NCIS star Miguel Ferrer has lost his battle with cancer at age 61.
Since 2012 Ferrer played Assistant Director Owen Granger in NCIS Los Angeles including the current season.
Miguel was the son of Puerto Rican actor Jose Ferrer and 50s pop star Rosemary Clooney. George Clooney is his first cousin.
As a teenager, Ferrer was a drummer and played on Keith Moon’s solo album ‘Two Sides of the Moon’. His friend Bill Mumy (Will Robinson from Lost In Space) cast him in his first acting role as a drummer in the series Sunshine.
From there Ferrer up acting jobs and in his early days have the younger character of his father’s character in Magnum PI. He had a small role in ‘Star Trek III: The Search For Spock’ then a major role in Robocop as Bob Morton.
Ferrer’s big break came when he starred as Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks. He will be seen in the upcoming new series of Twin Peaks reprising the role of Albert Rosenfield set to premiere on 21 May, 2017.
In a statement Scott Gemmill on behalf of NCIS issued the statement, ““Today, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart.”
George Clooney also paid tribute to his cousin. “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.”
Miguel Ferrer is survived by his wife, Lori; sons, Lukas and Rafi.