Graham Greene

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Graham Greene (born June 22, 1952) is a Canadian actor who has worked on stage, and in film and TV productions in Canada, England and the United States. Greene is an Oneida, born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, the son of Lillian and John Greene, who was an ambulance driver and maintenance man. He lived in Hamilton, Ontario as a young adult. Greene's first brushes with the entertainment industry came when he was an audio technician for rock bands based in Newfoundland and Labrador, when he went by the alias Mabes. He graduated from The Centre for Indigenous Theatre's Native Theatre School program in 1974, which was based in Toronto. Soon after, he began performing in professional theatre in Toronto and England. Greene's TV debut was in an episode of The Great Detective in 1979, and his screen debut was in 1983 in Running Brave. He appeared in such films as Revolution and Powwow Highway, as well as the First Nations, CBC TV series Spirit Bay. It was his Academy Award-nominated role as Kicking Bird (Lakota: Ziŋtká Nagwáka) in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves that brought him fame.

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