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Saginaw Morgan Grant
July 20, 1936
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, motivational speaker, Hereditary Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation|
Saginaw Morgan Grant (born July 20, 1936), known professionally as Saginaw Grant, is a Native American character actor, dancer, motivational speaker and the Hereditary Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation.
Grant was born at the Indian Hospital in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the son of Sarah (née Murray) and Austin Grant. He is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma. His mother's ancestry was from the Iowa and Otoe-Missouria tribes of Oklahoma. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Grant has appeared in numerous films and television shows. Saginaw Grant played Grey Cloud, an ally of Indiana Jones, opposite Harrison Ford in the 1993 episode "Mystery of the Blues" of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He played the Gatekeeper in the 1999 film, "Purgatory". He played Chief Big Bear in the 2013 film The Lone Ranger. The same year, he appeared as a man who sells his truck to Walter White in the Breaking Bad episode "Ozymandias".
Grant is the adoptive father of actress and social activist, Mariana Tosca.
- War Party - Freddie Man Wolf (1988)
- Small Time - The Holy Man (1996)
- Purgatory - Ancient Gate Keeper (1999)
- Grey Owl - Pow Wow Chief (1999)
- Legend of the Phantom Rider - Medicine Man (2002)
- Black Cloud - Grandpa (2004)
- Social Guidance - Red Hightower (2005)
- The World's Fastest Indian - Jake (2005)
- Beyond the Quest - Apparition (2007)
- Slipstream - Eddie (2007)
- Maneater - Stanley Hipp (2009)
- Walking on Turtle Island - Catches the Bear (2009)
- Winter in the Blood - Yellow Calf (2013)
- The Lone Ranger - Chief Big Bear (2013)
- Wind Walkers - Native Elder (2015)
- The Ridiculous 6 - Screaming Eagle (2015)
- Valley of the Gods - Tall Bitter Water (2017)
- Journey to Royal (and the 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron) - Himself (2017)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - episode - The Mystery of the Blues - Grey Cloud (1993)
- Harts of the West - 15 episodes - Auggie (1993-1994)
- The Last Frontier- episode - The One with the Friends' Theme - Alaskan (1996)
- Nash Bridges - Ol'Larry/1 episode (1997)
- Stolen Women: Captured Heartss - Chief Luta/TV movie (1997)
- Baywatch - Eyes That See At Night/1 episode (1997)
- Purgatory - Ancient Gate Keeper/TV movie (1999)
- Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - Medecine Man/3 episodes (2002)
- Skinwalkers - Wilson Sam/TV movie (2002)
- Miracles - Most Respected Elder/1 episode (2003)
- DreamKeeper - Old Medecine Man/TV movie (2003)
- The Fallen Ones - Joseph/TV movie (2005)
- My Name is Earl - Dakota/1 episode (2005)
- Saving Grace - Mudwa/1 episode (2007)
- American Horror Story - Tribal Elder/1 episode (2011)
- Eagleheart - Saginaw/1 episode (2012)
- Family Tree - White Feather/1 episode (2013)
- Breaking Bad - Native American Man - episode "Ozymandias" (2013)
- Shameless - Great Grandfather/1 episode (2014)
- Community - Chief Blue Sky/1 episode (2014)
- The League - Sam/1 episode (2014)
- Workaholics - American Indian Man/1 episode (2015)
- Sin City Saints - Shaman/1 episode (2015)
- Baskets - Old Man/1 episode (2016)
- Veep - Marjorie's Grandpa/1 episode (2016)
- Moya-Smith, Simon (2013-06-13). "A Conversation with Saginaw Grant, Chief Big Bear from 'The Lone Ranger'". Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- Breslauer, Jan (February 20, 1996). "The Spirit Moves Him in New and Traditional Ways". Los Angeles Times.
- "American Indian Advisory Board". San Diego International Film Festival. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2019-09-04.