First Nation Actors

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First Nation/Native American/Indigenous/Native/"Indian" Men

1. Michael Greyeyes

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...

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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 ...

3. Eddie Spears

Actor | DreamKeeper

Eddie Spears was born on November 29, 1982. He is an actor, known for DreamKeeper (2003), Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Into the West (2005).

4. Michael Spears

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

Twilight

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 ...

6. Zahn McClarnon

Actor | Into the West

Zahn McClarnon was born on October 24, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon. He is known for his work on Into the West (2005), Strike One (2014) and Dangerous Minds (1996).

7. Eric Schweig

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Eric Schweig was born on June 19, 1967 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada as Ray Dean Thrasher. He is an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Tom and Huck (1995) and Big Eden (2000).

8. Rodney A. Grant

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

Actor | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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 ...

12. Chris Eyre

Director | Smoke Signals

Chris Eyre was born in 1969 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Smoke Signals (1998), Edge of America (2003) and Skins (2002).

13. Cody Lightning

Actor | Four Sheets to the Wind

Cody Lightning was born on August 8, 1986 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his work on Four Sheets to the Wind (2007), Brick (2005) and Smoke Signals (1998).

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 ...

15. Don Shanks

Actor | Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Don Shanks was born on February 26, 1950 in Piasa, Illinois, USA as Donald L. Shanks. He is known for his work on Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and The World's Fastest Indian (2005).

16. Duane Loken

Actor | Mine Games

Duane Loken is an actor, known for Mine Games (2012), Centennial (1978) and Gröna gubbar från Y.R. (1986).

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), ...

19. Graham Greene

Actor | The Green Mile

Graham Greene was born on June 22, 1952 in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on The Green Mile (1999), Wind River (2017) and Dances with Wolves (1990). He has been married to Hilary Blackmore since December 20, 1990.

20. Jonathan Brewer

Actor | Apocalypto

Jonathan Brewer is an actor, known for Apocalypto (2006), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) and DreamKeeper (2003).

21. Litefoot

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 ...

25. Sean Wei Mah

Actor | DreamKeeper

Sean Wei Mah was born on December 14, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his work on DreamKeeper (2003), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) and Frontier (2016).

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 ...

28. William Belleau

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

William Belleau is an actor, known for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Frontier (2016) and Psych (2006).

29. Will Strongheart

Actor | The American West

Will Strongheart is an actor, known for The American West (2016), Indian Horse (2017) and Falls Around Her (2018).

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 ...



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