scott, It Lives Again (also known as It's Alive II and It's Alive 2), Warner Bros., 1978.

Huston Dyer, The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.

Hicks (the chef), Apocalypse Now, United Artists, 1979, revised version released as Apocalypse Now Redux.

Dashiell Hammett (title role), Hammett, Orion/Warner Bros., 1982.

Hank, One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982.

Steve Richman, Valley Girl (also known as Bad Boyz and Rebel Dreams), Atlantic Releasing, 1983.

Andy Jansen, The Stone Boy, TLC Films/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

Brian Stoving, Return (also known Return: A Case of Possession), Silver Productions, 1986.

Courtney Parrish, Where Are the Children?, Columbia, 1986.

Buster McGuire, Stacking (also known as Season of Dreams), Spectrafilm, 1987.

Eddie Dean, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Paramount, 1988.

Jack Burke, Music Box, TriStar, 1989.

Nolen Tyner, Cat Chaser, Vestron Pictures, 1989.

Sonny Gibbs, Valentino Returns, Skouras Pictures, 1989.

Chuck Newty, The Two Jakes, Paramount, 1990.

The Game, Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1991.

Steve Delvaux, Twin Sisters, Vidmark Entertainment, 1992.

Walker Point warden, Rain without Thunder, Orion Classics, 1992.

Dr. Judd, Dario Argento's "Trauma" (also known as Aura's Enigma and Trauma), Republic Pictures, 1993.

Surplus store owner, Falling Down (also known as Chute libre), Warner Bros., 1993.

Dr. Paul Harkness, Double Obsession, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1994.

Duane, Chasers, Warner Bros., 1994.

Mike Witherspoon, Hidden Fears, Prism Entertainment, 1994.

Sam Garland, Lassie, Paramount, 1994.

Michael Joslyn, One Night Stand (also known as Before the Night), Concorde-New Horizons, 1995.

The admiral, Black Thunder, RNtv and Atom Films, 1997.

Edsel Dundee, Boogie Boy, Sterling Entertainment, 1997.

Lou Sr., The Brave, 1997.

Mac Bradford, Point Blank, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1997.

Ranger MacDermot, The End of Violence (also known as Am.Ende.der.Gew@lt. and Am Ende der Gewalt), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

David Millman, The First 9 1/2 Weeks, 1998.

Detective Luddy, Implicated, 1998.

Major Ron Bridges, One of Our Own (also known as Denver P.D.: One of Our Own), 1998.

Mr. Chaminsky, Whatever, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Detective Michael McGivern, The Spreading Ground, Smooth Pictures, 2000.

Paulo Tredici, A Piece of Eden, RGH/Lions Share Pictures, 2000.

Sean, Shadow Hours, Newmark Films, 2000.

William Fain, Militia, Cinetel Films, 2000.

Vernon Crank, The House Next Door, Trinity Home Entertainment, 2002.

David, The Quality of Light (also known as To What Sweet End), Karalex Pictures, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Captain Richard Jenko, 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987.

Lomax, Die Kinder, BBC, 1990, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Detective Bob Keppel, The Deliberate Stranger, NBC, 1986.

Pap Finn, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, PBS, 1986.

Raoul Schumacher, Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (also known as Shadow on the Sun), CBS, 1988.

Blue Duck, Lonesome Dove, CBS, 1989.

Sergeant James McSpadden, Andersonville, TNT, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Larry Herman, Larry, CBS, 1974.

Paul Hunter, Promise Him Anything …, ABC, 1975.

Lee Harvey Oswald, Ruby and Oswald (also known as Four Days in Dallas), CBS, 1978.

Martin, "Word Games," Kate Loves a Mystery (also known as Mrs. Columbo and Mrs. Columbo: Word Games), NBC, 1979.

(Uncredited) Mr. Davis, Survival of Dana (also known as On the Edge: The Survival of Dana), 1979.

Bob Chesneau, Saigon—Year of the Cat, Thames Television, 1983.

Ivan Fray, Who Will Love My Children?, ABC, 1983.

Blaise Dietz, Best Kept Secrets, ABC, 1984.

Matt Kirby, The Parade (also known as The Hit Parade), 1984.

Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, CBS, 1984.

Petronius, Quo Vadis, [Italy], 1985.

Richard Jahnke, Sr., Right to Kill?, ABC, 1985.

Father George, Gotham (also known as The Dead Can't Lie), Showtime, 1988.

Tim Brady, Little Girl Lost, ABC, 1988.

Erskine Caldwell, Margaret Bourke-White (also known as Double Exposure and Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White), TNT, 1989.

Dashiell Hammett, Citizen Cohn (also known as Rules of Misconduct: The Roy Cohn Story), HBO, 1992.

Leonard Tolliver, "The Habitation of Dragons," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992.

Sheriff Frank Yocom, Precious Victims, 1993.

Lieutenant Weisbad, Against the Wall (also known as Attica! Attica! and Attica: Line of Fire), HBO, 1994.

Jack Neuland, Double Jeopardy (also known as Victim of the Night), CBS, 1996.

Admiral Pendelton, Crash Dive (also known as Crash Dive: The Chase Is On), HBO, 1997.

Carl, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's "Alone"), Showtime, 1997.

Reasonable Force, 1997.

Alex Del Zoppo as an older man, Sweetwater (also known as Sweetwater: A True Rock Story), VH1, 1999.

Roy Harman, Shadow Lake, 1999.

General Earle "Buzz" Wheeler, Path to War, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (documentary), Showtime, 1991.

Voice, U.S.-Mexican War (documentary), PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Til Death Do Us Part: Parts 1 & 2," The Young Riders, ABC, 1992.

Himself, "John Frankenheimer" (also known as "The Films of John Frankenheimer"), The Directors, Encore, c. 1995.

Kenny, "A Man and a Woman," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Viet Rock, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1966.

Futz, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 1968.

Massachusetts Trust, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 1968.

Tom Paine, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 1968.

Silhouettes, Los Angeles, 1970.



TV Guide, 1997, p. 84.

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