No photo available. Represent Geronimo? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 55,703 this week

Geronimo (III) (1829–1909)

A fearsome Apache Indian warrior and medicine man of mythic stature, Geronimo was born about 1829 on the upper reaches of the Gila River (near the present-day mining town of Clifton, AZ). He belonged to the Be-don-ko-he band of the southern Chiricahua Apaches. He was known as Goyathlay or Goyaklay, meaning "one who yawns." It's not clear how he ... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1958 people
created 8 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Geronimo.


Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
 1996-2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- John J. Pershing: The Iron General (2000) ... Himself
- Geronimo: The Last Renegade (1996) ... Himself
 1994 America's Great Indian Leaders (Video documentary)
 1991 The Great Indian Wars 1540-1890 (Documentary)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

9 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 28 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures.


Contrary to popular belief, Geronimo was not a chief, and was never even a war chief (during times of war Apaches often appointed a more experienced warrior to be war chief; when the war ended, leadership reverted back to the "regular" chief). He was a medicine man and someone to whom the actual chiefs came for advice. He led raids, but any Apache who was able to find warriors to follow him could... See more »


One who yawns

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Geronimo on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page