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Fred Ward (I)


A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward has nearly 90 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's Herbert Berghof Studio. Ward then went to Europe, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Short Cuts
Short Cuts Stuart Kane
(1993)
Tremors
Tremors Earl Bass
(1990)
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff Gus Grissom
(1983)

Filmography

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  Tremors (TV Movie) (post-production)
Earl Bassett (rumored)
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Eddie Velcoro
- Omega Station (2015) ... Eddie Velcoro
- Maybe Tomorrow (2015) ... Eddie Velcoro
 2013 2 Guns
Admiral Tuwey
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Steve Reynolds
- The D.B. Cooper Job (2012) ... Steve Reynolds
 2011 30 Minutes or Less
The Major
 2009-2010 United States of Tara (TV Series)
Frank
- From This Day Forward (2010) ... Frank
- Transition (2009) ... Frank
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Frank Jergens / Frank Jerome
- No Clemency for Old Men (2010) ... Frank Jergens / Frank Jerome
 2009 Armored
Duncan Ashcroft
 2009 The Wild Stallion
Frank
 2009 Farewell
Reagan
 2008 Management
Jerry
 2008 Exit Speed
Sergeant Archie Sparks
 2007 Feast of Love
Bat
 2006-2007 ER (TV Series)
Eddie Wyczenski
- A House Divided (2007) ... Eddie Wyczenski
- Tell Me No Secrets... (2006) ... Eddie Wyczenski
- Reason to Believe (2006) ... Eddie Wyczenski
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Denny Duquette, Sr.
- What I Am (2006) ... Denny Duquette, Sr.
 2004 Funky Monkey
Don Decker
 2004 The Last Ride (TV Movie)
Darryl Kurtz
 2004 10.5 (TV Mini-Series)
Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Drunk
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Hal Kressler
 2002 Georgetown (TV Movie)
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Earl Smooter
 2002 Birdseye
Nolan Sharpless
 2002/I Enough
Jupiter
 2002 Abandon
Lieutenant Bill Stayton
 2001 Dice (TV Mini-Series)
Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
 2001 Corky Romano
Leo Corrigan
 2001 Summer Catch
Sean Dunne
 2001 Wild Iris (TV Movie)
Errol Podubney
 2001 Full Disclosure (Video)
John McWhirter
 2001 Joe Dirt
Joe's Dad
 2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (TV Movie)
John Vernon 'Black Jack' Bouvier III
 2000 Red Team
Retired FBI agent
 2000 Road Trip
Earl Edwards
 2000 Circus
Elmo
 2000 Ropewalk
Charlie's dad
 2000 The Chaos Factor
Max Camden
 2000 The Crow: Salvation
The Captain
 1999 The Vivero Letter
Andrew Fallon
 1998 Invasion: Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Maj. General David Reece / Major General David Reece / Maj. Gen. David Reece
- The Shatterer of Worlds (1998) ... Major General David Reece
- The Battle More Costly (1998) ... Major General David Reece
- The Fall of Man (1998) ... Maj. General David Reece
- Only the Dead (1998) ... Maj. General David Reece
- The Fourth Dimension (1998) ... Maj. General David Reece
 1998 Dangerous Beauty
Domenico Venier
 1997 Best Men
Sheriff Phillips
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
John Farragut
- Father John (1997) ... John Farragut
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie)
Dave Reimuller
 1996 Chain Reaction
FBI Agent Leon Ford
 1996 Tremors II: Aftershocks (Video)
Earl Bassett
 1995 The Blue Villa
Frank
 1993 Short Cuts
Stuart Kane
 1993 Two Small Bodies
Lt. Brann
 1992 Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Movie)
Wyatt Earp
 1992 Equinox
Mr. Paris
 1992 Bob Roberts
Chip Daley
 1992 The Player
Walter Stuckel
 1992 Thunderheart
Jack Milton
 1991 The Dark Wind
Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie)
Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft
 1985-1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Crouch / Royal Earle Thompson
- Triple Play II (1991) ... Mr. Crouch
- Noon Wine (1985) ... Royal Earle Thompson
 1990 Henry & June
Henry Miller
 1990 Miami Blues
Sgt. Hoke Moseley
 1990 Catchfire
Pauling
 1990 Tremors
Earl Bass
 1988 Big Business
Roone Dimmick
 1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania
Gary Marshetta
 1988 Off Limits
Dix
 1987 The Price of Life (Short)
Crouch
 1987 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Luthor Redmond
- Dead Heat (1987) ... Luthor Redmond
 1986 Florida Straits (TV Movie)
Lucky Boone
 1985 UFOria
Sheldon Bart
 1985 Secret Admirer
Lou Fimple
 1984 Swing Shift
Biscuits Toohey
 1983 Uncommon Valor
Wilkes
 1983 Silkwood
Morgan
 1983 The Right Stuff
Gus Grissom
 1981 Southern Comfort
Reece
 1980 Carny
Jack
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie)
Ned Christie
 1980 Cardiac Arrest
Jamie
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Marvin / Lynch's Henchman
- Jake (1979) ... Marvin
- The Disciple (1979) ... Lynch's Henchman
 1979 Escape from Alcatraz
John Anglin
 1979 Tilt
Lenny
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Hostage Taker
- Even Odds (1978) ... Hostage Taker (uncredited)
 1975 Hearts of the West
Sam (uncredited)
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
Truck Driver
 1974 Cartesius (TV Movie)
 1973 The Age of the Medici (TV Mini-Series)
Niccolò de' Conti
- Il potere di Cosimo (1973) ... Niccolò de' Conti
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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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[The toughest job he ever had] Timber faller. It's the most dangerous, aside from combat, that you can ever have. There are a lot of ways you can get killed. A tree can "barber chair"--come back on you. "Widowmakers," which are dead limbs, can fall out. You can't predict what a tree will do sometimes. You have to watch sawdust and make sure the tree's not rotting. If it is, it might split on you.... See more »

Trivia:

Is an idol to singer Julian Thome. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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