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A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward has nearly 90 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, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Tremors
Tremors Earl Bass
(1990)
The Player
The Player Walter Stuckel
(1992)
Road Trip
Road Trip Earl Edwards
(2000)
Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz John Anglin
(1979)

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  Tremors (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Earl Bassett (rumored)
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Steve Reynolds
- The D.B. Cooper Job (2012) ... Steve Reynolds
 2009-2010 United States of Tara (TV Series)
Frank
- Transition (2009) ... Frank
 2009 The Wild Stallion
Frank
 2008 Management
Jerry
 2008 Exit Speed
Sergeant Archie Sparks
 2007 Feast of Love
Bat
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Denny Duquette, Sr.
- What I Am (2006) ... Denny Duquette, Sr.
 2004 The Last Ride (TV Movie)
Darryl Kurtz
 2004 10.5 (TV Mini-Series)
Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Hal Kressler
 2002 Georgetown (TV Movie)
 2002/I Enough
Jupiter
 2002 Abandon
Lieutenant Bill Stayton
 2001 Dice (TV Mini-Series)
Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Gacy / Noah Aldis
 2001 Wild Iris (TV Movie)
Errol Podubney
 2001 Joe Dirt
Joe's Dad
 2000 Red Team
Retired FBI agent
 2000 Circus
Elmo
 2000 Ropewalk
Charlie's dad
 1999 The Vivero Letter
Andrew Fallon
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
John Farragut
- Father John (1997) ... John Farragut
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie)
Dave Reimuller
 1995 Un bruit qui rend fou
Frank
 1993 Two Small Bodies
Lt. Brann
 1992 Equinox
Mr. Paris
 1992 Bob Roberts
Chip Daley
 1992 Thunderheart
Jack Milton
 1985-1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Crouch / Royal Earle Thompson
- Triple Play II (1991) ... Mr. Crouch
- Noon Wine (1985) ... Royal Earle Thompson
 1990 Miami Blues
Sgt. Hoke Moseley
 1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania
Gary Marshetta
 1988 Off Limits
Dix
 1987 The Price of Life (Short)
Crouch
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Luthor Redmond
- Dead Heat (1987) ... Luthor Redmond
 1986 Florida Straits (TV Movie)
Lucky Boone
 1985 UFOria
Sheldon Bart
 1984 Swing Shift
Biscuits Toohey
 1983 Silkwood
Morgan
 1981 Southern Comfort
Reece
 1980 Carny
Jack
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie)
Ned Christie
 1980 Cardiac Arrest
Jamie
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Marvin / Lynch's Henchman
- Jake (1979) ... Marvin
- The Disciple (1979) ... Lynch's Henchman
 1979 Tilt
Lenny
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Hostage Taker
- Even Odds (1978) ... Hostage Taker (uncredited)
 1975 Hearts of the West
Sam (uncredited)
 1974 Ginger in the Morning
Truck Driver
 1974 Cartesius (TV Movie)
 1973 The Age of the Medici (TV Mini-Series)
Niccolò de' Conti
- Il potere di Cosimo (1973) ... Niccolò de' Conti
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4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think it's better for the picture to have as much of me as it can. But I also cherish getting down and doing some acting. See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with Ed Harris. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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