Adam Beach

Actor, Musician, Activist
Canadian actor Adam Beach parlayed his success in a string of independent features and television series into major roles in Hollywood productions, culminating in the highly visible Clint Eastwood-helmed WWII drama ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Devil's Gate 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Into the Grizzly Maze 2015 (Movie)

Johnny Cadillac (Actor)

Bliss 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ice Soldiers 2014 (Movie)

TC Cardinal (Actor)

The Stranger 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Turok: Son of Stone 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Turok (Actor)

A Fighting Man 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hell on Wheels 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revolution 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Warrior's Heart 2011 (Movie)

Duke Wayne (Actor)

Combat Hospital 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cowboys & Aliens 2011 (Movie)

Nat Colorado (Actor)

Big Love 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1994 - 1997, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comanche Moon 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Older Than America 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Ira Hayes (Actor)

Bottoms Up 2005 (Movie)

Jesus de Jesus (Actor)

Now & Forever 2005 (Movie)

John Myron (Actor)

Cowboys and Indians 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

JAG 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everwood 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skinwalkers 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Empty 2003 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Windtalkers 2002 (Movie)

Ben Yahzee (Actor)

First Wave 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

Kicking Wing (Actor)

Song of Hiawatha 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Art of Woo 2000 (Movie)

Ben Crowchild (Actor)

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

Galin Winetka (Actor)

My Brother 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smoke Signals 1998 (Movie)

Victor Joseph (Actor)

The Last Stop 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Boy Called Hate 1996 (Movie)

Billy Little Plume (Actor)

My Indian Summer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert of the Americas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Coyote Summer 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dance Me Outside 1995 (Movie)

Frank Fencepost (Actor)

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cadillac Girls 1994 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale 1994 (Movie)

Squanto (Actor)

A Thief of Time (TV Show)

Actor

Coyote Waits (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in the Barrens (TV Show)

Actor

Luna: Spirit of the Whale (TV Show)

Actor

Spirit Rider (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Canadian actor Adam Beach parlayed his success in a string of independent features and television series into major roles in Hollywood productions, culminating in the highly visible Clint Eastwood-helmed WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006). With the exposure provided by such a high profile project and director, Beach's versatility and appeal made him the most visible Native American actor working in film. This emergence allowed Beach to bring his own experiences and inspiration back to Native American youth living in reservations across the country.

Relationships

Luke Beach

Son
Born in January 1998 mother, Meredith Porter

Noah Beach

Son
Born in February 1996 mother, Meredith Porter

Tara Mason

Wife
Married in 2003

Meredith Porter

Wife
Divorced in 2002

EDUCATION

Gordon Bell High School

Milestones

2007

Joined the cast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC) for one season only, as Detective Chester Lake

2007

Starred in the HBO Films' adaptation of Dee Brown's novel, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" as the Sioux advocate, author and medical doctor Ohiyesa; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2006

Portrayed Ira Hayes, one of the men who lifted the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers"

2003

Starred in "The Big Empty"

2002

Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the WWII drama "Windtalkers"

2002

Starred alongside Wes Studi in the TV adaptation of "Skinwalkers" for airing on PBS' "Mystery!"

2001

Appeared in "Joe Dirt"

2000

Had lead in the CBC series "Harry's Case"

1999

Supported Russell Crowe in the hockey comedy-drama "Mystery, Alaska"

1998

Breakthrough screen role as one of the leads in "Smoke Signals"

1997

Appeared on the Canadian TV series "Madison"

1996

Reunited with Bruce McDonald on the Canadian TV series "The Rez"

1996

Had supporting role in the feature "A Boy Called Hate"

1994

Co-starred in "Dance Me Outside," directed by Bruce McDonald

1993

Feature debut in "Cadillac Girls"

1989

TV acting debut in "Lonesome Dove" (CBS)

1981

After parents' deaths, moved to Winnipeg when he was adopted by an aunt and uncle

Raised on the Dog Creek Reservation in Manitoba until parents' deaths

Bonus Trivia

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Beach is a Salteaux Indian

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As a teen, Beach started a rock band named Lethic

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"I'm hoping to get the opportunity to play a lawyer, a stockbroker, a mechanic. I'm not just an Indian. I will always be an Indian, but I want to be one of those FBI guys, too." - Beach quoted in Movieline, November 2001

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"Acting has made me embrace my childhood. It's become some weird form of therapy. It's like I have a place where I can release all of these emotions." - Beach to Time magazine, February 2007

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