Kiowa Gordon

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Kiowa Gordon
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Gordon at a The Twilight Saga: New Moon promotional appearance in Houston, Texas on November 10, 2009
BornKiowa Joseph Gordon
(1990-03-25) March 25, 1990 (age 23)
Berlin, Germany
OccupationActor, vocalist
 
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Kiowa Gordon
Paparazzo Presents Kiowa Gordon.jpg
Gordon at a The Twilight Saga: New Moon promotional appearance in Houston, Texas on November 10, 2009
BornKiowa Joseph Gordon
(1990-03-25) March 25, 1990 (age 23)
Berlin, Germany
OccupationActor, vocalist

Kiowa Joseph Gordon (born March 25, 1990) is an American actor, best known for his role in the Twilight Saga as Embry Call.

Early life[edit]

Gordon was born in Berlin, Germany, where his father, Thomas Gordon, was working.[1][2] He is the seventh of eight children (Mac, Sean, Aaron, Josh, Cheyenne, Sariah, Lakota), and his mother, Camille Nighthorse Gordon, is also an actress.[3] Gordon is partly of Hualapai Native American descent, and is a member of the Hualapai tribe of Northern Arizona.[4][5] His family moved back to the U.S. when he was two, and he grew up in Arizona, where he attended Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Arizona.[3] He attended the LDS church for a while, in the same ward as Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.[6] Aside from acting, Kiowa is also a vocalist, and used to be a member of a progressive metal band called Touché, leaving it to focus on acting and his fans. Kiowa have a baby girl in 2013.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Gordon played shapeshifter Embry Call in New Moon, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name. Kiowa has said that he was approached one day at church by Stephenie Meyer as she thought he would be perfect for the wolf pack. He then attended an open casting call where he landed the role of Jacob Black's best friend.[citation needed] He has now finished Eclipse, reprising his role as Embry. Gordon replaced Krys Hyatt (who played Embry in Twilight) in New Moon,Eclipse,and "Breaking Dawn".When he first started he got famous easily with screaming fans and he got lots of interviews.Gordon also play Brad in "Into The Darkness" with different cast members from different shows.

Personal life[edit]

Gordon has recently relocated from Cave Creek to Los Angeles.[1]

On August 10, 2011, Gordon was arrested after police officers discovered there was an active warrant for his arrest from a DUI incident in 2010. In the DUI incident, he was allegedly found in possession of alcohol while underage and in possession of drug paraphernalia.[7] The arrest warrant was issued for Gordon after he failed to appear following a February 2010 guilty plea in Scottsdale Municipal Court.[8]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009The Twilight Saga: New MoonEmbry Call
2010The Twilight Saga: EclipseEmbry Call
2011Into the DarknessBrad
Murder for DummysAndrew
The Twilight Saga: Breaking DawnEmbry Call
2012The Lesser BlessedJohnny Beck
The ProjectionistPrivate LockLear

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schmidt, Rob (December 2, 2009). "Our dinner with Kiowa Gordon". Newspaper Rock. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "A Wolfpack Member makes an appearance in Salt Lake City". ABC4.com. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b Titla, Mary Kim (July 4, 2009). "An interview with Kiowa Gordon". Indian Country Today. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Suetopka Thayer, Rosanda (2010-07-13). "77th Annual Hopi festival highlights July 4th weekend". The Observer. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ Carroll, Larry (September 3, 2009). "'New Moon' Actor Kiowa Gordon Reveals How To Tell The Wolves Apart". MTV News. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Vice, Jeff (November 20, 2009). "Mormons run with shapeshifters in 'New Moon'". MormonTimes.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ Josh Grossberg (August 10, 2011). "'Twilight' star arrested for DUI". 
  8. ^ Casey Glynn (August 10, 2011). "Twilight actor Kiowa Gordon arrested in Arizona on outstanding warrant". 

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