Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer Biography

Miguel Josť Ferrer (born February 7, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor mostly known for villainous roles, notably Bob Morton, the designer of the titular character in RoboCop (1987), the short-tempered FBI agent Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3. He also voiced the villainous Hun leader Shan Yu in Mulan (1998). Non-villainous roles include Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan.

Early life

Ferrer was born in Santa Monica, California, the oldest of five children of Puerto Rican Academy Award-winner Josť Ferrer and American singer Rosemary Clooney. Ferrer's siblings are Maria, Gabriel, Monsita, and Rafael, also an actor. Ferrer was raised in Hollywood, and as a teenager his interests shifted toward music. He played the drums on Keith Moon's Two Sides of the Moon. Ferrer's friend, Bill Mumy ("Will Robinson" on the television classic Lost In Space), cast him as a drummer in the series Sunshine, his first television role.


Ferrer began his career in the early 1980s making guest appearances on episodic television. In 1983, he was given a small part as a waiter in The Man Who Wasn't There. He also had a small part in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) as the Excelsior helm officer. He had a major role in the 1987 action movie RoboCop as aspiring, cocaine-snorting corporate executive Bob Morton. Since then, Ferrer has been cast in many major movies, usually in the role of flamboyant villains with a sense of humour. Ferrer's notable roles include a sinister biker in Valentino Returns, an overzealous engineer in DeepStar Six, a resourceful vigilante in Revenge, Commander Arvid Harbinger in the comedy Hot Shots! Part Deux, Lloyd Henreid in the Stephen King mini series The Stand, and a drug informant in Traffic. He has occasionally taken on lead parts as well, such as The Harvest and The Night Flier.

In the early 1990s, Ferrer appeared on three primetime TV series simultaneously: as D.A. Todd Spurrier in Shannon's Deal (1989"1991), as Cajun cop Beau Jack Bowman in Broken Badges (1990"1991), and as cynical, wittily abrasive FBI forensics specialist Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks (1990"91). Ferrer reprised the role of Albert in the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). He played another medical examiner on the small screen, Dr. Garret Macy, in the television crime/drama series Crossing Jordan (2001"07).

Ferrer performed as the voice of the Heretic leader in the video game Halo 2, as well as the protagonist, Jack, in the video game BioShock. In 1999, at the 41st Grammy Awards, he was nominated for "Best Spoken Word Album for Children" in Disney's The Lion King II, "Simba's Pride Read-Along". In 2003, Ferrer made his New York stage debut in the off-Broadway production of The Exonerated.

Ferrer played a supervillain called The Weatherman in the failed 1997 TV pilot, Justice League of America. Later in the year, Ferrer provided the voice for a similar character, Weather Wizard, in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Speed Demons". Ferrer also voiced Aquaman in another Superman: Animated episode, "A Fish Story". Ferrer has also provided voice-over roles in the TV series Robot Chicken (2006) and American Dad! (2007).

Ferrer played Jonas Bledsoe on NBC's short-lived update of the Bionic Woman series. Ferrer also starred in another short-lived NBC series, Kings, in 2009 as a military commander of Gath. He played Los Angeles Police Lieutenant Felix Valdez in the 2011 Lifetime police procedural drama, The Protector. Also in 2011 he started a multiple episode guest role on the final season of Desperate Housewives.

He currently has a recurring role in NCIS: Los Angeles as NCIS assistant director Owen Granger. On February 6, 2013 Miguel Ferrer was promoted to a series regular for the fifth season. He also appeared in the 2013 film Iron Man 3 as the Vice-President.

Personal life

He is divorced from actress Leilani Sarelle and has two sons, Lukas and Rafael, from that marriage, and a son Jose Robert from a relationship with Kate Dornan. He has been married to Lori Weintraub since 2005. His brother Gabriel Ferrer is married to singer Debby Boone. Gabriel and Debby are the parents of young artist Gabi Ferrer and her twin, Dustin Ferrer. His other brother, Rafael Ferrer, is also an actor. He is actor George Clooney's cousin on his mother's side.


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Heartbreaker Angel
1984 Flashpoint Roget
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock USS Excelsior helm officer
1987 RoboCop Bob Morton
1988 Valentino Returns sinister biker
1989 Deepstar Six Snyder
1990 Revenge Amador
The Guardian Ralph Hess
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Albert Rosenfield
1993 The Harvest Charlie Pope
Point of No Return (The Assassin) Director Kaufman
Hot Shots! Part Deux Commander Harbinger
Another Stakeout Tony Castellano
1994 Incident at Deception Ridge Ray Hayes
The Stand Lloyd Henreid
Blank Check Carl Quigley
1996 Project ALF Dexter Moyers
1997 Mr. Magoo Mr. Ortega Peru
Justice League of America The Weather Wizard
The Night Flier Richard Dees
1998 Where's Marlowe? Joe Boone
Brave New World Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning
Mulan Shan Yu voice
2000 Traffic Eduardo Ruiz
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Colonel Garret
2005 The Man Agent Peters
2007 Bionic Woman Jonas Bledsoe
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Martian Manhunter voice
2009 Wrong Turn at Tahoe Vincent
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning Kabos voice
2010 Hard Ride to Hell Jefe
2011 The Courier Mr Capo
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Delgado voice
Far Away Eyes Eli
2013 Iron Man 3 Vice President Rodriguez
2014 RoboCop (2014 film) Vallon


  • Magnum, P.I. (1981)
  • CHiPs (1983)
  • T. J. Hooker (1985)
  • Miami Vice (1987"1989)
  • Twin Peaks (1990"1991) " recurring
  • Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (1990) " as Tony Riva; recurring
  • Tales from the Crypt (1990"1994; appeared in 3 episodes)
  • On the Air (1992) as Bud Buddwaller, TV station executive. David Lynch, Mark Frost (creators)
  • ER (1994) " "24 Hours", the first episode
  • "I Will Remember" by Toto (1995) " Main character
  • Superman: The Animated Series (1997"1999) " Weather Wizard, De'Cine, Aquaman
  • LateLine (1998"1999) " comedy series, as executive producer Vic Karp
  • Will & Grace (1999)
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun (2000) " Jack, State Department in "Youth Is Wasted on Dick" (season 5, episode 15)
  • Crossing Jordan (2001"2007) " Dr. Garret Macy
  • Jackie Chan Adventures (2003"2004) " voice of Tarakudo
  • Robot Chicken (2006) " Danny Ocean
  • Contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! (2006) " winner
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007) " Original El Tigre
  • The Batman (2007) " Sinestro
  • MediumBeing Joey Carmichael (Played dual role of twin brothers)original air date May 5, 2008(2008)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2008) " episode: Ten Count (season 7, episode 18)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009)
  • Lie to Me (2009)
  • Psych (2010)
  • Young Justice (2010"present) " Vandal Savage/L-1
  • ThunderCats (2011) " The Duelist in "The Duelist and the Drifter"
  • Desperate Housewives (2011) " Andre Zeller (appeared in 5 episodes)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2012"present) " NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger (Recurring role, seasons 3"4, regular role season 5"present)
  • Adventure Time (2012) as Death (voice actor)
  • I will remember (1995) Music Video by TOTO

See also

  • List of famous Puerto Ricans
  • Irish immigration to Puerto Rico

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