Eric Schweig

Actor
Known primarily for his role as Uncas in the 1992 big-screen adaptation "The Last of the Mohicans," First Nations actor Eric Schweig rose from humble beginnings to become a respected name in the entertainment industry ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1967 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, CA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red River 2014 (Movie)

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Longmire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cowboys and Indians 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Missing 2003 (Movie)

Chidin (Actor)

Skins 2002 (Movie)

Rudy Yellow Lodge (Actor)

Big Eden 2001 (Movie)

Pike Dexter (Actor)

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

500 Nations 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

By Way of the Stars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Scarlet Letter 1995 (Movie)

Metacomet (Actor)

Tom and Huck 1995 (Movie)

Injun Joe (Actor)

Pontiac Moon 1994 (Movie)

Ernest Ironplume (Actor)

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale 1994 (Movie)

Epenow (Actor)

The Last of the Mohicans 1992 (Movie)

Uncas (Actor)

Due South (TV Show)

Actor

Follow the River (TV Show)

Actor

For Love and Glory (TV Show)

Actor

The Broken Chain (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Known primarily for his role as Uncas in the 1992 big-screen adaptation "The Last of the Mohicans," First Nations actor Eric Schweig rose from humble beginnings to become a respected name in the entertainment industry. Born in Canada's Northwest Territories and of Inuvialuit lineage, Schweig was adopted into an abusive family as a baby and suffered under their treatment until, at age 16, he ran away to Toronto. At 18, he fell into theater and at 22, won a major role in the Canadian film "The Shaman's Source." From there he was cast in "The Last of the Mohicans" and thrust into the spotlight, quickly becoming the go-to actor for Native American roles. Throughout the 1990s, Schweig appeared in such films as "The Scarlet Letter" and "Tom and Huck," and such popular TV series as "Due South," all the while fighting a secret battle with drugs and alcohol which he would finally win in 2002. The 2000s saw Schweig grow into one of Canada's most highly regarded actors following his acclaimed work in dramas like 2000's "The Big Eden," and in 2011 he snared a starring role in "Blackstone," an award-winning drama set on a First Nations reserve. Using his fame to serve as a positive role model for troubled kids, the actor works with the organization Resource Assistance for Youth in Winnipeg.

Relationships

Family
At 6 months old, Schweig was adopted by Caucasians

Mother
died of alcoholism in 1989

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