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Forrest Compton

Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 16, 1925(age 91)
Place of birthReading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1957-2002
SpouseJeanne Sementini (1975 - present)

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Forrest Compton (born September 15, 1925) is an American actor. He has appeared in many television series and films but is by far best known as attorney Mike Karr, the central character on the long-running soap opera The Edge of Night, on which he appeared from 1970 - 84 (he was the third and final actor to play the role). He also is well remembered as the 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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