Forrest Tucker

Actor | * 02/12/1919 († 67, 10/25/1986) | Plainfield, Indiana, USA
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. A mentor provided funds and contacts for a trip to California, where party hostess Cobina Wright persuaded guest Wesley Ruggles to give Tucker a screen test because of Tucker's photogenic good looks, thick wavy hair and height of six feet, five inches. Tucker was a sight reader who needed only one take and his film career started well despite a perception in most Hollywood studios that blond men were not photogenic. He enlisted in the Army during World War II. After twenty years spent mainly in Westerns and action roles, he returned to his roots, showing versatility as a comedic and stage musical actor. In the television series F Troop, he became identified with the character of Cavalry Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke (a manipulative character quite similar to Phil Silvers' role as MSgt. Ernie Bilko). Tucker struggled with a drinking problem that began to affect his performances in the later years of his career. ()
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Forrest Tucker was an American screen and television actor who appeared in nearly a hundred films.

Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Drama | Comedies

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Movies with Forrest Tucker as Actor(81)

as The Fax Man (archive footage) (uncredited)1993 La Classe américaine
as Texas John Cody1987 Timestalkers
as himself1987 Outtakes
as Charlie Morrison1986 Thunder Run
as Carl Pusser1978 A Real American Hero
as Grandpa Pusser1977 Final Chapter: Walking Tall
as Wagonmaster Callahan1976 The Wackiest Wagon Train In The West
as J. J. McCulloch1975 The Wild McCullochs
as Harry McMartin1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol
as Bradford Emmons1972 Footsteps
as Lawrence Murphy1970 Chisum
as Mountain Phil1970 Barquero
as Trim Houlihan1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's
as Turkeyneck1967 A Boy Called Nuthin’
as Brock Miller1959 Counterplot
as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside1958 Auntie Mame
as Alan Brooks1958 The Crawling Eye
as McGurney1958 Fort Massacre
as John Brazos1958 Gunsmoke in Tucson
as Tom Friend1957 The Abominable Snowman
as Sheriff Carl Brandon1957 The Quiet Gun
as Harry March1957 The Deerslayer
as Frank Townsend1956 Stagecoach To Fury
as Deputy Commissioner Cable1956 Three Violent People
as Dutch Becker1955 Finger Man
as Mike Peters1955 Night Freight
as Baron Keller1955 Break in the Circle
as Frank Reno1955 Rage at Dawn
as Maj. Jim 'Lance' Lansing1954 Trouble in the Glen
as John Ives1954 Jubilee Trail
as Lt. Brian Culver, CSA1953 San Antone
as Jem Farrell1953 Laughing Anne
as Capt. Bill Eaton1953 Flight Nurse
as James Butler aka Wild Bill Hickok1953 Pony Express
as Dan McGuire1952 Hurricane Smith
as Charles A. 'Charley' Pignatalli1952 Hoodlum Empire
as Mac1952 Montana Belle
as Sam Danfelser1952 Ride the Man Down
as Lt. Tom Blaine1952 Flaming Feather
as Maj. Tom West1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
as 'Jumbo' Johnson1951 Crosswinds
as Lt. Col. Unger1951 Oh, Susanna
as Sgt. O'Hara1951 Warpath
as Bill Rourk1951 Fighting Coast Guard
as Reed Loomis1950 Rock Island Trail
as Tom Tanner1950 The Nevadan
as Gil Hawks1949 The Big Cat
as Sheriff Henry McIntyre1949 Brimstone
as Jim Plummer1949 The Last Bandit
as Marshall Bucky McLean1949 Hellfire
as Pfc Al Thomas1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
as Whit Lacey1948 The Plunderers
as 'Tex' Bennett1948 Two Guys from Texas
as Ernie Combs1948 Coroner Creek
as Zeke Butler1948 Adventures in Silverado
as Ben Orcutt1947 Gunfighters
as Frank Dembrow1946 Renegades
as Lem Forrester1946 The Yearling
as Larry James1946 The Man Who Dared
as Cpl. Fenwick 'Wickie' Lonkowski1946 Never Say Goodbye
as Geoff Midford1943 Keeper of the Flame
as Lt. Tucker1942 Parachute Nurse
as Sandhog (uncredited)1942 My Sister Eileen
as Blond Bomber1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
as Anton Schugg1942 Counter-Espionage
as Pulaski1942 Submarine Raider
as Barney1941 Honolulu Lu
as Moritz1941 New Wine
as Jerry Barton1941 Emergency Landing
as Wade Harper1940 The Westerner

TV Shows/Series with Forrest Tucker as Actor(35)

as Tom Cassidy1984 Murder, She Wrote
1980 Flo
as Tex1977 The Love Boat
as Tom Preston1977 The Love Boat
1976 Alice
1973 Kojak
as Wagonmaster Callahan1973 Dusty's Trail
as Bo Williamson1971 Columbo
1967 Hondo
as Sergeant. Morgan O'Rourke1965 F Troop
1959 Rawhide
1954 Climax!

Full Name: Forrest Tucker
Born: Wednesday, 02/12 1919 (February) in Plainfield
Died: Saturday, 10/25 1986 (October) in Woodland Hills (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Forrest Tucker frequently works together with these people:
Vera Miles (16x, Actress)
Leslie Nielsen (16x, Actor)
Vincent Price (14x, Actor)
Jeanette Nolan (14x, Actress)
Anne Francis (14x, Actress)
Ida Lupino (14x, Actress)
William Windom (14x, Actor)
James Gregory (14x, Actor)
Ricardo Montalban (13x, Actor)
Robert Culp (13x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (13x, Actor)
Joseph Kane (13x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:103989, Added: 06/23/2018, Last updated: 07/18/2020