Fred Ward

Biography

Date of Birth 30 December 1942, San Diego, California, USA Birth Name Freddie Joe Ward Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m) Mini Biography A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Fred Ward has nearly 70 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, where he dubbed many Italian movies, and first appeared on-screen in two films by Roberto Rossellini. He then returned to the United States, and got his first decent role alongside Clint Eastwood in the nail-biting prison film Flugten fra Alcatraz (1979). Ward's looks often saw him cast as law enforcement or military characters, and he put in noteworthy performances in Manøvre med døden (1981), Syv der hævner (1983), as astronaut Gus Grissom in Mænd af den rette støbning (1983) and scored the lead in the interesting spy / martial arts movie Remo - ubevæbnet og farlig (1985), which unfortunately was not as successful as had been the mega-selling series of Remo Williams books. However, during "Remo", Ward demonstrated a great knack for comedic timing and satirical performance, and used this ability was to great effect in several films, including playing Kevin Bacon's fellow giant-worm-fighting handyman in the light-hearted sci-fi hit Ormen (1990), as "Walter Stuckel" in Robert Altman's The Player (1992), as TV anchorman "Chip Daley" in Tim Robbins' razor-sharp political satire Bob Roberts (1992) and as a vicious, but incompetent, gangster menacing Leslie Nielsen in Høj pistolføring 33 1/3: Den ultimative fornærmelse (1994). Ward's abilities as both a strong supporting actor and a truly versatile character actor ensured that he would be in steady demand, and he has continued to turn up in a wide variety of roles utilizing his skills. Keep an eye out for Fred Ward in the action-filled The Chaos Factor (2000), as David Spade's dad in Joe Dirt (2001), in the tongue-in-cheek Corky Romano (2001) and in the Reese Witherspoon romantic tale Sweet Home Alabama (2002).

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Birth Name

Freddie Joe Ward

Birth Place

San Diego, California, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

12/30/1942

Death Date

5/8/2022
Known For
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Tremors

Earl Bass

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Tremors 2: Aftershocks

Earl Bassett

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...

Remo Williams

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Armoured

Duncan Ashcroft

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Henry & June

Henry Miller

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The Player

Walter Stuckel

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Southern Comfort

Reece

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The Crow: Salvation

The Captain

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Summer Catch

Sean Dunne

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Uncommon Valor

Wilkes

Starring In
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2 Guns

Admiral Tuwey

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30 Minutes or Less

The Major

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The Wild Stallion

Frank

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Farewell

Reagan

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Armoured

Duncan Ashcroft

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Management

Jerry

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Exit Speed

Sergeant Archie Sparks

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Feast of Love

Bat

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10.5

Roy Nolan, FEMA Director

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Funky Monkey

Don Decker

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The Last Ride

Darryl Kurtz

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Coast To Coast

Hal Kressler

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Live from Baghdad

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Abandon

Lieutenant Bill Stayton

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Sweet Home Alabama

Earl Smooter

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Enough

Jupiter

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Corky Romano

Leo Corrigan

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Summer Catch

Sean Dunne

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Joe Dirt

Joe's Dad

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Full Disclosure

John McWhirter

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The Crow: Salvation

The Captain

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Road Trip

Earl Edwards

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Circus

Elmo

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The Crimson Code

Retired FBI agent

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ForgottenCity

Andrew Fallon

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Chaos Factor

Max Camden

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Invasion Earth - The World War Has Begun

Maj. General David Reece / ... (6 episodes, 1998)

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Dangerous Beauty

Domenico Venier

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"...First Do No Harm"

Dave Reimuller

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Best Men

Sheriff Bud Phillips

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Chain Reaction

FBI Agent Leon Ford

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Tremors 2: Aftershocks

Earl Bassett

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Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

Rocco Dillon

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Short Cuts

Stuart Kane

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Two Small Bodies

Lt. Brann

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Bob Roberts

Chip Daley

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The Player

Walter Stuckel

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Thunderheart

Jack Milton

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Bob Roberts

Chip Daley

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Cast a Deadly Spell

Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft

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The Dark Wind

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn

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Miami Blues

Sgt. Hoke Moseley

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Catchfire

Pauling

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Henry & June

Henry Miller

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Tremors

Earl Bass

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Big Business

Roone Dimmick

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Off Limits

Dix

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The Prince of Pennsylvania

Gary Marshetta

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Off Limits

Dix

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...

Remo Williams

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Secret Admirer

Lou Fimple

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UFOria

Sheldon Bart

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Swing Shift

Archibald 'Biscuits' Touie

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Uncommon Valor

Wilkes

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The Right Stuff

Gus Grissom

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Silkwood

Morgan

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Timerider

Lyle Swann

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Southern Comfort

Reece

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Carny

Jack

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Belle Starr

Ned Christie

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Escape from Alcatraz

John Anglin

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Tilt

Lenny

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Hearts of the West

Sam (uncredited)

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Ginger in the Morning

Truck Driver

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