September 16, 1925 |
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jeanne Sementini (1975 - present)|
Forrest Compton (born September 15, 1925) is an American actor. He is known for portraying attorney Mike Karr, the central character on the long-running soap opera The Edge of Night, on which he appeared from 1970-1984, and battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray on the 1960s sitcom Gomer Pyle, USMC. He had a recurring role in 1959-1960 in the NBC series The Troubleshooters with Keenan Wynn, Bob Mathias, and Chet Allen. His other television credits include The Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip, My Three Sons, Mayberry RFD, Mannix, Hogan's Heroes, That Girl, Another World, Loving, One Life to Live, As the World Turns and Ed. He also portrayed President Flynn in the 1991 Christopher Walken film McBain. Married to the former Jeanne Sementini on September 28, 1975, Compton has not acted since 2002.
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