Graham Greene (II)

Graham Greene (II)

Highest Rated: 100% Powwow Highway (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1952

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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Antlers Actor 2020
66% Astronaut Len 2019
50% We Are Boats Actor 2019
No Score Yet As You Like It Corin 2019
No Score Yet Shadow Wolves Actor 2019
33% Through Black Spruce Leo 2018
63% Te Ata Douglas Johnston 2017
88% Wind River Ben $33.8M 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 From Above Actor 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
40% 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
54% 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
25% Snow Dogs Peter Yellowbear $81.2M 2002
51% Lost and Delirious Joe Menzies 2001
78% The Green Mile Arlen 1999
17% 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
57% Die Hard: With a Vengeance Joe Lambert 1995
40% Camilla Hunt Weller 1994
14% 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
89% Thunderheart Walter Crow Horse 1992
No Score Yet The Last of His Tribe Ishi 1992
No Score Yet Lost in the Barrens Mewasin 1991
83% Dances With Wolves Kicking Bird 1990
100% Powwow 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
100% The Fallen Idol Screenwriter $58.2K 1949
95% Brighton Rock Screenwriter 1947


77% Defiance
Rafe McCawley 2014
81% Family Tree
Running Bull 2013
No Score Yet Independent Lens
20% Wolf Lake
Sherman Blackstone 2002
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
Chief 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Peter Henderson Sheriff Sam Keeyani 1994
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
Leonard Quinhagak Leonard 1994


Kicking Bird says: [in Lakota] I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life, there are some that matter most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail, and it is good to see.

Kicking Bird says: I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life, there are some that matter most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail, and it is good to see.