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There are a couple of quotes attributed to you on IMDB in which you wrote or said that you didn't think you had done any work that was all that memorable. In fact, here we are 54 years later and everyone knows who Apollo was. And most people remember "The Life and Love of Joe Coogan." Earthshaking roles? No. But certainly memorable. Apollo, in particular, could have come off as foolish or cartoonish. But you established a very believable character given little more than a simple script and some very limited special effects. When I was a kid, I didn't like the episode "Who Mourns for Adonais" because it was "too real." You were the perfect balance of arrogant alien-god and villain, yet a figure deserving of pity. Nice work. It's been a pleasure watching your work. Do you still do autograph shows?
- Thursday, July 8, 2021, 07:49:36 PM PDT
Dear Mr. Forest, thanks for all you give to acting, always strong and your presence is always powerful. Caught you on the Gunsmoke episode, "Cousin". You pretty much outshine Jim Arness, which is hard to do. The only other actor I felt did that was the young Barrymore. Just wanted to give a shout to you to say thank you for your acting. Most shows in the past years don’t have a soul. There's no message or learning a few rules of life. Born in 1960, I was but a kid watching all the great shows and movies growing up. I wouldn't have traded it for anything. We thank you for being an actor we enjoy. All the best and Happy Belated Birthday! God Bless you and your wife.
Dean & Jana Fonville, Bryan, TX <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, May 16, 2021, 09:48:12 PM PDT
Mr. Forest, just wanted you to know that my wife and myself have enjoyed your work for many years. As I send this message, we are watching Beast From Haunted Cave. Well it's fun.
Paul & Maureen Donahue <email@example.com>
- Saturday, May 15, 2021, 05:56:59 PM PDT
Meant to write this yesterday. Forgot because my son French fried some popcorn in the microwave last night! No serious damage, though. HAPPY 92ND BIRTHDAY, Michael and my Best Wishes for more Happy Birthdays. Happy Birthday to Diana, whenever her birthday is. Our household is kind of "Looney Toons" with lots of do-it-yourself projects, one grown son (working entirely from home now) and two cats, one of whom is diabetic, arthritic and almost 20 years old. I hope all stays well with you and Diana for this year of 2021, the Year of the Ox. I remain your devoted fan. Lots of love to you both! God's peace be with you.
Virginia Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, April 18, 2021, 05:55:18 AM PDT
Hi Michael, on your birthday, I looked through your website for the first time. What fun to know more about you at this late date. As I told you the last time we talked on the phone, you're handsome as ever! Wonderful that you go to the gym and play tennis every day. You'll be with us forever. A joyous birthday and hugs always.
Leslie Parrish <email@example.com>
- Saturday, April 17, 2021, 01:08:48 PM PDT
Just popping in to wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mike. You're the best!
You're friend and fan,
- Saturday, April 17, 2021, 06:51:47 AM (PDT)
I thought you were great in the "Outer Limits" episode with evil Kent Smith but I really enjoyed your role in Combat! when you were chewing out Hanley for failing to take the hill. Hanley was such an obnoxious character and you were yelling over the phone about "No more excuses, Hanley...I'm not asking you anything, I'm telling you to take that hill!" One of my favorite scenes from the whole series. Very glad you are still going strong in 2021 and many more.
Steve O'Brien <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, April 12, 2021, 06:53:58 PM (PDT)
March 13, 2021, it's Saturday night and here in Independence, Star Trek aired "Who Mourns For Adonais" at 9 p.m. on MeTV network. Tonight I watched with my two Tribbles I received as a Christmas gift and the great photo of you and Leslie Parrish. I read that her costume was held on by Scotch tape. Very interesting. It was a fun time for me. I watch shows and films you are in whenever I can. They air in our area quite frequently. Wish I could have traveled to Las Vegas to that convention so we could meet in person. I think of you and Diana often.
Virginia Hudson <email@example.com>
- Saturday, March 13, 2021, 09:06:03 PM (PST)
Happy Valentine's Day to you two! I'm taking good care of the photo of you and actress Leslie Parrish. God bless you.
Virginia Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, February 14, 2021, 09:29:36 PM (PST)
Mike, you were very cool and intimidating in The Twilight Zone's "Black Leather Jackets". Thank you for your work.
Tom Davis <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 08:10:56 AM (PST)
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy your work. My husband loves your Star Trek episodes but my favorite is the Gunsmoke where you played a criminal with a broken leg. I also enjoyed the Gunsmoke where you are paid to gun down a man. Hope to see you more in the future. God Bless!
Betty J. Maye <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, January 31, 2021, 03:09:17 PM (PST)
I very much enjoy your Star Trek episode. I've never gotten tired of watching Star Trek. I'm very glad that you are doing well, are having a great and satisfying career, and appear to be very happy. I also saw your Star Trek Continues episode. I thought it was a great follow up to the original episode. Thank you for doing it! I wish you the very best in all things!
Mark Young <email@example.com>
- December 14, 2020 at 9:23:36 PM (PST)
Huge fan of your many shows. I hope you and Diana are being safe.
Christine Kittler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- December 14, 2020 at 6:33:02 PM (PST)
Just watched you on Cheyenne. Love your acting. Best wishes from a fan of many years.
Nelda Griggs <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 03:24:26 PM (PDT)
Hello Mr. Forest. How wonderful to know you are still acting. I am one of your many loving fans. I absolutely remember you playing Apollo on Star Trek. It was my most favorite show, even if it was in the re-runs in the late 60's. I was not allowed to watch TV in the late 50's, early 60's. My most vivid scene of that episode is when the woman rejects you and then you begin to cry, asking your father Zeus to come for you. I cried for the longest time! I've seen every episode you were on in Gunsmoke, The Virginian, playing an Indian, oh my gosh!! I see you so much, there is no way in the world I could ever forget you. Just this week I saw you on Gunsmoke playing a killer for hire with Katherine Ross, remember? Then on The Virginian today playing a corrupt foreman on the Peterson Ranch. You were amazing. Very natural and relaxed in your performances, and of course, because you are so gorgeous! Say hello to your lovely wife Diana.
With deepest affection,
Maria L. Rich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, August 17, 2020, 12:19:23 PM (PDT)
Always liked your acting. Loved the Westerns. You were great!
- Monday, July 13, 2020, 06:51:42 PM (PDT)
Just saw you on a "Gomer Pyle" episode. I am a Western fan and knew I knew that face so I had to look on your IMDB page. Man, you did a lot of shows and always played your parts so well. Thanks for all the great shows.
- Friday, July 3, 2020, 06:38:35 PM (PDT)
Mr. Forest, watching you on "Gomer Pyle". What a great show. Enjoyed your acting for years. If you have an 8×10 of this episode, please put it on your autograph pictures page and I will get myself one. Thanks from the Volunteer State.
Michael Bentz <email@example.com>
- Friday, July 3, 2020, 06:30:40 PM (PDT)
I have followed you over the years. Thank you for all the joy your career has brought us!
Martin Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, May 29, 2020, 03:07:40 PM (PDT)
Dear Michael, Happy belated 91st Birthday! Sorry to be late. This restricted life because of corona virus has made more work for me, not less. Hope you and Diana are safe at home and illness-free. Wish we could meet in person. Love and Best Wishes to you and Diana.
Virginia Hudson <email@example.com>
- Thursday, May 7, 2020, 01:39:11 PM (PDT)
Hi Michael! Big fan here and so happy to see you still working. More than that, I am so very happy to see you still smiling and grateful. I am an ex-TV guy (on camera), acting, producing, directing, etc and I only wish I had your physique to carry me through my older years! Still working though, to an extent, and what and when my body allows. I have decided to take what experience and energy I have to produce content on my own once again. Currently producing an adventure, docu-series while currently living in Spain. Seeing your humble nature in various interviews, your positive mindset and what seems to be a general love for life is encouraging and inspires me to keep going forward. If you’re ever in the Basque Country of Northern Spain, we just have to meet up! Would love to have you on the series and show you this beautiful country some time. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers and wish you safety, good health and a joyful life always.
M Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 03:46:33 PM (PDT)
Michael! Was just watching "Who Mourns for Adonais" and thought I'd look you up. You still look great, my friend. My wife wishes that I looked so good - how about that! Thanks for brightening up our world.
Harry Mason <email@example.com>
- Friday, April 24, 2020, 07:24:14 AM (PDT)
Justin Blathwayt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, April 17, 2020, 02:34:36 PM (PDT)
Dear Mr. Forest, I am one of the millions who saw you as Apollo in Star Trek and want to thank you for the impact you have had, and continue to have, on our lives. Your portrayal of Apollo has always been my favorite guest-starring role in Star Trek. To me, it is the only episode where the guest-character overshadows the characters of the original series, and that's directly because of your portrayal of Apollo. You were spectacular! Thank you from the many of us who still find those shows enlightening, thought-provoking, comforting and the most important entertainment of our generation.
Rod Armour <email@example.com>
- Sunday, March 22, 2020, 09:32:10 AM (PDT)
Always been a fan. Just got finished watching a series of old Star Treks and ran across one of my favorites with Mr. Forest in it as Apollo. I remember watching it with my dad who explained who Apollo was along with some of the other Greek gods. It's one of my fondest memories. Thank you for that!
Jimmy Martello Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>>
- Friday, March 13, 2020, 05:33:05 PM (PDT)
Just watched the Gunsmoke episode where you played Chance. I have seen you many times in movies and TV shows. You are as handsome now as you were then. May God bless you.
Debbe Frick <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 01:24:37 PM (PST)
Hi Mike, just sitting at home with the family watching Star Trek re-runs. All I can say is wow, what a performance as Apollo. How you didn't become a mega star with that presence is a mystery. Your stage presence really showed on the screen. Great job sir! Thank you.
Valentine Pentony <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:20:55 AM (PST)
I just saw you as Apollo in STC. It was an amazing episode. It was a good ending to Apollo and you did it well in Star Trek and STC. I'll be most likely to see more of you in your animated voice work. Thank you, Mike and good luck with your new work.
- October 30, 2019 at 2:51:41 PM (PDT)
Just a note to say, you're too modest about your career. You've been quoted as saying "Acting has its ups and downs" (that's an understatement) and you didn't think there was anything "terribly memorable" in what you've done. On the contrary, your career is remarkable. A text book definition of a successful working actor. Film, tv, voiceover, iconic roles, not so iconic roles, multiple continents, and all consistently high quality work that has stood the test of time. Yours is a career others only dream of, and you did it looking like a million bucks. Cheers, Mike! You're truly one of the greatest of all time.
David Mathews <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 11, 2019, 05:57:28 PM (PDT)
Hi Mike, I’m watching Gunsmoke and I always was a fan of yours. Wikipediaed you and am so glad you’ve had a long active career. Just want to thank you for entertaining me.
Live long and continue to prosper,
- Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:26:45 PM (PDT)
Dear Mr. Forest, it is a very good chance for me to leave a message for you. You are very famous for many Iranian people because of your film, The Message. You were Khalid in this marvelous movie directed by Mr. Akkad. For me you were a serious and handsome actor who did his act in the best way in this film. I did not see any photo from this film in your gallery section. I wish you to be in good health.
Amir <firstname.lastname@example.org> from Tehran, Iran
- Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:37 AM (EST)
Mr. Forest, my son and I just watched your performance in Star Trek Continues. What a great addition to your iconic performance as "Apollo" in Star Trek: TOS. Thank you for bringing joy to so many people with your performances over the years.
Lots of love,
Rich and Ricky Gordon <email@example.com> Redondo Beach, CA
- Friday, May 3, 2019 3:04 PM (EST)
It must have been sweet to watch Tina Louise do that veil dance. I would have loved to have been there!
Scott Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thursday, April 18, 2019, 07:28:37 PM (PDT)
Mr. Forest, close to about a year ago we met at the Hollywood Show in Los Angeles. I flew all the way out from Chicago because you were somebody whom I always wanted to meet. I was 19 years old (20 now), and I can honestly say it was one of the greatest days of my life. Recently my friends and I marathoned the Twilight Zone, and we watched Black Leather Jackets. Of course, I brought up how I met you. I recalled the nearly hour and a half conversation me and you had, as well as showed them the picture we took together. Their favorite part is when I told them about the behind the scenes stories you told me about while you worked on the Roger Corman movies. While reflecting on that moment in which I met someone whom I grew up watching, I realized how great that was. I really appreciated you taking the time to actually speak, as well as listen, to what I had to say. Meeting you is undoubtedly my favorite memory at any of these shows, and I just wanted to let you know how much it meant to me. You are a very kind man and a great actor. I hope you and your lovely wife are doing well.
Thank you again,
Jack McMillan <email@example.com>
P.S. I tried putting the picture of us in this post but it did not work, so if you would like to see the picture, just email me and I will send it to you.
- Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:15 AM (EST)
Periodically, I watch your work in Who Will Mourn. Please let me say, that to this day, your performance brings me to tears. Your portrayal of Apollo was sheer magnificence. To me, probably the greatest Star Trek, due to you. I remember as a child seeing this episode, and being a Greek who was taught mythology, I was awestruck at the explanation of the Greek Gods. I couldn't think of who would have satisfied the role better. Thank You for your positive contribution to what would have been a dismal childhood!
All the best sir,
Tom Philippides <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 10:25:20 PM (PST)
Hello Mr. Forest! Hope you're not sick of fans referring to your role as Apollo in the original Star Trek series, but I'm watching it right now and wanted you to know! You were perfect for the role and were fantastic in it! And you were handsome then, and still handsome today! (Yes, I Googled your name to look for recent images!). Glad to see on your IMDB page that you are still active. I'm going to see if I can find the Twilight Zone episode you were on. Thanks for the memories and great entertainment.
- Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 8:40 PM (PDT)
Hello sir, just saw an episode of "Have Gun Will Travel" and you were the gentleman who stole the girl! Seeing that made me remember when my then 10 year old son and I met you at a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas in 2002. You were very kind and friendly to the both of us. Just wanted to say hello and thanks and nothing but God's best to you!
Miike Chocklan <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:13:26 AM (PDT)
Mr. Forest, I just wanted to drop a note and say that I have seen you in a lot of shows that I grew up watching. Whether it was Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Combat, Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits or many many others, you could always be counted on for a solid performance. I think you are one of the best and most solid TV actors of a generation. Never a bad performance, always outstanding in a role. Best wishes and much respect. I can only imagine the stories you have to tell of all the people you worked with. With tremendous respect for your art and career.
Gary Emmert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, June 18, 2018, 9:45:34 PM (PDT)
You are a total bad arse in Star Trek. Apollo never was played soooooo god (good).
shailesh saigal <email@example.com>
- Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:38:59 AM (PDT)
Mr. Forest, I met you watching Zorro. Very good performance. Greetings, "Lieutenant Santos". A hug from Argentina!
L. P. Benvenuto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:51:18 PM (PDT)
Hello Mike. I grew up watching "The Message" and really appreciated your small (but powerful) role as Khalid bin Waleed. Would love to hear back from you and maybe get some behind-the-scenes info on the shooting of some of those scenes.
Sadat Anwar <email@example.com>
- Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:51:59 AM (PDT)
Mike, wanted to say how much I enjoyed your performance on Star Trek Continues reprising your role as Apollo. How wonderful to see this character developed further and to see your acting skills are as sharp as ever. Thanks for a truly enjoyable viewing experience.
Ted K. <firstname.lastname@example.org">
- Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:07:17 PM (PDT)
Michael, it was great to see you at Gallifrey again. You and the rest of the crew were a fabulous hit. Thanx again and best wishes !!
- Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:29:13 PM (EST)
Dear Mike, you have the absolute best line in all of Star Trek. As Apollo swells to a towering twenty-five feet, "Welcome to Olympus, Captain Kirk!" I've seen every episode at least 50 times over 50 years and by far that line is the best.
Steve Rocci <Sgrusa1@gmail.com>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:28 PM (EST)
Hello Michael, I was born, raised & still live in Cincinnati (1959), Ohio. Yes it's the same Cincinnati where we have two awful and pathetic at times Pro Ball Teams. Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals! Our College Teams are much better than the Pros but I can't get used to the College Playing Rules. I grew up with my baby sibling and awesome brother Tom, watching Gunsmoke. But when the love of my life, Jerry D'Amico, (20 yrs) was diagnosed with throat cancer in Sept. 2015, we had nothing but time in between the chemo and radiation so we started watching Gunsmoke again. Then Jan. 2017, the cancer was back and they had to remove his larynx, right & left lymph nodes, a portion of his thyroid and a portion of his throat that was rebuilt in the 9 hr surgery. We both thank God and the great actors and actresses who made Gunsmoke the huge 20 year hit it was!! We are watching one of the episodes you were in, The Cousin & Michael. Wow! Just wow!! From the Gunsmoke episode and your performance, we've bought many of the movies you graced with your incredible talents and performances!! Movies "100 Rifles","King Kong Lives" which I love all the Kong movies, "The Scarlet Worm" and our favorites are the movies and television shows in the 1950s Westerns. So I just want to thank you for giving us, especially Jerry, performances that get him through the overnight hours while I'm getting some sleep. And we can only dream what a pleasure it had to have been working with James Arness, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds, Ken Curtis, Mlburn Stone and all the many more. We wish you great health and thank you, from both of us.
Connie J. Overstreet <email@example.com>
- Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:46 AM (EST)
Hey Michael, just watched an episode of one of my favorite sitcoms, The Dick Van Dyke Show. You where playing Father Joe Coogan. Very funny. I am so glad you took the role . You do have a good sense of comedic roles as well as drama. Continued good health.
Paul Dorman, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Toronto Canada
- Friday, October 27, 2017, 5:55 PM (EST)
I always admired that deep bass voice. I never even thought that you would have provided the voice of Alex Rosewater on "Big O". I thought that was John Vernon. You sounded just like him! Your voice range is better than I ever thought possible. Congratulations on great work!
Eric Schramm <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:03 AM (EST)
I am watching "Who Mourns for Adonais" right now for probably the 32nd time, first viewed the episode when I was seven years old. :) I just found out about you reprising the role of Apollo on Star Trek Continues and look forward to watching it. You are an excellent actor
John L. Urban <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:46 AM (EST)
I just found the Star Trek Continues series and watched you in their first episode. You were outstanding and I loved it. You are a powerful actor and I truly enjoyed the episode. I am a huge fan and I hope to see you in more roles soon. God Bless and good luck.
Mark Allen <email@example.com>
- Thursday, August 24, 2017, 9:26 PM (EST)
Hello Mr. Forest. Just saw you on Star Trek Continues and watched your 4-Part interview on YouTube. Outstanding! I went for over 45 years without seeing a single episode of Daniel Boone since it went off the air back in 1970 so I was pleasantly surprised to see you on the warpath for Boone's scalp when I got the DVD. I am just amazed at all the classic shows you were on, Trek, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and even Dick Van Dyke. Great work!
- Saturday, April 22, 2017, 4:52 PM (EST)
Love your work in Twilight Zone, Star Trek and Star Trek Continues. Read you are part native American tribal ancestry. I too am 1/2 blood quantum Dakota from Crow Creek/Fort Thompson, SD. Appreciate your being a good role model for me in your gifts and talents as an entertainer.
Donald Lee Wilkey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:05 PM (EST)
Okay, I'm going to show my age and be the only one on this guestbook to mention that I remember you as a lot of different bad guys on my favorite western "Laramie", which ran from 1959 to 1963. Actually, I have all the DVDs, so I can watch you a lot. Do you remember those characters? I'm madly in love with John Smith, who played Slim Sherman on “Laramie”. What was it like to work with him? Wasn't it fun being a cowboy? Do you ever answer these comments on your guestbook? I always thought you were too good-looking to be a bad guy! What an interesting career you have had. By the way, I have always wanted to learn Italian, but never got around to it. I was in Italy two or three times, but never saw you there! I'm very grateful for this guestbook. So many actors from that time are either gone or inaccessible.
Gloria Levin <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:15 AM (EST)
Hi Mike! I've been a fan since I saw you on the Star Trek episode "Who Mourns For Adonais" and was deighted to see you do the role of Apollo again in Star Trek Continues. I haven't seen any of the other shows you have done, but plan to go back and see them. I wish you, Diana and your family my very best!
Lynnette Barlow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:21 AM (EST)
Happy Birthday coming up Michael, and many more in good health and happiness. By the way, I too was born on April 17, 1955.
Don Emilio Zinno <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:28 AM (EST)
Hey Mike! I have been watching your shows since I was little. My mom would watch the spaghetti westerns with me every Sunday. I had no idea you were in Gunsmoke (you were Chance, I think) as well as some of my anime fav's until my friend made the connection. I have seen nearly every anime and movie that you have been in (especially Teknoman and Megazone 23). How cool! I just wanted to thank you for all you do and look forward to seeing you (or hearing your voice) in more things!
Live Long and Prosper!
Shara Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:59 PM (EST)
Hi, I have to say, TV was just a miss for you. You are awesome at stage, but TV and film just missed you. What an Antony you would have made if HBO had done "Rome" in 1985.Great actor that missed out on historic opportunities simply not exploitable during your time. Great guy to do the fan work you have done, and to show those amateurs how to act. They must have appreciated it to the point that they now are professionals. Good show.
Brian Becker <email@example.com>
- Monday, February 24, 2014, 6:28 PM (EST)
Dear Mike, I'm a 1960 child. I watched the original Star Trek from the beginning, and loved it. I also loved the passion you showed as Apollo. I just wished you would have zapped Kirk a couple of times instead of Scotty. I just think Kirk didn't like sharing any of the women in his quadrant of the galaxy. :) My children and I love your new reprise of Apollo in ST Continues. I'm totally blind now, but still thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the message at the end. It's about time somebody got back to what the original was really like. I'm very pleased they had you in the first episode. Blessings!!!
Oh, and live long and prosper too!
Curtis Lee Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:44 PM (EST)
Hi Michael, I've just watched the episode STC-E01 “Pilgrim of Eternity" and all I can say in thank you. "Who Mourns for Adonis" is one of my favourite Trek episodes. One which left me thinking, would it have killed the TOS crew to lay a tribute at the end? This episode was begging for a better conclusion for Apollo and now you have provided it. Again thank you.
- Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:00 AM (EST)
Hi Mike, I happened to turn on The Twilight Zone last night and saw your name in the credits. It has been many years since I have seen your name, butI remember you when you lived in San Jose and attended San Jose State College. You see, you lived in our house at 320 So. 14th St. You lived in the small apartment at the rear of the house. I was just a little kid then, yes that little kid. I'm now 69 years old. I was so happy to see your website and to see that you had done so well in your acting career.
John Ramonda <email@example.com>
- January 16, 2014 10:56 PM (EST)
I have seen you recently on Star Trek. A great episode. Also, on Gilligan's Island. I could tell by your voice you were the same person as on Star Trek. The women must have gone wild over your Star Trek episode!
- January 18, 2014 3:24 PM (EST)
I hope my wife and I look as good as you and your wife do when we reach your age. We saw you in either Valencia or Ventura at a convention in 2002 or 2003. In conversation, you told us of the difference of acting as a job decades ago compared to today (very insightful). We had 1 or 2 children then. Added 5 since 2005 and we are now in Birmingham, AL. What have you flown?
Tony Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- January 13, 2014 6:20 PM (EST)
Dear Mike, I just watched your return as Apollo in the Star Trek webseries. You are amazing! You bring such presence, it's no wonder they had you in those great sword-and-sandal epics! Here's to the Apollo trilogy!
Eddie Mars <email@example.com>
- Monday, November 4, 2013 2:48 PM (EST)
Mike, my Mom was a huge fan from the 50's and through the 80's. I think you are still great and represent that twinkle of old Hollywood that is long gone. I hope you continue to perform forever.
Gene Garrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- November 3, 2013 5:32 PM (EST)
Mike, I loved Star Trek, but it was never a show that I would have a tear in my eye over.. except the episode you were in. I remember watching it for the first time as a young child of 9 or 10, and even at that age, a tear welled up in me.. But I recently saw it again, and you guessed it, I started to tear up at the ending. Great work and well done.
Thomas Perkins <email@example.com>
- October 24, 2013 4:31 PM (EST)
Mr Forest, your portrayal of Apollo in Star Trek TOS has always been one of my favourite episodes and now you do it all over again in Star Trek Continues. Thank you for taking the time to act in a fan remake, albeit a very quality one. On another note, I love your speaking voice. This is something that so many modern actors and actresses neglect (perhaps you could help the Kirk and Spock characters in the ST Continues series learn to lower their voices a tad. :-)
- Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:46 AM (EST)
Mr. Forest, I am reading the autobiography of a friend of mine when I came across your name. He had mentioned before in conversation that he had known you at SJSU and, on his travels in the early 60's, he wrote how he came across a huge movie poster of you in the movie "Atlas". His name is Wally E. and continues to write and play golf every other day with me and other friends. I will tell him I accessed your website. You have my email if you wish to contact him.
Robert Turcotte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:03 PM (EST)
Dear Mr. Forest, I just saw your reprisal of Apollo on Star Trek Continues and it was the best reprisal ever!! Even the late, great Ricardo Montalban's Khan (while brilliantly portrayed), was monochromatic by comparison. While Kahn was still driven by vengeance, Apollo had in 2 years discovered what Kahn could not in 15--the possibility that he was wrong. Still, old habits die hard and Apollo was appropriately conflicted. Bravo, Mr. Forest...bravo!!
Keith Mohrhoff <email@example.com>
- October 23, 2013 8:58 AM (EST)
You have always been a top performer in my eyes. Your dignity and demeanor are always breathtaking. Thank you for never disappointing.
Gail Daly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:08 PM (EST)
I thoroughly enjoyed the reprisal of your role as Apollo for "The Star Trek Continues" series. You added the touch and presence needed to make the entire piece work. All in all, it can actually be seen as a credible edition to ST:TOS, which is no small feat. Everyone I have asked to watch it can't help but comment on your involvement and your engaging performance. I am glad you accepted the part and helped share your many years of experience with these talented folks. Bravo and best wishes!
Karim Miteff <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:12 AM (EST)
Hi Mike, Just finished watching an older Gunsmoke episode entitled "The Cousin". I thought your performance contributed greatly to my overall enjoyment of the show. I watch a lot of these shows and have to rank this episode as a definite top 10. Was it interesting working with James Arness?
Sam Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:58 PM (EST)
I used watch and still do watch a lot of older tv shows, especially my favorite, "The Outer Limits", "Narco" episode. I am quite sure you still keep yourself busy! Any hobbies? Like I mentioned, I like older movies. I am still back in the 1960s and that's okay with me! You were a good actor whatever part you played. I'd like to hear from you if time is permitted!
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:08 PM (EST)
Mr. Forest, I guess I first noticed you on The Dick Van Dyke Show or The Outer Limits, and I thought you were superb on both. I chanced the other day to see Pilgrim of Eternity and thought you were wonderful -- a very powerful and moving performance. Thank you.
Bruce Eder <email@example.com>
- Friday, July 19, 2013 6:58 AM (EST)
Dear Mr. Forest, I have been and remain a fan. I have a copy of the "Beast From Haunted Cave", which has always been one of my favorite movies. The photography was not very good, the plot was mild, and side characters a bit thin, but your presence with Shiela Carol was very natural and somehow deep - like she was a ship adrfit and lost and you were the Lighthouse offering hope and direction. I thought the movie was well paced and the Beast, surprisingly memorable. The tone and mood of that movie will always be, to me, like a taste or smell fondly remembered. It just felt right. Two years ago I suffered a heart problem and was hospitalized in the late evening. I was lying there worried and scared, something happened that helped me. The nurse came in an put on the hospital tv. To my surprise, the Svengoolie Horror Theater, which I had not seen before, came on and the movie being shown was your "Beast From Haunted Cave"! I wont say it saved me, but it sure was a blessing; taking me away from my situation, just when I needed it most.
Your Fan Forever,
Mike Denton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:41 PM (EST)
Mr. Forest, I just want to say I am a fan of your work with Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek Continues. Your portrayal of Apollo was splendid each time, and it was great to see you return to that role in Star Trek Continues! Great work, sir! God bless!
Jeffrey R. Plum <email@example.com>
- Monday, June 3, 2013, 7:46 PM (EST)
Hi, Mike, when I went to University of Oregon in Eugene in 1979, one of my broadcast professors said he knew you. I can't think of his name, but he said your real name is Jerry Zagourney. Is this true? I enjoyed your reprise of Apollo on Star Trek Continues and continue to follow your screen work. I watched every episode you did as Nick Andropolous on "As the World Turns." And it was a nice connection that Kathryn Hays played Gem on The Empath episode of "StarTrek"! But, yes, I'd like to know if my professor got your name right as Jerry Zagourney. I've never forgotten that!
- Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:33 PM (EST)
I just watched you in the Star Trek Continues first episode. It was GREAT! You slipped right back into character. Thank you for agreeing to revising your classic role. I wish you the best!
Jim Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:37 AM (EST)
I just watched the episode from Star Trek Continues with you reprising the Apollo character from the 1960 series. Well done and thank you.
Rev Bear <email@example.com>
- Sunday, May 26, 2013, 11:03 AM (EST)
Hey Michael, I like your website. I truly enjoyed getting to know you on the STC set. You are a solid guy. If I can get to the Phoenix Con, it would be great to "catch-up". I am actually working in Duvall, WA right now! I think I might be working on the Star Trek Renegades project as a grip. Take care.
- Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:07 PM (EST)
Hello Mike, I just watched the episode of Star Trek in which you starred 44 years ago. It was one of my favorites and still is. You were great in it. The ending was very sad. Sometimes I travel to the LA area from Cincinnati. It really would be great to meet you in person. I will return there in May 2012. Thank you for all your work in films. I wish you the best. As they say in Star Trek...Live Long and Prosper.
John Biehn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, September 9, 2011 6:24 PM (EST)
I love Gunsmoke and one of my favorite episodes is where you play Matt Dillion's foster brother "Chance". You let on at first like you did not like him because he always did what was right. Although he passed this year, James Arness was a great actor and so are you. I was glad to find your website.
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:27 PM (EST)
Hello Mr.Forest!! I just saw you in the Twilight Zone episode "Black Leather Jackets" and remember you from other TV shows as well. You are still a very handsome man. I am sure you have lived a very fulfilling life and I hope you have many more roads to travel. God bless!
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:53 PM (EST)
Such a handsome man still! Loved watching you again on The Dick Van Dyke Show as Father Joe Coogan. Of course The Leather Jackets Twilight Zone was great too. Thanks for all the great parts that have kept us entertained for years.
Torey Winkler <email@example.com>
- Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:37 PM (EST)
Mike, I just want to thank you for all the enjoyment you have brought to my life through the roles you have played throughout your career. I am a 55 yr old man and have had uncredited success in scene writing. Two James Bond scripts; Tomorrow Never Dies opening sequence and Q's final scene in The World Is Not Enough. I wished I had been able to write a scene for you. You are a wonderful actor. With that said, I hope to some day meet you in person and shake your hand, sir. Well done. Very well done!
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:48 PM (EST)
Out of all the Star trek episodes, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" is my favorite with you being cast as Apollo. Does not matter how old the show is, it still is a timeless classic.
- Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:34 AM (EST)
I looked you up after seeing you in a 1961 episode of Cheyenne. After a brief period I remembered why you looked so familiar - recognizing you from the Star Trek episode I had seen you in years ago. I was amazed at the huge number of credits listed on the IMDb website. With 228 titles and still going, you are one hard worker! You were quoted for saying "it certainly hasn't been what you might call a distinguished career...", but I would beg to differ. Your biography paints a picture of a very determined, hard working and honorable career. Your focus on physical fitness, education, hard work, becoming a pilot, your marriage and family shows a man who is to be respected (not all that common in your profession). You have much to be proud of. I wish you a continued long-life and successful career!
Brad Bodie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:38 AM (EST)
I, the middle of five kids, grew up watching and loving Star Trek. After seeing you as Apollo, I was in love. Every time I watch that episode I remember how much, as a little girl, I thought I would have stayed with Apollo and sent the rest of the crew back to the ship. Hope everything is good in your life. Thanks for the memories. I unfortunately am now turning 50 this year. My three daughters now watch episodes with me.
- Friday, April 29, 2011 3:49 PM (EST)
I was home sick today and surfing the Internet. I came to the Star Trek episode of yours . It was great watching you in action as Apollo with that cast and crew. Thanks for the warm fuzzy.
Taylor Mead <email@example.com>
- Monday, February 21, 2011 at 14:19:56 (EST)
Michael, wanted to let you know I saw you on Gunsmoke tonight as Chance. I thought you were awesome and very handsome. It's nice to know you are still with us. I wish you good health for a long time. You also have a great smile!
Dolly Wittrock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:10 PM (EST)
Hello Mr. Forest, we met almost 25 years ago at Dixie Trek in Atlanta where I gave you a copy of the Space Trivia book I had written at age 15. Over the years I have always remembered meeting you as a good event growing up. I hope that life is treating you well and that we may again meet one day.
Dr. Richard Parker <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:55 PM (EST)
Watching the Outer Limits. Great to see the show and a class of real actors like Mr. Forest and Ed Asner on the same screen.
- Friday, April 02, 2010 10:52 PM (EST)
I'm getting ready to watch the Twilight Zone with Michael Forest on the syfy channel. This website is great. I met Michael last year and he's very very nice!!
- Friday, February 05, 2010 11:52 AM (EST)
This is a beautiful website for a well deserving talent. Love the pictures. I've seen you, Mike, on stage and on screen and you never falter as a very fine actor. It's always a joy to watch you work. I hope the website can alert us to upcoming appearances so we can enjoy seeing you on TV or stage.
Best regards always, Mike.
- Sunday, January 03, 2010 12:29 PM (EST)
Hello Mr. Forest, I just wanted to gush over you a little. When I was a kid in the 60's, I first saw you on Star Trek. Through the years I would see you occassionally on t.v. and think "now there's a good-looking man"! I always enjoyed your work and after watching you tonight on The Outer Limits, well, I think you're great. Continued blessings to you and your family. Long life and health to you and yours.
- Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:37 AM (EST)
Michael, as both a fitness professional and an actor, I can say with all honesty that your performance in "Who Mourns For Adonais?" inspired me to start my own fitness training -- yet with a fresh outlook on things. Rather than the stereotypical 'dumb jock', you put the mind and the muscle together into art. I thank you.
Jon Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, May 22, 2009 8:14 PM (EST)
Dear Mr. Forest, I have just seen a re-run of the Star Trek episode where you played Apollo. Never has Apollo had such an unusual mixture of power, charisma, dignity, charm and sensitivity. While I am a long-term Star Trek fan, your performance elevated the show way beyond its usual fun but often campy level. Thank you for the wonderful acting job you did in that episode and for all your other work. All best wishes for 2009!
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:27 AM (EST)
I've long been a fan of Mr. Forest without even knowing it. He provided the voices of many of the main characters in most of my favorite films, such as Il Grande Racket, Napoli Violenta and Il Cinico I'lnfame il Violento. It didn't occur to me until I was around age 25 that that was the same voice that came from Apollo in my second-favorite Star Trek season 2 episode. Forest was also good in his many roles with Frank Wolff. I'm surprised the two acted together in so many Roger Corman movies and both took the trip to Italy around the same time. Most surreal was actually hearing Wolff talk with Forest's voice in Il Boss (1972). It's a shame about Wolff's death but I'm glad to see Forest still going strong after so many years in the biz.
Mike Martinez <email@example.com>
- Monday, June 02, 2008 8:12 PM (EST)
Dear Mr. Forest, I first saw your Star Trek performance as Adonais as a boy growing up in the 60s, and see it again every now and then on late night reruns. I am almost 50 now and this time around I was able to see past the campiness of the show. I found myself respecting the professional job you did. I think by taking the role seriously you elevated the show and made that episode into something millions of people still remember all these years later. I just wanted to thank you. I also wanted to sign your guestbook while I still can. I fear that the signing of guestbooks is a custom that will continue to fade as people start seeing the web as a utility instead of a wonder. I regret that, and make it a point to sign guestbooks whenever I come across one that seems genuine. Thanks again for your good work.
John Cartan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, January 14, 2008 2:37 AM (EST)
I like the roles you do in Anime including your recent ones in "Eureka Seven".
Arthur Denorfia Jr. <Rtkat3@aol.com>
- Monday, October 02, 2006 10:25 AM (EST)
Dear Mr. Forest, Thanks for all the characters you have shared with us, especially Apollo. Your portrayal made him a very sympathetic individual despite the required aspects which anyone who has read Greek mythology already knows. I think your response to Tom Hanks' character in "Castaway" speaks well for all of us who are in creative professions when you said, "We'll do our best."
Pat Wozniak <email@example.com>
- Friday, May 5, 2006 at 17:29:49 (EST)
I thought I saw my name once in the credits for a Native American character in an episode of "Gilligan's Island". Sure enough, it was you. I have a framed poster of your movie "Atlas" that friends get a kick out of because it reads, "Behold, The mightiest man who ever lived! Feared by every man, desired by every woman...ATLAS...Starring Michael Forest." Thanks for having the best name on the planet.
Mike Forest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 11:38:43 (EDT)
Hi Mike: Saw you in Star Trek ("Who Mourns For Adonais"). Loved your acting in that episode. Thanks for giving us TV fans great memories of a great actor indeed. We miss you on TV.
- Sunday, October 9, 2005 at 09:07:37
Hello Mr. Forest. I hope your life is filled with as much excitement as you have given to worldwide fans. Thanks for all the golden memories of your magnificent career.
Your Brazilian fan,
Haroldo Esteves <email@example.com>
-Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 19:33:58 (EST)
Hi! I really feel that Michael Forest deserves a star on Hollywoood's Walk of Fame! I have followed his career with interest from the time I was a boy, and I am almost 50 years old! He still looks great, and was a great role model as a bodybuilder to a little boy like I was! Thank you, Mike, for your great screen work. I have seen you in "Atlas," "Mohammad, Messenger of God," "Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais," "The Outer Limits: It Crawled Out of the Woodwork".
David Boisclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, March 05, 2005 at 12:08:49 (EST)
Dear Michael, I'm glad to find your website. I don't know if you remember me, I met you years ago. You were friends with my dad. He was a stuntman, Fred Carson. I know he doubled you on several shows. He thought the world of you. I hope you are doing well. May God Bless you always.
Dixie Carson <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 00:55:53 (EST)
I enjoyed getting the opportunity to see you at the Stars of the Twilight Zone Convention. I realize that there was not a tremendous turnout and that it was not terribly profitable for many of you actors to be there, but the spirit of the show and the appreciation for all of the fine work that went into it was appreciated. I am particularly fond of your Star Trek role. It could not have been better. Continued success!
William T. Moulton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 11:14:15 (EDT)
Michael. Just wanted to say that you are a great actor. I truly enjoyed your performance as Apollo on Star Trek, Humara in 100 Rifles, Ugandi in Gilligan's Island, and as Vance in King Kong Lives. You're definitely the hippest and the coolest. Would love to see you perform Shakespeare on stage at The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival sometime in the near future. Take care and God Bless!
Christopher Dalton <Saturn3_6@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 19:18:30 (EDT)
Just watched "Who Mourns For Adonais" and even though I have seen it multiple times, this was the only time I really appreciated your talent. Actually I was touched by your performance. Think I'll try and find some videos of you to rent.
- Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 02:28:42 (EDT)
Michael, thanks for the great website! I will always remember you as Apollo on Star Trek, but also as Humuro in "100 Rifles". I collect Italian-made westerns. Will you, or did you ever direct/produce a movie? Thanks.
- Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 23:53:43 (EST)
Hey Mike, I've really enjoyed your acting. You're great at everything you do, and you make your characters come to life. You're the Marlon Brando of Star Trek. Have a great day buddy!
From a fan,
Charlie Gwaltney <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 16:15:25 (EST)
Hey Michael, this is a great website. Have a great day!!
Serena Tobias <Serena.Tobias@wachoviasec.com>
- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 16:54:12 (EST)