Miguel Ferrer starred as Owen Granger for seven seasons in NCIS Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the actor passed away last month at the age of 61 after battling throat cancer. He became known as NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger. To pay tribute to his dedication, the series will have a special Miguel Ferrer episode that goes a little beyond the traditional programming.
Miguel Ferrer Tribute: The actor’s music will be used for the special episode
Ferrer and his band, the Jenerators, recorded a cover of Bob Dylan’s song Knocking on Heaven’s Door before the actor passed away. The band’s song will be played throughout the NCIS Los Angeles episode on March 5. Ferrer provided the vocals for the cover tune.
The series decided to honor the actor with his own music. Aside from singing, Ferrer was also the one who played the drums for the song. Ferrer’s band consisted of Lost in Space veterinarian Bill Murny. Murny offered Ferrer his first TV role for the series entitled Sunshine in the mid-1970s.
The production’s plan was met with positive comments from the fans. Beyond the musical homage, TVLine stated that NCIS Los Angeles will likewise include a memoriam title card at the end of the episode. The actor’s fans are elated to know that Ferrer became significant enough for the whole production to find time and create a tribute for him.
NCIS Los Angeles showrunner R. Scott Gemmill released a statement last month following the star’s death. He stated, ” Today, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles‘ lost a cherished member of the family. Miguel was a man of incredible talent who had a powerful remarkable presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a substantial heart.”
Some fans are questioning the choice of waiting until March to pay appropriate respects to Ferrer. However, fans must remember that Ferrer’s character was still alive in the show. Perhaps, the writers are working on an honorable exit for the character. The episode on February 19 will be titled Payback. The episode was filmed before Ferrer’s death. Fans assumed that it will be Owen Granger’s final episode.
Miguel Ferrer Reprised His Role on Twin Peaks
Aside from Angeles, the actor had another project in line before had the throat cancer in January. In 1990, Ferrer became known when he played the role of FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld for David Lynch and Mark Frost’s murder mystery Twin Peaks. According to Deadline, the series will be revived with Ferrer reprising his role. Twin Peaks will air on Sunday, May 21.
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