Frederic spent sixteen months in the Philippines when shooting Apocalypse Now.
Frederic is 6'1"(1m85) tall.
Frederic played mystery novelist Dashiell Hammett twice; he reprised the role for Citizen Cohn.
Frederic has appeared in 72 films and appeared in numerous television programs.
In 1979, Frederic was nominated for an Oscar for playing Bette Midler's chauffeur/lover in The Rose.
Frederic was one of the first actors signed to a contract with Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios.
In 1969, while working with the theater group, Tom O'Horgan's La Mama, Frederic made his first film appearance in Futz.
In 1974, Frederic made his TV-movie debut in the starring role of Larry, in Larry.
In 1974, Frederic had his first collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola with The Conversation.
In 1987, Frederic he made his TV series debut as Captain Jenko on 21 Jump Street.
In 1986, Frederic appeared in his first mini-series, The Deliberate Stranger, about the Ted Bundy murders.
Frederic won then National Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actor twice - for his roles in The Rose and Apocalypse Now in 1979.
Frederic's parents are Frederic F Forrest & Virginia A Forrest.
Frederic is a fan of Francis Ford Coppola and has appeared in four movies of his.
Frederic won a Golden Globe as most promising newcomer for his film debut role in When the Legends Die in 1972.
Frederic has a tattoo of an Iron Cross on his arm.
Frederic was married to actress Marilu Henner from 1980 to 1983.
Frederic was nominated twice for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Apocalypse Now and The Rose.