Fred Ward Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Fred Ward is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Juanita Iown Ward, Fred Frazier Ward and unknown. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended unknown and earned the Nicknames of Frederick Joseph Ward , Freddie Joe Ward , Fred , Frederick Joseph “Fred” Ward throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 5 ft 9 in (1.77 m) in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Fred Ward has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Fred Ward has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $3 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Fred Ward
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: December 30, 1942
  • Place Of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
  • Profession: Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Marie-France Ward
  • Children: Django Ward
  • Parents: Juanita Iown Ward, Fred Frazier Ward
  • Nicknames: Frederick Joseph Ward , Freddie Joe Ward , Fred , Frederick Joseph “Fred” Ward
  • IMDB:
  • Movies: Tremors, 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 Shows: Invasion: Earth


  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • I 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.
  • When 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.


  • Is an idol to singer Julian Thome.
  • As 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.
  • Has one son, Django.
  • He 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.
  • Filming for Feast of Love (2007). [August 2006]
  • Filming for one episode of the 3th season of Grey’s Anatomy (2005). [2006]
  • Lives in Venice, California.
  • Loves France and travels there often.
  • As an amateur boxer he had his nose broken four times.
  • When he lived in Italy he made money dubbing spaghetti westerns into English.
  • Chosen by Action Film magazine as one of the 10 Top Action Film Stars (#9). [1990]
  • Was a boxer.
  • Has appeared in 3 movies whose title contains a US state: Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Florida Straits (1986) and The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
  • Good friends with Ed Harris.


Title Year Status Character
Swing Shift 1984 Biscuits Toohey
Uncommon Valor 1983 Wilkes
Silkwood 1983 Morgan
The Right Stuff 1983 Gus Grissom
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann 1982 Lyle Swann
Southern Comfort 1981 Reece
Carny 1980 Jack
Belle Starr 1980 TV Movie Ned Christie
Cardiac Arrest 1980 Jamie
The Incredible Hulk 1979 TV Series Marvin / Lynch’s Henchman
Escape from Alcatraz 1979 John Anglin
Tilt 1979 Lenny
Quincy M.E. 1978 TV Series Hostage Taker
Hearts of the West 1975 Sam (uncredited)
Ginger in the Morning 1974 Truck Driver
Cartesius 1974 TV Movie
The Age of the Medici 1973 TV Mini-Series Niccolò de’ Conti
True Detective 2015 TV Series Eddie Velcoro
2 Guns 2013 Admiral Tuwey
Leverage 2012 TV Series Steve Reynolds
30 Minutes or Less 2011 The Major
United States of Tara 2009-2010 TV Series Frank
In Plain Sight 2010 TV Series Frank Jergens
Frank Jerome
Armored 2009 Duncan Ashcroft
The Wild Stallion 2009 Frank
L’affaire Farewell 2009 Reagan
Management 2008 Jerry
Exit Speed 2008 Sergeant Archie Sparks
Feast of Love 2007 Bat
ER 2006-2007 TV Series Eddie Wyczenski
Grey’s Anatomy 2006 TV Series Denny Duquette, Sr.
Funky Monkey 2004 Don Decker
The Last Ride 2004 TV Movie Darryl Kurtz
10.5 2004 TV Mini-Series Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
Masked and Anonymous 2003 Drunk
Coast to Coast 2003 TV Movie Hal Kressler
Georgetown 2002 TV Movie
Sweet Home Alabama 2002 Earl Smooter
Birdseye 2002 Nolan Sharpless
Enough 2002/I Jupiter
Abandon 2002 Lieutenant Bill Stayton
Dice 2001 TV Mini-Series Gacy / Noah Aldis
Corky Romano 2001 Leo Corrigan
Summer Catch 2001 Sean Dunne
Wild Iris 2001 TV Movie Errol Podubney
Full Disclosure 2001 Video John McWhirter
Joe Dirt 2001 Joe’s Dad
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 2000 TV Movie John Vernon ‘Black Jack’ Bouvier III
Red Team 2000 Retired FBI agent
Road Trip 2000 Earl Edwards
Circus 2000 Elmo
Ropewalk 2000 Charlie’s dad
The Chaos Factor 2000 Max Camden
The Crow: Salvation 2000 The Captain
The Vivero Letter 1999 Andrew Fallon
Invasion: Earth 1998 TV Mini-Series Maj. General David Reece
Major General David Reece
Maj. Gen. David Reece
Dangerous Beauty 1998 Domenico Venier
Best Men 1997 Sheriff Phillips
Gun 1997 TV Series John Farragut
…First Do No Harm 1997 TV Movie Dave Reimuller
Chain Reaction 1996 FBI Agent Leon Ford
Tremors II: Aftershocks 1996 Video Earl Bassett
Un bruit qui rend fou 1995 Frank
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 Rocco
Short Cuts 1993 Stuart Kane
Two Small Bodies 1993 Lt. Brann
Four Eyes and Six-Guns 1992 TV Movie Wyatt Earp
Equinox 1992 Mr. Paris
Bob Roberts 1992 Chip Daley
The Player 1992 Walter Stuckel
Thunderheart 1992 Jack Milton
The Dark Wind 1991 Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
Cast a Deadly Spell 1991 TV Movie Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft
American Playhouse 1985-1991 TV Series Mr. Crouch / Royal Earle Thompson
Henry & June 1990 Henry Miller
Miami Blues 1990 Sgt. Hoke Moseley
Catchfire 1990 Pauling
Tremors 1990 Earl Bass
Big Business 1988 Roone Dimmick
The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 Gary Marshetta
Off Limits 1988 Dix
The Price of Life 1987 Short Crouch
The Hitchhiker 1987 TV Series Luthor Redmond
Florida Straits 1986 TV Movie Lucky Boone
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 Remo Williams
UFOria 1985 Sheldon Bart
Secret Admirer 1985 Lou Fimple
Title Year Status Character
Two Small Bodies 1993 performer: “Now the Day Is Over”, “Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall”
Henry & June 1990 performer: “Barnacle Bill The Sailor”
UFOria 1985 performer: “I’ve Always Been Crazy”, “Good Hearted Woman”
Title Year Status Character
Miami Blues 1990 executive producer
Title Year Status Character
‘Masked & Anonymous’ Exposed 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Realizing ‘The Right Stuff’ 2003 Video documentary short Himself
T-20 Years and Counting 2003 Video documentary short Gus Grissom
Great Books: The Right Stuff 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary
The Making of ‘Tremors’ 1998 Video documentary Earl Bassett (Archive Footage)
The West 1996 TV Series documentary Charles Goodnight
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country 1993 Documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Live from Baghdad 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Henry Miller
The Making of ‘Tremors’ 1990 Short Earl Bassett


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