<= Native Talent - American Indian / First Nation Males =>

by NavajoFilmmaker | created - 26 Aug 2015 | updated - 01 Sep 2015 | Public

List of Native American/ First Nation talent I've recommended and worked with in the Native American community.

1. 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 ...

2. Martin Sensmeier

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Martin Sensmeier is an American actor and is of Tlingit, Koyukon-Athabascan, and Irish descent. He was raised in a Tlingit Coastal Community in Southeast Alaska and grew up learning and participating in the traditions of his tribes. He is also an ambassador for The Native Wellness Institute, as ...

3. David Midthunder

Actor | Hostiles

David Midthunder is an enrolled tribal member at the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Indian Reservation in Montana. Midthunder graduated from Stewart Indian School in Nevada and went on to pursue a degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Utah. He is best known for playing the leading ...

4. 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).

5. 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).

6. Kiowa Gordon

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Kiowa Gordon was born on March 25, 1990 in Berlin, Germany as Kiowa Joseph Gordon. Moved to the States shortly after to live on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Peach Springs, AZ and moved around quite a bit growing up until settling down in Phoenix, AZ where he landed the role of Embry Call in ...

7. Myrton Running Wolf

Actor | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Myrton Running Wolf received his Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University, his M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California, and his M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. Professionally, he worked behind-the-scenes in ...

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. Ernest Tsosie III

Actor | 5th World

Ernest Tsosie III was born in Arizona, USA. He is an actor, known for 5th World (2005), Drunktown's Finest (2014) and Pete & Cleo (2010).

10. Gary Farmer

Actor | Dead Man

Gary Dale Farmer is a character actor with plenty of character. With over 100 Film and TV appearances attached to his resume, and plenty more in the pipeline, Gary has shown he can adapt easily to any genre when necessary. He was born in Ohsweken, Ontario, into the Cayuga nation and Wolf Clan, and ...

11. 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 ...

12. John Reddy

Actor | Songs My Brothers Taught Me

John Reddy is an actor, known for Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015) and Psychic Ills: Baby (2016).

13. Mo Brings Plenty

Stunts | The Revenant

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 ...

14. Alan Tafoya

Actor | MacGruber

Alan Tafoya is an actor and producer, known for MacGruber (2010), The Apprehension of the Apache Kid and Browncoat Rebels and Unspeakable (2002).

15. James June

Actor | 5th World

James June is an actor, known for 5th World (2005) and B. Dreams (2009).

16. Roger Willie

Actor | Windtalkers

Roger Willie was born in 1964 in New Mexico, USA. He is an actor, known for Windtalkers (2002), Adaptation. (2002) and Lost Stallions: The Journey Home (2008).

17. Vincent Whipple

Actor | Windtalkers

Vincent Whipple is an actor, known for Windtalkers (2002) and Unseen Evil (2001).

18. Mylo Ironbear

Stunts | Starsky & Hutch

Mylo Ironbear was born on December 4, 1965 in Devils Lake, North Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Starsky & Hutch (2004), Rites of Passage (2012) and Family Law (1999).

19. Jeremiah Bitsui

Actor | Breaking Bad

Jeremiah Bitsui is an actor and producer, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Better Call Saul (2015) and Drunktown's Finest (2014).

20. Rod Rondeaux

Stunts | Cowboys & Aliens

Rod Rondeaux won Best Actor Awards for his lead role in the film "Mekko" from the 40th Annual American Indian Film Festival 2015 and the Red Nation Film Festival 2015. He is also known for his acting work in the FX television show "Tyrant," the film "Meek's Cutoff" and more. He has over 20 years of...

21. 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).

22. Tokala Black Elk

Actor | Yellowstone

Tokala Black Elk was born in 1984 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Yellowstone (2018), Wind River (2017) and The Revenant (2015).

23. 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, ...

24. 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 ...

25. 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 ...

26. Justin Rain

Actor | Fear the Walking Dead

Justin Rain is an actor, known for Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Lean on Pete (2017) and Mohawk (2017).

27. Nakotah LaRance

Actor | Into the West

Nakotah LaRance was born on August 23, 1989. He is an actor, known for Into the West (2005), Expiration Date (2006) and Longmire (2012).

28. 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).

29. Spencer Battiest

Soundtrack | Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Spencer Battiest is an American Indian (Seminole/Choctaw)singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor from Hollywood, Florida. In 2013, Spencer became the first American Indian artist to sign with Hard Rock Records. His music release song The Storm garnered his first music video win as a ...

30. Brian Lee Young

Actor | Drunktown's Finest

Brian Lee Young is an actor, known for Drunktown's Finest (2014), 3 AM Romance (2015) and All the Beautiful Things in the World (2014).

31. John Trudell

Actor | Smoke Signals

John Trudell was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Santee Sioux father and Mexican Indian mother. After a stint in the Navy (and Vietnam) from 1963 to 1969, he became involved with the American Indian Movement, becoming National Chairman in 1973. He held that position until 1979; it was then that his ...

32. Kenneth Ray Ramos

Self | Legacy of Exiled NDNZ

Kenneth Ray Ramos is an actor, known for Legacy of Exiled NDNZ (2014).

33. Rog Benally

Actor | 16 Stones

Rog Benally is an actor, known for 16 Stones (2014), Elizabeth's Gift (2012) and Saint Street (2012).

34. Ryan Begay

Cinematographer | 3 AM Romance

35. Loren Anthony

Actor | Red Dead Redemption II

Bound by blood to the Chuska Mountains in the great southwest, Loren Anthony earned his position as a true modern day warrior for his people. Helping communities near and far, with his positive paying it forward mindset. This multi-talented artist/actor began his journey during his childhood, ...

36. Frank Adakai

Actor | This Must Be the Place

Frank Adakai is an actor, known for This Must Be the Place (2011), Tiger Eyes (2012) and Graves (2016).

37. Christian Baste

Actor | Jordan

Christian Baste is representing his Native American heritage Navajo/Oglala Lakota Sioux Reservation. His first speaking role in a TNT mini-series as Good Iron in Into the West at the age of 9. Since than he has done other films & DOT Drinking & Driving Commercial with Chris Eyre & Gary Farmer.

38. James Bilagody

Actor | Legends from the Sky

James Bilagody is an actor, known for Legends from the Sky (2015), Blue Gap Boy'z (2008) and More Than Frybread (2011).

40. Edsel Pete

Actor | Legends from the Sky

Edsel Pete is an actor, known for Legends from the Sky (2015) and Scalped.

41. Dennis Banks

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Dennis Banks was born on April 12, 1937 in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on The Last of the Mohicans (1992), War Party (1988) and Thunderheart (1992). He died on October 29, 2017 in Rochester, Minnesota.

42. Monty Bass

Camera_department | Cyborg

Monty Bass is known for his work on Cyborg (1989), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and About Schmidt (2002).

43. Joseph Runningfox

Actor | Ravenous

Joseph Runningfox is an actor, known for Ravenous (1999), Avenged (2013) and Rites of Passage (2012).

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