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      Fred Ward

      Fred Ward

      Highest Rated: 97% Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Corky Romano (2001)

      Birthday: Dec 30, 1942

      Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

      With his varied work experiences, this rough-hewn character lead excels at playing blue collar types and working class heroes. Ward worked in mime and masque theater and performed in cabarets in Europe and Northern Africa before moving to Rome where he translated spaghetti Westerns and appeared in two TV-movies directed by seminal Italian neorealist filmmaker Roberto Rossellini--"The Power of Cosimo" (1974) and "Cartesia" (1975). After some lean times in LA (where he supported himself selling jewelry on the street), Ward made his feature debut as a jailbreak buddy of the even craggier Clint Eastwood in Don Siegel's "Escape From Alcatraz" (1979). Ward's rugged looks worked well in action adventure films: Walter Hill's "Southern Comfort" (1981), a creepy tale of macho part-time National Guardsmen facing peril in the Louisiana bayou; "Timerider: The Adventures of Lyle Swann" (1982), wherein he played a motocross bike racer transported to the Old West; and "Uncommon Valor" (1983), as a member of Gene Hackman's crew of commandos on a rescue mission in Laos. He received positive notices as astronaut Gus Grissom in Philip Kaufman's "The Right Stuff" (1983) and went on to work regularly in films and TV throughout the 80s and 90s. Ward starred in "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins" (1985). Directed by veteran Bond helmer Guy Hamilton ("Goldfinger" 1964), this was a failed but valiant attempt to start an action franchise. He was also Kevin Bacon's partner in "Tremors" (1990), a jaunty 50s-style monster flick. Ward starred in and served as co-executive producer on "Miami Blues" (1990), a cop thriller/black-comedy which featured dynamic performances from co-stars Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Ward reteamed with Kaufman to play Henry Miller in the controversial "Henry and June" (1990). He appeared in three ambitious 1992 films: Michael Apted's "Thunderheart"; Robert Altman's "The Player" (as the studio security head); and Tim Robbins' "Bob Roberts" (as a news anchor). Ward also played an underworld kingpin in Alan Rudolph's quirky mystery, "Equinox" (1993). Fred Ward died on May 8, 2022 at the age of 79.

      Highest rated movies

      The Player
      Escape From Alcatraz
      The Right Stuff
      Short Cuts
      Thunderheart
      Tremors
      Swing Shift
      Farewell

      Photos

      CHAIN REACTION, Fred Ward, 1996, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. TIMERIDER: THE ADVENTURE OF LYLE SWANN, Belinda Bauer, Fred Ward, 1982, (c)Jensen Farley Pictures SWING SHIFT, Fred Ward, 1984. ©Warner Brothers SOUTHERN COMFORT, Brion James, Fred Ward, Powers Boothe, 1981. TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. HENRY AND JUNE, Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, 1990 REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Kate Mulgrew, 1985 CORKY ROMANO, Chris Kattan, Fred Ward, 2001 UNCOMMON VALOUR, Fred Ward, Tim Thomerson, 1983, (c)Paramount SHORT CUTS, Huey Lewis, Fred Ward, Buck Henry, 1993. (c) Fine Line Features. REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, Fred Ward, Kate Mulgrew, 1985. ©Orion Pictures Corp REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, Fred Ward, 1985 TREMORS, Fred Ward, Kevin Bacon, Finn Carter, 1990 REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, Fred Ward (left), 1985. ©Orion Pictures Corp THE RIGHT STUFF, Fred Ward, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, 1983. (c) Warner Bros.. TREMORS, Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, 1990 HENRY AND JUNE, Maria de Medeiros, Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, 1990, as Anais Nin, Henry Miller, June Miller SECRET ADMIRER, Fred Ward. Lori Loughlin, C. Thomas Howell, 1985, (c)Orion Pictures SWING SHIFT, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward, 1984, (c) Warner Brothers HENRY AND JUNE, Maria De Medeiros, Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, 1990 THE RIGHT STUFF, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Charles Frank, Kim Stanley, 1983. (c) Warner Bros..

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      64% 66% 2 Guns Admiral Tuwey (Character) $75.6M 2013
      45% 40% 30 Minutes or Less The Major (Character) $37.1M 2011
      86% 75% Farewell Ronald Reagan (Character) - 2009
      41% 31% Armored Duncan Ashcroft (Character) $16.0M 2009
      No Score Yet 48% The Wild Stallion Frank Mills (Character) - 2009
      46% 30% Management Jerry (Character) $933.2K 2008
      No Score Yet 29% Exit Speed Sergeant Archie Sparks (Character) - 2008
      40% 55% Feast of Love Bat (Character) $3.5M 2007
      No Score Yet 21% Coast to Coast Hal Kressler (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 48% Funky Monkey Don Decker (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 59% The Last Ride Darryl Kurtz (Character) - 2004
      25% 45% Masked and Anonymous Drunk (Character) $533.3K 2003
      16% 31% Abandon Lt. Bill Stayton (Character) $10.7M 2002
      38% 78% Sweet Home Alabama Earl (Character) $127.2M 2002
      21% 67% Enough Jupiter (Character) $39.2M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A.K.A. Birdseye Nolan Sharpless (Character) - 2002
      7% 39% Corky Romano Leo Corrigan (Character) $24.0M 2001
      8% 41% Summer Catch Sean Dunne (Character) $19.7M 2001
      9% 63% Joe Dirt Joe's Dad (Character) $27.1M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Iris Errol Podubney (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 14% Full Disclosure John McWhirter (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 33% The Crimson Code Retired FBI agent (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 21% Chaos Factor Max Camden (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis John Vernon "Black Jack" Bouvier III (Character) - 2000
      9% 46% Circus Elmo (Character) $8.4K 2000
      18% 43% The Crow: Salvation Police Captain (Character) - 2000
      57% 65% Road Trip Earl Edwards (Character) $68.5M 2000
      13% 40% Best Men Sheriff Phillips (Character) - 1998
      70% 85% Dangerous Beauty Domenico Venier (Character) $4.6M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vivero Letter Andrew Fallon (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 65% ...First Do No Harm Dave Reimuller (Character) - 1997
      60% 46% Tremors II: Aftershocks Earl Bassett (Character) - 1996
      18% 27% Chain Reaction FBI Agent Leon Ford (Character) $20.6M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Un bruit qui rend fou (The Blue Villa) Unknown (Character) - 1995
      58% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Rocco Dillon (Character) $48.1M 1994
      33% 41% Equinox Mr. Paris (Character) - 1993
      95% 88% Short Cuts Stuart Kane (Character) $6.1M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Luck, Trust and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Unknown (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Small Bodies Lt. Brann (Character) - 1993
      97% 84% The Player Walter Stuckel (Character) $21.7M 1992
      89% 75% Thunderheart Jack Milton (Character) $20.1M 1992
      No Score Yet 11% Four Eyes and Six-Guns Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 58% Cast a Deadly Spell Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 17% The Dark Wind Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (Character) - 1991
      88% 75% Tremors Earl Bassett (Character) $15.5M 1990
      85% 62% Miami Blues Sgt. Hoke Moseley (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $8.8M 1990
      60% 68% Henry & June Henry Miller (Character) $11.0M 1990
      40% 24% Backtrack Pauling (Character) - 1989
      14% 49% The Prince of Pennsylvania Gary Marshetta (Character) - 1988
      50% 69% Big Business Roone Dimmick (Character) $39.6M 1988
      45% 32% Off Limits Dix (Character) $6.9M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Train of Dreams Teacher (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 12% Florida Straits Lucky Boone (Character) - 1986
      41% 59% Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Remo Williams (Character) $14.4M 1985
      33% 65% Secret Admirer Lou Fimple (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Noon Wine Royal Earle Thompson (Character) - 1985
      87% 42% Swing Shift Unknown (Character) - 1984
      76% 79% Silkwood Morgan (Character) - 1983
      60% 61% Uncommon Valor Wilkes (Character) - 1983
      96% 90% The Right Stuff Gus Grissom (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 44% Time Rider Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 28% Timerider Lyle Swann (Character) - 1982
      77% 75% Southern Comfort Reece (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle Starr Ned Christie (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 50% UFOria Sheldon Bart (Character) - 1980
      97% 85% Escape From Alcatraz John Anglin (Character) - 1979

      TV

      Credit
      78% 57% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      92% 88% Leverage Steve Reynolds (Guest Star) 2012
      85% 85% United States of Tara Frank (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Frank Jergens / Frank Jerome (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 85% ER Eddie Wyczenski (Guest Star) 2006-2007
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 10.5 Unknown (Character) 2004
      57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979