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Iron Eyes Cody (1907–1999)


Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera or "Oscar" DeCorti, the son of two first-generation immigrants from Italy. In 1924 he moved to California, changed his name from "DeCorti" to "Corti" to Cody, and started working as an actor, presenting himself as a Native American. He married an Indian woman, Bertha Parker, and together they adopted two Indian sons, ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1990 The Spirit of '76
Indian
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Chief Watashi
 1983 Newhart (TV Series)
American Indian
- Don't Rain on My Parade (1983) ... American Indian
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Shaman
- A Woman's Place (1980) ... Shaman
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Arapaho Medicine Man
 1976 The Quest (TV Movie)
Old Indian
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
Full Moon
- Half Moon (1973) ... Full Moon
 1968-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Winnemucca / Long Bear
- Terror at 2:00 (1971) ... Winnemucca
- The Burning Sky (1968) ... Long Bear
 1971 The Immortal (TV Series)
Djanni
- Sanctuary (1971) ... Djanni
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Chanter
- The Savage Image (1970) ... Chanter
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
 1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Indian
- O'Quillian (1968) ... Indian
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Elderly Brave / Chief
- Hondo and the Savage (1967) ... Elderly Brave (credit only)
 1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive
1st Indian
 1966 Nevada Smith
Taka-Ta (uncredited)
 1965 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Medicine Man
- A Mouthful of Dust (1965) ... Medicine Man
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Seeba
- The Jarbo Pierce Story (1965) ... Seeba
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Grey Eagle
- One Way Out (1965) ... Grey Eagle
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Medicine Man
- A Place of 1000 Spirits (1965) ... Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Iron Eyes
- The Nicest Girl in Gomorrah (1964) ... Iron Eyes
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Medicine Man / Blue Deer / John Redcloud
- Incident at Ten Trees (1964) ... Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1958-1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Chief
- Grass Man (1962) ... Chief
- The Captive (1958)
 1962 Black Gold
Charlie Two-Bits
 1960-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Talkeesh
- Charge aka Outpost (1962) ... Talkeesh
- The Fortune Stone (1960) ... Talkeesh
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
The Medicine Man
- Tanoa (1961) ... The Medicine Man
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
The Indian
- Dr. Sam (1961) ... The Indian
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Sammy Hart
- The Burying of Sammy Hart (1961) ... Sammy Hart
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Nemanna
- Blood Red (1961) ... Nemanna
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Sam
- McBean Rides Again (1960) ... Sam
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Indian (uncredited)
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Bat McKidderick (1959)
 1959 Alias Jesse James
2nd Indian on Train (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Medicine Man / Long Buffalo
- Pillajohn's Progress (1959) ... Medicine Man
- Miracle of the Mission (1958) ... Long Buffalo
 1959 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Eskimo Pilot
- Lucy Goes to Alaska (1959) ... Eskimo Pilot
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Scarfaced Brave
- Warpath (1959) ... Scarfaced Brave
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Indian
- Gun-Shy (1959) ... Indian (uncredited)
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Old Indian
- Long Ride Home (1959) ... Old Indian
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Cuyloga's Counsellor (uncredited)
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Joe White Cloud
- Mule Team (1958) ... Joe White Cloud
 1957-1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Chief Canyawa / Grey Wolf
- White Warrior (1958) ... Chief Canyawa
- Hard Bargain (1957) ... Grey Wolf (uncredited)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
George Washington Smith
- A Pressing Engagement (1958) ... George Washington Smith
 1958 Gun Fever
1st Indian Chief
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge
Cheyenne Indian (uncredited)
 1957 Gun for a Coward
Chief
 1957 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Indian
- Wyatt and the Captain (1957) ... Indian (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Chief Storm Cloud / Big Joe
- The Bold Raven Rodeo (1956) ... Chief Storm Cloud
 1956 Comanche
Medicine Arrow (the medicine man) (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Mulak / White Eagle
- Totem Treasure (1956) ... Mulak
- Trouble at Hogback (1955) ... White Eagle
 1956 The Wild Dakotas
Red Rock
 1956 Johnny Moccasin (TV Movie)
Mountain Cloud
 1955 Apache Ambush
Apache Chief Apaho (uncredited)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Hostage (1955)
 1955 White Feather
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1954 Arrow in the Dust
Chief Rasacura (uncredited)
 1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Chief Sky Eagle / Chief Big Cloud
- Indian Uprising (1953) ... Chief Sky Eagle
 1953 Fast Company
Ben Iron Mountain
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Chief Rain-in-the-Face (uncredited)
 1952 Montana Belle
Cherokee (uncredited)
 1952 Apache War Smoke
Apache with Major Dekker's Hat (uncredited)
 1952 The Savage
Warrior (uncredited)
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Canook (uncredited)
 1952 The Big Sky
Blackfoot Subchief (uncredited)
 1952 Son of Paleface
Chief Yellow Cloud
 1952 Apache Country
Indian with Pat (uncredited)
 1952 Fort Osage
Osage Brave - Blue Shirt
 1952 Night Raiders
Henchman Cherokee
 1951 Red Mountain
Ute Indian
 1951 Fort Defiance
Brave Bear (as Iron Eyes)
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Indian Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1951 The Last Outpost
Mangas Coloradas (uncredited)
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy
Loukai - Lamartine's Indian Scout (uncredited)
 1950 California Passage
Indian
 1950 North of the Great Divide
Headdress-Presenter (uncredited)
 1950 Cherokee Uprising
Longknife
 1950 Broken Arrow
Teese (uncredited)
 1950 The Iroquois Trail
Huron Indian (uncredited)
 1950 Comanche Territory
Comanche (uncredited)
 1950 Cody of the Pony Express
Chief Grey Cloud (uncredited)
 1950 Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
Lone Eagle's Brave (uncredited)
 1949 Mrs. Mike
Chief Iron Eyes (uncredited)
 1949 The Cowboy and the Indians
Indian Farmer (uncredited)
 1949 Sand
Indian (uncredited)
 1949 Massacre River
Chief Yellowstone
 1949 Tulsa
Osage Indian (uncredited)
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Toma (uncredited)
 1948 The Dude Goes West
Pipe-Smoking Indian (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Indian Warrior (uncredited)
 1947 The Last Round-up
Indian (uncredited)
 1947 Bowery Buckaroos
Indian Joe
 1947 Unconquered
Red Corn
 1946 So You Want to Keep Your Hair (Short)
Indian (uncredited)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Indian (uncredited)
 1946 Under Nevada Skies
Indian (uncredited)
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Indian (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Indian Scaring Caroline (uncredited)
 1943 The Phantom
Native (uncredited)
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies
White Cloud (uncredited)
 1942 Here We Go Again
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Overland Mail
Indian [Chs. 1-2, 5-6, 10-11] (uncredited)
 1942 King of the Stallions
Indian in Horse-Pursuit Party (uncredited)
 1942 The Omaha Trail
1st Friendly Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of Nyoka
Arab (uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted
Indian (Pursuit Leader) [Chs.4,15 and backgrounds] (uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 The Girl from Alaska
Eskimo (uncredited)
 1942 Klondike Fury
Trading Post Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Lawless Plainsmen
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy
Native Thug at Mill [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Carlos (Ch. 9) (uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Indian Gambler (uncredited)
 1941 This Woman Is Mine
Hostile Indian (uncredited)
 1941 In Old Cheyenne
Indian (uncredited)
 1941 The Roundup
Indian (uncredited)
 1941 Western Union
Indian Who Drinks Chemical Solution (uncredited)
 1940 Pony Post
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Young Bill Hickok
Big Bear (uncredited)
 1940 Too Many Girls
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Colorado
Indian Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Kit Carson
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Untamed
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Indian - Chs. 1, 5, 7, 9-10, 13 (uncredited)
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Indian playing Slot Machine (uncredited)
 1940 Young Buffalo Bill
Comanche Renegade (uncredited)
 1940 Pioneers of the West
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Green Hell
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Maintain the Right (Short)
Indian Killer (uncredited)
 1939 Crashing Thru
Indian Joe - Harrington's Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Overland Mail
Indian Chief
 1939 Fighting Mad
2nd Indian at Post (uncredited)
 1939 Overland with Kit Carson
Running Wolf (uncredited)
 1939 The Oregon Trail
Crow Foot [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
 1939 Across the Plains
Brave (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Indian (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Indian (uncredited)
 1939 The Kid from Texas
Wild West Show Indian (uncredited)
 1939 Scouts to the Rescue
Indian (uncredited)
 1938 The Historical Mystery: Miracle of Salt Lake (Documentary short)
Indian (uncredited)
 1938 Hawk of the Wilderness
Storm Cloud (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Rodeo Indian (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
Indian Raider [Chs. 1-5 & Others] (uncredited)
 1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Indian Warrior (uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Bullet-Bringer (uncredited)
 1937 Prairie Thunder
Indian (uncredited)
 1937 Wild West Days
Indian in Mohawk Headdress (uncredited)
 1937 Old Louisiana
Indian Driving Coach (uncredited)
 1937 The Riders of the Whistling Skull
Indian (uncredited)
 1936 The Bold Caballero
Indian (uncredited)
 1936 The Boss Rider of Gun Creek
Indian Danny (uncredited)
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride
Comanche War Party Leader (uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Rider
Indian (uncredited)
 1936 Treachery Rides the Range
Little Deer (uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie
Indian Dancer (uncredited)
 1936/I Custer's Last Stand
Chief Brown Fox (as Iron Eyes)
 1935 Annie Oakley
Indian in Show (uncredited)
 1935 The Ivory-Handled Gun
Barfly (uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Indian (uncredited)
 1935 Toll of the Desert
Marauding Indian (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Shadows
Indian (uncredited)
 1935 The Miracle Rider
Indian (uncredited)
 1935 The Rustlers of Red Dog
Indian (uncredited)
 1934/I The Return of Chandu
Cat Man [Chs. 8, 10] (uncredited)
 1934 The Scarlet Letter
Indian (uncredited)
 1934 Young Eagles
Temple Guard [Chs. 2-3] (uncredited)
 1934 Massacre
Indian (uncredited)
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Cheyenne Rider (uncredited)
 1933 King of the Arena
Circus Indian (uncredited)
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Indian (uncredited)
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted
Indian [Ch. 3, 6] (uncredited)
 1932 The Golden West
Indian Dancer (uncredited)
 1932 Wild Girl
Indian (uncredited)
 1932 The Big Stampede
Crew's Indian Servant (uncredited)
 1932 The Rider of Death Valley
Indian (uncredited)
 1932 Texas Pioneers
Little Eagle (as Iron Eyes)
 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Indian at Sideshow (uncredited)
 1932 The Rainbow Trail
John Tom (uncredited)
 1931 Oklahoma Jim
War Eagle (uncredited)
 1931 Fighting Caravans
Indian After Firewater (uncredited)
 1930 The Big Trail
Indian (uncredited)
 1928 The Viking
Indian (uncredited)
 1927 Back to God's Country
Indian (unconfirmed)
 1926 The Scarlet Letter
Young Indian at Dunking (uncredited)
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