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John War Eagle (1901–1991)

John War Eagle was born on June 8, 1901 in Leicestershire, England as John Edwin Worley Eagle. He was an actor, known for The Man from Laramie (1955), The Day of the Locust (1975) and When the Legends Die (1972). He died on February 7, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Man from Laramie
The Man from Laramie Frank Darrah
The Day of the Locust
When the Legends Die
Tomahawk Red Cloud


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 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
One Feather
- Tales of the Nunundaga (1977) ... One Feather
 1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
- The Trial (1977)
 1977 Night Drive (TV Movie)
Indian Man
 1975 The Day of the Locust
The Gingos
 1975 Search for the Gods (TV Movie)
 1973-1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Tashaka / Indian
- Cry of the Night Beast (1974) ... Tashaka
- An Eye for an Eye (1973) ... Indian (as Chief John War Eagle)
 1973 The Daring Dobermans
Grandfather (as John Wareagle)
 1972 When the Legends Die
Blue Elk
 1970 Flap
Luke Wolf
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
- Alligator King (1969) ... Shaman
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Sioux Chief
- Hellcat (1966) ... Sioux Chief (uncredited)
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
High Sun
- One Spring Like Long Ago (1966) ... High Sun
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Kioga (1965) ... Katawa
 1960-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
The Indian Spokesman / Nah-An-Kanay / Iron Hand
- The Captain Sam Story (1965) ... The Indian Spokesman
- The John Turnbull Story (1962) ... Nah-An-Kanay
- The Jeremy Dow Story (1960) ... Iron Hand (uncredited)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Medicine Man
- The Test (1965) ... Medicine Man
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Kill Eagle
- Reward for Gaine (1962) ... Kill Eagle
 1961 The Outsider
Mr. Goode (uncredited)
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
1st Indian
- Journey from Hannibal (1961) ... 1st Indian
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Gray Snake
- Safety Valve (1961) ... Gray Snake
 1956-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Charlie / Garage Man
- The Wise One (1956) ... Garage Man
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Indian / Virgo
- Incident of the Silent Web (1960) ... Indian
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Big Rendezvous (1958) ... Nickaho
 1957-1958 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Matosuki / Chief Matosuki
- The Saga of Andy Burnett: Andy's Initiation (1957) ... Chief Matosuki
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bull Hump
- A Question of Survival (1957) ... Bull Hump
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Outpost (1957)
 1956 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
- Paleface Justice (1956)
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
- The Captive (1956) ... Delgado
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Thunder Cloud / Chief Thunder Cloud
- Indian Justice (1956) ... Thunder Cloud
- Annie and the First Phone (1956) ... Chief Thunder Cloud
 1956 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Running Bear / Chief Thunder Sky
- The Return of Red Cloud (1956) ... Running Bear
- Black Kachina (1956) ... Chief Thunder Sky
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Cheronini / Chief Cheronini
- The Burial Ground (1955) ... Cheronini
- Rusty Plays Cupid (1955) ... Chief Cheronini
 1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Charlie Bear Paw
- Incident at Gordon Landing (1955) ... Charlie Bear Paw (as Chief John Eagle)
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Frank Darrah
 1954 They Rode West
Chief Quanah
 1953 Saginaw Trail
Chief Red Bird (uncredited)
 1953 Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
- Cry Wolf (1953) ... Indian
 1953 Last of the Comanches
Black Cloud
 1952 Pony Soldier
Indian (uncredited)
 1952 Laramie Mountains
Chief Lone Tree (uncredited)
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
Red Owl (uncredited)
 1952 The Wild North
Indian Chief
 1951 Westward the Women
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1951 The Last Outpost
Geronimo (uncredited)
 1951 Apache Drums
Apache Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow
Nahilzay (uncredited)
 1950 Winchester '73
Indian Interpreter (uncredited)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Indian Brave (uncredited)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
Lone Eagle (uncredited)
 1947 Oregon Trail Scouts
Indian (uncredited)
 1932 The Golden West
Indian (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Chief John War Eagle | Chief John Eagle | John Wareagle


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