Forrester Harvey was an Irish-born film actor.
From 1922 until his death year Harvey appeared in more than 115 films. He was credited for circa two-thirds of his film appearances, but some of his roles were uncredited. The burly actor with a moustache mostly played comic supporting roles, often as an innkeeper. His best-known role was Beamish in the first two Tarzan films starring Johnny Weissmuller. Together with Claude Rains he played in The Invisible Man, as a tavern owner and husband of a hysterical Una O'Connor, and in The Wolf Man. He appeared in two films for Alfred Hitchcock, first in his British silent film The Ring, than in Hitchcocks Hollywood debut Rebecca. A number of reference works incorrectly identify him as having played Little Maria's father in Frankenstein. Harvey's interment was in California.