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Gordon Tootoosis

Highest Rated:   93% Lone Star (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% Nobody's Baby (2001)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
Renowned as both an actor and an activist, Gordon Tootoosis was born into a large family in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1941. Though Tootoosis' family lived a traditional Cree lifestyle, and were committed to preserving the culture of their native people, he was removed from his home and taken to a government run residential school at a young age, where he was forbidden from speaking his native language or practicing its traditions. This would help inspire the young man to commit even more strongly to his heritage, and he would go on to remain a vocal advocate for aboriginal rights, in addition to playing numerous roles that showcased native cultures, including Joe Saugus in the 2002 series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and Albert Golo on North of 60. Tootoosis would also help found the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, and serve as vice president of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. Tootoosis passed away in 2011 at the age of 69.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Doomsday Prophecy
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Closer You Get to Canada
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Fatal Rescue
  • Emilie Jones
2009
No Score Yet Pocahontas: The Legend
  • Chief Powhatan
2008
No Score Yet Hybrid
  • Claude Robertson
2008
No Score Yet Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Red Cloud
2007
No Score Yet That Beautiful Somewhere
  • Actor
2007
48% Open Season
  • Gordy
$84.3M 2006
No Score Yet Bear with Me
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet One Dead Indian
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Seven Times Lucky
  • Mr. Five Wounds
2004
No Score Yet Dreamkeeper
  • Kills Enemy
2003
No Score Yet On the Corner
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hank William's First Nation
  • Adelard Fox
2003
No Score Yet Black Point
  • Standing Bear
2002
No Score Yet Christmas at Wapos Bay
  • Actor
2002
17% Now & Forever
  • Ghost Fox
2001
0% Nobody's Baby
  • Dog Havasu
2001
No Score Yet Zoe
  • Red Shirt Montoya
2001
No Score Yet The Doe Boy
  • Marvin Fishinghawk
2001
25% Reindeer Games (Deception)
  • Old Governor
2000
No Score Yet Big Bear
  • Actor
1998
60% The Edge
  • Jack Hawk
1997
No Score Yet Keeping the Promise
  • Sakniss
1997
No Score Yet Song of Hiawatha
  • Iagoo
1997
18% Alaska
  • Ben
1996
93% Lone Star
  • Wesley Birdsong
1996
No Score Yet Crazy Horse
  • Akicita Chief
1996
No Score Yet Coyote Summer
  • Mopeah
1996
56% Pocahontas
  • Kekata
1995
56% Legends of the Fall
  • One Stab
1994
No Score Yet Call of the Wild
  • Charlie
1993
No Score Yet Spirit Rider
  • Joe Moon
1993
25% Leaving Normal
  • Hank Amaruk
1992
92% Black Robe
  • Old Aenons
1991
No Score Yet Blood River
  • Smiling Knife
1991
No Score Yet Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave (Legend of the Viking Cross)
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Last Train Home
  • Poundmaker
1990
No Score Yet Higher Ground
  • Willingham
1988
No Score Yet Stone Fox
  • Stone Fox
1987
No Score Yet Dan Candy's Law
  • Almighty Voice
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Joseph Willowbrook Prof. Joseph Willowbrook
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Perry
  • 1988

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