Actor Steve Forrest passes away at 87

MUMBAI: Steve Forrest, who played Lt. Dan ‘Hondo‘ Harrelson in the 1970s TV action series ‘S.W.A.T.,‘ passed away on May 18, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

The S.W.A.T actor had his successful career for almost six decades on the small and big screen. He has appeared in TV classics as a guest appearance in ‘The Virginian,‘ ‘Bonanza‘ and ‘Gunsmoke.‘

In 1953, the young actor started to make a name for himself thanks to his acclaimed role opposite Jane Wyman in ‘So Big’.

His early films were ‘Prisoner of War,‘ opposite Wyman‘s husband Ronald Reagan, ‘Rogue Cop‘ and ‘It Happened to Jane.‘ He also played Elvis Presley‘s half-brother in 1960‘s ‘Flaming Star,‘ and then he became a household name when he teamed up with John Wayne in ‘The Longest Day‘ in 1962.

He will be cherished and remembered for roles in the movies like ‘North Dallas Forty,‘ ‘Mommie Dearest,‘ and 1985‘s ‘Spies Like Us,‘ in which he played a villain opposite Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd.

His success was international - Forrest also starred in BBC crime drama ‘The Baron,‘ the first colour series on U.K. television.

In his final role in 2003, he played a truck driver in the movie remake of his hit TV series ‘S.W.A.T.‘

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