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Forrest Compton

Unspecified – 1984: Forrest Compton appearing on the soap opera ‘Edge of Night’. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)


Forrest Compton (September 15, 1925 – April 4, 2020) was an American actor, primarily known for his roles in television.

Early life and education[edit]

Compton was born in 1925 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His father sold aluminum pots and pans and worked at a local steel mill. After high school, Compton fought in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II. When the war ended, Compton attended Swarthmore College, where he initially studied pre-law and Political Science but later switched to English.[1] Compton also began acting school theatre productions. After graduating from Swarthmore, Compton earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, where he befriended Paul Newman.[2]


Compton was 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 stern but fair 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 WynnBob Mathias, and Chet Allen. His other television credits include The Twilight Zone77 Sunset StripMy Three SonsMayberry RFDMannixHogan’s HeroesThat GirlAnother WorldLovingOne Life to LiveAs the World Turns and Ed. He also portrayed President Flynn in the 1991 Christopher Walken film McBain.

Personal life[edit]

Compton married Jeanne Sementini on September 28, 1975. His last acting role was in 2002 and he retired to Shelter Island, New York.[3] He died there on April 4, 2020, at the age of 94 from COVID-19.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1961 The Outsider John Bradley
1991 McBain President Flynn

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