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Graham Greene
Biographical information
Birth name

Graham Greene

Nationality

Canadian

Gender

Male

Eye color

Brown

Hair color

Grey

Height

5' 10"

Family
  • Hilary Blackmore (Wife)
  • Lillian Greene (Mother)
  • John Greene (Father)
Career
Years active

1979-present

In Twilight saga

Harry Clearwater

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Graham Greene is a Canadian actor who was born on June 22, 1952 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He portrays Harry Clearwater in the New Moon movie.

Biography

Early life

Greene is an Oneida, born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, the son of Lillian and John Greene, who was an ambulance driver and maintenance man. He lived in Hamilton, Ontario as a young adult. Greene's first brushes with the entertainment industry came when he was an audio technician for rock bands based in Newfoundland and Labrador going by the alias Mabes. He graduated from The Centre for Indigenous Theatre's Native Theatre School program in 1974, and began appearing in theater in Toronto and England.

Career

Greene's television debut was in an episode of The Great Detective in 1979 and his screen debut was in 1983 in Running Brave, and appeared in such films as Revolution and Powwow Highway, but it was his Academy Award nominated role as Kicking Bird (Lakota: Ziŋtká Nagwáka) in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves that brought him stardom. This role was followed by such films as Thunderheart, Benefit of the Doubt, and Maverick, and the television series Northern Exposure and The Red Green Show. Greene also acted along-side Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in the 1995 film Die Hard with a Vengeance, where he played Detective Joe-Rob Lambert. He hosted the reality crime documentary show Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science.

In 1992, he played the role of Ishi, the last Yahi, in the HBO drama The Last of His Tribe. In 1994, he began appearing as Mr. Crabby Tree in the children's series The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon for which he received the Gemini Award. In 1997, Greene suffered a major depressive episode, and had to be hospitalized after a police encounter. He survived the ordeal, and subsequently was featured as Arlen Bitterbuck, a Native American on death row in the Oscar-nominated The Green Mile (1999). He starred in the short-run television series Wolf Lake in 2001. In 2004, he accepted the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement at the Gemini Awards.

In 2005, he re-emerged as the potential love interest of a pre-operative transsexual woman in Transamerica. He appeared as himself in a parody of the famous Lakota-brand pain reliever commercials, on CBC Television's Rick Mercer Report. In 2006, Greene was the presenter of the documentary series The War that Made America about the French and Indian War of the mid–18th century. In the same year, the Stratford Festival of Canada announced that Greene would be taking leading roles in their 2007 productions of The Merchant of Venice and Of Mice and Men.

Greene provides the pre-recorded narration for the highly acclaimed outdoor drama, Tecumseh! in Chillicothe, Ohio, based upon the life of the famous Shawnee chief, Tecumseh. Greene also portrayed the famous Sioux leader Sitting Bull in a short Historica vignette.

He guest starred in an episode of the TV series Numb3rs, as a First Nations chief. He also guest-starred on multiple occasions on The Red Green Show as Edgar "K.B." Montrose, an explosives enthusiast.

In 2007, he appeared as Shylock in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of The Merchant of Venice. He appeared in The Twilight Saga: New Moon as Harry Clearwater, Charlie Swan's old friend.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1979 The Great Detective episode: The Black Curse
1983 Running Brave Eddie Mills
1984 Spirit Bay Chief
1985 Revolution Ongwata
1988 9B Dan Jackson played in five episodes
1989 Powwow Highway Vietnam Vet
Where the Spirit Lives Komi's Father
1990 Lost in the Barrens Mewasin
Dances with Wolves Kicking Bird
1992 Clearcut Arthur
The Last of His Tribe Ishi
Thunderheart Walter Crow Horse
Rain Without Thunder Author on History
Northern Exposure Leonard played in five episodes
1993 Medicine River Will
Huck and the King of Hearts Jim
Spirit Rider Vern
Cooperstown Raymond Maracle
North of 60 Rico Nez episode "The Art of the Deal"
Benefit of the Doubt Calhoun
The Broken Chain Peace Maker
1994 The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon Mr. Crabby Tree
Camilla Hunt Weller
Lonesome Dove: The Series Red Hawk played in three episodes
Murder, She Wrote Peter Henderson played in two episodes
Savage Land Skyano
The Red Green Show Edgar K. B. Montrose played in nineteen episodes from 1994 to 2006
Maverick Joseph
North Alaskan Dad
1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance Joe Lambert
The Pathfinder Chingachgook
1996 The Outer Limits Chief Weapons Officer episode "The Light Brigade"
1997 The Education of Little Tree Willow John
1999 Grey Owl Jim Bernard
The Green Mile Arlen Bitterbuck
2000 Big Wolf on Campus Ferryman
2001 Lost and Delirious Joe Menzies
2002 Duct Tape Forever Edgar K. B. Montrose
Snow Dogs Peter Yellowbear
Skins Mogie Yellow Lodge
2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Elijah Cobb
Coyote Waits Slick Nakai
2004 A Thief of Time Slick Nakai
2005 Transamerica Calvin
Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story Lloyd Blackburn
Into the West Conquering Bear
Numb3rs Chief James Clearwater
Christmas in the Clouds
2006 A Lobster Tale Sheriff
2007 Luna: Spirit of the Whale Bill Louis
All Hat Jim Burns
Just Buried Henry Sanipass
Camilla Hunt Weller
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Harry Clearwater
Tales of an Urban Indian Adam
2010 Gunless Two Dogs

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
1991 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Dances With Wolves nominated
1994 Gemini Awards Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon won
Gemini Awards Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series North of 60 nominated

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