Fred Ward

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  • Birth Name: Freddie Joe Ward
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Studied acting at New York's famed Herbert Berghof Studio after serving in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Before his acting career took off, worked as a lumberjack, janitor and short-order cook.
  • While living in Rome, dubbed Italian films into English and appeared in films by neorealist director Roberto Rossellini.
  • First high-profile screen role was in Clint Eastwood's 1979 prison thriller Escape From Alcatraz.
  • His acclaimed performance as doomed astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff (1983) led to one of his few starring roles, in 1985's Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

Relationships

  • Marie-France Ward — Wife
  • Django Ward — Son
  • Silvia Ward — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Freddie Joe Ward
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor