Actor Miguel Ferrer Dies

Actor Miguel Ferrer died January 19 in his Los Angeles home as a result of throat cancer less than a month before his 62nd birthday.

While he is best known for his roles as assistant director Owen Granger over 100 episodes of”NCIS: Los Angeles”, the chief medical examiner Dr. Garret Macy for six seasons of “Crossing Jordan” and to Trek fans as the executive officer of the U.S.S. Excelsior in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”; Ferrer made his screen debut in 1981 on an episode of “Magnum P.I.”. He went on to appear in over 100 film and television productions including “ChiPS”, “Hill Street Blues”, “TJ Hooker”, “RoboCop”, “Miami Vice”, FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in eight episodes of “Twin Peaks”, “Point of No Return”, “Hot Shots! Part Deux”, “ER”, “Tales from the Crypt”, “Men in Black: The Series”, the voice of Shan-Yu in “Mulan”, “Hercules”, the “Superman” television series, “3rd Rock from the Sun”, “The Manchurian Candidate”, Jonas Bledsoe in the remake of the “Bionic Woman”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “CSI: Crim Scene Investigation”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Iron Man 3”, and “Rio 2”. Ferrer reprised his role as Albert Rosenfield in an episode of the new “Twin Peaks” series which is currently in post-production.

Born to entertainers Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer, he is the oldest of five and was born Miguel Joe Ferrer on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica. He is a first cousin to actor George Clooney. Before becoming an actor, Ferrer was a musician who performed with his mother, Bing Crosby, and Keith Moon of The Who.

He is survived by his second wife Lori, children Lukas and Rafi, and siblings.


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