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Miguel Ferrer

Highest Rated:   92% Traffic (2000)
Lowest Rated:   0% DeepStar Six (1989)
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Born February 7, 1955, intense character actor Miguel Ferrer specialized in playing villains, and brought to each role an unpredictable energy. Working steadily on television and in feature films, Southern California-born and raised, Ferrer was the eldest of five children and is the son of famed actor José Ferrer and jazz artist Rosemary Clooney. Inspired by watching Little Ricky banging away on drums during the I Love Lucy show and by Beatles percussionist Ringo Starr, Ferrer first aspired to become a professional drummer and for a few years worked as a studio musician. Acting credits came by way of small television and feature film roles. He debuted on television guest starring as a drummer on the NBC series Sunshine (1975). His first real break in movies came when he was cast in Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi actioner Robocop (1986). The tall, rangy actor subsequently appeared in films such as Revenge (1987) and Point of No Return (1991). Back on television, he gave a memorable performance as an emotionally volatile FBI pathologist in David Lynch's cult series Twin Peaks. Ferrer also starred as a Louisiana cop in Broken Badges. Other television credits include a guest-starring role on the NBC medical drama E.R., a supporting role in the telemovies Shannon's Deal and Brave New World, and a regular role on the comedy Lateline. In 2002, Ferrar appeared alongside Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, and Benicio Del Toro in filmmaker Steven Soderbergh's Academy award-winning drama Traffic, and worked in John Sayles' Sunshine state during the same year. Ferrer took on the role of Colonel Garrett in the 2004 update of The Manchurian Candidate, and lent his voice to episodes of the Cartoon Network favorites Robot Chicken (2006) and American Dad! (2007). The actor continued to work in television over the next couple of years, making appearances in NBC's update of the Bionic Woman series, and took on the part of LAPD Lt. Felix Valdez for The Protector, a made-for-television police procedural drama. He also had a recurring role as NCIS assistant director Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles. Ferrer was diagnosed with cancer during his run on NCIS, but chose to stay on the show and work through his illness. He died in 2017, at age 61.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  • Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
2017
No Score Yet Female Fight Squad
  • Director
2016
45% Rio 2
  • Big Boss
$113.7M 2014
79% Iron Man 3
  • Vice President Rodriguez
$409M 2013
No Score Yet Four Assassins
  • Eli Stoke
2012
No Score Yet The Courier
  • Mr. Capo
2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
  • Delgado
2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Delgado
2011
No Score Yet Hard Ride To Hell
  • Black Sombrero
2010
No Score Yet Wrong Turn at Tahoe
  • Vincent
2009
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Martian Manhunter
2008
12% The Man
  • Agent Peters
$8.3M 2005
48% Silver City
  • Cliff Castleton
$0.9M 2004
81% The Manchurian Candidate
  • Colonel Garret
$65.8M 2004
No Score Yet Sightings: Heartland Ghost
  • Allen
2002
80% Sunshine State
  • Lester
$2.9M 2002
92% Traffic
  • Eduardo
$123.9M 2000
17% Where's Marlowe?
  • Joe Boone
1999
86% Mulan
  • Shan-Yu
1998
No Score Yet Brave New World
  • DHC
1998
33% Stephen King's 'The Night Flier'
  • Richard Dees
1998
7% Mr. Magoo
  • Ortega Peru
1997
No Score Yet Justice League of America
  • The Weather Man/Dr. Eno
1997
29% The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
  • Centeno
1997
No Score Yet Project: ALF
  • Dr. Moyers
1996
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
  • Win Carter
1994
No Score Yet Incident at Deception Ridge
  • Ray Hayes
1994
No Score Yet Royce
  • Gribbon
1994
11% Blank Check
  • Quigley
1994
No Score Yet A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story
  • Stanislav
1994
No Score Yet The Harvest
  • Charlie Pope
1993
14% Another Stakeout
  • Tony Castellano
1993
No Score Yet Scam
  • Barry Landers
1993
59% Hot Shots! Part Deux
  • Harbinger
1993
48% Point of No Return (The Assassin)
  • Kaufman
1993
82% It's All True
  • Narrator
1993
No Score Yet Return to 'The Great Escape'
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Cigarettes & Coffee
  • Actor
1993
61% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
  • Albert Rosenfield
1992
No Score Yet Cruel Doubt
  • Lewis Young
1992
13% The Guardian
  • Ralph Hess
1990
33% Revenge
  • Amador
1990
0% DeepStar Six
  • Snyder
1989
No Score Yet Valentino Returns
  • Actor
1989
88% RoboCop
  • Robert Morton
1987
79% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
  • Officer
1984
No Score Yet Flashpoint
  • Roget
1984
No Score Yet Lovelines
  • Dragon
1984
No Score Yet The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Waiter
1983
No Score Yet Heartbreaker
  • Angel
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Owen Granger
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Andre Zoller Andre Zeller
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Protector
2011
  • Lt. Felix Valdez
  • 2011
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Fred Boyd
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Whitten
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Joey Carmichael
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Nathan
  • 1999
93% Twin Peaks
1990
  • Albert Rosenfeld
  • 1991
  • 1990

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