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Wes Studi


From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves (1990). In 1992... See full bio »

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8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Avatar Eytukan
(2009)
Heat
Heat Casals
(1995)
The New World
The New World Opechancanough
(2005)

Filmography

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 2018 Duke City (pre-production)
Tio Leonard
 2017 Candles (filming)
Medicine Man Gray Hawk
 2017 The Pipeline (post-production)
Samuel Horse
  Into the Fire (announced)
Fire Captain Don Knight
 2017 Hostiles
Chief Yellow Hawk
 2015 The Condemned 2 (Video)
Cyrus Merrick
 2015 SuperMansion (TV Series)
Hawk Feather
- Puss in Books (2015) ... Hawk Feather (voice)
 2015 Ronnie BoDean (Short)
Ronnie BoDean
 2015 The Red Road (TV Series)
Chief Levi Gall
- A Cure (2015) ... Chief Levi Gall
- Graves (2015) ... Chief Levi Gall
- Gifts (2015) ... Chief Levi Gall
 2014 Gaming (Short)
Wes Begay
 2014 Road to Paloma
Numay
 2014 Killer Women (TV Series)
White Deer
- Demons (2014) ... White Deer
 2013 Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health (Short)
Wes Studi (voice)
 2013 Destination Planet Negro
Native American Chief
 2013 Battledogs (TV Movie)
Captain Falcons
 2013/I Sugar
Bishop
 2013 The Boston Post (Short)
Bill
 2012 Being Flynn
Captain
 2010 Ink: A Tale of Captivity
King Philip
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Joseph Silverwing
- Aingavite Baa (2010) ... Joseph Silverwing
 2009 Freedom Riders (TV Series)
 2009 Avatar
Eytukan
 2009 21 and a Wake-Up
General Gleason
 2009 The Undying
Lt. Frank Wascoe
 2009 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Bobby's Dad
- That Was No First Kiss (2009) ... Bobby's Dad
 2009 Call of the Wild
Hatcher
 2009 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Major Ridge / Warrior in Canoe
- We Shall Remain: Part I - After the Mayflower (2009) ... Warrior in Canoe
 2009 The Hunter's Moon
Cherokee Jack
 2008 Older Than America
Richard Two Rivers
 2008 Three Priests
Ben
 2008/III El camino
Dave
 2008 Comanche Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Buffalo Hump
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Buffalo Hump
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Buffalo Hump
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Buffalo Hump
 2007 Cosmic Radio
Sherriff Mike Nighthorse
 2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV Movie)
Wovoka / Jack Wilson
 2006 Seraphim Falls
Charon (as Wes Studie)
 2005 Miracle at Sage Creek
Chief Thomas
 2005 Animal (Video)
Creeper
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Black Kettle
- Hell on Wheels (2005) ... Black Kettle
 2004 Echoes from Juniper Canyon (Short)
Grandpa
 2004 A Thief of Time (TV Movie)
Joe Leaphorn
 2004 A Warrior in Two Worlds (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2003 Edge of America (TV Movie)
Cuch
 2003 Coyote Waits (TV Movie)
Joe Leaphorn
 2003 The Ugly One: Thor's Revenge
Father Mike
 2003 The Lone Ranger (TV Movie)
Kulakinah
 2002 Skinwalkers (TV Movie)
Lt. Joe Leaphorn
 2002 Undisputed
Mingo Pace
 2002 Superfire (TV Movie)
Joe Nighttrail
 2002 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Armando Uribe
- Hunting Armando (2002) ... Armando Uribe
 2002 Skinwalkers the Navajo Mysteries (TV Series)
Joe Leaphorn
- A Thief of Time (2002) ... Joe Leaphorn
- Coyote waits (2002) ... Joe Leaphorn
- Skinwalkers (2002) ... Joe Leaphorn
 2001 Christmas in the Clouds
Bingo Caller
 2001 Ice Planet
Commander Jonah Trager
 2000 Wind River
Pocatello
 1998 Soundman
Terry Leonard
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Jesse Rainbird
- The Outrage (1997) ... Jesse Rainbird
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Scarface
- Perseverance (1997) ... Scarface (voice)
 1997 The Killing Jar
Cameron
 1996 Crazy Horse (TV Movie)
Red Cloud
 1995 Heat
Casals
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Famous Shoes
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Famous Shoes
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Famous Shoes
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Famous Shoes
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series)
- The Ancestors (1995) ... (voice)
- Mexico (1995) ... (voice)
- Clash of Cultures ... (voice)
 1994 Wolfridge
 1993 The Broken Chain (TV Movie)
Seth / Chief / Speaker for the Tribes
 1992 Highlander (TV Series)
Sheriff Benson
- Mountain Men (1992) ... Sheriff Benson
 1991 The Doors
Indian in Desert
 1990 The Flash (TV Series)
Roller
- Sins of the Father (1990) ... Roller
 1988 The Trial of Standing Bear (TV Movie)
Long Runner (as Wes Studie)
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Other Works:

Spoken word recordings include: "People of the Wolf" by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear; Audio Renaissance Tapes, Inc.; 3 hours, c1991. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Wes Studie

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being in Street Fighter (1994)] This is a fun movie about a kind of fantasy land, sort of like Star Trek (1966).

Trivia:

Son-in-law of Jack Albertson. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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