Adam Beach Biography

Birthday: 1972-11-11
Place of Birth: Ashern, Manitoba
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Wiki Biography: Handsome Canadian Saulteaux actor Adam Beach was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to live with their grandmother and then with their uncle and aunt in Winnipeg, where Adam joined drama classes and began acting in local theatre productions. Since then he has appeared in over 60 films and television programs. His performance in the Academy Award-nominated Clint Eastwood-directed Flags of Our Fathers (2006) was phenomenal. He played Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American who was one of the six US Marines to raise the American flag on Iwo Jima and who found the resulting fame hard to handle, subsequently giving way to alcoholism. This alone would have been an emotional role for Adam to play; however, during filming, both his grandmother and best friend passed away. His role as Hayes is both realistic and heartbreaking, earning him two Best Supporting Actor Award Nominations. He stands out well above the rest of the cast. Adam has been further nominated for three Awards for his role in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) (TV) including a Golden Globe. He has put in terrific performances in the comedy film Joe Dirt (2001) and the John Woo World War II war epic Windtalkers (2002) in which he co-starred with Nicolas Cage. He headlined the cast in the Walt Disney production Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), featured in John Singleton's Four Brothers (2005) and starred with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in the science fiction-western smash hit Cowboys & Aliens (2011). He had a starring recurring role in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999) and "Big Love" (2006). Adam hopes to be appointed leader of his Lake Manitoba First Nation.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Auschwitz: The Nazis And The Final Solution Bobby Martin 2005 Documentary
Moose TV George Keeshig 2005 Comedy
Comanche Moon Blue Duck 2008 Drama
De Ombudsman (2010) Randy 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Squanto 1994
Dance Me Outside Frank Fencepost 1995 Drama
Smoke Signals Victor Joseph 1998 0
Little Boy Blues Waiter 1999 Comedy, Drama
The Last Stop Jason 2000 Thriller
The Art of Woo 2001
Joe Dirt Kicking Wing 2001 Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Windtalkers Private Ben Yahzee 2002 Romance, 0, 0
Now & Forever John Myron 2002 Drama, Romance
The Big Empty 2003 0, 0, Game Show
Posers Sinclair 2003 Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Thief of Time Jim Chee 2004 Mystery
Flags of Our Fathers Ira Hayes 2006 0, Romance, 0
Bottom's Up Jesus de Jusus [Uncredited] 2006
Donkey Slade 2010 Action, Crime, Drama
A Warrior's Heart Sgt. Major Duke Wayne 2011 Action, Drama, Family
Path of Souls Jon Beardsley 2012 Drama
Older Than America Johnny 2012 Drama
September Runs Red Dylan 2012 Thriller
Crook Bryce 2013 Thriller
The Road to Tophet Storyteller 2014 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Juliana & the Medicine Fish Mike Reid 2016 Family