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Chief Yowlachie (1891–1966)

A member of the Yakima tribe in Washington state, Chief Yowlachie (whose real name was Daniel Simmons) began his show-business career as--believe it or not--an opera singer and spent many years in that profession. In the 1920s he switched to films, and over the next 25 or so years played everything from rampaging Apache chiefs to comic-relief ... See full bio »

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 1966 Nevada Smith
Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Indian Brave
- Rope of Lies (1964) ... Indian Brave
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
The Great Chief
- The Black Robe (1962) ... The Great Chief
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Indian Leader
- Coals of Fire (1962) ... Indian Leader
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
- Blood Red (1961) ... Cherokee
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Indian (uncredited)
 1959 Yellowstone Kelly
Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1959 The FBI Story
Harry Willowtree (uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer
Choctaw Indian (uncredited)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Indian (uncredited)
 1956 The Wild Dakotas
Indian (uncredited)
 1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Indian Judge
- Choctaw Justice (1955) ... Indian Judge
 1954 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Cherokee Chief
- Sequoia (1954) ... Cherokee Chief
 1954 Drums Across the River
Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Indian Chief
- Gentle Conqueror (1954) ... Indian Chief
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
- Geronimo (1954) ... Geronimo
 1952 Thunderbirds
Chief Whitedeer (uncredited)
 1952 The Half-Breed
Apache Chief (uncredited)
 1952 Lone Star
Mangus Colorado (uncredited)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Indian Tom
- The Treasure of Howling Dog Canyon (1952) ... Indian Tom
 1951 Warpath
 1951 Cavalry Scout
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1951 The Last Outpost
Cochise (uncredited)
 1950 Indian Territory
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1950 Winchester '73
Indian at Rifle Shoot (uncredited)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Little Horse (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Indian (uncredited)
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
Crowbar (uncredited)
 1950 Young Daniel Boone
Indian Guide (uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Sam (uncredited)
 1949 Mrs. Mike
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Lame Bear
- War Horse (1949) ... Lame Bear (as Chief Yolatchie)
 1949 My Friend Irma
Indian (uncredited)
 1949 Canadian Pacific
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1949 Tulsa
Charlie Lightfoot (uncredited)
 1949 El Paso
Paiute Pete (uncredited)
 1948 Yellow Sky
Colorado (uncredited)
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Indian (uncredited)
 1948 Red River
Quo (as Chief Yowlatchie)
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Indian Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1947 Bowery Buckaroos
Big Chief Hi-Octane (as Chief Yowlachi)
 1947 The Hucksters
Indian (uncredited)
 1947 Oregon Trail Scouts
Indian (uncredited)
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Indian (uncredited)
 1946 The Strange Woman
Indian Guide (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Indian Spokesman (uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Fury
Captured Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Chief Tomahawk (uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Indian Poker Player (uncredited)
 1941 Saddlemates
Council Chief (uncredited)
 1941 The Roundup
Chief Blackhawk (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Indian (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Cherokee Tribesman (uncredited)
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Indian (uncredited)
 1930 The Santa Fe Trail
Brown Beaver (as Chief Yowlache)
 1930 Way Out West
Indian (uncredited)
 1929 Tiger Rose
Indian (uncredited)
 1929 The Invaders (as Chief Yowlache)
 1928 The Glorious Trail
High Wolf (as Chief Yowlache)
 1927 The Red Raiders
Lone Wolf (as Chief Yowlache)
 1926 The Scarlet Letter
Indian (uncredited)
 1926 Ella Cinders
Indian (uncredited)
 1923 Kentucky Days
Indian Scout
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Alternate Names:

Chief Yolatchie | Chief Yowlache | Chief Yowlachi | Chief Yowlatchie

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