Frederic Forrest Biography (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). Addresses: Agent: House of Representatives, 400 SouthBeverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
December 23, 1936
Waxahachie, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • 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
  • 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
  • Movies
  • Larry Herman, Larry, CBS, 1974
  • Paul Hunter, Promise Him Anything ... , ABC, 1975
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, Ruby and Oswald (also known as Four Days inDallas), 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 theEdge: 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
  • Specials
  • Himself, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (documentary), Showtime, 1991
  • Voice, U.S.-Mexican War (documentary), PBS, 1998
  • 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

Further Reference


    • TV Guide, 1997, p. 84

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