Adam Beach (actor)
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Who is Adam Beach?
Adam Beach is a Saulteaux First Nations actor. He is best known for his roles as Victor in Smoke Signals, Tommy in Walker, Texas Ranger, Kickin' Wing in Joe Dirt, Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes in Flags of Our Fathers, Private Ben Yahzee in Windtalkers, Dr. Charles Eastman in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Chester Lake in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Officer Jim Chee in the film adaptations of Skinwalkers, Coyote Waits, and A Thief of Time.
- also known as Adam Reuben Beach, Adam Ruebin Beach
- born on (42 years ago) in Ashern, Manitoba, child of Sally Beach and Dennis Beach
- ethnicity: Indian American
- nationality: Canada
- profession: Actor, film producer
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- played Ira Hayes in "Flags of Our Fathers"
- played Victor Joseph in "Smoke Signals"
- "Dance Me Outside"
- played Private Ben Yahzee in "Windtalkers"
- played Squanto in "Squanto: A Warrior's Tale"
- played Charles Eastman in "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
- played Kicking Wing in "Joe Dirt"
- "Mystery, Alaska"
- "The Big Empty"
- "A Thief of Time"
- played Mike Maquinna in "Luna: Spirit of the Whale"
- played John Myron in "Now & Forever"
- "American Mystery! Coyote Waits"
- "The Art of Woo"
- "Johnny Tootall"
- "The Song of Hiawatha"
- "A Warrior's Heart"
- played Johnny in "Older Than America"
- "The Last Stop"
- "Martin Romero: El Rapido"
- "Spirit Rider"
- played Nat Colorado in "Cowboys & Aliens"
- "Coyote Summer"
- played Mason Reese in "The Stranger"
- played Peshwar in "Into the Americas"
- "Cadillac Girls"
- played TC Cardinal in "Ice Soldiers"
- TV series:
- some of the nominations and awards:
- nominated to Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture - "Flags of Our Fathers" (Role: Ira Hayes)
- nominated to Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor - "Flags of Our Fathers"
- nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (role: Charles Eastman)
- nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special - "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (HBO)
- nominated to Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series - "2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards", with Tina Keeper
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