Gary Farmer Biography

Birthday: 1953-06-12
Place of Birth: Ohsweken, Ontario Canada
Wiki Biography: Gary Dale Farmer is an American character actor with plenty of character. With over 100 Film and TV appearances attached to his resume, and plenty more in the pipeline, Gary has shown he can adapt easily to any genre when necessary. He was born in Ohsweken, Ontario, into the Cayuga nation and Wolf Clan, and studied photography and Film at both the Syracuse University and Ryerson Polytechnic University. He then began a successful career as an actor, first taking small roles in movies such as Police Academy (1984), the John Schlesinger film The Believers (1987) with Martin Sheen, the Matt Dillon vehicle, The Big Town (1987), and Renegades (1989) starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips. By the early 1990s, Gary was starring in more substantial roles. He portrayed Cowboy Dashee in the Robert Redford- produced thriller, The Dark Wind (1991) - again opposite Lou Diamond Phillips - and starred with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in the drama Blown Away (1993). Lou Diamond Phillips cast Gary in his directorial debut Sioux City (1994) and Ernest R. Dickerson cast him in the first "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) horror movie Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) with Billy Zane: Gary played a small town deputy. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his memorable performance as Nobody in the Jim Jarmusch independent western Dead Man (1995), in which he starred opposite Johnny Depp, and again for his role in Smoke Signals (1998). Jim Jarmusch re-prised Gary's role as the Native American spiritual guide - Nobody - for his next film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), and Frank Oz cast him alongside Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro in The Score (2001). Gary continues to work steadily as an actor and has also moved behind the camera - he has directed a few projects, including an episode of the "Forever Knight" (1989) TV series, episode 'Father Figure' (1992). Gary formed his own band: 'Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers'. They play the blues and have released two CDs.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Score 2001 Action
Moose TV Gerry Keeshig 2005 Comedy
Easy Money Shep 2008 -
De Ombudsman (2010) Indian Bob 2010
The Great British Taste Tour Ray Delaronde 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Tooby 1983
Blue City Slammers Doug 1988
Powwow highway 1989 Drama
Still Life: The Fine Art of Murder Billy 1990 Thriller
The Dark Wind 1992 Drama, Mystery
Ed and His Dead Mother Big Lar 1993 0
Blown Away Anderson 1993 Action, Drama, Romance
Sioux City 1994
Dead Man Nobody 1995 Fantasy, 0
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Deputy Bob Martel 1995 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Henry & Verlin Henry 1997
Smoke Signals Arnold Joseph 1998 0
Stolen Heart Agent Whitaker 1998 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Touched George 1999 Drama, Romance
Heater Ben 2000 Drama
The Score 2001 0, Comedy, Game Show
Delivering Milo 2001 Comedy, Fantasy
Score 2001 Action, Crime, Thriller
Skins Verdell Weasel Tail 2002 Crime, Drama
Angels Don't Sleep Here Lou Washington 2002 Thriller
The Big Empty 2003 0, 0, Game Show
Adaptation Buster Baxley 2003 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Evergreen Jim 2004 Drama
The Republic of Love Ted 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Thief of Time Captain Largo 2004 Mystery
One Night with You Momo 2006 Comedy
Disappearances Henry Coville 2007 0, 0
Rejection Albert 2009 Drama
The Timekeeper Cook 2009 Adventure
California Indian Rich Knight 2011 Drama
Path of Souls Eddie Benton 2012 Drama
Foreverland Moe 2012 Drama
Intervention Bob 2012 Drama
Winter in the Blood Lame Bull 2013
Jimmy P. Jack 2013 Drama
Peter and John Smoke 2015 Drama