TV - Movies
The Grey's
Anatomy Episode
You Likely Forgot
Fred Ward Was In
By MAE HARRINGTON O'NEILL
Known for his performances in films like "Tremors" and "The Right Stuff,” multi-talented character actor Fred Ward recently passed away at the age of 79. He was one of the many celebrities who guest-starred on "Grey's Anatomy,” playing a character whose presence ushers in a significant change for one of the main characters of the medical drama.
The dramatic death of Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in the second season finale sends fiancé Izzie (Katherine Heigl) into a tailspin. Ward appears in the episode as Denny's estranged father, Denny Duquette, Sr., who doesn’t get off on the right foot with Izzie.
The pair have an emotionally raw conversation that the actors execute with captivating precision. Ward skillfully evokes the emotions of a devastated, conflicted father, and his character’s presence sets Izzy on a new path effectively ending her mourning tail-spin.