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May 26, 1950 |
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Film producer, actor|
Ned Dowd (born May 26, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American film producer and former actor.
After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1972, Dowd earned a master's degree at McGill University and played professional hockey. The film, Slap Shot (1977), written by his sister, Nancy Dowd, is based in part on his experiences playing minor league hockey. Dowd appeared in the film as notorious hockey player Ogie Ogelthorpe.
He continued to occasionally act until 1996, but focused his career on becoming an assistant director and eventually a line producer. He had small parts in several films, the last being Bottle Rocket (1996), and has been a producer of such films as Last of the Mohicans (1992), Shanghai Noon (2000), Wonder Boys (2000), and Apocalypto (2006).