Privacy | I love you my friend. Forrest Compton, the actor who played Co. Edward Gray on “Gomer Pyle, USMC” and Mike Karr in “The Edge of Night,” passed away on Sunday. The actor cast him in the production and arranged for his first screen test with MGM, where he was placed under contract. Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. And I said, 'Whatever it is David, here I come! I had the privilege of knowing this beautiful man and working along side of him. (2003) that starred Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell. © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Bye bye Max. Is there enough kleenex in the world for this list? Terms of Use | [14][15], For other people named Robert Forster, see, Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Robert Forster – How To Succeed in Flops; About Robert Forster, "What made Robert Forster great is on full display in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie", "Twin Peaks Recasts Major Role for Revival (and It's a Total Bummer)". Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews on Sept. 25, 1925, in Huntsville, Texas, to Annis and Charles Andrews, a Baptist minister. Looking for something to watch? Juli 1941 in Rochester, New York; † 11. He was married to Zivia Forster from 1978 to 1980. All the support. Robert Forster, Actor: Jackie Brown. Forster appeared in Jackie Brown as the character Max Cherry, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997. As the leader of the police department’s five-man special weapons and tactics team, he often was seen with his bullhorn in hand, jumping into the large dark gray van and shouting the signature line “Let’s roll!”. After starring roles in the television series Banyon (1972) and Nakia (1974), he played mostly supporting roles in action and horror films including Disney's The Black Hole (1979). One less marvelous actor. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. One less wonderful father. 1956, Ransom In 1953, Forrest garnered a New Star of the Year award from the Golden Globes for his performance in the Warner Bros. film So Big, playing opposite Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden. Robert Wallace Foster Jr.[1][2] (July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019), known professionally as Robert Forster, was an American actor, known for his roles as John Cassellis in Medium Cool (1969), Captain Dan Holland in The Black Hole (1979), Abdul Rafai in The Delta Force (1986), and Max Cherry in Jackie Brown (1997), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Christine, sons Michael, Forrest and Stephen and grandchildren Samantha, Emily, Aubrey and Alex. At the end of the war, he moved to Los Angeles and attended UCLA. You are and always will be a legend. He worked on Broadway before making the transition to films and TV. Forrest Compton, who played Col. Edward Gray on Gomer Pyle: USMC and had a long run on the daytime soap opera The Edge of Night, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Fred Benson "Robert Forster On Filming The New Twin Peaks: "Whatever It Is David, Here I Come! Mike Barnes So very sad at Roberts passing, he was a gift to me personally and a emotional part of our show. About Our Ads [10] Robert subsequently appeared posthumously in Better Call Saul season 5 as Ed. He was of English, Irish, and Italian descent. He attained the rank of sergeant during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Forster recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's Hip-Hop Literacy campaign, encouraging reading of books by Elmore Leonard. Sidney Kaiser He … [6] He since had consistent work in the film industry, appearing in Like Mike, Mulholland Drive, Me, Myself & Irene, Lucky Number Slevin, and Firewall. After acclaimed supporting performances in two major Hollywood films, one as Private Williams in John Huston's Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), another as part-Indian Army scout Nick Tana in Robert Mulligan's The Stalking Moon (1968), Forster starred in the critically acclaimed film Medium Cool (1969). Robert Downs Forrest Jr., who by default via his resignation admitted to having an affair with now-former Mayor Megan Barry, has pleaded guilty to theft . “One less square shooter. Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. A true gentleman that loved to act. It's a gigantic hit if you remember those years, a phenomenon. Bye bye Bob.”, "I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Robert Forster. All rights reserved. Spectators ", "I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. Forster first became interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School, ... ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ Poster Barks at the Moon [Exclusive], Jim Cummings on the Future of Indie Film, Working with Robert Forster, and Recording His Movies as Podcasts, “The Wolf Of Snow Hallow” Finds Awkward Comedy In A Horror-Tinged Murder Mystery, Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, Bowery Rhapsody: The Rise and Redemption of Hollywood's Original 'Brat Pack', American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective, The Road to El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Two-Time Academy Award-Winner Hillary Swank Is Here with Robert Forster/Katie Lee Gives Us the Scoop on Her Amazing Wedding in Italy, Small Town Crime: Devising a Small Town Crime, A Very Lovely Dream: One Week in Twin Peaks, Lori Loughlin/Barbara Niven/Robert Forster, No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad, Never the Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience, Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking, Look Out, Haskell, It's Real: The Making of 'Medium Cool', The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. Bye bye Miles. Coincidentally, he died on the day the movie was released. He appeared in the made-for-television movie The Hunt for the BTK Killer, as the detective intent on capturing serial killer Dennis Rader. [citation needed] Forster added an "R" to his surname as there were already actors named Robert Foster.[2]. But I didn't do that. ), He appeared in the hit NBC series Heroes as Arthur Petrelli, the father of Nathan and Peter Petrelli, as well as the Emmy Award-winning AMC crime drama Breaking Bad as Walter White's new identity specialist Ed Galbraith (a role he later reprised in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie). Tim Allen paid tribute Saturday to his former Last Man Standing co-star Robert Forster, who died Friday at age 78. Tim Allen paid tribute Saturday to his former Last Man Standing co-star Robert Forster, who died Friday at age 78. [7], He was the first choice to play Sheriff Harry S. Truman in David Lynch's Twin Peaks, but had to turn it down due to a prior commitment to a different television pilot, and was replaced by Michael Ontkean. Forrest Meredith Tucker (February 12, 1919 – October 25, 1986) was an American actor in both movies and television who appeared in nearly a hundred films. Tucker worked as a vaudeville straight man at the age of only fifteen years old. 1954, Abbott And Costello Go To Mars When he called me five minutes later, he said, "I'd like you to come and work with me again." [8] About this, Forster said: "David Lynch, what a good guy he is. 1956, I Love Lucy MP Officer Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW. Join Facebook to connect with Robert Forrest and others you may know.

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