Character actor Miguel Ferrer died after a battle with throat cancer. He was 61.
The son of actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, Ferrer’s acting carrer spanned over thirty years. He made his film debut in the 1982 film Truckin’ Bobby McCoy but his most famous film role was as OmniCorp executive Bob Morton, the man in charge of the RoboCop program in Paul Verheoven’s 1984’s Sci-fi classic RoboCop. He also had a role as a helmsman in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
Ferrer also appeared in films such as Revenge, Hot Shots: Part Deux, Iron Man 3 and in a lead role as journalist Richard Dees in Stephen King’s The Night Flier. He also had a prolific career in television. He was a series regular on Crossing Jordan and NCIS: Los Angeles and worked with David Lynch on Twin Peaks and On the Air. He returned as FBI agent Albert Rosenfeld in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me on Showtime’s upcoming Twin Peaks restart.
He was also active in voice acting in cartoons and video games, most notably in Mulan. He was also a skilled musician, frequently playing at San Diego Comic Con with friend and fellow actor Billy Mumy in a group named Seduction of the innocent.
His cousin was actor George Clooney. The pair appeared together twice. Once in the 1993 film The Harvest with Ferrer in the lead role and Clooney having a cameo as a transvestite, and Ferrer guested on an episode of Clooney’s TV show ER in 1995.