January 19, 2017


Actor Miguel Ferrer Dead; 'Twin Peaks'/'NCIS: Los Angeles' Star Was 61

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Miguel Ferrer, known for his onscreen and voice-acting roles for more than three decades, is dead at age 61 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif. on Feb. 7, 1955 to actor José Ferrer and singer/actress Rosemary Clooney, George's aunt.

Ferrer starred on NCIS: Los Angeles and Crossing Jordan for more than 100 episodes each; he directed four episodes of the latter. Having acted on Twin Peaks and in its follow-up movie Fire Walk with Me at the dawn of the '90s, Ferrer will also appear in the Showtime revival premiering this May.

“Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member," showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement obtained by Variety. "Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart. Our thoughts go out to his wife Lori, his sons, and his entire family."

Ferrer was married twice, to Leilani Sarelle from 1991 to 2003, and to Lori Weintraub from 2005 until his death. He has two children, sons Lukas and Rafi.

Ferrer was featured in films like RoboCop, Blank Check, Traffic and Iron Man 3. His voice work included Mulan, Adventure Time, Jackie Chan Adventures and Rio 2.

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost wrote on Twitter:

Remembrances have begun pouring in from the film community at large: