Biography

Gordon Tootoosis first acting role was in the film Alien Thunder (1974), with Chief Dan George and Donald Sutherland.

He portrayed Albert Golo in 52 episodes of North of 60 in the 1990s. He is best known to British audiences for playing the Native American Joe Saugus, who negotiates the purchase of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet series 3 (2002). Gordon appeared in the CBC Television mini-series By Way of the Stars with Eric Schweig as Black Thunder and Tantoo Cardinal as Franoise.

He appeared in the award-winning movie Legends of the Fall (1994), and starred with Russell Means in Disney's Pocahontas (1995) and Song of Hiawatha (1997). In 1999, he and Tantoo Cardinal became founding members of the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. In 2011, he appeared in Gordon Winter at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon and Prairie Scene in Ottawa, his first stage role in 15 years.

Tootoosis won a Gemini Award for his work on the animated show Wapos Bay: The Series and was nominated twice for his work on North of 60.

Gordon Tootoosis first acting role was in the film Alien Thunder (1974), with Chief Dan George and Donald Sutherland.

He portrayed Albert Golo in 52 episodes of North of 60 in the 1990s. He is best known to British audiences for playing the Native American Joe Saugus, who negotiates the purchase of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet series 3 (2002). Gordon appeared in the CBC Television mini-series By Way of the Stars with Eric Schweig as Black Thunder and Tantoo Cardinal as Franoise.

He appeared in the award-winning movie Legends of the Fall (1994), and starred with Russell Means in Disney's Pocahontas (1995) and Song of Hiawatha (1997). In 1999, he and Tantoo Cardinal became founding members of the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. In 2011, he appeared in Gordon Winter at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon and Prairie Scene in Ottawa, his first stage role in 15 years.

Tootoosis won a Gemini Award for his work on the animated show Wapos Bay: The Series and was nominated twice for his work on North of 60.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1941-10-25

Day of Death 2011-07-05

Place of Birth Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Spirit Rider as Joe Moon
2011 Guns, Girls and Gambling as The Chief
2011 Doomsday Prophecy as John
2008 Fear Itself (1 episode)
2007 Hybrid as Grandpa
2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as Chief Red Cloud
2007 That Beautiful Somewhere as Harold
2006 Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run as Gordy
2006 Open Season as Gordy (voice)
2005 Hank Williams First Nation as Adelard Fox
2005 Fugitives Run as Dan John
2003 Dreamkeeper as Kills Enemy
2003 On the Corner as Floyd
2002 Black Point as Standing Bear
2002 Now & Forever as Ghost Fox
2001 Smallville (2 episodes) as Prof. Joseph Willowbrook
2001 Dream Storm: A North of 60 Mystery as Albert Golo
2001 The Doe Boy as Marvin
2001 Nobody's Baby as Dog Havasu
2000 Bear with Me as John Ours
1998 Big Bear as Chief Big Bear
1997 Keeping the Promise as Sakniss
1996 Crazy Horse as Akicita
1996 Lone Star as Wesley Birdsong
1996 Coyote Summer as Mopeah
1995 Pocahontas as Kekata (voice)
1995 Pocahontas: The Legend as Chief Powhatan
1995 500 Nations (8 episodes)
1994 Legends of the Fall as One Stab
1993 Madison (1 episode)
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Call of the Wild
1992 North of 60 (95 episodes) as Albert Golo
1992 Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave as Mewasin
1991 Black Robe as Old Aenons
1991 Blood River as Smiling Knife
1989 Last Train Home as Poundmaker
1989 Bordertown (1 episode)
1987 Friday the 13th (1 episode)
1987 Stone Fox as Stone Fox
1985 Danger Bay (1 episode) as Warden Bill Bragg
1985 MacGyver (2 episodes)
1984 Airwolf (2 episodes) as Charlie Rising Moon
1983 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (7 episodes) as Joe Saugus
1978 Marie Ann as Chief Many Horses
1974 Alien Thunder as Almighty Voice

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