MIGUEL FERRER (Eli) was born in Santa Monica, the oldest of five children of Puerto Rico born Academy-winner Jose Ferrer and American singer Rosemary Clooney. Ferrer played the drums on Keith Moon's "Two Sides of the Moon".
Ferrer began his career in the early 1980s making guest appearances on episodic television. He had a major role in the 1987 action movie "RoboCop" as the aspiring, cocaine-snorting corporate executive Bob Morton. Since then, Ferrer has been cast in many major movies. Ferrer's notable screen roles include a sinister biker in "Valentino Returns" (1988), an engineer in "DeepStar Six" (1989), Commander Arvid Harbinger in the comedy "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993) and Eduardo Ruiz in "Traffic" (2000).
In the early 1990s, Ferrer appeared on three primetime TV series simultaneously: as D.A. Todd Spurrier in "Shannon's Deal" (1989–1991), as Cajun cop Beau Jack Bowman in "Broken Badges" (1990–1991), and as cynical, wittily abrasive FBI forensics specialist Albert Rosenfeld in "Twin Peaks" (1990–91). He played another medical examiner on the small screen, Dr Garret Macy, in the television crime/drama series "Crossing Jordan" (2001–07).
Ferrer performed as the voice of the Heretic leader in the video game "Halo 2", as well as the protagonist, Jack, in the video game "BioShock". In 1999, at the 41st Grammy Awards, he was nominated for "Best Spoken Word Album for Children" in Disney's "The Lion King II", "Simba's Pride Read-Along". In 2003, Ferrer made his New York stage debut in the off-Broadway production of "The Exonerated".
On television, Ferrer played Jonas Bledsoe on NBC's update of the "Bionic Woman" series (2007) and starred in the NBC series, "Kings" (2009) as a military commander of Gath. He currently portrays NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger in the TV series "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2012).