Steve Forrest, Lt. Harrelson in "S.W.A.T.", dies at 87

Steve Forrest, Lt. Harrelson, film, cinema, television, SWAT, HollywoodActor Steve Forrest, best known as Lt. Harrelson at TV series SWAT has died at age 87 at his home in California.

Steve Forrest, who was widely known as Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson, the leader of a SWAT team in the American television series of the same name in the 70s, died on May 18 surrounded by her family in Thousand Oaks, California at age 87.

Forrest was born on September 29, 1924 in Hustville, Texas. For more than 60 years dedicated to the world of cinema and television, especially in the decades of the 60s and 70s, with a great love of American Western movies in which Hollywood always had in mind.

Forrest shared scenes and scenarios with the most recognized names in American cinema. His acting career began in 1943 with a minor role in the movie Crash Dive starring Tyrone Power. He shared the screen with Ronald Reagan in Prisoner of War, with Robert Taylor in Rogue Cop,  in Battle Circus with Humphrey Bogart, with Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn in Heller in Pink Tights and Doris Day and Jack Lemmon in It Happened to Jane. Furthermore, it was also the brother of Elvis Presley in Flaming Star. In The Longest Day, by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, which deals with the Normandy landings, was a captain in the U.S. Army.

Steve Forrest, Lt. Harrelson, film, cinema, television, SWAT, Hollywood
Before starring in the series that became known around the world, during the '60s and '70s, Forrest collaborated and made ​​guest appearances on such series as The Virginian, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible or The High Chaparral. 

But it was in 1975 when Forrest became the hero of children and young people of that time in the series SWAT in his role as Lt. Harrelson that for 37 chapters, from February 1975 to April 1976, in each mission organized the agents as TJ, who Forrest always ordered to go to the roof, Luca, Jim and Sergeant David. for the final assault of the chapter. 

Steve Forrest had a small cameo in the movie SWAT directed by U.S. film director Clark Johnson, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez, where he drove a truck. It was the last appearance of the actor on the screen. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This show was fun,SHAME on network (and with respect,Mr Spelling)for giving in to negative "left wing" public comments about violence of show-like real life around us was gentle and kind at that time!

Also,nothing like killing off employment opportunities for actors and production crews,right?

R.I.P. Steve Forrest,you were great and we have our memories of " Hondo" for ever!

The Pooch