Was the 12th of 13 children, one of whom was actor Dana Andrews; used Forrest as his last name to differentiate himself from his already famous brother.
Was discovered in the early 1950s by Gregory Peck while working as a stagehand at the La Jolla Playhouse in California; Peck cast him in a production of Goodbye Again and arranged for a screen test at MGM.
A trained vocalist, he made his Broadway debut playing a budding prize-fighter in a 1958 production of the musical The Body Beautiful.
Played the leader of a special police unit in the 1970s TV series S.W.A.T.; his oft-used line, "Let's roll," became a national catchphrase.
Received a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for 1981's Mommie Dearest.
Had a cameo as the team van driver in the 2003 big-screen S.W.A.T. remake, which starred Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell.
1954, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
Lois Kathryne Andrews — Sister
Charles Andrews — Father
Dana Andrews — Brother
Christine Carilas — Wife
Hazel Annis Andrews — Sister
Charles Speed Andrews — Brother
Margaret Alton Andrews — Sister
Mary Annice Andrews — Sister
Stephen Andrews — Son
Harlan Glenmoore Andrews — Brother
Evelyn Hope Andrews — Sister
Annis Andrews — Mother
Michael Andrews — Son
David James Andrews — Brother
Ralph Lowery Andrews — Brother
John Lincoln Andrews — Brother
Wilton Wayland Andrews — Brother
Forrest Andrews — Son
University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 1950)