Fred Ward Biography, Age, Family, Career, Wife, Children and Net Worth

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 Who is Fred Ward?

Fred Ward, Frederick Joseph Ward, was a famous American actor and producer. He had a long and wide career, beginning with a role in an Italian television film in 1973. Ward had roles in films including Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks. As well as Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift, and Short Cuts.

Fred Ward career

The 1970s and 1980s

Fred became an actor following studying at Herbert Berghof Studio and in Rome. In Italy, he dubbed Italian films and served as a mime until he made his debut in two Roberto Rossellini movies. In the early 1970s, after returning stateside, he spent time working in experimental theatre and doing some television work. Ward made his first American movie appearance portraying a cowboy in Hearts of the West (1975).

His initial main role was in the Clint Eastwood vehicle Escape from Alcatraz (1979) as fellow escapee John Anglin. Ward was also recognized as a violent National Guardsman in Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort (1981). Fred’s first starring role in a motion picture was Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982). He later starred as astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff, in the action film Uncommon Valor alongside Gene Hackman, and in the drama Silkwood (both in 1983).

Remo Williams

Following co-starring roles in Swing Swift (1984) and Secret Admirer (1985), Fred played the title hero in the action movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, directed by Guy Hamilton. The movie was supposed to be the first of a series based on The Destroyer series of novels. Despite the film being well promoted, with Ward appearing on the cover of various movie magazines, it only grossed $15 million. Ward confirmed that he performed most of the stunts himself. He then played in a few low-budget productions until he went back to major cinema in 1988 as a cop in Off Limits. As well as Roone Dimmick in Big Business, and the father of Keanu Reeves‘s character in The Prince of Pennsylvania.

The 1990s

Ward starred as Earl Basset in the monster film Tremors and as the American erotic writer Henry Miller in Henry & June (alongside Uma Thurman) in 1990. As well as cop Hoke Moseley, whose gun, badge and dentures are stolen, in Ward’s self-produced motion picture Miami Blues (alongside Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh). The same year he played an FBI agent in Dennis Hopper’s movie Catchfire. He went on to play detective H.P. Lovecraft in the 1991 HBO movie Cast a Deadly Spell together with Julianne Moore.

Later, he co-starred in the thriller Thunderheart, the Hollywood satire The Player, the mystery-drama Equinox, and the TV western-comedy Four Eyes and Six Guns. His performance in Four Eyes and Six Guns won him a Cable ACE Award. Ward also did a cameo in Bob Roberts, starring Tom Robbins. His notable leading roles are Lt. Brann in the two-character-thriller Two Small Bodies, and fisherman Stuart Kane in the Robert Altman movie Short Cuts (in which the whole ensemble won a Golden Globe), both in 1993.

As well as a dangerous criminal in the comedy Naked Gun 33+1?3: The Final Insult (1994), the sailor in the French-avant-garde-drama The Blue Villa (1995), and his reprised role in Tremors II: Aftershocks and the Special Agent in Chain Reaction (both in 1996). Ward appeared as Sheriff Bud Phillips in Best Men, as Dave Reimuller in …First Do No Harm alongside Meryl Streep (both in 1997), and as Domenico Venier in Dangerous Beauty (1998).

A photo of Fred Ward

A photo of Fred Ward

How old is Fred Ward?

Frederick Joseph Ward died on May 8, 2022, aged 79, and was born on December 30, 1942, in San Diego, California, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including LeBron James, Kim Taehyung, Ellie Goulding, Nardo Wick, Dominic Fike, Tiger Woods, Jeff Lynne, Carson Wentz, Eliza Dushku, among others.

Fred Ward Family

Who are Fred Ward’s parents?

Frederick Joseph Ward was born in San Diego, California, to Fred Frazier Ward and Juanita Iown Ward, and is part Cherokee descent. Not much information is available about his parents and will be updated soon.

Does Fred Ward have siblings?

Ward has not shared or disclosed any information about his family and siblings. It is not clear if he has any siblings.

Fred Ward Education

Ward attended Herbert Berghof Studio in New York, studying acting. Not much is known about his high school educational background and will be updated soon.

Fred Ward Interest

Ward served in the United States Air Force for three years, prior to acting. He was a boxer and also served as a lumberjack in Alaska, janitor, and short-order cook.

Fred Ward Wife

Ward was in his third marriage during the time of his demise. He was first married to Carla Evonne Stewart in 1965, but later divorced and separated the next year, Ward then married his second wife, Silvia Ward, and have one child, a son, but later separated. Following their divorce, he married Marie-France Boisselle in 1995, Although she had filed for a divorce n August 2013, they later that year reconciled. The couple resided in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Fred Ward Children

Ward had one child by the time of his death in 2022. He has a son, Django Ward, born with his second wife, Silvia.

Fred Ward Height

Ward had a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body, adding up to an average height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a weight of 78 kg (171.96 lbs).

The 2000s

Fred was seen in numerous motion pictures in the new millennium as well as in productions made for TV and video. He starred in the action-thriller The Chaos Factor and also co-starred in the gangster film Circus, the teen-film Road Trip, and as the Captain in the horror sequel The Crow: Salvation in 2000. He was then nominated for Video Premiere Award as the best male for the direct-to-video production Full Disclosure in 2001. Ward also co-starred in Joe Dirt, Summer Catch, Wild Iris, the mini TV series Dice, and the comedic Corky Romano.

Fred co-starred in Sweet Home Alabama, Enough and Abandon in 2002. He then had the starring role in Birdseye and signed in for the TV pilot for the drama Georgetown alongside Helen Mirren, but the series was never made. Following roles in The Last Ride, 10.5, and Coast to Coast (all in 2004), Ward took a brief break from acting. He later came back as a guest in the television series Grey’s Anatomy and ER in 2006 and 2007. Fred starred in the ensemble drama Feast of Love, in the brutal action-filled thriller Exit Speed, Management alongside Jennifer Aniston. In addition to The Wild Stallion and as the boss Ashcroft in Armored.

Ward then guest-starred as Ronald Reagan in the French political thriller L’affaire Farewell (2009). He also appeared in 30 Minutes or Less, and guest-starred in the TV series The United States of Tara, In Plain Sight, and Leverage in 2012. Ward had a guest role in 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in 2013.

Fred Ward Net Worth

American actor and film producer, Ward was active from 1973 to 2015 in his acting and producing career. He had appeared in numerous films and produced several films throughout his career. Ward had gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $3 million as of his death in 2022.

Fred Ward Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1973 The Age of the Medici (L’età di Cosimo de Medici) Niccolò de’ Conti Episode: “The Power of Cosimo” (“Il potere di Cosimo”)
1974 Cartesius Unknown TV movie
Ginger in the Morning Truck Driver
1975 Hearts of the West Sam Uncredited
1978 Quincy, M.E. Hostage Taker Episode: “Even Odds” (uncredited)
1979 Escape from Alcatraz John Anglin
The Incredible Hulk Lynch’s Henchman / Marvin Episodes: “The Disciple” / “Jake”
Tilt Lenny
1980 Carny Jack
Cardiac Arrest Jamie
Belle Starr Ned Christie TV Movie
1981 Southern Comfort Corporal Lonnie Reece
1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann Lyle Swann
1983 Silkwood Morgan
Uncommon Valor Wilkes
The Right Stuff Gus Grissom
1984 Swing Shift Archibald ‘Biscuits’ Toue
1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Officer Samuel Edward ‘Sam’ Makin / CURE Agent Remo Williams
American Playhouse Royal Earle Thompson / Mr. Crouch Episodes: “Noon Wine” / “Triple Play II”
Secret Admirer Lou Fimple
UFOria Sheldon Bart
1986 Florida Straits ‘Lucky’ Boone TV movie
1987 The Price of Life Crouch Short feature
The Hitchhiker Luther Redmond Episode: “Dead Heat”
1988 Catchfire Pauling
The Prince of Pennsylvania Gary Marshetta
Big Business Roone Dimmick
Off Limits Dix
1990 Henry & June Henry Miller Also soundtrack
Miami Blues Sergeant Hoke Moseley Also producer
Tremors Earl Bassett
1991 Cast a Deadly Spell Detective Harry Philip Lovecraft TV movie
The Dark Wind Joe Leaphorn
1992 Four Eyes and Six-Guns Wyatt Earp TV movie
The Player Walter Stuckel
Equinox Mr. Paris
Thunderheart Jack Milton
Bob Roberts Chip Daley
1993 Short Cuts Stuart Kane
Two Small Bodies Lieutenant Brann Festival event
1994 Naked Gun 33+13: The Final Insult Rocco Dillon
1995 The Blue Villa (Un bruit qui rend fou) Frank Festival event
1996 Chain Reaction FBI Agent Leon Ford
Tremors 2: Aftershocks Earl Bassett Direct-to-video
1997 …First Do No Harm Dave Reimuller TV movie
Best Men Sheriff Phillips
Gun John Farragut Episode: “Father John”
1998 The Vivero Letter Andrew Fallon
Invasion: Earth Major General David Reece TV miniseries
Dangerous Beauty Domenico Venier
1999 The Crimson Code Randall Brooks
2000 The Crow: Salvation Captain John L. Book
Ropewalk Charlie’s Dad
The Chaos Factor Max Camden
Circus Elmo Somerset
Road Trip Earl Edwards
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis John ‘Black Jack’ Bouvier III TV movie
2001 Summer Catch Sean Dunne
Corky Romano Leo Corrigan
Joe Dirt Cody Nunamaker
Full Disclosure John McWhirter
Wild Iris Errol Podubney TV movie
Dice Gacy / Noah Aldis TV miniseries
2002 Enough Jupiter
Sweet Home Alabama Earl Smooter
Birdseye Nolan Sharpless
Abandon Lieutenant Bill Stayton
2003 Masked and Anonymous Drunk
Coast to Coast Hal Kressler TV movie
2004 The Last Ride Darryl Kurtz TV movie
10.5 Roy Nolan, FEMA Director TV miniseries
Funky Monkey Don Decker
2006 ER Eddie Wyczenski 3 episodes
Grey’s Anatomy Denny Duquette Sr. Episode: “What I Am”
2007 Feast of Love ‘Bat’
2008 Management Jerry
Exit Speed Sergeant Archie Sparks
2009 Armored Duncan Ashcroft
Farewell (L’affaire Farewell) Ronald Reagan
The Wild Stallion Frank Mills
United States of Tara Frank Episodes: “Transition” / “From This Day Forward”
2010 In Plain Sight Frank Jergens / Frank Jerome Episode: “No Clemency for Old Men”
2011 30 Minutes or Less The Major
2012 Leverage Steve Reynolds Episode: “The D.B. Cooper Job”
2013 2 Guns U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Tuwey
2015 True Detective Eddie Velcoro Episodes: “Maybe Tomorrow” / “Omega Station”