The Info List - Frederic Forrest

Frederic Fenimore Forrest, Jr. (born December 23, 1936) is a retired American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Huston Dyer in the 1979 musical drama The Rose. He also portrayed Chef in the epic war film Apocalypse Now released the same year.


1 Life and career 2 Filmography 3 References 4 External links

Life and career[edit] 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 Now, When The Legends Die, It Lives Again, the neo-Nazi surplus store owner in Falling Down, Right to Kill?
Right to Kill?
and for playing the writer Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett
twice in film — in Hammett (1982) and in Citizen Cohn
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
Marilu Henner
from 1980 to 1982. Notable roles include four films directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
(as Engineman 3rd Class "Chef" Hicks), The Conversation, One from the Heart and Tucker: The Man and His Dream, along with Hammett, produced by Coppola. He also appeared in Valley Girl, The Two Jakes, The Stone Boy, The Missouri Breaks, The 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
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
Earle Wheeler
in 2002's Path to War, the final film of director John Frankenheimer. Filmography[edit]

List of film credits

Year Title Role Notes

1967 Dark Shadows Blue Whale customer (uncredited)

1968 The Filthy Five Johnny Longo

1969 Futz! Sugford

1972 When the Legends Die Tom Black Bull Nominated – Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor

1973 The Don Is Dead Tony Fargo

1974 The Conversation Mark

1974 Larry Larry Herman

1974 The Gravy Train Rut

1975 Promise Him Anything Paul Hunter

1975 Permission to Kill Scott Allison

1976 The Missouri Breaks Cary

1978 Ruby and Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald

1978 It Lives Again Eugene Scott

1979 Mrs. Columbo Martin Episode: Word Games

1979 Apocalypse Now Jay "Chef" Hicks National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (also for The Rose)

1979 Survival of Dana Mr. Davis (uncredited)

1979 The Rose Huston Dyer National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (also for Apocalypse Now) Nominated – Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

1982 One From the Heart Hank

1982 Hammett Hammett

1983 Who Will Love My Children? Ivan Fray

1983 Valley Girl Steve Richman

1983 Saigon: Year of the Cat Bob Chesneau

1984 The Parade Matt Kirby

1984 Calamity Jane Wild Bill Hickock

1984 Best Kept Secrets Blaise Dietz

1984 The Stone Boy Andy Jansen

1985 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Pap Finn

1985 "Quo Vadis?" Petronius (TV Mini-Series)

1985 Right to Kill? Richard Jahnke, Sr.

1985 Return Brian Stoving

1986 The Deliberate Stranger Det. Bob Keppel

1986 Where are the Children? Courtney Parrish

1987 Stacking Buster McGuire

1987 21 Jump Street Captain Richard Jenko 6 episodes

1988 Little Girl Lost Tim Brady

1988 Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun Raoul Schumacher

1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Eddie

1988 Gotham Father George

1989 Lonesome Dove Blue Duck (TV Mini-Series) (3 Episodes)

1989 Margaret Bourke-White Erskine Caldwell

1989 Valentino Returns Sonny Gibbs

1989 Cat Chaser Nolen Tyner

1989 Music Box Jack Burke

1990 The Two Jakes Chuck Newty

1990 Die Kinder Lomax 6 episodes

1992 Twin Sisters Delvaux

1992 The Young Riders

2 episodes

1992 Citizen Cohn Dashiell Hammett

1992 The Habitation of Dragons Leonard Tolliver

1992 Rain Without Thunder Warden

1993 Hidden Fears Mike

1993 Falling Down Nick, Nazi Surplus Store Owner

1993 Trauma Dr. Judd

1993 Precious Victims Sheriff Frank Yocom

1994 Double Obsession Paul Harkness

1994 Against the Wall Weisbad

1994 Chasers Duane

1994 Lassie Sam Garland

1995 One Night Stand Michael Joslyn

1996 Double Jeopardy Jack

1996 Andersonville Sgt. McSpadden

1997 Crash Dive Adm. Pendleton

1997 The Brave Lou Sr.

1997 The End of Violence Ranger MacDermot

1997 One of Our Own Maj. Ron Bridges

1997 Alone Carl

1998 Implicated Det. Luddy

1998 Boogie Boy Edsel Dundee

1998 Murphy Brown Kenny Episode: A Man and a Woman

1998 Point Blank Mac Bradford

1998 Whatever Mr. Chaminski

1998 Black Thunder The Admiral

1998 The First 9½ Weeks David Millman

1999 Shadow Lake Roy Harman

1999 Sweetwater Alex (present day)

2000 Shadow Hours Sean

2000 The Spreading Ground Det. Michael McGivern

2000 Militia William Fain

2000 A Piece of Eden Paulo Tredici

2002 The House Next Door Vernon Crank

2002 Path to War Earle Wheeler

2003 The Quality of Light David

2006 All the King's Men Willie's Father


^ " Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
Biography (1936–)". Filmreference.com. 1936-12-23. Retrieved 2013-01-22.  ^ "Oscar nominees announced for 52nd annual ceremony". The Victoria Advocate. Google News Archive. February 24, 1980. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
on IMDb

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1967) Seymour Cassel
Seymour Cassel
(1968) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1971) Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
/ Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Henry Gibson
Henry Gibson
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
/ Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Robert Preston (1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
/ Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(2008) Paul Schneider / Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) James Franco
James Franco
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

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