Lyman Ward Movies and Career Information
Jun 21, 1941
Lyman Ward (born June 21, 1941) is a Canadian actor. Ward was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada and graduated from Saint Malachy's Memorial High School in the class of 1958, and then in 1963 from St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. He appeared on the very first episode of Laverne & Shirley as Tom Schotz, but is most noted for playing Ferris Bueller's father in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Following production of the movie, he was married to Cindy Pickett, who happened to be his wife in the movie. Since then, they both live separate lives, but have two children together. In 1990, Ward was cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot of the show Beverly Hills, 90210. Producers later recasted 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. He continues to act in both films and television.