Prolific television actor Miguel Ferrer, who had played Owen Granger on “NCIS: Los Angeles”, has died of throat cancer at his Los Angeles home on 19th January. He was 61.
Born to Academy Award-winning actor Jose Ferrer and singer-actress Rosemary Clooney, Ferrer is also the cousin of George Clooney.
In a statement, Clooney said, “Miguel made the world brighter and funnier and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day… pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.”
Prior to his acting career, Ferrer was a drummer for his mother and Bing Crosby. He also played drums for Keith Moon’s album “Two Sides of the Moon” in 1975.
He landed his first television role on “Magnum P.I.” in 1981 and after a few small roles, he was casted in the original “RoboCop” where he played Bob Morton. At one point of his career, he starred on 3 television shows at the same time – “Shannon’s Deal”, “Broken Badges”, and “Twin Peaks”. Just in case you didn’t know, he also voiced the evil Shan Yu in Disney’s “Mulan”.
In recent years, the actor is most notable for his work in CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” alongside Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, and Linda Hunt. According to Deadline, There has been an ongoing mole-hunt storyline in the current 8th season and his character, Granger, was stabbed while in police custody in the most recent episode that aired Sunday.
He is survived by his wife Lori, sons Lucas and Rafi, and 4 brothers and sisters.
Rest in peace, Miguel Ferrer. Our thoughts go out to her family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.