Chief Thundercloud

Chief Thundercloud

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Fighting Seabees (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Unconquered (1947)
  • Birthday: Apr 12, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though the "Chief" was a purely honorary title, Chief Thundercloud was indeed a Native American. Educated at the University of Arizona, Thundercloud (given name: Victor Daniels) worked at a series of manual-labor and rodeo jobs before trying his luck in Hollywood. In films from 1928 through 1952, Thundercloud is best known for creating the role of Tonto in the 1938 serial The Lone Ranger. He also played the title role in Paramount's Geronimo (1939), though he incredibly received no on-screen credit. Chief Thundercloud should not be confused with another prominent Indian actor, Chief Thunderbird, who appeared as Sitting Bull in 1936's Annie Oakley, nor with film-actor Scott T. Williams, who also billed himself as Chief Thundercloud.

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98% The Searchers Comanche chief 1956
No Score Yet Santa Fe Chief Longfeather 1951
No Score Yet Colt .45 Walking Bear 1950
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk Crooked Knife 1950
No Score Yet Ambush Tana 1950
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, Indian Scout Sleeping Fox 1950
No Score Yet Indian Territory Indian 1950
No Score Yet Call of the Forest Actor 1949
No Score Yet Blazing Across the Pecos Actor 1948
80% Unconquered Chief Killbuck 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Indian 1947
No Score Yet Renegade Girl Chief White Cloud 1946
No Score Yet Badman's Territory Chief Tahlequah 1946
No Score Yet Romance of the West Chief Eagle Feather 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Rider Yellow Wolf 1946
No Score Yet Nob Hill Indian Chief 1945
100% The Fighting Seabees Actor 1944
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill Crazy Horse 1944
No Score Yet The Law Rides Again Himself 1943
No Score Yet Code of the Redman Actor 1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal Murphy 1942
No Score Yet Silver Stallion Freshwater Jackson 1941
80% Western Union Indian Leader 1941
No Score Yet Hudson's Bay Grimha 1941
No Score Yet Young Buffalo Bill Akuna 1940
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Tonto 1940
No Score Yet Murder on the Yukon Monti 1940
No Score Yet Geronimo Geronimo 1939
No Score Yet The Cat and the Canary Indian Guide 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Indian Brave 1939
No Score Yet Fighting Mad Indian 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Indian chief 1939
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Tonto 1938
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Skull High Priest 1937
No Score Yet Ride, Ranger, Ride Little Wolf 1936
No Score Yet Ramona Pablo 1936
No Score Yet Wagon Trail Henchman (as Thunder Cloud) 1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond Actor 1935
No Score Yet Rustler's Paradise henchman 1935


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