Miguel Ferrer Dies @ 61: A Look Back at the TV Veteran’s Biggest Roles

Written by on January 24, 2017

Bio:
Miguel José Ferrer (February 7, 1955 – January 19, 2017) was an American actor and voice actor mostly known for villainous roles, notably his breakthrough role as the OCP Vice-president Bob Morton, the designer of the title character in RoboCop (1987).

Ferrer was born in Santa Monica, California, the oldest of five children of Academy Award winning actor José Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney. His father was Puerto Rican, while his mother had English, German, and Irish ancestry.

Ferrer’s friend, Bill Mumy cast him as a drummer in the series Sunshine, his first television role.[citation needed] Ferrer was also Mumy’s bandmate in Seduction of the Innocent, a band that also consisted of Steve Leialoha, and Max Allan Collins.

Ferrer began his career in the early 1980s making guest appearances on episodic television. He played the younger self of his father’s character on Magnum P.I in 1981. In 1983, he was given a small part as a waiter in The Man Who Wasn’t There.

In the early 1990s, Ferrer appeared on three primetime TV series simultaneously: as D.A. Todd Spurrier in Shannon’s Deal (1989–1991), as Cajun cop Beau Jack Bowman in Broken Badges (1990–1991), and as cynical, wittily abrasive FBI forensics specialist Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks (1990–91).

Victoria Leigh Miller Writer Yahoo TV January 19, 2017

Ferrer again played a medical examiner on the small screen, Dr. Garret Macy, in the television crime/drama series Crossing Jordan (2001–07).

Ferrer played Los Angeles Police Lieutenant Felix Valdez in the 2011 Lifetime police procedural drama, The Protector. Also in 2011, he started a multiple-episode guest role on the final season of Desperate Housewives.

Ferrer died on January 19, 2017, from throat cancer at his Los Angeles home at the age of 61.

Miguel O’Hara, the alter ego of the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man 2099, was named after Ferrer by Ferrer’s friend, writer Peter David, who co-created the character.

Victoria Leigh Miller Writer Yahoo TV January 19, 2017

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