Michael Horse

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Michael Horse
Michael horse 2006.jpg
Michael Horse, July 2006
Born (1951-12-21) December 21, 1951 (age 65)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Occupation Film and television actor, jeweler, painter
Years active 1981–present
Website http://michaelhorse.com/index.php

Michael Heinrich Horse (born December 21, 1951)[1] is an American actor, jeweler, and ledger painter.[2]

Early life[edit]

Michael Horse was born in a Yaqui Native American reserve near Tucson, Arizona, and is of Yaqui, Mescalero Apache, Zuni, Swedish, and Latino descent.[3][4] His birth name was Michael Heinrich.[citation needed] He lived twenty years in Sun Valley, California on Sancola street.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

His film debut came in the role of Tonto in the ill-fated 1981 film, The Legend of the Lone Ranger. Horse portrayed Deputy Hawk, a Native American policeman, in the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–91)[5] and also acted in Passenger 57 (1992),[6] House of Cards (1993), the 1990s version of the television series The Untouchables (1993),[7] and North of 60 (1995–97).[8] He also appeared in the Thanks episode "Thanksgiving" in 1999, portraying Squanto. He appeared as Deputy Owen Blackwood in four episodes of the first season of Roswell (1999). Horse also appeared as Sheriff Tskany in The X-Files episode "Shapes" in 1994. Michael Horse portrayed American Indian Movement (AIM) activist Dennis Banks in the 1994 TNT movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee. Eight years later, he lent his voice to Little Creek's friend in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. He portrayed Mike Proudfoot on Sons of Tucson.


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ "Michael Horse Finds His Stride Juggling Talents". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ About Michael Horse. . Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  4. ^ Michael Horse Biography (1951-)
  5. ^ "Art away from Hollywood is where his heart is". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  6. ^ Michael Horse - Actor Movie Reviews at TopTenReviews.com
  7. ^ "Untouchable Then and Now". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  8. ^ North of 60 actors - NativeCelebs profiles

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