Mostly Credited As: Wes Studi
Birth Name: Wesley Studie
Date Of Birth: December 17, 1947 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Wes Studi is a Native American from Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee tribe.
His most visable roles include Detective Joe Leaphorn from the Tony Hillerman PBS movies, Magua in the "The Last of the Mohicans", and more recently, Black Kettle in Steven Spielberg's "Into The West."
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Wes plays the electric bass for the band Firecat of Discord, named after an Oneida indian figure that appears during difficult times.
Wes grew up speaking Cherokee in No Fire Hollow, Oklahoma, a rural area named after his mother's family.
Wes is the honorary chair of the national endowment campaign of the Indigenous Language Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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