Sandy Ward
Gerald Brown

(1926-07-12)July 12, 1926
DiedMarch 6, 2005(2005-03-06) (aged 78)
Occupation(s)Film and television actor
Years active1967–2003
SpouseIrene Krinsky-Ward[1]

Sandy Ward (July 12, 1926 – March 6, 2005) was an American film and television actor.[2] He was perhaps best known for playing the recurring role of "Logger Pete" on 11 episodes of the American sitcom television series Malcolm in the Middle.[1][3]

Life and career

Ward was born in Alamosa, Colorado. He began his career in 1967, first appearing in the crime drama television series Ironside.[3] Later in his career, Ward guest-starred in television programs including JAG, The Six Million Dollar Man, The F.B.I., Hawkins,The Rockford Files, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues, Trapper John, M.D., St. Elsewhere, Jake and the Fatman, Murder, She Wrote, Simon & Simon, Hart to Hart, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Fall Guy, Hardcastle and McCormick, The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard, Family Ties, The Greatest American Hero and Night Court.[3]

In his film career, Ward co-starred in the 1971 film The Velvet Vampire,[3] where he played Amos. He then played Detective Grunberger in the 1975 film The Hindenburg.[4] Ward appeared in films such as Being There, Cornbread, Earl and Me, Earthquake, Wholly Moses!, Movers & Shakers, Switchback, Executive Action, Terminal Island, The Rose, Lightning Jack, The Onion Field, Delta Force 3: The Killing Game, Under Siege and Airplane II: The Sequel.[3] He played Colonel Maxwell in the 1982 film Some Kind of Hero,[5] with also playing Sistrunk in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment.[3]

In 1983, Ward played the role of "Sheriff George Bannerman" in the film Cujo, in which he was the local sheriff who arrives at the mechanics house.[6] He is killed by Cujo in the book, in which he later survived from it.[6] Ward co-starred in playing General Hubik in the 1984 film Tank. He played Jeb Ames for five episodes in the soap opera television series Dallas.[3] After that, Ward played the role of "Detective Roy Banks" in The Bold and the Beautiful. He starred in the 1990 film Blue Desert, where he played Walter.[7] Ward also played Quentin in the 2000 film The Perfect Storm.[1] His final credit was from 2003 film Finding Home.[3]

Ward played Hank in the short film Hank & Edgar.[1] He then played the recurring role of "Logger Pete" in the sitcom television series Malcolm in the Middle, with also playing Pop Lazzari in Seinfeld.[3]


Ward died in March 2005 in Orange County, California, at the age of 78.[1][3]


Year Title Role Notes
1971 The Velvet Vampire Amos
1973 Terminal Island Guard
1973 Executive Action Policeman
1974 Earthquake Studio Guard Uncredited
1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me Store Manager
1975 The Hindenburg Detective Grunberger
1978 F.I.S.T. The Man
1979 The Onion Field Pawnbroker
1979 The Rose Rose's Father
1979 Being There Senator Slipshod
1980 Wholly Moses! Taskmaster
1982 Some Kind of Hero Colonel Maxwell
1982 Fast-Walking Warden
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Defense Attorney
1983 Cujo Bannerman
1984 Tank General Hubik
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Sistrunk
1985 Movers & Shakers Doctor
1990 Blue Desert Walter
1991 Delta Force 3: The Killing Game General Wilson
1992 Who Killed the Baby Jesus Kirk Vaughn
1992 Under Siege Calaway
1994 Lightning Jack Judge Curren
1997 Switchback Tex
2000 The Perfect Storm Quentin (The Old Timer)
2003 Finding Home Julian the Lobsterman (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sandy Ward: Respected Character Actor over 50 years". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. March 20, 2005. p. 187. Retrieved January 16, 2022 – via open access
  2. ^ "Quiet! On The Set". The Missoulian. Missoula, Montana. July 10, 1980. p. 15. Retrieved January 16, 2022 – via closed access
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lentz, Harris (May 4, 2006). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2005. McFarland. p. 283. ISBN 9780786424894 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ McGee, Marty (June 8, 2015). Encyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound. McFarland. p. 120. ISBN 9781476609706 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Parish, James (1992). Prostitution in Hollywood Films: Plots, Critiques, Casts, and Credits for 389 Theatrical and Made-for-television Releases. McFarland. p. 410. ISBN 9780899506777 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ a b Wood, Rocky (February 10, 2017). Stephen King: A Literary Companion. McFarland. p. 84. ISBN 9780786485468 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Stanley, John (2000). Creature Features: The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movie Guide. Berkley Boulevard Books. p. 61. ISBN 9780425175170 – via Google Books.