Fred Ward was born on December 30, 1942, in San Diego where he grew up. There is no information about his parents and early childhood. He studied acting at New York’s Herbert Berghof Studio.
Before acting, he spent three years in the United States Air Force. He was also a boxer and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska. He also worked as a janitor and short-order cook.
He started acting in 1973 after he completed his studies at Herbert Berghof Studio in Rome. He made his acting debut in two Italian movies produced by Herbert Berghof. In 1975, he made his first American movie debut by Staring in Herts of the West (1975).
Since his debut in American movies, Ward appeared in several Hollywood films playing both lead and supporting roles. Some of the movies he appeared in include Escape from Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June, The Player, Swing Shift, and Short Cuts.
Fred Ward died on May 8, 2022, at the age of 79.
Fred Ward Son
Fred Ward had only a single child, his son. His name is Django Ward.
Django is the son of Fred and his second wife, Silvia Ward.