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Graham Greene (actor)

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Graham Greene (born June 22, 1952) is a Canadian actor. He is an Oneida Indian, born on the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario.

Greene's first brushes with the entertainment industry came when he was an audio technician for rock bands. He graduated from The Centre for Indigenous Theatre's Native Theatre School program in 1974, and began appearing in theater in Toronto and England.

His screen debut was in 1983 in Running Brave, and appeared in such films as Revolution and Powwow Highway, but it was his Academy Award nominated role as "Kicking Bird" in the 1990 film Dances With Wolves that brought him stardom.

He followed that up with such films as Thunderheart, Benefit of the Doubt, and Maverick, and on the television series Northern Exposure and The Red Green Show. He also hosted a true crime documentary show called Exhibit A (called Forensic Files in the United States) in 1997.

In 1994 he began apearing as Mr. Crabby Tree in the children's series The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon for which he received his first and only Gemini Award.

In 1997, Greene suffered a major depressive attack, and had to be hospitalized after a police encounter. He survived the ordeal, making such movies as The Green Mile. He starred in the short-run television series Wolf Lake in 2001.

In 2004 he accepted the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement at the Gemini Awards.

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