Wes Studi

Actor | * 12/17/1947 (75) | Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
Wesley Studi (Cherokee: ᏪᏌ ᏍᏚᏗ; born December 17, 1947) is a Native American (Cherokee Nation) actor and film producer. He has garnered critical acclaim and awards throughout his career, particularly for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in Academy Award-winning films, such as Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and in the Academy Award-nominated films Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and The New World (2005). He is also known for portraying Sagat in Street Fighter (1994). Other films he has appeared in are Hostiles, Heat, Mystery Men, ()
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Wesley "Wes" Studi (born December 17, 1947) is an American Cherokee actor, who has earned notability for his portrayals of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in well-received Academy Award-winning films, such as Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves, Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, the award-winning Geronimo: An American Legend and the Academy Award-nominated film The New World (2005). He most recently portrayed General Linus Abner (an analogue to the biblical Abner) in the NBC series Kings, and Eytukan in James Cameron's box office blockbuster Avatar.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Action

Known for these Movies & Shows

Geronimo: An American Legend


1993 | 3.2/5 | 1h 55min
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Deep Rising


1998 | 3.1/5 | 1h 46min
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Mystery Men


1999 | 2.9/5 | 2h 1min
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Reservation Dogs


2021- | 4.1/5 | 29min per episode

Awards & Nominations for Wes Studi

Academy Honorary Award
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Movies with Wes Studi as Actor(60)

2023 Candles
as himself2022 Bonnie
as Lito2022 A Love Song
as Counselor Jerry (voice)2021 Untitled Pixar Animation Project
as Captain Mica2019 A Dog's Way Home
as Harlan Red2019 Badland
as Chief Yellow Hawk2017 Hostiles
as Ronnie BoDean2015 Ronnie BoDean
as Cyrus2015 The Condemned 2
as Narrator (voice)2014 Pie Lady of Pie Town
as Numay2014 Road to Paloma
as Windlifter2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue
as Captain Falcos2013 Battledogs
as Bishop2013 Sugar
as Chief Bobby2013 Destination: Planet Negro!
as Captain2012 Being Flynn
as DeWayne Moses2011 The Dome of Heaven
as Himself - Actor; Cherokee2010 A Good Day to Die
as himself2010 Reel Injun
as Lt. Frank Wascoe2009 The Undying
as Eytukan2009 Avatar
as Hatcher2009 Call of the Wild
as Richard Two Rivers2008 Older Than America
as Ben2008 Three Priests
as Dave2008 El Camino
as Sherriff Mike Nighthorse2007 Cosmic Radio
as Charon2006 Seraphim Falls
as Chief Thomas2005 Miracle at Sage Creek
as Creeper2005 Animal
as Opechancanough2005 The New World
as Joe Leaphorn2004 A Thief Of Time
as Cuch2003 Edge of America
as Joe Leaphorn2003 Coyote Waits
as Lt. Joe Leaphorn2002 Skinwalkers
as Joe Nighttrail2002 Superfire
as Mingo Pace2002 Undisputed
as Commander Jonah Trager2001 Ice Planet
as Bingo Caller2001 Christmas in the Clouds
as Pocatello2000 Wind River
as Terry Leonard1999 Soundman
as Sphinx1999 Mystery Men
as Hanover1998 Deep Rising
as Cameron1997 The Killing Jar
as Red Cloud1996 Crazy Horse
as Detective Casals1995 Heat
as Victor Sagat1994 Street Fighter
as Seth / Chief / Speaker for the Tribes1993 The Broken Chain
as Indian in Desert1991 The Doors
as Toughest Pawnee1990 Dances with Wolves
as Buff1989 Powwow Highway
as The Ute1988 Longarm

TV Shows/Series with Wes Studi as Actor(15)

as Bucky2021 Reservation Dogs
as Self - Host2021 American Veteran
as Chief Sleeping Bear2019 Miracle Workers
as Kaetenay2014 Penny Dreadful
as Chief Many Horses2011 Hell on Wheels
as General Linus Abner2009 Kings
as Buffalo Hump2008 Comanche Moon
as Joeseph Silverwing2008 The Mentalist
as Black Kettle2005 Into the West
as Famous Shoes1995 Streets of Laredo
as Sheriff Benson1992 Highlander: The Series

Full Name: Wes Studi
Born: Wednesday, 12/17 1947 (December) in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 75 years + 104 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language), Cherokee
Educated at: Tulsa Community College, Chilocco Indian Agricultural School
Spouses (current/former): Maura Dhu Studi
Children: Kholan Studi, Daniel Studi
Other names for Wes Studi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Wesley Studie"
Wes Studi frequently works together with these people:
Graham Greene (7x, Actor)
Michael Mann (7x, Crew)
Adam Beach (7x, Actor)
Steve Buscemi (6x, Actor)
Irene Bedard (6x, Actress)
Chris Eyre (6x, Crew)
Larry McMurtry (6x, Crew)
Walter Hill (5x, Crew)
Rene Haynes (5x, Crew)
Eoghan Mahony (5x, Crew)
Hilda Hodges (5x, Crew)
Kevin Willmott (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10642, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023