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Born: June 22, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, audio technician

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Native American actor who gained fame as Kicking Bird, friend and mentor to Kevin Costner, in "Dances with Wolves" (1990). A full-blooded Oneida, Greene was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Prior to his "Dances with Wolves" success, he appeared with Al Pacino in the Revolutionary War misfire, "Revolution" (1985); co-starred with Robby Benson in "Running Brave" (1983); and played a Vietnam vet in the comedy adventure, "Powwow Highway" (1988).

Native American actor who gained fame as Kicking Bird, friend and mentor to Kevin Costner, in "Dances with Wolves" (1990). A full-blooded Oneida, Greene was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Prior to his "Dances with Wolves" success, he appeared with Al Pacino in the Revolutionary War misfire, "Revolution" (1985); co-starred with Robby Benson in "Running Brave" (1983); and played a Vietnam vet in the comedy adventure, "Powwow Highway" (1988).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Finding Love...Again (1999) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Winter's Tale (2014)
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 Lobster Tale, A (2008)
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 Just Buried (2007)
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 Transamerica (2005)
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 Buffalo Dreams (2005)
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 Skins (2002) Mogie Yellow Lodge
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Worked as an audio technician for rock bands based in Newfoundland and Labrador
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First began performing in theatre in Toronto and England
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Joining the cast of "Comanche Moon," Larry McMurtry's prequel to his western saga "Lonesome Dove"
1979:
Made TV debut in an episode of the Canadian drama, "The Great Detective"
1983:
Earliest feature film credits include "Running Brave"
1985:
Had a small role in "Revolution," starring Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland
1990:
Breakthrough role as Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner's "Dances with Wolves"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor
1992:
Co-starred in "Thunderheart," with Val Kilmer
1992:
Had a recurring role in CBS' "Northern Exposure" as Leonard
1994:
Appeared in Richard Donner's Western, "Maverick"
1994:
Had a recurring role on the Canadian series, "The Red Green Show," as Edgar K. B. Montrose
1994:
Began appearing as Mr. Crabby Tree in the children's series, "The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon"
1995:
Played Detective Joe Lambert in "Die Hard with a Vengeance"
1999:
Cast as Arlen Bitterbuck, a Native American on death row, in the Oscar-nominated, "The Green Mile"
2001:
Starred in the short-run CBS series, "Wolf Lake"
2002:
Cast as Peter Yellowbear in "Snow Dogs," starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
2005:
Played the potential love interest of a pre-operative transsexual woman (Felicity Huffman) in "TransAmerica"
2005:
Co-starred in Steven Spielberg's TNT miniseries, "Into the West"
2007:
Appeared as Shylock in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of "The Merchant of Venice"
2009:
Cast in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" as Harry Clearwater, Charlie Swan's old friend
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Education

George Brown College: Toronto , Ontario -

Notes

In 1997, Greene was hospitalized after a failed suicide attempt. He has since spoken publicly about his battle with clinical depression

"Greene . . . invests the role with dignity, an implicit sense of grief and a deep spirituality."--David Hiltbrand (PEOPLE magazine review of "The Last of His Tribe", March 30, 1992)

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wife:
Hilary Blackmore. Stage manager.

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father:
John Greene. Ambulance driver.
mother:
Lillian Greene.

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