Russell Means Biography (1939-)

Full name, Russell Charles Means; born November 10, 1939, on the Pine Ridge Reservation (one source says Wanblee), SD; son of Harold "Hank" and Theodora (maiden name, Feather) Means; married three times (marriages ended); married fourth wife, Gloria Grant (a Navajo educator and former rodeo rider); children: ten. Addresses: Contact: c/o Cunningham, Escott & Dipene Agency,10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, song performer
Birth Details
November 10, 1939
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Chingachgook, The Last of the Mohicans, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Old Indian, Warren Red Cloud, Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros.,1994
  • Chief, Wagons East!, TriStar, 1994
  • Voice of Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Wa Tho Huck, Windrunner, A*Vision Entertainment, 1995
  • Mudjekeewis, Song of Hiawatha, Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1997
  • Voice of Powhatan, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (animated; also known as Disney's Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World and Pocahontas: Journey to a New World), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998
  • Washakie, Wind River, 1998
  • Billy Twofeathers, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Destination Films, 2000
  • Ring of Fire, Destination Films, 2000
  • Lame Deer, Ragged Point, 2001
  • Chief, 29 Palms, Le Monde, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Wa Tho Huck/Jim Thorpe, Windrunner, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Arrowhead, The Pathfinder, Showtime, 1996
  • Ten Reed, Black Cat Run, HBO, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Sitting Bull, Buffalo Girls, CBS, 1995
  • Voice, The West, PBS, 1996
  • Specials
  • Interviewee, Marlon Brando: Breaking All the Rules, 1996
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Margot Kidder, Lifetime, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Edison, "Written in Dust," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996
  • Luthor Iron Shirt, "Plague," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996
  • Uncle Joe, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Profiler, NBC, 1997
  • Voice, "Role with It," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997
  • Joseph Grayhawk, "And How!," Remember WENN, AMC, 1997
  • "Downtime," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1998
  • "Lady Killer," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1998
  • James Saginaw, "Americans aka Native Rights," Family Law, CBS, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • The Chameleon, Under a Killing Moon, 1994
  • Albums
  • Recorded The Radical and Electric Warrior.
  • WRITINGS
  • Autobiography
  • (With Marvin J. Wolf) Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiographyof Russell Means, St. Martin's Press, 1995
  • Essays
  • "The Same Old Song," Marxism and Native Americans, edited by WardChurchill, South End Press, 1983

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Duane Champagne, editor, Native America: Portrait of the Peoples,Visible Ink Press, 1994
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 23, 1992, p. 34
    • People Weekly, October 12, 1992, p. 63
    Electronic
    • Contemporary Authors Online, Gale Group, 2001
    • Russell Means Official Website, http://www. ussellmeans.com

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