Had numerous theatre/TV/film roles since childhood.
While in middle and high school, worked at an IATSE-affiliated professional theater as a set construction helper and as a stagehand.
Present "as a prop" in various episodes of HBO series Washingtonienne (2009) as central figure in an office photo appearing in Senate offices. Was posed being presented with an award plaque as "Senate Staffer of the Year" while other Senate Staff characters crowded around.
Recovering from catheter-process heart surgery. [July 2009]
(Thru January 2010,) exhibiting a painting at Smithsonian-affiliated Annmarie Garden; Ward painting next to Arnoldo Pomodoro's bronze Traveler's Column. (Info: http://grumpyvisualartist.blogspot.com/2010/03/famous-artists-and-also-me-in-there-too.html ) [December 2009]
According to a Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) affiliated website, Ward makes visual art at temporary outdoor studio sites ("bases") ---often in Brooklyn (in a blighted area of RedHook)--- and is active as an unrepresented artist in NYC, Washington DC, Chicago, and Virginia. [April 2010]
As a conceptual art / performance art piece, running for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. (Info http://grumpyvisualartist.blogspot.com/2010/03/recent-performance-art.html ) [March 2010]