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Lyman Ward


B: June 21, 1941 in Saint John, New Brunswick

Lyman Ward grew up in Saint John and graduated from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. His episodic TV credits began with an appearance on Bonanza in 1971.He also appeared on the very first episode of Laverne & Shirley as Tad Schotz. He is usually remembered for playing Ferris Bueller’s father in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986).

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Coffy (1973)
Having Babies (TV-1976)
The Last of the Cowboys (1977)

The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)
The Phoenix (TV-1981)
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Love Letters (1984)
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
W*A*L*T*E*R (TV-1984)
Protocol (1984)
Obsessed with a Married Woman (TV-1985)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV-1985)
Creature (1985)
A Nightmare On Elm Street: Freddy`s Revenge (1985)
Ferris Bueller`s Day Off (1986)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Perfect Victims (1988)
Stranger on My Land (TV-1988)
Milk and Honey (1988)
Ray`s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1988)
Riding the Edge (1989)
Dick Francis: In the Frame (TV-1989)
Just Tipsy, Honey (TV-1989)

Best Shots (1990)
Tagget (TV-1991)
Sweet Poison (TV-1991)
Guilty as Charged (1991)
The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Mikey (1992)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn (1994)

The Force (1994)
The Wrong Woman (1995)
Serial Killer (1995)
A Stranger to Love (TV-1996)
Independence Day (1996)
The Secret Agent Club (1996)

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Quiet Kill (2004)
Rumor Has It (2005)
Twilight (2008, short)
2:13 (2009)

Privileged (2010)
Farah Goes Bang (2013)

In the Forest (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Santa Barbara (1986)
First Monday (2002)