Miguel Ferrer, actor of series like “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan”, and films like “RoboCop” and “Iron Man 3”, died Thursday of throat cancer, at the age of 61.
Ferrer was the son of Rosemary Clooney, a well-known singer of the 1950s and actor José Ferrer.
It was also George Clooney’s first cousin and played Owen Granger in “NCIS: Los Ádrool” for seven seasons.
“Today, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ lost a member of a loving family. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic screen presence, a wicked sense of humor and a huge heart,” said R. Scott Gemmill, series floor coordinator.
Musician and actor
Born in Santa Monica, California, he started out as a musician, traveling with his mother and Bing Crosby, and recording with Keith Moon of The Who, before moving on to television and film.
One of his first major appearances was in the original version of “Twin Peaks”, as an FBI pathologist.
Her television roles also included “Shannon’s Deal”, “Broken Badges”, “Crossing Jordan”, “Bionic Woman” and “Desperate Housewives”.
In “Robocop,” he played corporate executive and villain Bob Morton. Also in a dark role, he participated as the drug informant in “Traffic”.
“Brighter and more fun” world
George Clooney said Ferrer “made the world brighter and more fun,” in a statement quoted by Variety magazine.
“Today history marks great changes in our world (…) His death is so deeply felt in our family that the events of this day (monumental events) pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will, “Clooney wrote.