First Nation Actorsby suomiXOX | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public
First Nation/Native American/Indigenous/Native/"Indian" Men
Actor | Blood Quantum
Michael Greyeyes is an actor, director, scholar and founding artistic director of Signal Theatre. He is Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. His film work includes the role of Sitting Bull in "Woman Walks Ahead," (A24/ DirecTV) co-starring Jessica Chastain and...
2. Adam Beach
Actor | Flags of Our Fathers
Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to ...
Actor | Into the West
Born in Chamberlain, South Dakota and resides in Montana he has five brothers, one sister and is Lakota Sioux Tribe. His first role was in the film "Dances With Wolves" as Otter. Michael went onto appear in "Skins", "Into The West", "Yellow Rock", guest role on "Longmire" and in Cyril Morin's "The ...
5. Rick Mora
Rick was born in a field of corn called Los Angeles but raised on a 100 acre farm with no electricity and a wood burning stove in Crescent City, California. He returned to the city at age 7. He obtained a Bachelors Degree from California State University, Northridge in communication. Acting and ...
Actor | Dances with Wolves
Native American actor, Rodney Arnold Grant was born the 9th of March, 1959. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from 6 months of age, up until 1982. Rodney has five adult children: three daughters from his ex-wife, all of which were raised by their mother, and ...
9. Jay Tavare
Jay Tavare describes himself best when he says he is a storyteller and a citizen of the world.
Jay's acting performances in several Oscar winning films--with some of our era's most talented and acclaimed directors and actors--are the natural outcome of his eclectic life experiences and the direct ...
10. Pato Hoffmann
Actor | The Sentinel
Pato Hoffmann, the 1999 Indian Celebrity of the Year, was born in Bolivia to Andes Indian parents with Spanish and German blood. He was in San Francisco, taking kung fu and acting classes, after the success of Dances with Wolves (1990). Agents were looking for Native American talent and signed him ...
11. Buffalo Child
Actor | Dances with Wolves
Buffalo Child is a full-blooded Plains Cree Native American. In addition to television, he has also acted on stage. Both of his parents were raised having traditional lives. Buffalo resided with his maternal grandmother who was a well known medicine woman. His father was an American and his mother ...
14. Dakota House
Actor | North of 60
Dakota was born in a small town in Northern Alberta, he now resides in Edmonton, Alberta. He has been acting from age eighteen and has worked with such people as Graham Greene, Tom Jackson, David Duchovny from X-Files and many others who Dakota credits for his learning and knowledge in the film ...
17. Gerald Auger
Actor | Bohemian Blood
Gerald Auger is a First Nations actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker from Wabasca, Alberta. He is of Woodland Cree descent. He graduated from Grande Prairie Regional College in 1995 with a Marketing Management diploma and a Small Business Management certificate. In 1996 ...
18. Gordon Tootoosis
Actor | Legends of the Fall
A Canadian actor of Cree and Stoney descent, Gordon Tootosis made his film debut in the western film Alien Thunder (1974) with Donald Sutherland and Chief Dan George. Tootoosis provided memorable performances in television and movies, including the role of 'One Stab' in Legends of the Fall (1994), ...
Actor | The Indian in the Cupboard
Litefoot was born on March 1, 1969 in Upland, California, USA as Gary Paul Davis. He is an actor, known for The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) and Adaptation. (2002). He has been married to Carmen Davis since July 11, 1998. They have two children.
22. Nathaniel Arcand
Actor | Pathfinder
2019 Nathaniel featured in the CBS Television show FBI: Americas Most Wanted as Clinton Skye. Nathaniel is a highly respected actor. He got his start, starring in a few smaller roles for local independent filmmakers, Nathaniel's big break came when he auditioned for the role of William MacNeil in ...
23. Noah Watts
Actor | Assassin's Creed III
Noah Watts is an actor and composer, known for Assassin's Creed III (2012), Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington (2013) and Ringer (2011).
24. Saginaw Grant
Actor | The Lone Ranger
Saginaw is the Hereditary Chief and a respected member of the Sac and Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations.
In 1936, Saginaw Morgan Grant was born to Sarah and Austin Grant Sr. at Pawnee Indian Hospital in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was raised on a farm in Cushing, Oklahoma with two brothers and one ...
26. Steve Reevis
Actor | Fargo
Steve was born and raised on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. Son of Curley and Lila Reevis, he is the 4th of 6 siblings. He graduated from Flandreau High School and attended Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas where he received a degree in arts. After junior college, ...
27. Wes Studi
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
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 ...
30. Mo Brings Plenty
Actor | Yellowstone
Moses J. Brings Plenty is Oglala Lakota born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; he is fluent in the Lakota language, culture and traditions. He is a gifted musician, actor, model and spokesperson. He dedicates much of his time traveling throughout the United States speaking on ...