S.W.A.T. Star Dies; Steve Forrest Was 87

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Steve Forrest, best known for his role as Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s hit S.W.A.T. died on Saturday in Thousands Oaks, California.

He was 87.

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Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the actor was surrounded by family members at the time of his passing.

Forrest first struck in big in the 1953 film So Big and then transitioned to the small screen on such shows as Playhouse 90, Lux Video Theater, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

But it was his role for two seasons on Aaron Spelling's S.W.A.T. that truly struck. The drana was the basis for the 2003 film of the same name.

Forrest popped up on Dallas, Malibu, and Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Christine; three sons; and four grandchildren.


May God keep you in his loving arms Mr. Steve Forrest. I with my Mom Dad and six of my sisters and brothers watched S.W.A.T. every time you came on. Truly missed by The McDowell Family of NJ R.I.P.


Yes, I remember him in Flaming Star with Elvis and in Mommie Dearest. He usually played the handsome "2nd man" on film.
Had NO IDEA he was Dana Andrews brother, whom I NEVER liked!


Will always remember him for THE BARON.Loved him in Flaming Star and Gunsmoke episodes,"mah" villainous stage.Seemed to be good friends with Dinah,and didn't realize he and Dana were real close,living "a hoot and a holler away"God Speed and my sympathies to his family.


He was a very good actor and the brother of Dana Andrews.