Fred Ward, a veteran movie and tv actor, has died, in response to Ron Hofmann.
Ward, identified for his work on “The Proper Stuff”, “Brief Cuts” and lots of different movies, handed away on Might 8 on the age of 79.
No reason for demise has been given.
Ward started performing within the early Seventies, after three years of service in the USA Air Power. A renaissance man, Ward has additionally labored as a brief order chef, a boxer, and a lumberjack in Alaska. His first main function was in Clint Eastwood’s “Escape from Alcatraz” in 1979.
In “The Proper Stuff”, Ward gave a real-life portrayal of Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom. He diverged in “Henry & June,” enjoying heavy drinker, cigarette smoker creator Henry Miller, who went to Paris in 1931 to complete his e book “Tropical.”
In 1988, Ward bought the movie rights to “Miami Blues”, introducing Ward as Hoke Mosely, a veteran Miami detective attempting to trace down a former con man.
Ward later joined forces with Robert Altman in “The Participant”, performed a gangster in Alan Rudolph’s “Equinox” and was a TV information host in Tim Robbins’ “Bob Roberts”. In 1993, he performed considered one of three pals who discovered a lifeless physique whereas fishing within the film “Brief Cuts”.
“What’s distinctive about Fred Ward is that you just by no means know the place he’ll present up, so his profession decisions are unpredictable,” Hofmann stated in an emailed assertion.
A few of Ward’s different movie credit embody “Summer time Catch,” “Candy House Alabama,” and “Abandon.” On tv, Ward has appeared in “The US of Tara”, “Gray’s Anatomy”, “Leverage”, “True Detective” and amongst different collection.
Additionally an artist, in recent times Ward has channeled a few of his inventive abilities into portray.
He’s survived by his spouse of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and their son Django Ward.