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Jay Tavare

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Jay Tavare
Occupation Film actor

Jay Tavare /ˈtævɑːˈr/ is an American film Actor (American Indian) and a blogger for The Huffington Post.[1] He attended the University of Southern California, in which he dropped out in 1984 and pursue acting. In 1999, Tavare won the Best Actor Award at the American Indian Film Festival for his role in Unbowed.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Street Fighter Vega [2]
1996 Executive Decision Nabill
1999 Unbowed Waka Mani
2000 Escape to Grizzly Mountain Tukayoo
2002 Adaptation Matthew Osceola [3]
2003 Cold Mountain Swimmer
2003 El Padrino Special Agent Sanchez
2003 The Missing Kayitah [4]
2007 Pathfinder Black Wing [5]
2008 Turok: Son of Stone Koba (voice) Direct-to-video
2011 Vatos Locos Jimmy Cavera Direct-to-video
2014 Off Track Pui Short film
2015 Bone Tomahawk Sharp Teeth
2015 The Fifth Sum Moctezuma
2015 The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) Inmate 346


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Into the West Chief Prairie Fire Episode: "Manifest Destiny"
2008 CSI: Miami Manny Ortega Episode: "Going Ballistic"
2012 Longmire Reuben Lamebull Episode: "Dogs, Horses and Indians"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Street Fighter: The Movie Vega
1995 Street Fighter: The Movie Vega
2005 Gun Stone Hand / Native American 2
2009 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Running River
2010 Red Dead Redemption Pedestrian / Background Character
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Code Talker


  1. ^ Tavare, Jay. "Adopt a Native Elder: When the Spirit Moves You...". Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Harrington, Richard (December 24, 1994). "Movies; `Fighter': Stay Home With The Joystick". The Washington Post (subscription required). Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (September 19, 2008). "Magnificent Obsession". Chicago Sun-Times (subscription required). Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Pillay, Suzanna (March 6, 2004). "A family lost, and found". New Straits Times (subscription required). Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Wilmington, Michael (April 13, 2007). "9th Century path strewn with a lot of blood, guts.(Movie review)(Video recording review)". Chicago Tribune (subscription required). Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

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