Actor Fred Ward of films from 'Tremors' to 'The Player'
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Fred Ward was
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Fred Ward received an Academy Award in 1983 for playing Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom in the film "The Right Stuff"
Ward was a native of the short-order Cook serving in the San Diego US Air Force.
Ward also worked with Kevin Bacon in the horror-comedy "Tremors" as a pair of repairmen.
Ward also played the father of Maura Tierney's Abby Lockhart in NBC's "ER" in 2006–2007 on the small screen.
Ward also has a wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and his son, Jongo Ward.