Actor Fred Ward has died, according to his publicist, Ron Hofmann.

he Player died Sunday, May 8 at the age of 79. No cause of death was given.

U.S. movie debut as a convict alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz in 1979.

comedy film, Tremors (1990), or a detective in the indie film Two Small Bodies (1993)

The Final Insult (1994), or the father of the lead character in

That led to a few appearances in TV productions by Italian

father of the lead character in Jennifer Lopez's revenge thriller Enough (2002)."

The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he was going to pop

Actor Fred Ward dies. He had the right

stuff in movies from 'Tremors' to 'The Player'