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Gil Birmingham

Highest Rated:   97% Hell or High Water (2016)
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Birthplace:   San Antonio, Texas, USA
Drawing on his own off-camera ethnicity and cultural heritage, actor Gil Birmingham fell into a niche in Hollywood with numerous portrayals of Native Americans, in projects that occupied a broad spectrum of genres. A large-framed but not imposing figure who carried a distinguished presence, Birmingham landed his first major role in the 1987 horror opus House 2: The Second Story (as a warrior), then ushered in additional portrayals of Native Americans in efforts including the series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and Body & Soul and the small screen miniseries Dreamkeeper (2003) and Into the West (2005). He moved into big screen features in the mid-2000s, initially by extending his Native American typecast into a portrayal of an Incan warrior from South America in the fact-based Christian missionary drama End of the Spear (2005), then joined Ben Stiller and Dick Van Dyke for the big-budget, special effects-heavy comedy Night at the Museum (2006), and signed for a supporting role in the vampiric romance Twilight (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
97% Hell or High Water
  • Alberto Parker
$27M 2016
31% The Lone Ranger
  • Red Knee
$89.3M 2013
41% Crooked Arrows
  • Actor
$1.8M 2012
24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  • Billy Black
$281.3M 2011
87% Rango
  • Wounded Bird
$123.2M 2011
49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Billy Black
$300.6M 2010
12% Love Ranch
  • Johnny Cortez
$0.2M 2010
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • Billy Black
$296.6M 2009
No Score Yet California Indian
  • Charles 'Chi' Thomas
2008
43% Night at the Museum
  • Actor
$249.3M 2006
40% End of the Spear
  • Actor
$11.8M 2006
No Score Yet Dreamkeeper
  • Sam
2003
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger
  • One Horn
2003
No Score Yet Gentle Ben 2---Danger on the Mountain
  • Pete
2003
59% Skins
  • Sonny Yellow Lodge
2002
No Score Yet Gentle Ben
  • Peter Sweeny
2002
No Score Yet The Doe Boy
  • Manny
2001
No Score Yet Le Jaguar
  • Actor
1996
0% House II: The Second Story
  • Featured Warrior
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Banshee
2013-2016
  • George Hunter
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Lying Game
2011-2013
  • Ben Whitehorse
  • 2012
75% Wilfred
2011-2014
  • Red Wolf
  • 2012
73% Castle
2009-2016
  • Chaac Te
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Markham Willis
  • 2010
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Shaman
  • 2009
97% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
  • Leonard Lobo
  • 2006
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Peru Guy
  • 1997

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