Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Highest Rated: 92% Traffic (2000)

Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Magoo (1997)

Birthday: Feb 7, 1955

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

An intense character actor who specialized in playing cranky or seamy types, Miguel Ferrer first gained notice in films as the greedy businessman who played an instrumental role in the creation of "Robocop" (1987). He was also remembered as Albert Rosenfield, the foul-tempered FBI forensics expert, on David Lynch's cult soap, "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) and in the feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992). The eldest son of actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, Ferrer was drawn to the drums as a child after seeing Little Ricky play them on "I Love Lucy" and Ringo Starr perform with The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show." A professional musician by his late teens, Ferrer was chosen as one of three drummers -- including Ringo Starr -- to perform on Keith Moon's 1975 solo album Two Sides of the Moon. Fittingly, he made his acting debut playing a drummer in an episode of "Sunshine" (NBC, 1975), a sitcom co-starring his friend and fellow musician Bill Mumy (best remembered for playing Will Robinson on "Lost in Space"), who snared him the gig. Apart from music, Ferrer became a busy character actor in films and TV beginning in the 1980s. In 1990 alone his output included recurring roles on "Twin Peaks" and "Shannon's Deal" (NBC 1990-91), a starring role in the "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story" (NBC 1990) miniseries, a starring role as a Blue Bayou cop in his own series "Broken Badges" (CBS 1990-91) and supporting roles in two features, "Revenge" and "The Guardian." Ferrer achieved leading man status in the little-seen thriller "The Harvest" (1993) but continued working primarily as a character actor for the rest of his career, appearing in films ranging from the knockabout comedy sequel "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993) to Steven Soderbergh's drug-trafficking drama "Traffic" (2000). While continuing to appear in films such as Jonathan Demme's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004) and Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" (2013), Ferrer also lent his distinctive voice to animated films ranging from Disney hit "Mulan" (1998) to singing-birds sequel "Rio 2" (2014). Miguel Ferrer died of esophageal cancer on January 19, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 61.

Highest rated movies

Traffic RoboCop The Manchurian Candidate
Sunshine State
Iron Man 3 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Hot Shots! Part Deux




83% 73% Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Slade Wilson / Deathstroke (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bald Narrator - 2014
79% 78% Iron Man 3 Vice President Rodriguez (Character) $409.0M 2013
No Score Yet 9% The Courier Mr. Capo (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 58% Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: ¡Viva la Fiesta! Delgado (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 16% Far Away Eyes Eli (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 13% Hard Ride to Hell Jefé (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 27% Wrong Turn at Tahoe Vincent (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 71% Justice League: The New Frontier J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (Voice) - 2008
12% 41% The Man Agent Peters (Character) $8.3M 2005
48% 32% Silver City Cliff Castleton (Character) $1.0M 2004
80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate Colonel Garret (Character) $65.9M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. County 187 Sgt. Walter Drazin (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 11% Sightings: Heartland Ghost Allen (Character) - 2002
80% 57% Sunshine State Lester (Character) $3.1M 2002
92% 85% Traffic Eduardo Ruiz (Character) $124.1M 2000
17% 53% Where's Marlowe? Joe Boone (Character) $6.0K 1998
85% 85% Mulan Shan-Yu (Voice) $120.6M 1998
No Score Yet 46% Brave New World Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning (Character) - 1998
7% 24% Mr. Magoo Mr. Ortega Peru (Character) $21.4M 1997
33% 40% Stephen King's The Night Flier Richard Dees (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 51% Justice League of America The Weather Man (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 57% Project: ALF Dexter Moyers (Character) - 1996
29% 58% The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca Centeno (Character) $226.4K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. Jack Valko (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Thomas Manning (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Deception Ridge Ray Hayes (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 20% Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Win Carter (Character) - 1994
9% 34% Blank Check Quigley (Character) $30.6M 1994
No Score Yet 71% Royce Gribbon (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 80% A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story Stanislav (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 24% The Harvest Charlie Pope (Character) - 1993
16% 28% Another Stakeout Tony Castellano (Character) $20.1M 1993
58% 63% Hot Shots! Part Deux Harbinger (Character) $38.6M 1993
52% 50% Point of No Return Kaufman (Character) $27.5M 1993
83% 70% It's All True Narrator - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Scam Barry Landers (Character) - 1993
64% 78% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Albert Rosenfeld (Character) $4.2M 1992
No Score Yet 75% Cruel Doubt Lewis Young (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow of a Killer District Attorney Steven Walzer (Character) - 1992
30% 32% The Guardian Ralph Hess (Character) $16.1M 1990
33% 54% Revenge Amador (Character) $15.1M 1990
9% 25% DeepStar Six Snyder (Character) $7.9M 1989
No Score Yet 43% Valentino Returns Unknown (Character) $7.6K 1989
91% 84% RoboCop Bob Morton (Character) $49.7M 1987
50% 41% Flashpoint Roget (Character) - 1984
78% 66% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock First Officer (Character) - 1984


No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Assistant Director Owen Granger (Character),
NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger (Guest Star),
100% 93% Adventure Time Death/Skeleton 2 (Guest Voice) 2011-2012 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
13% 73% The Protector Lt. Felix Valdez (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me FBI ASAC Bill Steele (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gus Kovak (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
52% No Score Yet Bionic Woman Jonas Bledsoe (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Dr. Garret Macy (Character),
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Agent Hopkins (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Chan Tarakudo/Shadowkhan King (Guest Voice) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Vic Karp (Character) 1998-2001
No Score Yet 73% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Nathan Berry (Guest Star) 1999
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990 1993-1994
70% 67% Stephen King's The Stand Unknown (Character) 1994
82% 89% Twin Peaks FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield (Guest Star) 1990-1991
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houston Knights Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983 1985