Graham Greene



Birth Place
Brantford, Ontario, CA
June 22, 1952


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), ...

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Hilary Blackmore
Stage manager.


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).

After "Dancing" Greene began making frequent appearances on TV, generally playing quietly dignified characters on shows like "L.A. Law," "Northern Exposure" and "Murder, She Wrote." He also proved effective in less traditional fare such as "Where the Spirit Lives" (1990) for PBS' "American Playhouse" and the HBO film "The Last of His Tribe" (1992), in which he played the last survivor of the Yahi nation. He turned in a superb, laconic performance as a reservation cop who teaches rookie F.B.I. man Val Kilmer a thing or two in Michael Apted's sober environmental thriller, "Thunderheart" (1992). Greene also remained active in the Toronto theater community, where he has appeared in over a dozen productions.

The actor continued to rack up an impressive roster of film and TV credits--typically playing unconventional Native American characters or cops, most notably in such films as Richard Donner's freewheling feature version of the TV classic Western "Maverick" (1994) opposite Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster; director Rob Reiner's comedic misfire "North" (1994), Bruce Willis' action sequel "Die Hard With a Vengeance" (1995), the well-regarded family film "The Education of Little Tree" (1997), "Grey Owl" (1999) the story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper (Pierce Brosnan) turned conservationist who claimed to be a Native American; director Frank Darabount's adaptation of author Stephen King's supernatural prison drama "The Green Mile" (1999), and Disney's dopey sled dog comedy "Snow Dogs" (2002). On television, Greene had a recurring role on the series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000-2001), was a regualr on the CBS's short-lived supernatural series "Wolf Lake" (2001), and was featured in the miniseries "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion" (2003) and as Conquering Bear the Steven Spielberg-produced epic "Into the West" (TNT, 2005). Back on the big screen, Greene had a memorably warm, romantic turn as Calvin Manygoats, a truckdriver who becomes smitten with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, is a preoperative transexual traveling cross country with the troubled teen hustler she fathered in her early life as a man in "Transamerica" (2005).



Director (Feature Film)

Finding Love...Again (1999)

Cast (Feature Film)

We Are Boats (2018)
Wind River (2017)
Molly's Game (2017)
The Shack (2017)
Unnatural (2015)
Winter's Tale (2014)
Chasing Shakespeare (2014)
Attack from Beneath (2013)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
When I Find the Ocean (2008)
A Lobster Tale (2008)
Breakfast With Scot (2007)
Just Buried (2007)
Transamerica (2005)
Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Skins (2002)
Mogie Yellow Lodge
Snow Dogs (2002)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Joe Menzies
Christmas in the Clouds (2001)
Desire (2000)
The Green Mile (1999)
Song of Hiawatha (1999)
O Kagh
Bad Money (1999)
Touched (1999)
Grey Owl (1999)
Jim Bernard
Misery Harbour (1999)
Stranger in Town (1998)
Eddie Lester
Shattered Image (1998)
Conrad; Mike
The Herd (1998)
Heart of the Sun (1998)
Dead Innocent (1997)
Mike Balvalori
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Wounded (1997)
The Hired Heart (1997)
The Pathfinder (1996)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Sabotage (1995)
Camilla (1994)
Hunt Weller
Medicine River (1994)
Maverick (1994)
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
North (1994)
Savage Land (1994)
Broken Chain (1993)
Cooperstown (1993)
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Thunderheart (1992)
Rain Without Thunder (1992)
The Last of His Tribe (1992)
Clearcut (1991)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Powwow Highway (1988)
Vietnam Vet
Revolution (1985)
Running Brave (1983)
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Mick Walsh

Writer (Feature Film)

Finding Love...Again (1999)

Producer (Feature Film)

Finding Love...Again (1999)

Cast (Special)

Red Green Live '02 (2002)
Independence Day 2001 (2001)
Secrets of Forensic Science (1999)
Great Drives (1996)
The Way West (1995)
500 Nations (1995)
The Wild West (1993)
Wolf: Return of a Legend (1993)
Earth and the American Dream (1993)
The 13th Annual ACE Awards (1992)
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

A Thief of Time (2003)
Big Spender (2003)
Coyote Waits (2003)
Spirit Rider (1994)
Rugged Gold (1994)
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving (1993)
Lost in the Barrens (1991)

Life Events


Made TV debut in an episode of the Canadian drama, "The Great Detective"


Earliest feature film credits include "Running Brave"


Had a small role in "Revolution," starring Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland


Breakthrough role as Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner's "Dances with Wolves"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor


Co-starred in "Thunderheart," with Val Kilmer


Had a recurring role in CBS' "Northern Exposure" as Leonard


Began appearing as Mr. Crabby Tree in the children's series, "The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon"


Had a recurring role on the Canadian series, "The Red Green Show," as Edgar K. B. Montrose


Appeared in Richard Donner's Western, "Maverick"


Played Detective Joe Lambert in "Die Hard with a Vengeance"


Cast as Arlen Bitterbuck, a Native American on death row, in the Oscar-nominated, "The Green Mile"


Starred in the short-run CBS series, "Wolf Lake"


Cast as Peter Yellowbear in "Snow Dogs," starring Cuba Gooding Jr.


Played the potential love interest of a pre-operative transsexual woman (Felicity Huffman) in "TransAmerica"


Co-starred in Steven Spielberg's TNT miniseries, "Into the West"


Appeared as Shylock in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of "The Merchant of Venice"


Cast in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" as Harry Clearwater, Charlie Swan's old friend


Movie Clip

End Of The Affair, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Like Planes On Fire Several months into their London wartime affair, with American Maurice (Van Johnson) spotting the first German buzz-bombs, placing events firmly in June, 1944, he and his married lover Sarah (Deborah Kerr) must decide the safest course, in Edward Dmytryk’s The End Of The Affair, 1955, from the Graham Greene novel.
End Of The Affair, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Miserable? The war ended and a year after Sarah, his married lover, broke up with him, American writer Maurice (Van Johnson) is back in London where he meets her husband, his friend, Henry MIles (Peter Cushing), who has not been well, Edward Dmytryk directing, on location, from Graham Greene’s novel, in The End Of The Affair, 1955.
Fallen Idol, The -- (Movie Clip) What Isn't True Baines (Ralph Richardson) asks Phillipe (Bobby Henrey) to keep a secret as they cross London's Belgrave Square in Carol Reed's The Fallen Idol, 1948, from Graham Greene's screenplay.
Thunderheart (1992) -- (Movie Clip) Real City Indian Tribal cop Crow Horse (Graham Greene) runs one of his quite persuasive riffs on the new part-Native American FBI man Levoi (Val Kilmer), in Michael Apted's Thunderheart, 1992.
Dances With Wolves -- (Movie Clip) Magnificent Looking Fellow Lieutenant Dunbar (director and star Kevin Costner) finds himself out of uniform on his first meeting with the native Kicking Bird (Graham Greene), alone at his frontier outpost in Dances With Wolves, 1990.


John Greene
Ambulance driver.
Lillian Greene


Hilary Blackmore
Stage manager.