Spindly character player of stage, screen, and TV who is best known for his memorable supporting role in "Jurassic Park" (1993) as Donald Gennaro, the cowardly lawyer. Prior to that blockbuster, Ferrero was probably most widely seen on TV in the recurring role of Izzy Moreno, a craven informant on "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-89). He also turned up periodically playing a shyster lawyer on "Shannon's Deal" (NBC, 1990-91), a short-lived legal drama created by John Sayles. Clearly Ferrero's shifty visage does not inspire trust.
Planning a career as a teacher, Ferrero majored in social sciences at San Jose State in California. On his second day of graduate school however, Ferrero dropped out and joined the California Actors Theater based in Los Gatos. After gaining some stage experience, he moved to LA in 1979 and soon found work in films and TV. His first small screen credit had him playing a waiter on the popular sitcom, "Soap." His feature credits include "Gung Ho" (1986), "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987), "Oscar" (1991) and "Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot" (1992).
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TV debut, played a waiter on the popular sitcom "Soap" (date approximate)
Moved to L.A.
Early feature credit playing a guard in "The Incredible Shrinking Woman"
Gave his most widely seen performance in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park"