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San Diego, California, United States
Claim to Fame
John Anglin In Escape From Alcatraz (1979), Roone Dimmick In Big Business (1988), Rocco Dillon In Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).
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Fred Ward (born December 30, 1942) is an American actor. He began his career in 1979 alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. Ward was born Freddie Joe Ward in San Diego, California, of part Cherokee descent. Before acting, Ward spent three years in the United States Air Force. He was also a boxer, and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska. Ward is divorced from Silvia Ward and is currently married to Marie-France Ward.
Ward became an actor after studying at New York`s Herbert Berghof Studio and in Rome. While in Italy. he dubbed Italian movies and worked as a mime until he made his debut in two Roberto Rossellini films. Upon returning stateside in the early 1970s, Ward spent time working in experimental theater and doing some television work. He made his first American film appearance playing a cowboy in Hearts of the West (1975). His first major role came in the Clint Eastwood vehicle Escape from Alcatraz (1979) as fellow escapee John Anglin. He was also notable as a violent National Guardsman in Walter Hill`s Southern Comfort (1981). Other notable film roles include Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) (written by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees fame and with whom Ward shares the same birthdate), astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff (1983), the overbearing father in Secret Admirer (1985), the character Remo Williams in the action movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985), Earl Bassett in Tremors (1990) (which he reprised in Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)), the writer Henry Miller in Philip Kaufman`s Henry & June (1990), Sgt. Hoke Mosely in Miami Blues (1990), and the covert security chief in Robert Altman`s Hollywood satire The Player (1992). Ward and Peter Coyote both starred in Southern Comfort and Timerider. Both actors played characters called Reese in the two films. Ward in Southern Comfort and Coyote in Timerider. Ward has continued to be active through the 1990s and 2000s, with roles in films such as Bob Roberts (1992), Naked Gun 33¨÷: The Final Insult (1994) (which parodied his first film, Escape from Alcatraz), Chain Reaction (1996), The Chaos Factor (2000), and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He has enjoyed success in comedies, dramas and action thrillers.
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Full Name at Birth
Frederick Joseph Ward
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Freddie Joe "Fred" Ward (born December 30, 1942) is an American character actor, producer and model. He began his film career in 1979 alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. His notable roles include Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams, his self-produced movie Miami Blues, Tremors, Henry & June, The Player, Short Cuts, Big Business, Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Tremors II: Aftershocks, Chain Reaction, Road Trip, Management as well as character roles in many action, drama, comedy and thriller movies. Ward also did model shootings with Lara Stone, Linda Evangelista, Dree Hemingway and Beri Smither. He also appeared in the 1998 Pirelli Calendar.
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