Forrest Tucker


Actor
Forrest Tucker

About

Birth Place
Plainfield, Indiana, USA
Born
February 12, 1919
Died
October 25, 1986
Cause of Death
Throat Cancer

Biography

Not to be confused with Chris Tucker or Forest Whitaker, Forrest Tucker was a 20th century film and television actor who will be most remembered for his role as Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke on "F Troop": the mid-1960s, post-Civil War-era cavalry sitcom. The legacy is not inappropriate since Tucker appeared in westerns throughout the '40s and '50s, making his film debut in the 1940 romance "T...

Photos & Videos

Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
Coroner Creek - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Auntie Mame - Movie Poster

Biography

Not to be confused with Chris Tucker or Forest Whitaker, Forrest Tucker was a 20th century film and television actor who will be most remembered for his role as Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke on "F Troop": the mid-1960s, post-Civil War-era cavalry sitcom. The legacy is not inappropriate since Tucker appeared in westerns throughout the '40s and '50s, making his film debut in the 1940 romance "The Westerner," starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan. Though he made mainly B-movies with Columbia Pictures during that period (e.g., the crime drama "Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood" in 1942), he also managed to work with the big-time stars of the era, including John Wayne in "Sands of Iwo Jima" and Charlton Heston in "Pony Express." Tucker first appeared on TV in 1950's "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre," and he participated in several more TV playhouse productions throughout the decade before branching out into guest parts on dramas and westerns, including "Death Valley Days." Back on-screen, he secured a lead role opposite Rosalind Russell in the multiple Oscar-nominated 1958 comedy "Auntie Mame," which was among the best films in which Tucker appeared; this comedic role foreshadowed his success on the sitcom "F Troop." His other big TV jobs included his co-starring role with Bob Denver, post-"Gilligan's Island," on the western comedy "Dusty's Trail," and reuniting with "F Troop" alum Larry Storch on the family comedy "The Ghost Busters" (not to be confused with the 1984 blockbuster "Ghost Busters").

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Timestalkers (1987)
Thunder Run (1986)
Charlie Morrison
Outtakes (1985)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1981)
A Rare Breed (1981)
Jess Cutler
Real American Hero (1978)
Carl Pusser
Final Chapter--Walking Tall (1977)
The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race (1977)
Walking Tall: The Final Chapter (1977)
The McCullochs (1975)
J J Mcculloch
Jarrett (1973)
Reverend Vocal Simpson
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
Reese
Footsteps (1972)
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)
Harry Mcmartin
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Deputy Harker
Chisum (1970)
Lawrence Murphy
Barquero (1970)
Mountain Phil
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Trim Houlihan
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966)
Counterplot (1959)
Brock Miller
Fort Massacre (1958)
McGurney
Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958)
John Brazos, also known as John Coburn
Auntie Mame (1958)
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside
Girl in the Woods (1958)
Steve Corby
The Cosmic Monster (1958)
Gil Graham
The Trollenberg Terror (1958)
Break in the Circle (1957)
[Skip] Morgan
Three Violent People (1957)
Cable
The Deerslayer (1957)
Harry Marsh
The Quiet Gun (1957)
Carl Brandon
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
Tom Friend
Stagecoach to Fury (1956)
Frank Townsend
Night Freight (1955)
Mike Peters
The Vanishing American (1955)
Morgan
Rage at Dawn (1955)
Frank Reno
Paris Follies of 1956 (1955)
Dan Bradley
Finger Man (1955)
Dutch Becker
Flight Nurse (1954)
Capt. Bill Eaton
Jubilee Trail (1954)
John Ives
Trouble in the Glen (1954)
Maj. Jim "Lance" Lansing
Ride the Man Down (1953)
Sam Danfelser
Pony Express (1953)
Wild Bill Hickok
San Antone (1953)
Lt. Brian Culver
Laughing Anne (1953)
Jem Farrell
Flaming Feather (1952)
Lt. Tom Blaine
Hurricane Smith (1952)
Dan O'Hara
Montana Belle (1952)
Mac
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Charley Pignatalli
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
Pvt. Donovan
Oh! Susanna (1951)
Lt. Col. Lloyd Unger
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
Bill Rourk
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)
Maj. Tom West
Crosswinds (1951)
Gerald "Jumbo" Johnson
Warpath (1951)
Sgt. O'Hara [previously known as Bly]
California Passage (1950)
Mike Prescott
The Nevadan (1950)
Tom Tanner
Rock Island Trail (1950)
Reed Loomis
Hellfire (1949)
Bucky McLean
The Last Bandit (1949)
Jim Plummer
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Corp. Al Thomas
The Big Cat (1949)
Gil [Hawks]
Brimstone (1949)
Sheriff Henry McIntyre
Coroner Creek (1948)
Ernie Combs
The Plunderers (1948)
Whit Lacey
Adventures in Silverado (1948)
Zeke Butler
Two Guys from Texas (1948)
"Tex" Bennett
The Yearling (1947)
Lem Forrester
Gunfighters (1947)
Hen Orcutt
Renegades (1946)
Frank Dembrow
Talk About a Lady (1946)
Bart Manners
Dangerous Business (1946)
Clayton Russell
The Man Who Dared (1946)
Larry James
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
Fenwick Lonkowski
My Sister Eileen (1942)
Sand hog
Submarine Raider (1942)
Pulaski
The Spirit of Stanford (1942)
Buzz Costello
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942)
Blond Bomber
Shut My Big Mouth (1942)
Red
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
Whipper
Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Geoffrey Midford
Counter-Espionage (1942)
Anton Schugg
Canal Zone (1942)
Madigan
Parachute Nurse (1942)
Lieutenant Tucker
New Wine (1941)
Moritz
Honolulu Lu (1941)
Barney
Emergency Landing (1941)
Jerry [Barton]
The Westerner (1940)
Wade Harper

Cast (Special)

Pottsville (1980)
Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band (1972)
Cousin Jack; Manager
The Mickie Finn Special (1971)
Cat Ballou (1971)
Doc (1969)

Cast (Short)

Week End in Hollywood (1947)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Blood Feud (1983)
The Rebels (1979)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
Coroner Creek - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Coroner Creek - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Auntie Mame - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Auntie Mame (1958), starring Rosalind Russell. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Cosmic Monster - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from the British science fiction film The Cosmic Monster (1958), which was called Cosmic Monsters in advertising material. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Shut My Big Mouth (1942) - Beautify West! Opening his first feature on his new Columbia contract after two years recovering from car-crash injuries, Joe E. Brown is visionary florist Wellington Holmes, heading west with sidekick Oglethorpe (Fritz Feld), soon pursued by Buckskin Bill (Victor Jory), Hank Bell and Earle Hodgins driving the stage, in Shut My Big Mouth, 1942.
Chisum (1970) - Open, Weary, Saddle Worn Unusual opening credits, with art by the fairly prominent Western painter Russ Vickers, lyrics by producer and screenwriter Andrew J. Fenady, voice by William Conrad, all setting up the star John Wayne, playing the minor New Mexico historical figure, surveying his domain, in Chisum, 1970.
Chisum (1970) - You Can't Buy Anything With Lead In 1870’s New Mexico, John Wayne the title character, rancher John Chisum, Ben Johnson his sidekick Pepper, confronting rustlers led by Neemo (Lloyd Battista), with support from neighbor Tunstall (Patric Knowles) and a new employee, William Bonney (Geoffrey Deuel), in Chisum, 1970.
Chisum (1970) - That Sounded Like A Threat Pretty far into the narrative here, Lincoln, New Mexico financier-villain Murphy (Forrest Tucker) has just installed a new sheriff (Christopher George) for the purpose of arresting Billy The Kid, who’s one of the good guys, allied with John Wayne, the title character based on a real person, in Chisum, 1970.
Keeper Of The Flame, The (1942) - Our Follies And Our Failures Returned war correspondent O’Malley (Spencer Tracy) beginning his interview of Christine Forrest (Katharine Hepburn), widow of the national hero he’ll be writing about, when her cousin (Forrest Tucker) and Forrest’s aide (Richard Whorf) interrupt, in The Keeper Of The Flame, 1942.
Keeper Of The Flame, The (1942) - He's A Big Man Spencer Tracy as maverick reporter O’Malley, his take on the death of national hero Forrest different than that of his colleagues (Horace McNally, Audrey Christie), drawing the interest of mysterious Forrest Tucker, and press flak Kerndon (Richard Whorf), early in Keeper Of The Flame, 1942.
Auntie Mame (1958) - I Just Love C.O.D. Ruined in the stock market crash, Rosalind Russell (title character) joins the working world, causing trouble at Macy's, but meeting Beauregard (Forrest Tucker) in the process, in the 1958 non-musical version of Auntie Mame, from the top-selling novel by Patrick Dennis.
Cosmic Monster, The (1958) - Into The Unknown Narrated gravitas in the opening, the British-made film originally called The Strange World Of Planet X, credits, then "Canadian" scientist Forrest Tucker and his boss (Alec Mango) oversee a mishap, in The Cosmic Monster, 1958.
Cosmic Monster, The (1958) - Freak Weather At their lab in the south of England, Dr. Laird (Alec Mango) and aides Gil (Forrest Tucker) and Michele (Gaby Andre), the "Brigadier" (Wyndham Goldie) observing, undertake a magnetic experiment, unintended consequences afar, in The Cosmic Monster, 1958.
Sands Of Iwo Jima - My Name Is Stryker Just after the opening, Marine Sergeant Stryker (John Wayne) introduces himself to the platoon, (Arthur Franz, James Brown, Richard Webb, Wally Cassell), and ex-rival Thomas (Forrest Tucker) in Sands Of Iwo Jima, 1949.
Sands Of Iwo Jima - Judo Sergeant Stryker (John Wayne) takes steps to settle a score with his former boxing rival Private Thomas (Forrest Tucker), leading to a meeting of minds in Sands Of Iwo Jima. 1949.
Sands Of Iwo Jima - Pull Pins! At grenade practice between battles, Martin Milner is the new Marine, and starry-eyed Conway (John Agar) is reading a letter when Sergeant Stryker (John Wayne) saves the day, in Sands Of Iwo Jima, 1949.

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