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Graham Greene (II)

Highest Rated:   100% Pow Wow Highway (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
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Birthplace:   Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada
A full-blooded Oneida from the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada, actor Graham Greene is best known for playing Native American roles; his characters are almost always positive and very dignified. Though he has provided a strong role model and has proved that there is a place for Native American actors outside the Western genre, he considers himself neither a spokesperson for Native rights, nor a great trail blazer paving the way for other Native American actors in film and television. Instead Greene prefers to think of himself simply as an actor capable of playing any role that comes his way, and indeed, in the rare instances when he is cast in other parts, such as that of a New York detective in Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), he excels.Unlike other performers, Greene did not grow up with a burning desire to act. Rather his becoming an actor was literally due to the luck of the draw. It happened in the early '70s when he was working as a sound engineer for a popular Canadian band. One of his cohorts thought Greene might make a good actor, but Greene was indifferent. They discussed the matter for a week before they decided to cut a deck of cards. If he lost, he would become an actor. Shortly thereafter, Greene found work on the London stage. It took almost a decade of hard work -- he made his feature film debut in the 1983 sports drama Running Brave -- before he made a name for himself with his Oscar-nominated performance as Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner's epic directorial debut Dances With Wolves (1990). Following his success with Costner's film, Greene became a guest star on various television series, notably L.A. Law, Murder She Wrote, and Northern Exposure, where he had a recurring role as a medicine man/teacher. He also appeared in the PBS American Playhouse production Where the Spirit Lives (1990) and in the well-wrought HBO film The Last of His Tribe (1992). In 1992, he also was excellent as a Sioux policeman who acts as a foil/teacher to starchy FBI agent Val Kilmer in Michael Apted's Thunderheart (1992). In addition to a continued but sporadic film career that included the 1997 Canadian release Wounded, in which he played a recently rehabilitated alcoholic detective who helps solve the murder of a slain forest ranger, Greene appeared on-stage -- most frequently in Toronto -- and did television work that included hosting documentaries. In March of 1997, Greene was reportedly hospitalized following a several hours-long stand-off with Toronto police. Depressed over family and other personal matters, Greene was suicidal and according to the person who called the police, he had guns in his home, though no weapons were used during the encounter which ended peacefully. Greene shares his name with a renowned British author and essayist.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
63% Te Ata
  • Douglas Johnston
2017
21% The Shack
  • Male Papa
$57.4M 2017
No Score Yet Out of the Darkness
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Unnatural
  • Buffalo
2015
13% Winter's Tale
  • Humpstone John
$10.7M 2014
No Score Yet Atlantic Rim
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Maïna
  • Mishtenapeu
2013
No Score Yet The Birder
  • Manny
2013
No Score Yet Chasing Shakespeare
  • Actor
2012
40% Gunless
  • Two Dogs
2011
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Running Mates
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Man On The Train
  • Sado
2011
38% Casino Jack
  • Harry Clearwater
$1.1M 2010
88% Reel Injun
  • Interviewee
2010
No Score Yet The Wild Girl
  • Joseph
2010
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • Harry Clearwater
$296.6M 2009
33% Just Buried
  • Henry Sanipass
2007
52% Breakfast with Scot
  • Bud Wilson
2007
No Score Yet Luna: Spirit of the Whale
  • Bill Louis
2007
20% All Hat
  • Jim Burns
2007
No Score Yet When I Find the Ocean
  • Copeland
2006
77% Transamerica
  • Calvin Manygoats
$8.8M 2006
No Score Yet The War That Made America
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet A Lobster Tale
  • Sheriff
2006
No Score Yet War That Made America
  • Actor
2006
69% Christmas in the Clouds
  • Earl
2005
No Score Yet Buffalo Dreams
  • John Blackhorse
2005
No Score Yet Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story
  • Actor
2005
44% Phil the Alien
  • Wolf
2004
No Score Yet Thief of Time
  • Slick Nakai
2004
No Score Yet American Mystery! Coyote Waits
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Coyote Waits
  • Slick Nakai
2003
No Score Yet Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Big Spender
  • Jake Cotter
2003
59% Skins
  • Mogie
2002
30% Red Green - Duct Tape Forever
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Punch and Judy
  • Actor
2002
24% Snow Dogs
  • Peter Yellowbear
$81.2M 2002
51% Lost and Delirious
  • Joe Menzies
2001
80% The Green Mile
  • Arlen
1999
18% Grey Owl
  • Jim Bernard
1999
No Score Yet Misery Harbour
  • Burly
1999
No Score Yet Shadow Lake
  • Sgt. Longfellow
1999
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Eddie Lester
1998
25% Shattered Image
  • Conrad/Mike
1998
No Score Yet The Hired Heart
  • Actor
1997
59% The Education of Little Tree
  • Willow John
1997
No Score Yet Wounded
  • Nick Rollins
1997
No Score Yet Sabotage
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Song of Hiawatha
  • O Kagh
1997
No Score Yet Dead Innocent
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The Pathfinder
  • Chingachgook
1996
51% Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • Joe Lambert
1995
40% Camilla
  • Hunt Weller
1994
15% North
  • Alaskan Dad
1994
No Score Yet Savage Land
  • Skyano
1994
No Score Yet Windrunner
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet The Broken Chain
  • Peacemaker
1993
0% Benefit of the Doubt
  • Calhoun
1993
No Score Yet Huck & the King of Hearts
  • Jim
1993
50% Rain Without Thunder
  • Author on History
1992
No Score Yet Clearcut
  • Arthur
1992
87% Thunderheart
  • Walter Crow Horse
1992
No Score Yet The Last of His Tribe
  • Ishi
1992
No Score Yet Lost in the Barrens
  • Mewasin
1991
82% Dances With Wolves
  • Kicking Bird
1990
100% Pow Wow Highway
  • Vietnam Vet
1989
10% Revolution
  • Ongwata
1985
No Score Yet Running Brave
  • Eddie
1983
No Score Yet I Will Fight No More Forever
  • Actor
1975
100% Day for Night
  • English Insurance Broker
1973
87% Our Man in Havana
  • Screenwriter
1959
100% The Fallen Idol
  • Screenwriter
$58.2k 1949
100% The Third Man
  • Screenwriter
1949
100% Brighton Rock
  • Screenwriter
1947

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
76% Defiance
2013-2015
  • Rafe McCawley
  • 2014
  • 2013
76% Family Tree
2013
  • Running Bull
  • 2013
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Actor
  • 2010

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