Miguel Ferrer, the widely known character and voice actor, passed away Thursday as a result of throat cancer.
Perhaps best known for his role as Owen Granger on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Ferrer’s career spans an immense amount of roles. Appearing in films such as “Robocop,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Rio 2,” Ferrer also starred in television shows such as “Desperate Housewives,” “Crossing Jordan” (Dr. Garret Macy), and “Twin Peaks,” among many others.
Ferrer was the son of Rosemary Clooney (a famous singer in the 1950’s) and actor Jose Ferrer. He is also the first cousin to George Clooney, who had the following to say regarding his cousin’s passing:
“Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family…Miguel made the world brighter and funnier, and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day, (monumental events), pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.”
“NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said that Ferrer was “a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart.” Prior to his passing, Ferrer had apparently filmed a reprisal of his role as FBI pathologist Albert Rosenfield for Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” reboot.
Not only a character actor, Ferrer did voice work for countless amount of animated programs, most notably “Adventure Time” (as Death), “Robot Chicken,” “American Dad,” the upcoming “Justice League Dark,” and even video games such as “Halo 2.” He is survived by his wife Lori, two sons, Lukas and Rafi, and several brothers and sisters.
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