Lyman Ward (actor)

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Lyman Ward
Born (1941-06-21) June 21, 1941 (age 76)
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1971—present
Spouse(s) Cindy Pickett (1986-1992) (divorced) 2 children

Lyman Ward (born June 21, 1941) is a Canadian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Ward was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick and graduated from Saint Malachy's Memorial High School in the class of 1959, and then in 1963 from St. Thomas University which was located at the time in Miramichi, New Brunswick before relocating to Fredericton in 1964.

He appeared on the very first episode of Laverne & Shirley as Tad Schotz, but is most noted for playing Ferris Bueller's father in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). In 1990, Ward was cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot of the show Beverly Hills, 90210. Producers later recast the role and his scenes were cut and reshot with James Eckhouse instead. In 2001, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Not Another Teen Movie as Mr. Wyler, spoofing his role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Ward also played a minor role in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) as John, one of the marketers.

Ward met Cindy Pickett on the Ferris Bueller set, where they played the parents of the teenaged protaganist in the 1986 film. They married in real life, had two children together, then divorced shortly after playing the parents of the teenaged protaganist in the 1992 film Sleepwalkers, citing irreconcilable differences.

Ward published a novel titled 'Fortune's Tide'[1] in 2016, an historical fiction based in his home town of Saint John, New Brunswick.

He continues to act in both films and television.



  1. ^ "Fortunes Tide". Facebook. 

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