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Gordon Tootoosis (1941–2011)

A Canadian actor of Cree and Stoney descent, Gordon Tootosis made his film debut in the western film Alien Thunder (1974) with Donald Sutherland and Chief Dan George. Tootoosis holds several acting roles in television and movies, including the role of 'One Stab' in Legends of the Fall (1994), the role of 'Growling Bear' in the Steven Spielberg ... See full bio »

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 2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling
The Chief
 2011 Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes
 2011 Doomsday Prophecy (TV Movie)
 2010 The Closer You Get to Canada (Short)
 2005-2010 Wapos Bay: The Series (TV Series)
- Treasure of the Sierra Metis (2010) ... Mushom
- Too Deadly (2010) ... Mushom
- The Wapos Falcon (2010) ... Mushom
- Partic-Inaction (2010) ... Mushom
- Catch the Spirit (2010) ... Mushom
 2009 Blackstone (TV Movie)
 2008 Out in the Cold (Short)
Soft as Snow
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series)
Eddie Bear
- Skin and Bones (2008) ... Eddie Bear
 2008 The Border (TV Series)
- Gray Zone (2008) ... Sheriff
 2007 Juliana and the Medicine Fish (Short)
John Smoke
 2007 Hybrid (TV Movie)
 2006 Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (Video short)
Gordy (voice)
 2006 Open Season
Gordy (voice)
 2006 That Beautiful Somewhere
 2003-2006 Moccasin Flats (TV Series)
Joe Redsky
- The Other Side (2006) ... Joe Redsky
- Hide and Seek (2006) ... Joe Redsky
- Whose Team Are You On? (2006) ... Joe Redsky
- Pay the Piper (2006) ... Joe Redsky
- Smoke Signals (2006) ... Joe Redsky
 2006 One Dead Indian (TV Movie)
Clifford George
 2006 Mr. Soul
 2005 Bear with Me
John Ours
 2005 Shania: A Life in Eight Albums (TV Movie)
Greey Twain
 2005 Fugitives Run
Dan John
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Growling Bear
 2004 The Reawakening
Wesley Good Voice
 2004 Shoebox Zoo (TV Series)
Nathaniel (2005)
 2004 Seven Journeys in the American West (TV Movie)
Black Elk
 2004 Seven Times Lucky
Mr. Five Wounds
 2003 Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (TV Movie)
James Harper
 2003 DreamKeeper (TV Movie)
Kills Enemy
 2003 On the Corner
 2002 Now & Forever
Ghost Fox
 2002 Black Point
Standing Bear
 2002 Christmas at Wapos Bay
 2001 Dream Storm (TV Movie)
Albert Golo
 2001 MythQuest (TV Series)
Red Wolf
- Red Wolf's Daughter (2001) ... Red Wolf
 2001 The Doe Boy
 2001/I Zoe
Red Shirt
 2001 Nobody's Baby
Dog Havasu
 2001 Canada: A People's History (TV Series)
- The Pathfinders (2001) ... Saukamapee
 2000 Incredible Story Studio (TV Series)
Guest Star
- Historical Hijinks (2000) ... Guest Star
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Charlie Three Claws
- The Trapper (1998) ... Charlie Three Claws
 1998 Due South (TV Series)
Tom Quinn
- Easy Money (1998) ... Tom Quinn
 1998 Let There Be Light
Dieu l'indien
 1998 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Chief Ko-Je
- Manhunt (1998) ... Chief Ko-Je
 1998 Big Bear (TV Mini-Series)
Chief Big Bear
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
 1997 Keeping the Promise (TV Movie)
 1996 Coyote Summer
 1996 My Mother's Ghost (TV Movie)
 1996 Alaska
 1996 Crazy Horse (TV Movie)
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
- Teso dos Bichos (1996) ... Shaman
 1995 Pocahontas
Kekata (voice)
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series) (voice)
 1994 Hawkeye (TV Series)
- The Furlough (1994) ... Ravenoak
 1993 Spirit Rider (TV Movie)
Joe Moon
 1993 Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
 1993 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
- Duets (1993) ... Pete
 1993 Madison (TV Series)
- The Circle (1993) ... Frank
 1992 Lakota Moon (TV Movie)
Rolling Thunder
 1992 By Way of the Stars (TV Mini-Series)
The Cree Chief
 1992 Kefi's Garage (TV Movie)
 1992 Heritage Minutes (TV Series)
- Peacemaker (1992) ... Grandfather
 1992 Leaving Normal
Hank Amaruk
 1991 Palace Guard (TV Series)
Joe Horse Killer
- Pilot (1991) ... Joe Horse Killer
 1991 Black Robe
Old Aenons
 1988-1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Phil Crow / Perry
- Trail of Tears (1991) ... Phil Crow
- Mask of the Wolf (1988) ... Perry
 1991 Blood River (TV Movie)
Smiling Knife
 1990 Bordertown (TV Series)
Chief Wild Eagle
- Ancient Claims (1990) ... Chief Wild Eagle
 1989 Last Train Home (TV Movie)
 1989 Friday's Curse (TV Series)
Spotted Owl
- The Shaman's Apprentice (1989) ... Spotted Owl
 1988 Higher Ground (TV Movie)
 1988 Danger Bay (TV Series)
Warden Bill Bragg
- A Man's Sport (1988) ... Warden Bill Bragg
 1987 Stone Fox (TV Movie)
Stone Fox
 1986 The Campbells (TV Series)
Iroquois chief / Mohawk
- Autumn and Smoke, Part 1 (1986) ... Iroquois chief
- The Hunting Party ... Mohawk
- Tales of the Canadas ... Iroquois chief (uncredited)
- Autumn and Smoke, Part 2 ... Iroquois chief
 1986 Red Serge (TV Series)
Sioux Chief / Chief Mighty Buffalo
- The Sioux Came to Dinner ... Sioux Chief
- School Ma'am ... Chief Mighty Buffalo
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Chief of the Indian tribe
- A Woman's Place (1980) ... Chief of the Indian tribe
- Ceremony at Whispering Pines (1980) ... Chief of the Indian tribe
 1978 Marie Ann
Chief Many Horses
 1974 Alien Thunder
Almighty Voice
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