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November 13, 1971
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nathaniel Arcand (born November 13, 1971) is a Native Canadian actor. He was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He is Nēhilawē (Plains Cree), from the Alexander First Nation Reserve. Essential supports throughout his life are Nathaniel's mother and his great grandparents. Nathaniel has one daughter, Trisha, and two sons, Jaden and Griffen.
Nathaniel is well known for his first major role in the Canadian drama series North of 60, in which he played, for three seasons, William MacNeil, smart-mouthed and cocky, a troubled, misunderstood teen. In 1997, he was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series" for the North of 60 episode "Traces and Tracks."
One of Arcand's most recent roles is that of Scott Cardinal on the CBC series Heartland. Also in television, Nathaniel portrays Victor Merasty on Blackstone, "an unmuted exploration of First Nations’ power and politics" set in a small Plains Cree community. In one of his latest film roles, Arcand portrays Nathan in the comedic drama Two Indians Talking, which won the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Most Popular Canadian Film Award.
|2010||Two Indians Talking||Nathan|
|2006||Pathfinder||Wind in Tree|
|2004||BIGFOOT, The Unknown Territory||John Eagleheart|
|2005||From Cherry English||Traylor||Short film|
|2003||Ginger Snaps Back||Hunter|
|2001||Virtual Insanity||Daniel||Short film|
|2001||American Outlaws||Comanche Tom|
|1999||Grey Owl||Ned White Bear||Based on a true story|
|2001||Speaking of Sex||Calvin|
|2000||The Doe Boy||Junior|
|1999||My Brother||Billy||Short film|
|1998||The Legend of Two Path||Wanchese|
|1996||Crazy Horse||Little Hawk||Based on a true story|
|Stone Coats||Lil Crow||Not released|
|1994||Savage Land||Tree Climber|
|2013||Arctic Air||Bruce Ward||Season 2, 5 episodes "Bombs Away", "Open Season", "There's Gold in Them Thar Hills", "Hell Hath No Fury", "Ts'inada",|
|2011||Blackstone||Victor Merasty||Season 1, 9 episodes: "Future, What Future?", "A New Beginning", "White Bread Red Class", "Suffer the Children", "Ditch Monkey", "Daddy's Home", "Bingo Night", "Push Pull Twist Turn", "Time's Up" Relevant content to Aboriginal Peoples Television Network|
|2007–present||Heartland||Scott Cardinal||12 episodes: "Coming Together", "Nothing Endures", "Thicker Than Water", "Born to Run", "Ghost From the Past", "Coming Home", "After the Storm", "Best Laid Plans", "One Trick Pony", "Come What May", and "Out of the Darkness".|
|2009||Murdoch Mysteries||Jimmy||Season 2, Episode 12: "Werewolves"|
|2007||Moose TV||Clifford Matthew|
|2007||Montana Sky||Adam Wolfchild|
|2005||Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story||Paramedic|
|2005||Da Vinci's City Hall||Cage||Season 1, "Isn't Very Pretty But You Can Smoke It" (episode 3), "One Man, Two Jobs" (episode 4), "Put Down the Hose, Pick Up a Gun" (episode 5)|
|2005||Into The West||Brings Horse|
|2004||Smallville||Jeremiah Holdsclaw||Season 3, episode "Talisman"|
|2002||Wildfire7: The Inferno||Red|
|2003||Da Vinci's Inquest||Vern Walker|
|2003||The Lone Ranger||Tonto|
|100 Days in the Jungle||A Navajo from Utah|
|2002||Before We Ruled the Earth|
|Jeremiah||Shashona||Episode "Man of Iron, Woman Under Glass"|
|Caitlin's Way||Deputy Garth Crowchild|
|Grandpa and Me||Grandpa||Short film|
|1996||Due South||David||Episode "The Mask"|
|1994–1997||North of 60||William MacNeil|
Awards and recognition
- Best Supporting Actor, American Indian Film Festival 2005 for Johnny Tootall
- Performing Arts Award, Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta 2006
- Best Actor Nomination, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2010 for Two Indians Talking
- Best Actor Nomination, American Indian Motion Picture 2010 for Two Indians Talking
Nathaniel Arcand is a lead character in both the film Two Indians Talking by director Sara McIntyre and in the television series Blackstone. In both the film and the television series he shares the screen with two of the same actors: Carmen Moore and Justin Rain.
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