Ferrer, Miguel 1955- (Miguell Ferrer)

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Ferrer, Miguel 1955- (Miguell Ferrer)


Full name, Miguel Jose Ferrer; born February 7, 1955, in Santa Monica, CA; son of Jose Ferrer (an actor and director) and Rosemary Clooney (a singer and actress); cousin of George Clooney (an actor); married Leilani Sarelle (an actress), 1991 (divorced, 2003); married Lori Weintraub, September 2, 2005; children: (first marriage) Lucas Brandon, Rafael. Education: Studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Avocational Interests: Golf, skiing.


Agent—(voice) Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Actor, voice performer, director, and writer. Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, stage director, 1984-85; Jenerators (band), drummer and vocalist; also worked as studio musician and as voice for film trailers.

Awards, Honors:

Grammy Award nomination (with others), best spoken-word album for children, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1994, for The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Read-Along; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2001, for Traffic.


Film Appearances:

Waiter, The Man Who Wasn't There, 1983.

Angel, Heartbreaker, Emerson Film Enterprises, 1983.

Pete, Truckin' Buddy McCoy, 1984.

Dragon, Lovelines (also known as Suenos juveniles), TriStar, 1984.

First officer on USS Excelsior, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Paramount, 1984.

(As Miguell Ferrer) Roget, Flashpoint, TriStar, 1984.

Robert Morton, RoboCop, Orion, 1987.

Snyder, DeepStar Six (also known as Deep Star Six), TriStar, 1989.

The biker, Valentino Returns, Skouras, 1989.

Ralph Hess, The Guardian, Universal, 1990.

Amador, Revenge, Columbia, 1990.

FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (also known as Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Tony Castellano, Another Stakeout (also known as The Lookout and Stakeout 2), Buena Vista, 1993.

Kaufman, Point of No Return (also known as The Assassin), Warner Bros., 1993.

Narrator, It's All True (also known as It's All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles), Paramount, 1993.

Commander Arvid Harbinger, Hot Shots! Part Deux (also known as Hot Shots! 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Charlie Pope, The Harvest, Arrow Releasing, 1993.

Cigarettes & Coffee, 1993.

Quigley, Blank Check (also known as Blank Cheque), Buena Vista, 1994.

Centeno, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (also known as Death in Granada, Lorca, La desaparicion de Garcia Lorca, and Muerte en Granada), Triumph Releasing, 1997.

Ortega Peru, Mr. Magoo, Buena Vista, 1997.

Voice of Shan-Yu, Mulan (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.

Joe Boone, Where's Marlowe?, Paramount, 1999.

Eduardo Ruiz, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die macht des kartells), Gramercy/USA Films, 2000.

Lester, Sunshine State, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Cliff Castleton, Silver City, Newmarket Films, 2004.

Colonel Garret, The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 2004.

Agent Peters, The Man (also known as Cool & Fool—Mein Partner mit der grossen Schnauze), New Line Cinema, 2005.

Himself, Derailroaded (documentary), Ubin Twinz Productions, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

FBI Forensic Specialist Albert Rosenfield, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990-91.

District Attorney Todd Spurrier, Shannon's Deal, 1990.

Beau Jack Bowman, Broken Badges, 1990-91.

Narrator, Encounters: The Hidden Truth, Fox, 1994.

Victor "Vic" Karp, LateLine, 1998-99.

Dr. Garret Macy, Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001-2007.

Voices of Tarakuda and Shadowkhan king, a recurring role, Jackie Chan Adventures, The WB, 2003-2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Scott Toney, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, CBS, 1989.

Tony Riva, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (also known as The Drug Wars: Camarena), NBC, 1990.

Lewis Young, Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992.

Lloyd Henreid, The Stand (also known as Stephen King's "The Stand"), ABC, 1994.

(Uncredited) Voice of Mark James Torrance, The Shining (also known as Stephen King's "The Shining"), 1997.

I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

I Love the '90s: Part Deux, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Martin, Downpayment on Murder, 1987.

Paul Kiley, C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (also known as Python Wolf), NBC, 1988.

Wilhoite, Murder in High Places, 1991.

District Attorney Steven Walzer, In the Shadow of a Killer, 1992.

Barry Landers, Scam, Showtime, 1993.

Ray Hayes, Incident at Deception Ridge (also known as Terror at Deception Ridge), USA Network, 1994.

Win Carter, Jack Reed: A Search for Justice, NBC, 1994.

Stanislav, A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story, CBS, 1994.

Ken Gribbon, Royce, Showtime, 1994.

Jack Valko, The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (also known as The Return of Hunter), NBC, 1995.

Thomas Manning, In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (also known as In the Line of Duty: Trackdown), NBC, 1995.

Dr. Dexter Moyers, Project: ALF (also known as ALF-Der Film), ABC, 1996.

Dr. Eno/The Weather Man, Justice League of America, 1997.

Richard Dees, Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's "The Night Flier"), HBO, 1997.

Director of hatcheries and conditioning, Brave New World, NBC, 1998.

Sergeant Walter Drazin, L.A. Sheriff's Homicide (also known as LA County 187), UPN, 2000.

Dr. Daniel Critchley, Shadow Realm, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Allen Asquith, Sightings: Heartland Ghost, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mic, "Kung Fu: The Next Generation," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Rex, Badlands 2005 (also known as Brides of Lizard Gulch), ABC, 1988.

Todd Snyder, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989.

Victor "Vic" Karp, LateLine, 1998.

Dr. Garret Macy, Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001.

The Bionic Woman, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The friend, The Thing from the Grave, 1990.

Hearts of Hot Shots! Part Deux—A Filmmaker's Apology, HBO, 1993.

As Ye Sow, HBO, 1993.

Narrator, Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Narrator, I Survived a Disaster 3, ABC, 1997.

Dominique Dunne: An American Tragedy: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Narrator, U.S. Marshals, History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Was Justice Denied?, PBS, 2000.

Voice of Pablo Picasso, Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, The Enforcers, History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Battle Group: Halsey, History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Organized Crime: A World History, History Channel, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Karen Duffy, Lifetime, 2001.

Curse of Poltergeist: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

(In archive footage) Brilliant But Cancelled, Trio, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sunshine, 1975.

Ensign Robert "Bobby" Wickes, "Lest We Forget," Magnum, P.I., 1981.

Darby, "A Piece of the Action," Trapper John, M.D., 1982.

Bean, "Firepower," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1983.

Nunzio, "Choices," Cagney & Lacey, 1984.

Carlos Salvadone, "Ewe and Me, Babe," Hill Street Blues, 1984.

(Uncredited) Scott, "Love Story," T. J. Hooker, 1985.

Trauma team doctor, "All the King's Horses," Trapper John, M.D., 1985.

Ferguson, Ohara, ABC, 1987.

Virgilio, "Scarecrow," Houston Knights, CBS, 1987.

Brian, "All the King's Horses," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1987.

District attorney, "Death and the Lady," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

Scott Kappas, "Chariots of Fire," Hooperman, ABC, 1988.

Ramon Pendroza, "To Have and to Hold," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989.

Mitch, "The Thing from the Grave," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1990.

Buddy Budwaller, premiere episode, On the Air, 1992.

Hit man, "As Ye Sow," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1993.

(Uncredited) Parker, "24 Hours" (premiere episode), ER, NBC, 1994.

Gary, "In the Groove," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1994.

Abazzia, "The Black Bargain," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Voice of Mark Mardon/The Weather Wizard, "Speed Demons," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), 1997.

Voice of De'Cine, "Warrior Queen," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), 1997.

Voice, Disney's Hercules (animated), ABC, 1998.

Voice of Aquaman, "A Fish Story," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), 1999.

Nathan Berry, "Saving Grace," Will & Grace, NBC, 1999.

Jack, "Youth Is Wasted on the Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1999.

Himself, "The Lees: Action Speaks Louder," Famous Families, 1999.

Dr. Juan Antonio Marquez in All Souls, UPN, 2001.

Dr. Dan Critchley, "Patterns," Night Visions, Fox, 2002.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Dennis Miller, CNBC, 2004.

Voices of Mo-Larr and Skeletor, "1987," Robot Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 2006.

Voice of Agent Hopkins, "American Dream Factory," American Dad (animated), Fox, 2007.

Television Director; Episodic:

"It Happened One Night," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2005.

"Code of Ethics," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2006.

"Blame Game," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2006.

"Mysterious Ways," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Peter, Light up the Sky, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, 1983-84.

Appeared in an off-Broadway production of The Exonerated.



Bob Morton and himself, Shooting "RoboCop," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 1987.

Narrator, Return to "The Great Escape," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 1993.

Narrator, Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon, 2002, Stax Entertainment, 2005.

Reflections on the Phenomenon of "Twin Peaks," New Line Home Video, 2002.

Voice of heretic leader, Halo 2 (video game), Microsoft, 2004.

Appeared in the music videos "I Will Remember" by Toto, 1995, as the lover in "Pizza Face" by Barnes & Barnes, and in "Sorry" by Nerf Herder.


Contributor to The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Read-Along; also studio drummer for the album Two Sides of the Moon by Keith Moon.


Cocreator and coauthor of the comic books The Comet Man and The Dreamwalker, both Marvel Comics; cocreator of Trypto the Acid Dog; contributor to the comic book series Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Swamp Thing.



Parade, January 26, 2003, p. 18.

People Weekly, November 4, 2002, p. 121.

TV Guide, October 26, 2002, p. 12; March 13, 2006, p. 90.


Miguel Ferrer Official Site,http://miguelferrer.com, April 18, 2007.