Gil Birmingham

Highest Rated: 97% Hell or High Water (2016)
Birthday: Jul 13, 1966
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

CREDIT
79% Juanita Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Actor 2018
61% Te Ata T.B. Thompson 2017
87% Wind River Martin $33.8M 2017
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
25% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Billy Black $281.3M 2011
88% Rango Wounded Bird $123.2M 2011
48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Billy Black $300.6M 2010
13% 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
42% Night at the Museum Actor $249.4M 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
9% House II: The Second Story Featured Warrior 1987

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Navy Captain Steven Douglas
  • 2019
75% Yellowstone
2018
Thomas Rainwater
  • 2019
  • 2018
89% Banshee
2013-2016
George Hunter
  • 2014
83% The Lying Game
2011-2013
Ben Whitehorse
  • 2012
82% Wilfred
2011-2014
Red Wolf
  • 2012
80% Castle
2009-2016
Chaac Te
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Markham Willis
  • 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Shaman
  • 2009
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Leonard Lobo
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet V.I.P.
1998-2004
Roland
  • 2001
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Peru Guy
  • 1997

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