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Forrest Compton (1925–2020)


American supporting actor, on screen from 1954. A chemist's son, he was raised in Pennsylvania and saw action in France during World War II with the 103rd Infantry Division. After demobilisation, he studied acting at Swarthmore College and then spent three years at Yale Drama School (graduating with a Master of Fine Arts) where his classmates ... See full bio »

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Known For

The F.B.I. Glenn Orland / Agent Roy McAdams / Bernard Stoddard / Dale Newton / George Lith / RA Martin Boles / SAC Anthony Harper / SAC Edgar Brocton / Special Agent Henry Andover
(1965-1973)
McBain President Flynn
(1991)
The Twilight Zone ASW Officer
(1963)
Gomer Pyle: USMC Col. Edward Gray / Captain Brinson / Colonel / Lieutenant Colonel
(1964-1969)

Filmography

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 2001-2002 Ed (TV Series)
Mr. Emerson / Mr. Stackhouse
- Neighbors (2002) ... Mr. Emerson
- Goodbye Sadie (2001) ... Mr. Stackhouse
- The Test (2001) ... Mr. Emerson
 1992-1993 Loving (TV Series)
Dr. Godsham
- Episode #1.2560 (1993) ... Dr. Godsham
- Episode #1.2557 (1993) ... Dr. Godsham
- Episode #1.2556 (1993) ... Dr. Godsham
- Episode #1.2555 (1993) ... Dr. Godsham (credit only)
- Episode #1.2554 (1993) ... Dr. Godsham
 1992 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Charles DeWitt
- Episode dated 4 November 1992 (1992) ... Charles DeWitt
 1991 All My Children (TV Series)
John
- Episode #1.5686 (1991) ... John
 1991 McBain
President Flynn
 1989 Tattinger's (TV Series)
Man
- Wall Street Blues (1989) ... Man
 1987 Another World (TV Series)
Alfred Cory
- Episode dated 27 January 1987 (1987) ... Alfred Cory
- Episode dated 26 January 1987 (1987) ... Alfred Cory
 1971-1984 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Mike Karr
- Episode #1.7420 (1984) ... Mike Karr
- Episode #1.7419 (1984) ... Mike Karr
- Episode #1.7418 (1984) ... Mike Karr
- Episode #1.7417 (1984) ... Mike Karr
- Episode #1.7416 (1984) ... Mike Karr
 1965-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Glenn Orland / RA Martin Boles / SAC Edgar Brocton / ...
- Desperate Journey (1973) ... RA Martin Boles
- The Hitchhiker (1971) ... SAC Edgar Brocton
- The Traitor (1970) ... SAC Anthony Harper
- The Challenge (1969) ... Agent Roy McAdams
- Wind It Up and It Betrays You (1968) ... Bernard Stoddard
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Mr. Colter
- Death Chain (1971) ... Mr. Colter
 1969-1970 That Girl (TV Series)
George Phillips / Jonathan Adams
- That Señorita (1970) ... George Phillips
- Write is Wrong (1969) ... Jonathan Adams
 1965-1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Captain Geissler / Captain / Major Zimmer / ...
- The Gestapo Takeover (1970) ... Captain Geissler
- Standing Room Only (1970) ... Captain
- Up in Klink's Room (1969) ... Major Zimmer
- Will the Real Adolf Please Stand Up? (1966) ... Major Krantz
- The Scientist (1965) ... First Officer
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Elgin Bonning
- One for the Lady (1970) ... Elgin Bonning
 1970 Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Doctor
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Biddleton
- Millie, the Model (1969) ... Biddleton
 1969 Bright Promise (TV Series)
Vince Adams (1969)
 1964-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Col. Edward Gray / Captain Brinson / Colonel / ...
- Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow (1969) ... Col. Edward Gray
- Flower Power (1969) ... Col. Edward Gray
- Hit and Write (1968) ... Col. Edward Gray
- The Wild Bull Returns (1968) ... Col. Edward Gray
- Gomer, the Perfect M.P. (1968) ... Col. Edward Gray
 1969 The Queen and I (TV Series)
Dr. Reynolds
- The Trousseau (1969) ... Dr. Reynolds
 1969 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Major Lodge
- What Did You Do Today, Grandpa? (1969) ... Major Lodge
 1968 Divorce Court (TV Series)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Bill Whatley (1995)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Capt. Chester Albertson
- Condition: Red (1967) ... Capt. Chester Albertson
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Captain Dirksen
- The Mission (1965) ... Captain Dirksen
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Dr. Harmon
- Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) ... Dr. Harmon
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 1961-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Harry Tiburon / Steve Culver / Owen Frazer
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1963) ... Harry Tiburon
- The Bridal Trail Caper (1962) ... Steve Culver
- The Deadly Solo (1961) ... Owen Frazer (uncredited)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
ASW Officer
- The Thirty-Fathom Grave (1963) ... ASW Officer
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Robin Flynn
- My Love But Lightly (1962) ... Robin Flynn
 1961 The Outsider
John Bradley
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Charles Peake
- Call to Danger (1961) ... Charles Peake
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Bernard Milroy
- A Slight Touch of Venom (1961) ... Bernard Milroy
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Jeff Stevens
- An Absence of Tears (1961) ... Jeff Stevens (uncredited)
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Ben
- Dance Marathon (1961) ... Ben
 1960 Hennesey (TV Series)
Dr. McIntosh / Lieutenant Hillman
- Bonjour, Mr. Hennesey (1960) ... Dr. McIntosh
- Big Brother (1960) ... Lieutenant Hillman
 1959 Flight (TV Series)
Capt. Fleischer
- Chopper Four (1959) ... Capt. Fleischer
 1959 Fury (TV Series)
Ed Martin
- The Rocketeers (1959) ... Ed Martin
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Charles Beacroft
- Blood Money (1959) ... Charles Beacroft
 1959 Troubleshooters (TV Series)
Davis
- Downrange (1959) ... Davis
- The Big Squeeze (1959)
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Silas
- The Rain Man (1959) ... Silas
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Lt. Reardon
- Sam Kee and Uncle Sam (1959) ... Lt. Reardon
- One in a Hundred (1959)
 1958 Navy Log (TV Series)
Connell
- American U-Boat III (1958) ... Connell
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Bowie
- Charity (1957) ... Bowie
 1954 The Brighter Day (TV Series)
Grayling Dennis #3 (1961-1962)
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Personal Details

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Jeanne Sementini  (his death)
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His ashes were sprinkled into the Atlantic Ocean.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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