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Gordon Tootoosis Poster

Biography

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Overview (3)

Born in Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada  (pneumonia)
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 provided memorable performances 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 produced miniseries Into the West (2005) and the role of 'Chief Red Cloud' in the HBO film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007). His television credits include guest appearances on Friday the 13th: The Series (1987), MacGyver (1985), Northern Exposure (1990), The X-Files (1993), The Magnificent Seven (1998) and Smallville (2001). Tootoosis provided the voice of 'Kekata' in Disney's animated feature Pocahontas (1995) and Sheriff Gordy in Open Season (2006).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (1)

Spouse Irene Seseequasis (1965 - 5 July 2011)  (his death)  (5 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Canadian Cree Native Actor

Trivia (5)

He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on October 29, 2004 for his services to performing arts in Canada.
Is the son of John Tootoosis, one of the founders of the National Indian Brotherhood and former head of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN).
Is a descendant of Yellow Mud Blanket, brother of the famous Cree leader Pitikwahanapiwiyin.
He rarely portrayed antagonistic characters in either films and television programs.
He attended New York City, New York's Central Park premiere of Disney's Pocahontas (1995) with the rest of the actors and actresses from that animated film.

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