Frederic Forest

Frederic Forest

Frederic Forest. Wikipedia.

Frederic Fenimore Forrest Jr. (born December 23, 1936) is an American actor. Forrest came to public attention for his performance in When the Legends Die (1972), which earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. He went on to receive Academy and Golden Globe Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Huston Dyer in musical drama The Rose (1979).

Forrest portrayed Jay “Chef” Hicks in Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic war film Apocalypse Now (1979), and collaborated with Coppola on four other films: The Conversation (1974), One from the Heart (1982), Hammett (1982) and Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). Other credits include The Missouri Breaks (1976), The Two Jakes (1990) and Falling Down (1993), along with the television series 21 Jump StreetLonesome Dove and Die Kinder.

Forrest was born in Waxahachie, Texas, the son of Virginia Allie (née McSpadden) and Frederic Fenimore Forrest, a furniture store owner.[1]

He is known for his roles as Chef in Apocalypse NowWhen The Legends DieIt Lives Again, the neo-Nazi surplus store owner in Falling DownRight to Kill? and for playing the writer Dashiell Hammett twice in film — in Hammett (1982) and in Citizen Cohn (1992 TV movie). He had a role as the notorious Mexican/Indian bandit Blue Duck in the 1989 miniseries, Lonesome Dove. He was Academy Award-nominated in the Supporting Actor category for his role in The Rose.[2] He was married to Marilu Henner from 1980 to 1982.

Notable roles include four films directed by Francis Ford CoppolaApocalypse Now (as Engineman 3rd Class “Chef” Hicks), The ConversationOne from the Heart and Tucker: The Man and His Dream, along with Hammett, produced by Coppola.

He also appeared in Valley GirlThe Two JakesThe Stone BoyThe Missouri BreaksThe Deliberate Stranger (TV), Promise Him Anything (TV) and horror maestro Dario Argento‘s first American film, Trauma.

On television, he played Captain Richard Jenko on the first season of the Fox Television series 21 Jump Street, in 1987. Forrest was subsequently replaced by actor Steven Williams, who played Captain Adam Fuller for the remainder of the series. In 1990, he appeared as private investigator Lomax in the BBC miniseries Die Kinder. He played Sgt. McSpadden in the Civil War-themed movie Andersonville and real-life U.S. Army General Earle Wheeler in 2002’s Path to War, the final film of director John Frankenheimer.

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