Fred Ward Net Worth

Fred Ward Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Fred Ward net worth is
$3 Million

Fred Ward Wiki Biography

Freddie Joe Ward was born on 30 December 1942, in San Diego, California USA, of part-Cherokee descent, and is a model, producer, and actor, probably best known for working in the film “Escape from Alcatraz” alongside Clint Eastwood. Other notable projects he’s been known for include “Southern Comfort”, “Miami Blues”, and “The Final Insult”. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Fred Ward? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, earned through success in his various endeavors, including many character roles and also model shoots with other well-known names, such as Linda Evangelista, Dree Hemingway and Lara Stone. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Fred Ward Net Worth $3 million

Prior to starting his acting career, Ward served for three years in the US Air Force, and then would try his hand at boxing, also working as a lumberjack, janitor, and short-order cook. Fred then decided to go to the Herbert Berghof Studio to study acting; he lived in Rome, dubbing Italian films and also appearing in films by Roberto Rossellini.

In the early 1970s, Fred returned to the US and started doing experimental theatre; he also found himself working on television. One of his first film appearances was 1975’s “Hearts of the West” in which he played a cowboy, which eventually lead to his first major film role in “Escape from Alcatraz” playing John Anglin. In 1981, he was cast in “Southern Comfort” playing a violent National Guardsman, but the following year was given his first starring role in “Timerider: the Adventure of Lyle Swann”. He continued increasing his net worth with other projects such as “The Right Stuff” and “Silkwood”, and in 1985, Fred would become the title hero of “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins”, based on “The Destroyer” series of novels, however the film didn’t do as well as expected. He then went on to do several low budget productions before returning to film in 1988’s “Off Limits”. His net worth was still rising.

In 1990, Ward became part of the film “Tremors” alongside Kevin Bacon. His popularity would continue to increase thanks to cult classic, and would also help raise his net worth further. He then continued with “Henry & June” alongside Uma Thurman and “Miami Blues” with Alec Baldwin. In 1991, he became part of “Cast a Deadly Spell” as private detective HP Lovecraft, and went on with other projects such as “Thunderheart”, “Equinox”, and “Four Eyes Six Guns”. In 1993, Fred was cast in “Short Cuts”, and the ensemble would win a Golden Globe Award. He also reprised his role in “Tremors II: Aftershocks”, followed by a part in “First Do No Harm” with Meryl Streep.

In 2001 he became part of “Full Disclosure” which earned him a nomination for a Video Premiere Award, then starred in “Sweet Home Alabama”. He was also part of “Enough”, “Abandon”, “The Last Ride”, and “Coast to Coast”, before taking a short break from acting, returning to television in 2006 as a guest in “Grey’s Anatomy”. One of his latest projects is “2 Guns” in which he appears alongside Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington.

For his personal life, it is known that Fred was married to Silvia Ward and they have a son. After their divorce, he married Marie-France Boisselle in 1995, but in 2013 she filed for divorce, however they eventually reconciled. The couple currently reside in Venice, California.

Full NameFred Ward
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 30, 1942
Place Of BirthSan Diego, California, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
SpouseMarie-France Ward
ChildrenDjango Ward
ParentsJuanita Iown Ward, Fred Frazier Ward
NicknamesFrederick Joseph Ward , Freddie Joe Ward , Fred , Frederick Joseph "Fred" Ward
MoviesTremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Henry & June, The Right Stuff, Escape from Alcatraz, Sweet Home Alabama, Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult, Miami Blues, 30 Minutes or Less, Uncommon Valor, The Player, 2 Guns, Southern Comfort, Summer Catch, Corky Romano, Thunderhe...
TV ShowsInvasion: Earth
Masked and Anonymous (2003)$10,000
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)$540,000
Henry & June (1990)$1,000,000
Tremors (1990)$500,000
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)$250,000
1[on his life before acting] At one point I was doing theater in San Francisco and actually living in the theater. I was broke. I was boxing--working out in a gym--and this trainer got me into the union. He started putting all the guys in his stable into the union. So I started making money, stopped acting and saved, to get to Europe. I kept moving around. Three years later I started acting again, because acting drove me. But I was still restless. I studied acting in New York for only six months before I wanted to get a ship for Europe. I'd heard that in Brooklyn you could get into the Scandinavian maritime union and get a ship without having papers. Wound up in Florida, then New Orleans, then Houston. I eventually came to California, worked in a bowling alley as a short-order cook. I drifted, picked tomatoes and beans and lived in labor camps in Ventura County. I wound up in Big Sur. I just kept moving. I went to Ketchikan, Alaska, lived with the Indians in stilt houses, worked in a lumber mill. And I still knew I would get back into acting. Eventually I traveled to Yugoslavia on a freighter, then went to Valencia, Spain, and then on to Tangier. I spent three months in Morocco. I wound up in Rome, and finally started acting.
2[The toughest job he ever had] Timber faller. It's the most dangerous, aside from combat, that you can ever have. There are a lot of ways you can get killed. A tree can "barber chair"--come back on you. "Widowmakers," which are dead limbs, can fall out. You can't predict what a tree will do sometimes. You have to watch sawdust and make sure the tree's not rotting. If it is, it might split on you. It's dangerous, it's hot--it's hard work. You have a big chainsaw that's rattling away and bouncing around, and you're slipping and sliding and standing on land that's sometimes nearly straight up and down. It can get crazy. On the other hand, I never wanted to work in an office under fluorescent lights.
3[on when he decided to become an actor] I decided to act when I was in the Air Force. I was going with a stripper in San Antonio, hanging out with some bizarre fringe people--who considered themselves "show people"--including this 250-pound transvestite who designed costumes for strip joints, and a few gangsters. I was a young kid in the middle of this stuff, and it led to my decision. They weren't role models in a strict sense; more like the old freaks in the freak show. When I was younger I always felt like an outsider, and they said it was all right to be "the other." They had a nice little society, a little culture, and they dealt with life. So, as soon as I got out of the Air Force, I went right to New York. I figured that I could do anything I wanted. I had no one to answer to, nothing holding me back.
4I think it's better for the picture to have as much of me as it can. But I also cherish getting down and doing some acting.
5When you're a father, you know exactly where your heart really is. There's no question of it, no doubt. That part of your life has no second guessing.
1Is an idol to singer Julian Thome.
2As of 2015, has appeared in seven films that were nominated for an Oscar: The Right Stuff (1983), Silkwood (1983), Swing Shift (1984), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985), Henry & June (1990), The Player (1992) and Short Cuts (1993), though he never received an Oscar nomination himself.
3Has one son, Django.
4He is the son of Juanita Iown (Flemister) and Fred Frazier Ward. He has English, and small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, German, and Welsh, ancestry.
5Filming for Feast of Love (2007). [August 2006]
6Filming for one episode of the 3th season of Grey's Anatomy (2005). [2006]
7Lives in Venice, California.
8Loves France and travels there often.
9As an amateur boxer he had his nose broken four times.
10When he lived in Italy he made money dubbing spaghetti westerns into English.
11Chosen by Action Film magazine as one of the 10 Top Action Film Stars (#9). [1990]
12Was a boxer.
13Has appeared in 3 movies whose title contains a US state: Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Florida Straits (1986) and The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
14Good friends with Ed Harris.


Swing Shift1984Biscuits Toohey
Uncommon Valor1983Wilkes
The Right Stuff1983Gus Grissom
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann1982Lyle Swann
Southern Comfort1981Reece
Belle Starr1980TV MovieNed Christie
Cardiac Arrest1980Jamie
The Incredible Hulk1979TV SeriesMarvin / Lynch's Henchman
Escape from Alcatraz1979John Anglin
Quincy M.E.1978TV SeriesHostage Taker
Hearts of the West1975Sam (uncredited)
Ginger in the Morning1974Truck Driver
Cartesius1974TV Movie
The Age of the Medici1973TV Mini-SeriesNiccolò de' Conti
True Detective2015TV SeriesEddie Velcoro
2 Guns2013Admiral Tuwey
Leverage2012TV SeriesSteve Reynolds
30 Minutes or Less2011The Major
United States of Tara2009-2010TV SeriesFrank
In Plain Sight2010TV SeriesFrank Jergens Frank Jerome
Armored2009Duncan Ashcroft
The Wild Stallion2009Frank
L'affaire Farewell2009Reagan
Exit Speed2008Sergeant Archie Sparks
Feast of Love2007Bat
ER2006-2007TV SeriesEddie Wyczenski
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesDenny Duquette, Sr.
Funky Monkey2004Don Decker
The Last Ride2004TV MovieDarryl Kurtz
10.52004TV Mini-SeriesRoy Nolan, FEMA Director
Masked and Anonymous2003Drunk
Coast to Coast2003TV MovieHal Kressler
Georgetown2002TV Movie
Sweet Home Alabama2002Earl Smooter
Birdseye2002Nolan Sharpless
Abandon2002Lieutenant Bill Stayton
Dice2001TV Mini-SeriesGacy / Noah Aldis
Corky Romano2001Leo Corrigan
Summer Catch2001Sean Dunne
Wild Iris2001TV MovieErrol Podubney
Full Disclosure2001VideoJohn McWhirter
Joe Dirt2001Joe's Dad
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis2000TV MovieJohn Vernon 'Black Jack' Bouvier III
Red Team2000Retired FBI agent
Road Trip2000Earl Edwards
Ropewalk2000Charlie's dad
The Chaos Factor2000Max Camden
The Crow: Salvation2000The Captain
The Vivero Letter1999Andrew Fallon
Invasion: Earth1998TV Mini-SeriesMaj. General David Reece Major General David Reece Maj. Gen. David Reece
Dangerous Beauty1998Domenico Venier
Best Men1997Sheriff Phillips
Gun1997TV SeriesJohn Farragut
...First Do No Harm1997TV MovieDave Reimuller
Chain Reaction1996FBI Agent Leon Ford
Tremors II: Aftershocks1996VideoEarl Bassett
Un bruit qui rend fou1995Frank
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Rocco
Short Cuts1993Stuart Kane
Two Small Bodies1993Lt. Brann
Four Eyes and Six-Guns1992TV MovieWyatt Earp
Equinox1992Mr. Paris
Bob Roberts1992Chip Daley
The Player1992Walter Stuckel
Thunderheart1992Jack Milton
The Dark Wind1991Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
Cast a Deadly Spell1991TV MovieDet. Harry Philip Lovecraft
American Playhouse1985-1991TV SeriesMr. Crouch / Royal Earle Thompson
Henry & June1990Henry Miller
Miami Blues1990Sgt. Hoke Moseley
Tremors1990Earl Bass
Big Business1988Roone Dimmick
The Prince of Pennsylvania1988Gary Marshetta
Off Limits1988Dix
The Price of Life1987ShortCrouch
The Hitchhiker1987TV SeriesLuthor Redmond
Florida Straits1986TV MovieLucky Boone
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins1985Remo Williams
UFOria1985Sheldon Bart
Secret Admirer1985Lou Fimple


Two Small Bodies1993performer: "Now the Day Is Over", "Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall"
Henry & June1990performer: "Barnacle Bill The Sailor"
UFOria1985performer: "I've Always Been Crazy", "Good Hearted Woman"


Miami Blues1990executive producer


'Masked & Anonymous' Exposed2003Video documentary short special thanks


Realizing 'The Right Stuff'2003Video documentary shortHimself
T-20 Years and Counting2003Video documentary shortGus Grissom
Great Books: The Right Stuff2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Biography1999TV Series documentary
The Making of 'Tremors'1998Video documentaryEarl Bassett (Archive Footage)
The West1996TV Series documentaryCharles Goodnight
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country1993DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Live from Baghdad2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHenry Miller
The Making of 'Tremors'1990ShortEarl Bassett

Won Awards

1997Special Jury PrizeChicago International Film FestivalSpecial Jury AwardTrain of Dreams (1987)
1994Special AwardGolden Globes, USAShort Cuts (1993)
1993Special Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalShort Cuts (1993)

Nominated Awards

2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest ActorFull Disclosure (2001)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesFour Eyes and Six-Guns (1992)

Known for movies

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