Frederick Joseph Ward (born December 30, 1942) is an American character actor, producer and model. Starting with a role in an Italian television film in 1973, Ward has had a long and diverse career, including such films as Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams, Tremors, Henry & June, The Player and Short Cuts. Ward has also done model shootings with Lara Stone, Linda Evangelista, Dree Hemingway and Beri Smither as well as appearing in the 1998 Pirelli Calendar.
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Sadly, Fred Ward passed away May 8 at the age of 79. The longtime actor was beloved by many. He was a soldier — a supporting star, usually typecast as a tough guy, who would put the work in. Ward looked the part. He was a boxer in his youth and a lumberjack. He was in the Air Force. Ward lived a full life before he ever became an actor and his knack for down-to-earth, realistic characters came from that place. He'll be missed by Hollywood's best. Here's some proof.
Tremors actor Fred Ward passed away at the age of 79 on May 8th, according to a statement released by one of his representatives. His cause of death has not yet been revealed. In addition to Tremors, Ward starred in a number of films including Henry and June, The Right Stuff, The Player, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Miami Blues, Short Cuts, Sweet Home Alabama, and Exit Speed. Ward won a Golden Globe for his role in Short Cuts.
Fred Ward, who has died aged 79, was a dependable character actor who achieved familiarity, if not quite stardom, during the golden age of home video. Born of Scots Irish and Cherokee descent, he only found regular employment in his forties after two decades of real-world slog, including spells as a cook, a lumberjack and a tomato picker. “My career has been a bit strange,” he admitted to one journalist. “I don’t think it took the normal route.”
Upon hearing the sad and unexpected news about the passing of actor Fred Ward, who died on May 8 at the age of 79, I, like so many of you, took a look back at the films he made during his career and came to two immediate conclusions. The first was that even though he had the craggy looks and gruff demeanor of an old school character actor who might have seemed perfectly at home in B-movies, he was also versatile enough to convincingly play everything from broad action to low comedy to serious historical drama. The second is that no matter how dire the project in question might have been (I’m looking at you, “Joe Dirt” and “Corky Romano”), his strong, sure presence alone was enough to improve whatever he happened to be in, even if it happened to only be during his scenes. Luckily, Ward left behind a large and largely wonderful body of work, including a number of films ripe for rediscovery, that will give both his fans and those somehow unfamiliar with his work a real sense of both his talent and range.
In my first glimpse of Fred Ward, he was snoring, sleeping it off in a dusty sleeping bag in the back of a truck in the 1990 film "Tremors." After his friend and fellow handyman Valentine "Val" (Kevin Bacon) decides to wake him roughly by pretending a stampede is approaching in the Nevada wilderness, Ward snake crawls out of the truck, landing in the dirt. Still in the sleeping bag, he lifts his head up to reveal an unmistakable expression: one eye squinted, his mouth open in a Popeye snarl.
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...
Click here to read the full article. Kevin Bacon will never forget the work he did with costar Fred Ward on the cult favorite film Tremors.
Bacon honored Ward today in a social media post. Ward died last Sunday at age 79.
“So sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to battling underground worms, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I will always remember chatting about his love of Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long, hot days in the high desert. Rest In Peace, Fred,” Bacon said on Twitter.
Bacon and Ward teamed on the 1990 film,...
Fred Ward's death announced earlier on Friday was a sour note to end the week, especially given his long career full of rich characters and memorable roles. One of his best represents one of the top movie duos in science fiction and horror history with Tremors, alongside Kevin Bacon. Bacon...
On Friday the publicist of Fred Ward announced that the renowned actor had passed away this previous Sunday, May 8th. He was survived by his wife and son. No specific details regarding the place or cause of death were given. He started out acting in small roles on television back...
How many Hollywood leading men are sufficiently divested of vanity that they would not only play a character who gets his dentures stolen, but then subsquently spend a good portion of their screen time gumming it up trying to retrieve them? Probably not many to begin with, but sadly, that number went down by one today. Hell, who are we kidding? Fred Ward, who died today at age 79, was probably the ONLY Hollywood leading man who has done such a thing.
The movie in question was 1990’s Miami Blues. The character Ward played was the grizzled, denture-wearing cop Hoke Moseley,...
Kevin Bacon paid tribute to his “Tremors” co-star, Fred Ward, who died on Sunday at the age of 79.
“So sad to hear about Fred Ward. When it came to battling underground worms, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner,” Bacon tweeted.
“I will always remember chatting about his love of Django Reinhardt and jazz guitar during our long, hot days in the high desert. Rest In Peace, Fred.”
The pair struck up an unlikely friendship while starring in the 1990 cult classic together.
The film follows two handymen who decide to leave the town of Perfection, Nev., but stumble upon the dead body of a friend. They soon find that strange underground creatures are killing people.
In an interview with Esquire last May, Bacon said “Tremors” was the only film he was ever interested in doing a sequel to.
“It was one film of mine that I wanted to revisit that character. I don’t look back at all,” he told the magazine.
Bacon said at the time he “would still love to do it” if the opportunity presented itself.
Ward’s rep Ron Hofmann told The Post his cause of death would not be revealed at this time.