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Chief Thundercloud

Highest Rated:   100% The Searchers (1956)
Lowest Rated:   80% Western Union (1941)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% 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
No Score Yet 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 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 Flaming Frontiers
  • Thunder Cloud
1938
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 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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