Gary Farmer

Musician, Lecturer, Actor
Burly character player Gary Farmer has veered away from stereotypes with the range of roles he has played on stage, screen and TV. With his ample yet imposing frame, large round features, thoughtful eyes and avuncular ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1953 in Ohsewekan, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Zoo 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Red Road 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angels Don't Sleep Here 2014 (Movie)

Lou Washington (Actor)

Jimmy P. 2014 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Winter in the Blood 2014 (Movie)

Lame Bull (Actor)

Longmire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Bird of the Air 2011 (Movie)

Charles Ballard (Actor)

Good Neighbors 2011 (Movie)

Brandt (Actor)

Easy Money 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intervention 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Timekeeper 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Curly (Actor)

Wildfire 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disappearances 2007 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

3 Needles 2006 (Movie)

Winker at Support Group (Actor)

Evergreen 2004 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

The Chris Isaak Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twist 2004 (Movie)

Fagin (Actor)

The Big Empty 2003 (Movie)

Indian Bob (Actor)

The Republic of Love 2003 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

Buster Baxley (Actor)

Skins 2002 (Movie)

Verdell Weasel Tail (Actor)

The Job 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Score 2001 (Movie)

Burt (Actor)

The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delivering Milo 2000 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai 2000 (Movie)

Nobody (Actor)

The Virginian 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Heater 1998 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

I Survived a Disaster 3 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Smoke Signals 1998 (Movie)

Arnold Joseph (Actor)

Stolen Heart 1998 (Movie)

Agent Whitiker (Actor)

The New Ghostwriter Mysteries 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Forever Knight 1992 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Lilies 1997 (Movie)

Timothee Doucet (Actor)

Promised Land 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Man 1996 (Movie)

Nobody (Actor)

Rosa's Time 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

500 Nations 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Henry & Verlin 1995 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

Deputy Bob Martel (Actor)

Sioux City 1994 (Movie)

Russell Baker (Actor)

Blown Away 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dark Wind 1993 (Movie)

Sheriff Albert "Cowboy" Dashee (Actor)

Adderly 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Powwow Highway 1989 (Movie)

Philbert Bono (Actor)

Renegades 1989 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Blue City Slammers 1988 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Doing Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Believers 1987 (Movie)

Mover (Actor)

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Lost! 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

Sidewalk Store Owner (Actor)

A Thief of Time (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Eve (TV Show)

Actor

Coyote Waits (TV Show)

Actor

DreamKeeper (TV Show)

Actor

Elijah (TV Show)

Actor

Moonshine Highway (TV Show)

Actor

Plymouth (TV Show)

Actor

The Undergrads (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

What the Eagle Hears 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hero 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Burly character player Gary Farmer has veered away from stereotypes with the range of roles he has played on stage, screen and TV. With his ample yet imposing frame, large round features, thoughtful eyes and avuncular manner, Farmer has avoided playing the fierce and noble 'savages' typified by the lean leathery likes of a Wes Studi. Rather, his best screen characterizations tend toward the philosophical and even the whimsical. Mainstream Hollywood has generally consigned him to fleeting character bits--more often than not, playing cops and manual laborers--but he has shone in a few indies. Regardless of the size of the role, Farmer brings a sense of dignity leavened with good humor. To place him center stage is to risk having him steal the show.

EDUCATION

Ryerson Polytechnical University

Toronto , Ontario

Ryerson Polytechnical University

Toronto , Ontario

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Milestones

2004

Starred as Fagin in "Twist" a queer 'Oliver Twist' update set in the hustler district of modern-day Montreal

2002

Acted in "Skins", helmed by Chris Eyre and screened at Sundance

2000

Made cameo appearance in "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samaurai"

2000

Returned to Sundance Film Fetival with "What the Eagle Hears"

1999

Appeared in "Smoke Signals"

1999

Film "The Gift" screened at Sundance Film Festival

1995

Co-starred with Johnny Depp in Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man"; hailed for performance as Nobody, a mixed-blood Indian educated in the East and Europe (released in the USA in 1996)

1995

Directed short Canadian film "The Hero"; screened at Sundance Film Festival in 1996 as part of the "Beyond Borders: New Native Cinema" program

1994

Founded and served as editor-in-chief on ABORIGINAL VOICES, an independent Native publication focusing on the communicative arts (date approximate)

1994

Co-starred in Canadian drama "Henry & Verlin"; nominated for Canadian Genie Award for Best Actor

1991

Appeared in the supporting role of the Hopi colleague of Lou Diamond Philips' putupon tribal officer in "The Dark Wind", the film version of Tony Hillerman's detective novel set on a Navajo reservation in Arizona

1990

Had large supporting role in TV-movie "Sparks: The Price of Passion" (CBS)

1989

First co-starring feature role, "Powwow Highway"

1988

First supporting role in feature film, "Blue City Slammers"

1985

TV-movie debut, "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" (PBS)

1984

Feature film debut, "Police Academy"

Debut as a TV series regular, played Capt. Joe Stonetree on the first season of the supernatural cop show, "Forever Knight" (then on CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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Farmer is a producer and director in radio and TV.

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He is a blues harmonica player.

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