Gil Birmingham is an American actor from San Antonio, Texas, who identifies as being of Comanche descent. Since 2001, Birmingham has been featured in hit TV shows and movies such as "Yellowstone," "The Twilight Saga," and "Under The Banner Of Heaven." Birmingham currently holds numerous accolades for his performances, including the American Indian LA Film & Television Award and the First Americans in the Arts (FAITA) award.
Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon is a Native American actor from Denver, Colorado. McClarnon's mother is of Hunkpapa Lakota descent and his middle name, Tokiya-ku, translates to "first one to come." McClarnon has gained recognition for his prominent roles in TV and film, including "Fargo," "Reservation Dogs," "Hawkeye," "Longmire," and more.
Ryan McMahon is a Canadian comedian, writer, and podcaster from the Couchiching First Nation. McMahon began his stand-up career in 2008, and by 2010 his performance of "Welcome To Turtle Island Too" was filmed for a TV comedy special. McMahon became the first Indigenous Canadian to record an hour-long CBC TV comedy special. In addition to stand-up, McMahon runs an Indigenous multimedia network called Indian & Cowboy.
D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai is an Oji-Cree Canadian actor most recognized for his breakthrough performance as Bear Smallhill in FX's "Reservation Dogs." The show, highlighting a cast and crew made up entirely of Indigenous people, was an immediate hit and received many awards after its first season aired. In addition to his acting, Woon-A-Tai is well-known for tying Native American influences into his fashion choices.
Benjamin Bratt is an American actor and producer who has performed in countless TV shows and films. Starting his career in the 1990s, Bratt has had roles in "Law & Order," "Miss Congeniality," "Private Practice," "Catwoman," and more. Bratt is of Quechua background, the Indigenous people of South America (primarily Peru) who speak Quechua languages. In addition to acting, Bratt is also an activist in the American Indian Movement.
Adam Beach is an Anishinaabe Canadian actor who has been featured in numerous TV shows and films. For example, some of Beach's noteworthy work includes roles in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Skinwalkers," "Smoke Signals," "A Thief of Time," and several others. Most recently, Beach has had performances in "The Power of the Dog," "Suicide Squad," and "Juanita."
Danny Trejo, who is of Yaqui descent, is a prominent actor who rose to fame in the 1990s. Although he spent his early years in and out of the California prison system, Trejo eventually turned his life around and began his movie career in the 1980s. Since then, Trejo has become known for his roles in "From Dusk till Dawn," "Desperado," "Reindeer Games," and "Spy Kids."