Fred Ward

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Fred Ward

Fred Ward

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Fred Ward

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: December 30, 1943
Date of Passing: May 08, 2022
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Fred Ward was an American Actor.

Ward became an actor after studying at Herbert Berghof Studio and in Rome. While in Italy, he worked as a mime.

In the early 1970s, Ward spent time working in experimental theatre and working in television.

His first starring role in a motion picture was Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982). He then starred as astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff, in the action movie Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman and in the drama Silkwood, all in 1983.

Fred Ward was an American Actor.

Ward became an actor after studying at Herbert Berghof Studio and in Rome. While in Italy, he worked as a mime.

In the early 1970s, Ward spent time working in experimental theatre and working in television.

His first starring role in a motion picture was Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982). He then starred as astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff, in the action movie Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman and in the drama Silkwood, all in 1983.

After playing private detective H.P. Lovecraft in the 1991 HBO film Cast a Deadly Spell alongside Julianne Moore, Ward co-starred in Thunderheart, The Player, Equinox and the TV western-comedy Four Eyes and Six Guns, for which he won a Cable ACE Award.

In 2001, Ward was nominated for a Video Premiere Award as the best male actor for the direct-to-video-production Full Disclosure. He also co-starred in the mini-TV-series Dice and Corky Romano.

He was a guest star in the TV series Grey's Anatomy and ER.

He also guest starred in the TV series United States of Tara, In Plain Sight and Leverage in 2012. In 2013, he had a guest role in 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

Ward died May 8, 2022. He was 79.

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