Miguel Ferrer NCIS Los Angeles Tribute

NCIS: Los Angeles Plans Miguel Ferrer Tribute for March 5 Episode

NCIS: Los Angeles is planning to honor a fallen comrade.

The long-running CBS procedural will pay tribute to late costar Miguel Ferrer in an episode airing Sunday, March 5, the network announced Wednesday. The episode will feature a version of the Bob Dylan classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” sung by Ferrer and performed by his blues-rock band, the Jenerators. Also, an in-memoriam title card dedicated to Ferrer will appear on screen at the episode’s end.

NCIS: LA fans haven’t seen the last of Owen Granger, though: Ferrer will appear in the Feb. 19 episode, which was filmed before his death. The actor also finished filming a reprise of his Twin Peaks role as FBI forensics expert Albert Rosenfield in Showtime’s upcoming reboot.

Ferrer passed away last month at the age of 61 after a long battle with throat cancer; he played NCIS: LA‘s Assistant Director Owen Granger for six seasons. A familiar face to TV fans, Ferrer also had memorable roles on Twin Peaks and NBC’s Crossing Jordan (as medical examiner Dr. Garret Macy), along with dozens of other small-screen appearances through the years.

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20 Comments
  1. I wonder how they are going to write him out of the show and let it be organic to what is happening. They have him survive that horrible stabbing only to have to take him out….. *sadness*

    • i was kinda hoping they would cut/refilm all of his post stabbing scenes & film a new one saying he died from from the stabbing

      • Daniel says:

        wow… morbid much? They knew he was dying all season… and he worked until he couldnt work anymore. They film months in advance… Recut his scenes to kill him? That would be an insult to his memory…

    • Jerri says:

      I’m sure they came up with something good & fitting of a tribute in that department. We’ll see March 5th.

    • Everyone one knew he was dying. I think he will die on the show.

    • Andrew Hass says:

      I’m thinking the show will have Granger take another job somewhere else,I’m also thinking the show had plans in place already where Granger was concerned because they may have known the end for Ferrer was near or eventually he would have to stop working at least.Plus if the show does mention that Granger died my guess is it might happen next season because they may want to give Ferrer’s family time to grieve.

  2. Anthony says:

    I say they send him off to Korea with his newly found daughter to find her mother like they discussed on the pier when she told him her real name Yujin

    • That would be a good sendoff. Especially if they tie it in with the stabbing.
      Granger and Hetty are two of a kind; long time Cold War warriors who’s on the backsides of their careers. They fit each other in that way; there’s the mutual respect and understanding of their careers. Going to be hard to replace him, if they do.

    • PatriciaLee says:

      Now, that has heart! I hope they chose something upbeat like your idea. He could leave Hetty a note saying he was putting her in charge, and someone interesting could take over her position. It would fit that he just slip out undercover, deep cover, since he now has the daughter and her eventual children to protect from retaliation. It, also, would fit the way he slid into the show, years ago.

  3. Kelly says:

    Well, I guess that explains why there was no in-memoriam card after last Sunday’s episode. RIP

  4. MMD says:

    Almost the entire cast have written wonderful tributes on Twitter/Instagram when he passed. He was beloved by his fellow cast members and apparently had a wicked sense of humour. He will be incredibly missed by them and I hope that the show does a tasteful and appropriate ending for his character. The show using a song Miguel’s own band recorded playing on the episode will really up the tissue usage for me.

  5. Maureen Crosby says:

    Very sad. He was a great actor and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Fly with the angels!

  6. Just saw the last episode for Miguel Ferrer….lord that had to be hard to film. He was Fantastic!!
    I’m not s how long after that he passed…but it was mesmerizing

  7. Carroll G says:

    Condolences to his family friends and all those that enjoyed his work! Rest in peace

  8. Alice Mattern says:

    What an amazing man and actor. He worked right up to the end. May you Rest In Peace Miguel Ferrer.