Justin Rain

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Justin Rain
Born (1981-10-27) October 27, 1981 (age 37)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2008-present

Justin Rain (born October 27, 1981) is a Canadian First Nations actor. He is of Plains Cree descent.[1]

Biography[edit]

Justin Rain was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where he attended St. Mary's High School.[2] Justin began abusing drugs in his youth which became problematic to the point that he overdosed several times and almost died. Of that point in his life he stated, "I was no honor student, I barely passed my classes. And it was all because I was running from who I was and the artist inside me." He began to distance himself from his friends and decided to pursue architecture where he attempted to get into British Columbia Institute of Technology.[3] He eventually encountered other actors and began to appreciate the craft, ultimately deciding to go to Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts. Not long after, Justin earned his big break in a minor role in the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.[4]

Justin appeared in the indie film Two Indians Talking where he won Best Supporting Actor at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival.[5] He was cast in a major role on the First Nations oriented Blackstone as Alan Fraser before joining the cast of Defiance as Quentin McCawley.[6] He joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead as Crazy Dog.

Filmography[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Guard Frank Episode: "Fistful of Rain"
2011-2015 Blackstone Alan Fraser Main cast
2012 The Killing Benny Episode: "Keylela"
2013-2015 Defiance Quentin McCawley Recurring
2014 Arctic Air Brian Episode: "High Water"
2015 Heartland Emmett Episode: "Riders on the Storm"
2017 The Arrangement Sam Episode: "Trips"
Fear the Walking Dead Crazy Dog/Lee Recurring
2018 Guardians Evolution Arimus Afron 3rd season, replaced Eric Jackson as English voice actor, who had done Arimus in seasons 1 and 2. Arimus is the team leader of the protagonists. He is also the son of Eric Afron, the leader of the suspended animation project that allowed the Guardians to survive the project. Eric also created their cyborg protector Chum.
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Dance of My Beating Heart Joseph Short
2009 Mountain Spirit Brent Short
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Quileute Warrior
Two Indians Talking Adam
2012 The Arrival Hour John Short
2014 Not Indian Enough Bradley Short
Wool Makoyepuk Short
2015 North Mountain Wolf
2017 Mohawk Calvin Two Rivers
Lean on Pete Mike
Past Time Sage Short
2018 Primal Rage Deputy
Road of Iniquity Leonard

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Justin Rain". TVSA. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Justin Rain as Alan Fraser". Blackstone the Series.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Windspeaker Staff (2011). "Justin Rain [windspeaker confidential]". Windspeaker. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Lindskoog, David (March 2, 2012). "We're All Actors: CSI Interviews First Nations Actor Justin Rain". Simon Fraser University. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  5. ^ First Nations Drum (January 31, 2011). "Justin Rain Wins Best Supporting Actor Award". First Nations Drum. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Eramo, Steve (June 24, 2013). "Lost & Found: Interview with Defiance's Justin Rain". Sci-Fi and TV Talks. Retrieved January 12, 2018.

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