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R.I.P. Prolific Actor Miguel Ferrer Has Passed Away

Today we’re sad to report that Miguel Ferrer lost his battle with cancer. He was 61.

A prolific and totally unmistakable actor with well over 100 films and television shows on his resume, Ferrer made a handful of stops in the horror genre throughout his career, notably appearing in Stephen King adaptations The Stand and The Night Flier. He also starred in three episodes of “Tales from the Crypt” in the early ’90s, and did uncredited voicework on the 1997 mini-series iteration of “The Shining.” Of course, Ferrer is known to many genre fans as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in “Twin Peaks,” a role he reprised for Showtime’s upcoming revival of the series.

One of Ferrer’s earliest breakout roles saw him play the sleazy Bob Morton in RoboCop, and he’s perhaps best known to the masses thanks to his extended starring roles in shows like “Crossing Jordan” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He spent much of his career on the small screen, also recurring on “Desperate Housewives,” “The Protector,” and “Bionic Woman.”

Miguel Ferrer, the son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, and cousin of George Clooney, is survived by his wife Lori, sons Lukas and Rafi, and siblings Maria, Gabriel, Monsita, and Rafael.

Enjoy one of Ferrer’s memorable scenes from RoboCop below.



  • silverfishimperitrix

    This one hurts. He was always someone who could bring a cry of delight when he would show up in a movie or TV show.

  • nowaygetreal

    Man, this sucks. I just finished rewatching Twin Peaks and every scene he’s in, he steals (like most movies he’s in).The guy has always been a favorite of mine. It’s sad to see him go.

  • wintemutenight

    Rewatching Twin Peaks for the upcoming Showtime season. I read the headline and hoped it was click bait, fake news. Damn good actor who will be missed for his talent.

  • Kaijudude

    Whaaa?! No way!

  • Travis_Bickle

    he is in SO many good movies on top of being one of the most memorable characters in Twin Peaks. So sad.

  • Richter Belmont

    That’s really sad. Right before he died, WB announced that he’d be doing voice work for the new Teen Titans cartoon film.

    • Grimphantom

      That what shock me more, just recently saw that news.

  • Grimphantom

    You’re freaking kidding me! Aside that he appeared in great roles mostly playing bad ass characters he also did some voice acting like Death from Adventure Time and recently just recently heard the news of him voicing Deathstroke in the new Teen Titans animated movie, i do hope he recorder all of his lines.

    Funny fact is that i didn’t know till now that he’s the cousin of George Clooney, you learn something new but sadly a bit too late.

  • Khy

    God, hurry up Twin Peaks and air before we lose more stars. I just started re-watching the series and what a terrible thing to hear.

  • Dan

    Man, that dude played the quinessential bad guy. RIP buddy.

    • Satanzilla

      But the ironic thing is, he’s supposed to have been an awesome guy in real life. I actually just made that up.

      • THGrimm

        I’d believe it. R.I.P. Miguel

  • RKSDooM

    Miguel Ferrer’s performance in THE NIGHT FLIER is just amazing, and he was hilarious in HOT SHOTS PART DEUX.

    One of my favorite character actors of all time, you will be missed Mr. Ferrer.

    • RKSDooM

      Oh, and he was also very good in that TV movie version of THE STAND.

      • Fracassi

        I think he was very accurate to the character, as was Gary Sinise and Ray Walston. Not sure if I felt the same way about the other characters.

    • nowaygetreal

      The Night Flier is a pretty underrated movie. I think I’ll watch that one soon.

    • oh_riginal

      Man, he was hilarious in Hot Shots Part Deux!!! I totally forgot he was in that for a moment. His line delivery of “War. It’s faaaaantastic” was perfect.

  • Munchie

    You’re off to a fine start, 2017. ๐Ÿ™

    • Satanzilla

      Well, people do die. It happens. We’re not entitled to immortal celebrities. Shouldn’t we wait a few months before declaring 2017 a bad year for celebrity deaths?

      • Munchie


      • Dani Rooney

        You’ve got munchie well trained lolol

      • Saltoner

        Trump is President, it’s already going to be a bad year.

  • Fracassi

    Good grief! If anyone has access to stream Magnum PI, there is a great episode with both Miguel and his dad, Jose. I really loved watching this guy on screen, and always got a chuckle out of him in Twin Peaks. One of my all time favorite scenes is when he tells Truman that he follows the path of the Dalai Lama, hugs Truman, and tells him that he loves him. RIP Miguel. You are one of my favorites!

  • SpacemanSpliffz

    rip fine sir, thanks for the badass flicks over the years!!!

  • oh_riginal

    Man, I always enjoyed seeing him pop up in movies ever since he was in The Stand. I saw Robocop first, but was too young to remember and realize he was in that movie at the time The Stand premiered.

    It had seemed like forever since he popped up in recent years (at least for me), so I was glad to see him show up briefly in Iron Man 3.

    He’s a cousin to George Clooney?? Never knew that!

    The guy was memorable and always left an impression. RIP and thanks to him for all the great roles he played.

  • Runciter

    aww man… ๐Ÿ™

    he was so good at playing assholes

  • Saturn

    Damn, I personally remember him most for The Night Flyer (great movie,one of the better King adaptations imho), but also for other stuff too – he always seemed to give a good performance.

  • Otterlee

    You did sleaze like nobody else. You are missed already. /salute

  • Mike Wallace

    What bummer. I really like this actor. I’ll miss him.

  • RedLucy86

    Nobody seems to be mentioning that he was in The Guardian…Well actually nobody seems to remember that The Guardian ever existed in the first place.

  • THGrimm

    A serious loss is being felt by all. I didn’t know he was battling cancer; poor guy. I share the sentiments of all that he was a great actor. I just rewatched Night Flier recently after having not seen in since I was a kid and he was great. At least he finished his Twin Peaks stuff. We’ll get to enjoy him one more time. Rest with love, Miguel. R.I.P.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Goodbye, Morton.

  • Blood Boil

    Bummer ๐Ÿ™

  • Randy Moses


  • Saltoner

    Great actor! This sucks!

    • gabriel

      You havent seen nothin yet. 2017 is just getting started. I predict Clint Eastwood, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Danny Trejo, Amber Tamblyn, Scott Weiland, the bitch betty davis, and John Carpenter to get randomly picked by death this year.

      • David Bronstein

        Scott Weiland died in 2015.

  • Colin Christian

    The quintessential 80’s corporate bastard,he was great. R.I.P.

  • Meisha’s Taint


  • Ben_Jammin

    You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method…is love.

    I love you, Miguel Ferrer. Rest in peace.

  • sliceanddice

    Love him in the nightlfyer.

    • pablitonizer

      Love that movie, too bad it doesn’t get that much attention

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  • Hans Olo

    This guy was great. I remember Robocop “I’d Buy That for a dollar”

  • David Bronstein

    Why do writers still write lost his battle- it’s such a pathetic thing to say and shows zero respect.

  • umaneo

    He was good in Crossing Jordan.

  • pablitonizer

    Can we talk about The night flier Mr disguting? Coz it doesn’t have that much attention and it’s a pretty good horror movie in my opinion!

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