The veteran character actor started on the silver display screen with a task in an Italian TV movie in 1973, and had greater than 85 roles over greater than 4 many years.
WASHINGTON — Character actor Fred Ward has died, his publicist confirmed Friday. He was 79.
Ward died Sunday, Might 8, in line with publicist Ron Hofmann. No reason behind loss of life was given.
Ward was recognized largely for his roles in movies reminiscent of “Tremors,” “The Proper Stuff” and “The Participant.” The veteran character actor started on the silver display screen with a task in an Italian television movie in 1973, and continued for 4 many years. In whole, he was credited in additional than 85 movie and tv tasks.
His final movie position was in Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg’s 2013 buddy cop film “2 Weapons.”
Based on a biography launched by his publicist, Ward acquired into performing after three years of service within the U.S. Air Power. Even earlier than his profession as an actor landed him in various roles, Ward had a scattered resume. He labored as a short-order prepare dinner, a boxer and a lumberjack in Alaska. Within the final years of his life, Ward reportedly honed his second favourite artwork type: portray.
“The distinctive factor about Fred Ward is that you just by no means knew the place he was going to pop up, so unpredictable have been his profession selections,” Hofmann stated in an e-mail.
He’s survived by Mari-France Ward, his spouse of 27 years, and his son Django Ward.
Based on the assertion launched by his publicist, Ward’s final want was that any memorial tributes be made as donations to the Boston College Persistent Traumatic Encephalopathy Heart. Extra data will be discovered right here or by calling 617-358-9535.