Forest was born on April 7th, 1929 in the North Dakota town of Harvey. Before he'd had much of a chance to get used to the punishing climates of that state, his family moved west to Seattle, Washington, where the rain (and genetics!) helped him to grow to an imposing 6'3". Inspired by a childhood friend who excelled in acting (but who didn't later capitalize on it), he proceeded to act in local theatre and went to San Jose State, earning degrees in English and Drama.
Grant Williams.) He also appeared briefly on Broderick Crawford's series Highway Patrol as shown here. A few bits came to him in films like The Deadly Mantis and Shootout at Medicine Bend (both 1957.) He had begun studying acting with famed instructor Jeff Corey and ran into a visitor there who would change the path of his career.
Mission: Impossible (as seen here) in a first season episode.
Star Trek in the episode "Who Mourns for Adonais? as none other than the Greek god Apollo! He won the part when his on-stage work in Taming of the Shrew and Othello proved that he could handle the type of authoritative period dialogue that the part called for.
Dynasty. See any resemblance?
Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch.
Franco Nero. In the wake of Jaws (1975), countless movies were produced that included a shark in the title or otherwise prominent in the plot line.
followed by Days of Our Lives. Then he took on the part of Greek mystery man turned restaurateur Nick Andropoulos on As the World Turns.
Nichelle Nichols in the original) the better...