Michael Horse

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Michael Horse
Michael horse 2006.jpg
Michael Horse, July 2006
Born(1951-12-21) December 21, 1951 (age 62)
Arizona, United States
OccupationFilm and television actor, jeweler, painter
Website
http://michaelhorse.com/index.php
 
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Michael Horse
Michael horse 2006.jpg
Michael Horse, July 2006
Born(1951-12-21) December 21, 1951 (age 62)
Arizona, United States
OccupationFilm and television actor, jeweler, painter
Website
http://michaelhorse.com/index.php

Michael Heinrich Horse (born December 21, 1951)[1] is an American actor, jeweler, and ledger painter.[2]

Early life[edit]

Michael Horse was born in a Yaqui Native American reserve near Tucson, Arizona, and is of Yaqui, Mescalero Apache, Zuni, and Latino descent.[3][4] His birth name was Michael Heinrich. He lived twenty years in Sun Valley, California on Sancola street.

Acting career[edit]

His film debut came in the role of Tonto in the ill-fated 1981 film, The Legend of the Lone Ranger. Horse portrayed Deputy Tommy Hill, a Native American policeman, in the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–91)[5] and also acted in Passenger 57 (1992),[6] House of Cards (1993), the 1990s version of the television series The Untouchables (1993),[7] and North of 60 (1995–97).[8] He also appeared in the Thanks episode "Thanksgiving" in 1999, portraying Squanto. He appeared as Deputy Owen Blackwood in 4 episodes of the first season of Roswell (1999). Horse also appeared as Sheriff Tskany in The X-Files episode "Shapes" in 1994. Michael Horse portrayed American Indian Movement (AIM) Activist, Dennis Banks, in the 1994 TNT movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee. Eight years later, he lent his voice to Little Creek's Friend in DreamWorks Animation's Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. He recently portrayed Mike Proudfoot on Sons of Tucson.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ "Michael Horse Finds His Stride Juggling Talents". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ About Michael Horse. . Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  4. ^ Michael Horse Biography (1951-)
  5. ^ "Art away from Hollywood is where his heart is". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  6. ^ Michael Horse - Actor Movie Reviews at TopTenReviews.com
  7. ^ "Untouchable Then and Now". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  8. ^ North of 60 actors - NativeCelebs profiles

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