Wes Studi Biography

Birthday: 1947-12-17
Place of Birth: Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Native Oklahoman, Vietnam veteran, sculptor, musician, author, activist. Each of those describes the legendary actor Wes Studi. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves (1990). In 1992, his powerful performance as "Magua" in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business. Studi has since appeared in more than 50 film and television productions, including Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), "Comanche Moon" (2008), "Streets of Laredo" (1995), Mystery Men (1999), The New World (2005), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) (TV) and Seraphim Falls (2006). He recently starred as Tony Hillerman's "Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn" in a series of PBS specials produced by Robert Redford: Skinwalkers (2002) (TV), A Thief of Time (2004) (TV) and Coyote Waits (2003) (TV). His upcoming films include Avatar (2009), directed by James Cameron. Born in Norfire Hollow, Oklahoma, Studi exclusively spoke his native Cherokee language until beginning school at the age of five. A professional horse trainer, Studi began acting at The American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa. Studi and his wife, Maura Dhu Studi, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and perform in the band "Firecat of Discord". They have a son, Kholan. Studi has a daughter, Leah, and a son, Daniel, from a previous marriage. IMDb Mini Biography By: mlc Mini Biography Native Oklahoman, Vietnam veteran, sculptor, musician, author, activist. Each of those describes the legendary actor Wes Studi. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves (1990). In 1992, his powerful performance as "Magua" in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business. Studi has since appeared in more than 50 film and television productions, including Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), "Comanche Moon" (2008), "Streets of Laredo" (1995), Mystery Men (1999), The New World (2005), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) (TV) and Seraphim Falls (2006). He recently starred as Tony Hillerman's "Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn" in a series of PBS specials produced by Robert Redford: Skinwalkers (2002) (TV), A Thief of Time (2004) (TV) and Coyote Waits (2003) (TV). His upcoming films include Avatar (2009), directed by James Cameron, and The Only Good Indian (2009), directed by Kevin Willmott. Born in Norfire Hollow, Oklahoma, Studi exclusively spoke his native Cherokee language until beginning school at the age of five. A professional horse trainer, Studi began acting at The American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa. Studi and his wife, Maura Dhu Studi, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and perform in the band, "Firecat of Discord". They have a son, Kholan. Studi has a daughter, Leah, and a son, Daniel, from a previous marriage.

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Filmography

Title - TV Appeared As Year Genre
Street Fighter Victor Sagat 1994 Action
Comanche Moon Buffalo Hump 2008 Drama
Kings Gen. Linus Abner 2009 Drama
Edge of America Cuch 2013 Adventure
Title - Movies Appeared As Year Genre
Powwow highway 1989 Drama
The Last of the Mohicans Magua 1992 Action, Adventure, Romance
Geronimo: An American Legend Geronimo 1993 Drama, History
Street Fighter Victor Sagat 1994 Action, Comedy, Sci Fi
Heat Detective Casals 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
The Killing Jar Cameron 1997 Drama, Horror, Mystery
Deep Rising Hanover 1998 Action, Horror, Sci Fi
Soundman Terry Leonard 1999 Comedy
Mystery Men 1999 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Road to Redemption Frank Lightfoot 2001 Action, Comedy, Drama
Wind River Pocatello 2001 Drama
Undisputed 2002 Action, Crime, Drama
Ice Planet Commander Jonah Trager 2003
A Thief of Time Joe Leaphorn 2004 Mystery
Miracle at Sage Creek Chief Thomas 2005 Action, Family
The New World Opechancanough 2006 Drama, History
Seraphim Falls Charon 2007 Action, Drama, Thriller
Kings Gen. Linus Abner 2007
El camino Dave 2008 Drama
Three Priests Ben 2008 Drama
The Hunter's Moon Cherokee Jack 2009
Call of the Wild Hatcher 2009 Adventure, Drama, Family
21 and a Wake-Up General Gleason 2009 Drama
The Only Good Indian Sam 2009
Avatar Eytukan 2009 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Undying Lt. Frank Wascoe 2011 Thriller
Older Than America Richard Two Rivers 2012 Drama
Being Flynn Captain 2012 Drama
Call to Duty Fire Captain Don Knight 2013 Drama
Road to Paloma Numay 2013 Drama, Thriller
Sugar Bishop 2013 Drama
Palominas Sam Jennings 2014 Action, Drama