Michael Forest (born April 17, 1929 in Harvey, North Dakota) is an American actor and voice actor. He moved to Seattle at an early age. He stayed there until his second year of college, when he transferred to San Jose State in California. He graduated from there with a BA in English and Drama. He made use of these degrees after he moved to Hollywood in 1955.
In addition to his work as an actor, Forest also began training as a boxer in an effort to combine both of his passions. However, his coach cautioned against such actions, as one bad facial injury could end his acting career prematurely. Upon receiving this advice, Forest turned his efforts wholly over to acting. Joining up with veteran actors Jeff Corey and Roger Coreman, they helped him begin his movie career. Due to their own production work, he gained roles in movies such as Beast from Haunted Cave and Ski Troop Attack. His breakout role, however, happened when he played Apollo in for the hit tv show Star Trek, which he landed due to his affinity with Shakespearean language.
By the end of the sixties, Forest moved to Rome and continued to act in movies and television. He became fluent in Italian and preformed in numerous movies and tv shows across Western Europe. He continued this pattern until the end of the seventies, Michael Forest moved back to the United States to New York. Once there, he continued acting in movies and tv and even ended up on broadway preforming in the show, Breakfast With Les and Bes. After his stent in New York, Michael Forest moved back the Los Angeles and became a member of Theater 40, truly beginning the voice acting stage of his life.
Outside of acting, Michael Forest is an avid pilot, having earned his license while living in New York. He is known to go out flying whenever his busy schedule permits him to do so.
Works with Koei
- Huang Zhong, miscellaneous generals - Kessen II, Dynasty Tactics 2
- Huang Gai, Zhang Liang, Zhang Bao - Dynasty Warriors 4 (Xtreme Legends and Empires)
- Miscellaneous generals - Dynasty Warriors 4~5 (including Xtreme Legends and Empires spin offs)
- Sima Hui - Dynasty Warriors 5
- Zhou Yu, Zuo Ci - Dynasty Warriors 5 (Xtreme Legends and Empires), Warriors Orochi series
- Zhang Zhao - Dynasty Tactics 2
- Miscellaneous generals - Samurai Warriors (Xtreme Legends)