Miguel decided to become a drummer after seeing Ringo Starr perform with The Beatles, on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Miguel was portrayed by Richard Quinn in the 1982 TV movie Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story.
Miguel appeared on the cover of Wrapped in Plastic, a magazine devoted to Twin Peaks.
Miguel appeared in Toto's music video for the song "I Will Remember".
Miguel created the comic book The Comet Man, along with actor Bill Mumy.
Miguel has voiced over the movie trailers for: Magnolia, U-571, and Romeo Must Die.
Miguel won a Screen Actor's Guild Award in 2001, he won for "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture" for the film Traffic.
Miguel is a brother-in-law to Debby Boone.
Miguel studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Miguel helps organize a golf tournament fund raiser for the UCLA Children's Hospital every year.
Miguel voiced the Heretic leader in the video game Halo 2.
Miguel was nominated for a Grammy in 1999 for "Best Spoken Word Album for Children", he was nominated for Simba's Pride Read-Along.
Miguel is an avid golfer and skier.
Miguel's childhood hero was Batman.
Miguel is the oldest of five children.
Miguel made his New York stage debut in 2003 in the off-Broadway play The Exonerated.
Miguel was close friends with actress Dominique Dunne, and in 1982 he was a pallbearer at her funeral.
While starring in Crossing Jordan, Miguel appeared in 8 of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. His topice were anti-prejudice, HIV/AIDS awareness, monitoring kid's TV viewing, family communication, mentoring, parental involvement in school, substance abuse, and violence prevention.
Actor George Clooney is Miguel Ferrer's cousin and close friend.
Miguel Ferrer is the son of singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer.
Miguel Ferrer and his father Jose appeared with June and Anne Lockhart in the Magnum P. I. episode, Lest We Forget. Anne and Miguel played their parents' characters in flashback sequences.
As of 2006 he is married to producer Lori Weintraub.
He was married to actress Leilani Sarelle for 12 years.
He is 6' 1" tall. (1.85 m)
Miguel has two sons, Lucas (b. 1993) and Rafael (b. 1996)
He is a long-time friend of Carrie Fisher. He helped her prepare for her Star Wars audition.
Plays drums and sings in the Los Angeles band "The Jenerators" with actor and co-founder Bill Mumy.
Played drums on Keith Moon's 1975 album, Two Sides of the Moon.
[On using the prop corpses on Crossing Jordan]
Miguel Ferrer: They kept telling me I was being too delicate, and that I shouldn't be delicate because they just really throw them around, and hack them open and do what they gotta do.
[On wanting to play drums at a young age]
Miguel Ferrer: I was drawn to it much to my father's dismay. He wanted me to be a pianist like he was, but I had coarser tastes. It's like that old joke: What do you call a guy who hangs around with musicians? A drummer.
[On Jill Hennessy]
Miguel Ferrer: Jill is the most low-maintenance and beautiful woman ever, except for my wife.
[On what he learned from his mother, Rosemary Clooney]
Miguel Ferrer: She lived an example. That's what she taught us all — that you're never as great as they say you are, and you're never as bad as they say you are. And that we're all just people — just people with great jobs.