John Trudell

John Trudell

actor, composer, music department

John Trudell was born on Feb 15, 1946 in USA. John Trudell's big-screen debut came with Powwow Highway directed by Jonathan Wacks in 1988, strarring Louie Short Hair. John Trudell is known for DreamKeeper directed by Steve Barron, August Schellenberg stars as Grandpa and Eddie Spears as Shane. The upcoming new movie John Trudell plays is Dark Blood which will be released on Apr 26, 2014.

John Trudell was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Santee Sioux father and Mexican Indian mother. After a stint in the Navy (and Vietnam) from 1963 to 1969, he became involved with the American Indian Movement, becoming National Chairman in 1973. He held that position until 1979; it was then that his wife Tina, mother-in-law, and three children ages one, three, & five, were burned to death in a "fire of suspicious origin" on their Nevada reservation which was nonetheless never investigated. Beginning in the early 1980's, Trudell began to channel his anger and emotion through poetry, music, and acting.

  • Birthday

    Feb 15, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows