Steve Reevis

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Steve Reevis
Born (1962-08-14) August 14, 1962 (age 54)
Browning, Montana, U.S.
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Macile Reeves (m. 1984-present)

Steve Reevis (born August 14, 1962) is a Blackfoot Native American actor. The role of Shep Proudfoot in the Academy Award-winning film Fargo (1996) is perhaps the best known performance by Reevis.


Steve Reevis grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation. Steve graduated from South Dakota's Flandreau High School and attended Haskell Indian Junior College[1] in Lawrence, Kansas, where he received a degree in arts.

His first movie job was as a stunt rider in the 1987 film War Party which also had his brother, Tim. Tim later performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris. Steve's first acting role, in 1988, was in Universal's Twins. His non-speaking role as Cheyenne Warrior #1 in the highly acclaimed Dances With Wolves in 1990 brought face recognition for the young actor and helped to open doors for additional roles. In 1993, he was cast as the Apache scout, Chato, in Geronimo: An American Legend starring Wes Studi as the titular warrior, another role that brought recognition to Steve as an actor.[2][3][4] He is probably most recognized for his 1995 Native American lead role in Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger.[5][6]

In 1996, Reevis received an award from First Americans in the Arts (FAITA) for his supporting roles in both the critically acclaimed movie "Fargo" and in the made-for-television movie "Crazy Horse". In 2004, he repeated this honor for his work on the ABC series Line of Fire.

More recently, Reevis has appeared in Columbia’s 2003 film The Missing, in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard,[7] and in TNT's 2005 mini-series Into the West. Reevis also appeared on Fox's drama series Bones.

He resides in Morongo Valley, California.

Selected Filmography[edit]


  • Promised Land - episode - The Outrage (1997) - Sheriff Lamont Nez
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - episode - Mayday (1997) - Jake Stonecrow
  • JAG - episode - The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse (1998) - Sammy Wheeler
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - episode - Way of the Warrior (1999) - John Wolf / Lone Wolf. He also played Sherman Rivers a park ranger in an episode of Bones (2005).


  1. ^ Cottrell, Chris. "Haskell runners enjoyed another memorable year". Lawrence Journal-World, December 25, 1985, p. 13. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Hicks, Chris. "'Geronimo' is not the story of Geronimo" (Review). Deseret News, December 10, 1993, p. W3. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Cherry, Nanciann. "'Geronimo' tale of man waging a losing battle" (Review). Toledo Blade, December 11, 1993, pp. P1, P4. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Calhoun Times. "Flutist, actor to perform at New Echota Saturday". July 10, 2002, p. 3A. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  5. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "'Dogmen' Charms With Its Familiarity" (Review). Los Angeles Times, September 8, 1995. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  6. ^ Paseman, Lloyd. "'Dogmen' a satisfying adventure" (Review). Eugene Register-Guard, September 15, 1995, p. 17D. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  7. ^ Cauthron, Randy M. "Updating 'The Longest Yard'" (Review). The Daily Reporter (Spencer, Iowa), June 3, 2005, p. 7. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.

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