Russell Means

Russell Means

Highest Rated: 93% The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Lowest Rated: 0% Days and Nights (2013)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1939

Birthplace: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA

Russell Means is most known for his work as a Native American human rights and political activist and as a leader of the American Indian Movement.. He was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Acting came late in life when he was cast as the honorable Chief Chingachgook in Michael Mann's 1992 adaptation of "The Last of the Mohicans." His quietly charismatic performance led to more roles, including a small but dramatically pivotal part in Oliver Stone's hyperkinetic, controversial 1994 crime/romance movie, "Natural Born Killers," and in another James Fenimore Cooper adaptation, "Pathfinder." He featured in another "Pathfinder" in 2007, playing a leader of a Native American tribe who takes in a Viking warrior. Although most of his roles tend to be serious dramatic parts, he has occasionally been cast in dry comedic roles as well, most notably in Larry David's HBO show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," playing an Indian handyman who also offers up words of medical wisdom. He has also done voice work for animated features, such as playing Chief Powhatan in Walt Disney's "Pocahontas."


Highest Rated Movies



0% 36% Days and Nights Big Jim (Character) $6K 2013
66% 53% Tiger Eyes Willie Ortiz (Character) $25.2K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rez Bomb Dodds (Character) - 2008
10% 36% Pathfinder Pathfinder (Character) $10.2M 2007
No Score Yet 18% Intervention Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 9% Unearthed Grandpa (Character) - 2007
29% 80% Black Cloud Bud (Character) - 2005
62% 32% The Last Shot Self $463.7K 2004
0% 37% 29 Palms The Chief (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 91% Ring of Fire Joe (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas & the Magical Railroad Billy Twofeathers (Character) - 2000
21% 42% Thomas and the Magic Railroad Billy Twofeathers (Voice) $15.9M 2000
No Score Yet 57% Wind River Unknown (Character) - 1999
29% 28% Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Powhatan (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet 40% Black Cat Run Ten Reed (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 65% The Song of Hiawatha Mudjekeewis (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% Buffalo Girls Sitting Bull (Character) - 1995
55% 64% Pocahontas Powhatan (Voice) $141.6M 1995
48% 81% Natural Born Killers Old Indian (Character) - 1994
0% 31% Wagons East! Chief (Character) $3.7M 1994
No Score Yet 76% Windrunner Wa Tho Huck (Country Ghost) (Character) - 1994
93% 88% The Last of the Mohicans Chingachgook (Character) $72.2M 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE CINEMAX: Banshee Unknown (Character) 2020
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Wandering Bear (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Sitting Bull (Character) 1995


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