Eric Schweig

Eric Schweig

Highest Rated: 93% The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Lowest Rated: 25% Tom and Huck (1995)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1967

Birthplace: Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

Known primarily for his role as Uncas in the 1992 big-screen adaptation "The Last of the Mohicans," First Nations actor Eric Schweig rose from humble beginnings to become a respected name in the entertainment industry. Born in Canada's Northwest Territories and of Inuvialuit lineage, Schweig was adopted into an abusive family as a baby and suffered under their treatment until, at age 16, he ran away to Toronto. At 18, he fell into theater and at 22, won a major role in the Canadian film "The Shaman's Source." From there he was cast in "The Last of the Mohicans" and thrust into the spotlight, quickly becoming the go-to actor for Native American roles. Throughout the 1990s, Schweig appeared in such films as "The Scarlet Letter" and "Tom and Huck," and such popular TV series as "Due South," all the while fighting a secret battle with drugs and alcohol which he would finally win in 2002. The 2000s saw Schweig grow into one of Canada's most highly regarded actors following his acclaimed work in dramas like 2000's "The Big Eden," and in 2011 he snared a starring role in "Blackstone," an award-winning drama set on a First Nations reserve. Using his fame to serve as a positive role model for troubled kids, the actor works with the organization Resource Assistance for Youth in Winnipeg.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
85% 97% The Grizzlies Harry Aviak (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poignant Ruben Martin (Detective) (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 75% Maïna Quujuuq (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Flesh Offering Mishomis (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kissed by Lightning Bug (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 54% Not Like Everyone Else Tim Blackbear (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Soul Steve Lonethunder (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 12% It Waits Joseph Riverwind (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shania: A Life in Eight Albums Jerry Twain (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboys and Indians: The Killing of J.J. Harper Harry Wood (Character) - 2003
58% 50% The Missing Pesh-Chidin (Character) $26.9M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Barrington Samuel (Character) - 2003
59% 85% Skins Rudy Yellow Lodge (Character) $239K 2002
65% 79% Big Eden Pike Dexter (Character) $511.2K 2000
No Score Yet 48% Follow the River Wildcat (Character) - 1995
25% 42% Tom and Huck Injun Joe (Character) $23.9M 1995
60% 55% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Epenow (Character) $3.3M 1994
No Score Yet 43% Pontiac Moon Ernest Ironplume (Character) $10.4K 1994
No Score Yet 69% The Broken Chain Joseph Brandt/Theyendangea (Character) - 1993
93% 88% The Last of the Mohicans Uncas (Character) $72.2M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shaman's Source Robert Crow (Character) - 1990

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackstone Andy Fraser (Character) 2011-2015
95% 89% Elementary Leon Moody (Guest Star) 2014
88% 92% Longmire Dolan Lone Elk (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cashing In Matthew Tommy (Character) 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Walk Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red River Unknown (Character) 1996

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