Spencer in May 2011
March 9, 1975
Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
Life and career
Spencer was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and grew up in Montana, Kooskia, Lapwai, and Lewiston, Idaho. His heritage includes Lakota, Nez Perce, Cherokee, Creek, French, and Dutch; he is a member of the Fort Peck Tribe, and has two younger sisters. He graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in 1994, where he went by the name James Spencer, and acted as a young teen at the Lewiston Civic Theater. Spencer went to college at Lewis Clark State College for a year before dropping out to pursue his acting career.
He struggled doing odd jobs and addiction by taking acting lessons from coaches like David Gideon and Ed Kovens. Then he got a role in the 2002 film Skins, which then lead to Dreamkeeper, and Into the West.
|2004||Red Dead Revolver||Voice: Shadow Wolf / Chief Running Moon / Duellist||Video game|
|2005||Into the West||Voices That Carry||Mini series|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Sam Uley||Movie|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Movie|
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Sam Uley||Movie|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Movie|
|The Frontier||Eli||TV Movie|
|2013||Winter in the Blood||Virgil First Raise||Movie|
|2014||The Hero Pose||Joe||Short|
|Desert Cathedral||Duran Palouse||Movie|
|Banshee Origins||Deputy Billy Raven||TV mini-series|
|The Jingle Dress||John Red Elk||Movie|
|2015||Addiction: A 60's Love Story||Movie|
|2015–2016||Banshee||Deputy Billy Raven||TV series|
|2017||Walking Out||Sun Bear||Movie|
|Woman Walks Ahead||Movie|
|TBA||Indian Summer||Wez McKendrick||Movie|
Awards and nominations
|2014||The Short Film Awards SOFIE Award||Best Actor in a Short Film||Hero Pose||Won|
- Chaske Spencer - Biography
- Interview with a New Moon Werewolf | BettyConfidential.com
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