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Though a minor character in 1883, Spotted Eagle plays a very important role in the series. He is the one who suggests Paradise Valley as the final resting spot for Elsa, which becomes the location of Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
Spotted Eagle is a Crow Elder who assists the Duttons as they try to save their dying daughter, Elsa. He offers Paradise Valley as a place where they could bury Elsa and establish their new home.
Spotted Eagle assures James Dutton that Paradise Valley will be a safe and good place for his family. However, he warns James that in seven generations his family will rise up and take the land back.
Spotted Eagle in 1883 is played by Canadian actor Graham Greene. Greene was born on June 22, 1952, in Ontario on the Six Nations Reserve.
|Born:||22 June 1952 (age 71)|
|Spouse:||Hilary Blackmore (m. 1990)|
Greene is a member of the Oneida tribe, one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. He graduated from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s Native Theatre School in 1974.
Greene began performing in professional theater in Toronto and England during the 1970s. He made his TV debut on an episode of The Great Detective in 1979 and made his screen debut in Running Brave (1983).
- Dances with Wolves (1990) as Kicking Bird
- Thunderheart (1992) as Walter Crow Horse
- Maverick (1994) as Joseph
- Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Detective Joe Lambert
- The Green Mile (1999) as Arlen Bitterbuck
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) as Harry Clearwater
- Longmire (2014-2017) as Malachi Strand
- Wind River (2017) as Tribal Police Chief Ben Shoyo
- Molly’s Game (2017) as Judge Dustin Foxman
- 1883 (2022) as Spotted Eagle
- The Last of Us (2023) as Marlon
- Reservation Dogs (2023) as Maximus
Though he had been acting for a few years already, Greene had his breakout role with his performance of Kicking Bird in Dances With the Wolves. Greene starred alongside Yellowstone’s lead man Kevin Costner in the role.
For his outstanding performance, Greene received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards. While he didn’t win, the role was a big boost for his acting career.
Greene is an award-winning actor, taking home the 1994 Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for his role in The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon. He also took home the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller.
Greene has also taken home two lifetime achievement awards as well. He won the 2004 Earle Grey Award at the Gemini Awards and the 2006 Award of Excellence at the Reelworld Film Festival.
In June 2008, Greene was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree. He revived the honorary degree from the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario, which is close to the Oneida Reserve where Greene is from.
In 2015, Greene was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (CM) at the Canadian Honours. The Order gives the honor to those who have “enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country.”
Graham Greene is married to Hilary Blackmore. The couple married in 1990 and share four children together.
Greene and his wife live outside of Toronto. In his spare time, Greene enjoys writing, golfing, and building boats.
Graham has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has accumulated his wealth through theater, voice work, film, and television.