Miguel Ferrer Dies: NCIS: Los Angeles Star Was 61

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Miguel Ferrer lost a battle with cancer today. He was 61.

Ferrer, who has starred on NCIS: Los Angeles as Owen Granger since 2012, was also set to reprise his role of FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on the upcoming Showtime revival of Twin Peaks.

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Ferrer's first credited role was on an episode of Magnum, PI in 1981 as Ensign Robert 'Bobby' Wickes, USN.

From there, he had small parts not only in many films, but also more television shows, including CHiPs, Cagney and Lacey, Hill Street Blues TJ Hooker., Trapper John, MC and Miami Vice.

It was in 1990 when Ferrer became Twin Peaks Agent Rosenfeld, and over the next two years took the lead in three other series, including Shannon's Deal, Broken Badges and On the Air.

Various television and film roles followed, but nothing has yet compared to Dr. Garrett Macy, a character he played opposite of Jill Hennessey on Crossing Jordan from 2001-2007.

Ferrer Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan was in the top 20 at the end of it's freshman year and remaining very popular throughout its run.

From there, Ferrer starred on the defunct Bionic Woman reboot in 2007 and had many guest starring roles on series such as Medium, CSI and Psych before landing a recurring roles on The Protector and Desperate Housewives in 2011.

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In 2012, Ferrer was introduced on NCIS: Los Angeles as Assistant Director Owen Granger opposite Chris O'Donnell, LL.Cool J and Linda Hunt.

His character was like nails on a chalkboard at first, but as the seasons progressed, he became one of the family. 

During NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 there has been a mole attacking from the inside, and Granger was shot on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 Episode 13 as a part of that storyline.

Ferrer is survived by his wife, Lori, and his sons, Lukas and Rafi.

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