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Who was Fred Ward?

Freddie Joe Ward (December 30, 1942 – May 8, 2022) was an American actor and producer.

Starting with a role in an Italian television movie in 1973, he long took parts in such diverse films as Escape from AlcatrazSouthern ComfortThe Right StuffRemo Williams: The Adventure BeginsTremors and Tremors 2: AftershocksHenry & JuneThe PlayerSwing Shift and Short Cuts.

Fred Ward, acclaimed film and television actor, has died at 79

Fred Ward, acclaimed film and television actor, has died at 79
Fred Ward (right), acclaimed film and television actor, has died at 79

Acclaimed actor Fred Ward, best known for his roles in films like “The Right Stuff,” “Tremors” and “Escape From Alcatraz,” died Sunday at age 79, his publicist confirmed to CBS News. Ward’s cause of death was not released. 

Before Ward’s film career began in the early 1970s, he held several other titles, according to a biography from his publicist: He served three years in the U.S. Air Force, and also worked as a short-order cook, a boxer and a lumberjack in Alaska. 

Once his acting career began, he became known for the versatility of his roles, the biography said, whether as a cop or an author of erotic stories in “Henry & June” — the world’s first NC-17 movie. His first major role came in the 1979 Clint Eastwood film “Escape from Alcatraz;” soon after, he played an accidental time traveler in the 1982 film “Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann.”

Fred Ward Biography, Wiki

Freddie Joe “Fred” Ward 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.

Fred Ward Biography Wikipedia
Fred Ward
Known ForJohn Anglin In Escape From Alcatraz (1979), Roone Dimmick In Big Business (1988), Rocco Dillon In Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).
NicknameFred
Full NameFreddie Joe “Fred” Ward
ProfessionCharacter Actor, Producer and Model
NationalityAmerican
Age79 years old (in 2022)
Date of BirthDecember 30, 1942
BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States
ReligionNot known
Zodiac SignCapricorn

Fred Ward Career

Ward became an actor after studying at 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)

Ward and Peter Coyote both starred in Southern Comfort and Timerider. Both actors played characters called Reese in the two sex scenes.

Fred Ward Wife(s)

Ward lived in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. His first marriage, to Carla Evonne Stewart in 1965, ended in divorce the following year.

His second marriage was to Silvia Ward, with whom he had a son, Django. After they divorced, he married Marie-France Boisselle in 1995 and she filed for divorce in August 2013, but they reconciled later that year.

Fred Ward FAQ’s

Who was Fred Ward?

Freddie Joe Ward (December 30, 1942 – May 8, 2022) was an American actor and producer.

How did Fred Ward die?

Fred Ward’s cause of death is unknown. As per reports he has died due to a health illness.

How old was Fred Ward?

Fred Ward died at 79.

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