Steve Forrest (born William Forrest Andrews; September 29, 1925 - May 18, 2013) was an American actor who was well known for his role as Lt. Hondo Harrelson in the hit television series which ran from 1975 to 1976. S.W.A.T. He was also known for his performance in  (1981).
Life and career
Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in
Huntsville, Texas, the 12th of 13 children of Annis (née Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. One of his older brothers was film star Dana Andrews.
Forrest enlisted in the
United States Army at the age of 18 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. In 1950, he earned a bachelor's degree with honors from UCLA, majoring in theater with a minor in psychology.   
He worked as a stagehand at the
La Jolla Playhouse outside San Diego. There Gregory Peck discovered him, cast him in La Jolla's production of Goodbye Again, and then arranged for Forrest's first screen test with MGM, where he was signed to a contract. 
Among Forrest's notable films were
, for which he won the So Big Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor, , The Longest Day , and North Dallas Forty . He had Mommie Dearest cameo roles in the comedies and Spies Like Us , and the 2003 film version of Amazon Women on the Moon S.W.A.T. 
Forrest was also a trained vocalist, and he made his debut on
Broadway as prizefighter Bob Stanton in the 1958 production of opposite The Body Beautiful Mindy Carson, Jack Warden and Brock Peters. 
Forrest played later
U.S. Senator William Borah in the 1963 episode, "The Lion of Idaho", of the syndicated television anthology series, . In the story line, Borah as a young attorney defends a woman in Death Valley Days Nampa, Idaho, on a murder charge. 
In 1965, Forrest and his family moved to London, where he starred as John Mannering in the title role of the
British crime drama . His other television credits included The Baron , The DuPont Show with June Allyson , Storefront Lawyers , S.W.A.T. , and Hollywood Wives Rod Serling's hour-long episode " Twilight Zone The Parallel" (as well as Serling's segment "The Waiting Room").
On a 1969 episode of
titled "Mannon" he portrayed Will Mannon (one of the very few men ever to outdraw Gunsmoke Matt Dillon), then reprised the character 18 years later for the 1987 television film with Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge James Arness.
Jock Ewing, the character played by Jim Davis in the television series from 1978 to 1981, was presumed to have been killed in a helicopter crash during the 1981-82 season, although Jock's body was never found. In the 1986-87 season of Dallas , Steve Forrest played Dallas Wes Parmalee, a man who claimed to be Jock Ewing.
Forrest married Christine Carilas on December 23, 1948. They had three sons: Michael, Forrest and Stephen.
An accomplished golfer, Forrest often played in charity tournaments, including, on the American team, at the
Bing Crosby Great Britain vs. U.S.A. Tournament at Gleneagles course. 
Forrest died on May 18, 2013 in
Thousand Oaks, California, aged 87, from undisclosed causes. 
(1943) as Sailor (uncredited) The Ghost Ship
(1951) as Holtz (uncredited) Sealed Cargo
(1952) as Rocky Wilson Geisha Girl
(1952) as Actor in Georgia's Screen Test (uncredited) The Bad and the Beautiful
(1953) as Young Man The Clown
(1953) as Lt. Floyd (uncredited) Last of the Comanches
(1953) as Sergeant Battle Circus
(1953) as Photographer on Crane (uncredited) I Love Melvin
(1953) as Louis Dream Wife
(1953) as Passenger on Train (uncredited) The Band Wagon
(1953) as Dirk DeJong So Big
(1953) as Lobo Naglaski Take the High Ground!
(1954) as Prof. Paul Dupin Phantom of the Rue Morgue
(1954) as Cpl. Joseph Robert Stanton Prisoner of War
(1954) as Eddie Kelvaney Rogue Cop
(1955) as Sergeant (uncredited) The Long Gray Line
(1955) as Gregory Fitzgerald Bedevilled
(1956) as Steve Forrest (uncredited) Meet Me in Las Vegas
(1957) as Terry Matthews The Living Idol
(1957, TV Series) as Steve Archer / Joe Rogers Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1959) as Lawrence Clay 'Larry' Hall It Happened to Jane
(1960) as Clint Mabry Heller in Pink Tights
(1960, TV Series) as Mike Bagley Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
(1960) as Sargeant Paul Keller Five Branded Women
(1960) as Clint Burton Flaming Star
(1961) as Dan Jones The Second Time Around
(1962) as Captain Harding The Longest Day
(1963, TV Series) as Major Robert Gaines The Twilight Zone
(1963) as Hub Wiley The Yellow Canary
(1963-1964, TV Series) as James Templeton / Roger Layton The Virginian
(1965, TV Series) as Maj. Peter Gray Twelve O'Clock High
(1965, TV Series) as Cable Rawhide
(1965, TV Series) as Barry Craft The Fugitive
(1965, TV Series) as Jocko Creighton Burke's Law
(1966-1967, TV Series) as John Mannering 'The Baron' The Baron
(1967-1968, TV Series) as Clayton Tyce / Wiley Harpe Cimarron Strip
(1967-1969, TV Series) as Dan Logan / Josh Tanner Bonanza
(1969) as Willard North Rascal
(1970-1973, TV Series) as Scott Coltrane / Cord Wrecken / Cole Morgan / Will Mannon Gunsmoke
(1970, TV Series) as Johnny Rondo The High Chaparral
(1970) as Jim Tanner The Wild Country
(1971) as Jim Hatch The Late Liz
(1971, TV Series) as Edward Granger Mission: Impossible
(1971, TV Series) as Sam Yeager Nichols
(1972, TV Series) as Jake Halloran Alias Smith and Jones
(1972, TV Series) as Grant Wilson (segment "Hatred Unto Death") / Sam Dichter (segment "The Waiting Room") Night Gallery
(1972, TV Series) as Glenn Tuttle The Sixth Sense
(1972, TV Series) as Andrew Alcott Ghost Story
(1972, TV Series) as Wes Durham Hec Ramsey
(1973, TV Series) as Art Styles The Streets of San Francisco
(1974) (TV pilot) as James Devlin The Hanged Man
(1974, TV Series) as Quail The Six Million Dollar Man
(1974, TV Series) as Arthur Rogers Cannon
(1975-1976, TV Series) as Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson S.W.A.T.
Testimony of Two Men (1977, TV Series) as Martin Eaton
(1977, TV Movie) as Hawkeye The Last of the Mohicans
Maneaters Are Loose! (1978) as David Birk
The Deerslayer (1978) as Hawkeye
(1979, TV Movie) as Lou Brackett Captain America
(1979) as Conrad Hunter North Dallas Forty
(1980, TV Movie) as Gus Garver Condominium
(1981) as Greg Savitt Mommie Dearest
(1982, TV Movie) as Tom Hunter Hotline
(1983, TV Movie) as Rich Bradley Malibu
(1983) as Gordon Sahara
(1985, TV Series) as Ross Conti Hollywood Wives
(1985) as General Sline Spies Like Us
(1986, TV Series) as Wes Parmalee / Ben Stivers Dallas
(1987) as Capt. Steve Nelson (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") Amazon Women on the Moon
(1987, TV Series) as Will Mannon Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
(1990, TV Series) as Eden Pilott Dream On
(1992) as Judge Quentin Murdoch Storyville
(1992) as Big Fred Columbo: A Bird in the Hand
(1995) as Warden Charles Casey Killer: A Journal of Murder (2003) as SWAT Truck Driver (cameo) (final film role) S.W.A.T.
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