Biography

August Schellenberg (born July 25, 1936) is a Canadian actor. His ethnicity is Mohawk and Swiss-German. He was trained at the National Theatre School of Canada. His first film was Rip-Off in 1971. In 1981, he did voices for the animated film Heavy Metal. During the late 90's he had major roles in Black Robe (Chomina), Free Willy and its sequels (Randolph Johnson), Iron Will (Ned Dodd), and TV film Crazy Horse (Sitting Bull). He went on to star as Chief Powhatan in the 2005 Terrence Malick's film The New World, alongside Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, and Christian Bale. He also had roles in Disney's Eight Below and The Green Chain. He has been quoted as saying that his favorite role was that of Sitting Bull in the film Crazy Horse, a character he reprised in the film version of the Dee Brown bestseller Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Schellenberg has been nominated for three Genie Awards and has won one (for Black Robe). Also nominated for two Gemini Awards, August Schellenberg won one (for the television movie "The Prodigal"). Description above from the Wikipedia article *, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

August Schellenberg (born July 25, 1936) is a Canadian actor. His ethnicity is Mohawk and Swiss-German. He was trained at the National Theatre School of Canada. His first film was Rip-Off in 1971. In 1981, he did voices for the animated film Heavy Metal. During the late 90's he had major roles in Black Robe (Chomina), Free Willy and its sequels (Randolph Johnson), Iron Will (Ned Dodd), and TV film Crazy Horse (Sitting Bull). He went on to star as Chief Powhatan in the 2005 Terrence Malick's film The New World, alongside Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, and Christian Bale. He also had roles in Disney's Eight Below and The Green Chain. He has been quoted as saying that his favorite role was that of Sitting Bull in the film Crazy Horse, a character he reprised in the film version of the Dee Brown bestseller Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Schellenberg has been nominated for three Genie Awards and has won one (for Black Robe). Also nominated for two Gemini Awards, August Schellenberg won one (for the television movie "The Prodigal"). Description above from the Wikipedia article *, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1936-07-25

Day of Death 2013-08-15

Place of Birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Green Chain as The Executive - John Clements
2009 Stargate Universe(2 episodes) as Yaozu
2008 45 R.P.M. as Peter George Moses
2008 Our Spirits Don't Speak English as Narrator
2007 Saving Grace(1 episode)
2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as Sitting Bull
2006 Eight Below as Mindo
2005 The New World as Powhatan
2005 Grey's Anatomy(1 episode)
2004 Going the Distance as Emile
2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins as Tecopa
2003 Dreamkeeper as Grandpa
2000 Out of Time as Young Dog
1999 True Heart as Khonanesta
1999 So Weird(1 episode)
1997 Mission to Mir as Narrator
1997 Free Willy 3: The Rescue as Randolph Johnson
1997 Sisters and Other Strangers as Det. Frank Britten
1996 What Love Sees as Earl
1996 Crazy Horse as Sitting Bull
1996 Grand Avenue as Sherman
1995 The West Side Waltz as Serge
1995 Free Willy 2 - The Adventure Home as Randolph Johnson
1994 Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee as Dick Wilson
1994 Getting Gotti
1994 Iron Will as Ned Dodd
1993 Geronimo as Cochise
1993 Free Willy as Randolph Johnson
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(2 episodes)
1991 Black Robe as Chomina
1990 Counterstrike(2 episodes)
1986 Adderly(1 episode)
1986 Mark of Cain as Otto
1986 Confidential as Charles Ripley
1985 Striker's Mountain as Jake Striker
1984 The Painted Door
1984 Airwolf(1 episode) as Gregori Nobokov
1983 Cross Country as Glen Cosgrove
1983 Running Brave as Billy's father
1983 The Hitchhiker(1 episode)
1983 The Ruffian as Nelson Harting
1981 Heavy Metal as Norl / Taarak (voice)
1981 Death Hunt as Deak De Bleargue
1979 Bear Island as Marine Technician
1978 Power Play as Minh
1978 Drying Up the Streets as Nick
1976 The New Avengers(1 episode)

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