There are some of those actors that play a character with such zest and passion, that as a young film watcher, they are forever cast in your head as that type of person. My introduction to Miguel Ferrer was, like many, in the 1987 film Robocop, where he played a young executive determined to make a difference. While he wasn’t really a bad guy in the film, he definitely showed his power in a tough role. But then a couple of years later, in DeepStar Six (1989), he really showed me how much of a jerk he could be! The real shame is that Ferrer was one of those actors that could play on both sides of the drama, and even be funny! But when he played a bad guy…man was he good.
So I was sadden to hear that he had passed away after battling throat cancer. He was one name that when you seen it pop up in the credits, you knew you were in for a great performance by him, even if he was in a minor role. While he did play in a few genre features, like The Stand (1994) and The Night Flier (1997), he also appeared in countless other TV shows and movies, really showing his range as an actor.
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family during this difficult time. He will be missed, but never forgotten.