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Jay Silverheels

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Also Known As: Died: March 5, 1980
Born: May 26, 1912 Cause of Death: complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Smith! (1969) as Dir indian actors workshop
When the Indian Jimmyboy is accused of murder of a white man, he flees onto the ranch of Smith, who's well known for his tolerance for Indians, since he was raised by the old Indian Antoine. Smith helps Jimmyboy against the mean Sheriff and promises to speak for him in court, thus persuading him to surrender himself to the police.

Cast (feature film)

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
A kidnapped woman joins forces with her captors in the old West.
Santee (1973)
Santee is a bounty hunter who cherishes the memory of his son who was killed by outlaws many years ago. When he kills a criminal while doing his job, Santee takes the man's son along with him. The boy is furious, and swears to avenge his murdered father. Newly happy with his new adopted son, Santee
One Little Indian (1973) as Jimmy Wolf
In the middle of an Indian raid, a cavalry rider goes AWOL in order to save the lives of the Native American women and children. Later, when he is crossing the desert in New Mexico on a camel, he meets a white boy who was raised by an Indian and is trying to find his tribe, and the two travel on tog
The Phynx (1970) as
A rock band tours to Albania to rescue kidnapped American stars.
Smith! (1969) as McDonald Lasheway
When the Indian Jimmyboy is accused of murder of a white man, he flees onto the ranch of Smith, who's well known for his tolerance for Indians, since he was raised by the old Indian Antoine. Smith helps Jimmyboy against the mean Sheriff and promises to speak for him in court, thus persuading him to surrender himself to the police.
Indian Paint (1965) as Chief Hevatanu
Alias Jesse James (1959) as
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) as Tonto
The masked lawman races to save the owners of a set of medallions leading to a legendary treasure.
Return to Warbow (1958) as Indian Joe
Walk the Proud Land (1956) as Geronimo
A government agent tries to treat the Apaches with respect.
The Lone Ranger (1956) as Tonto
The legendary hero fights to reconcile a developer with the Natives whose land he wants to mine.
The Vanishing American (1955) as Beeteia
Masterson of Kansas (1955) as Chief Yellow Hawk
Sheriff Bat Masterson joins forces with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to save a rancher framed for murder.
Saskatchewan (1954) as Cajou
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
Drums Across the River (1954) as Taos
A bigot is forced into the role of peacekeeper when crooks try to steal Native American lands.
Four Guns to the Border (1954) as Yaqui
The Black Dakotas (1954) as Black Buffalo
Confederate spies try to keep the President's emissary from delivering a peace treaty to the Sioux.
Last of the Comanches (1953) as Indian
The only survivors of an Indian raid fight to reach safety at a distant fort.
Jack McCall, Desperado (1953) as Red Cloud
Wrongly accused of treason, a Civil War veteran tries to clear his name.
War Arrow (1953) as Satanta
Army Major Howell Brady is sent by Washington to end the Kiowa uprisings in Texas. Colonel Meade, who's in charge, resents both Brady's interference and his interest in beautiful Elaine Corwin, wife of a cavalry officer who disappeared on a scouting mission.
The Nebraskan (1953) as Spotted Bear
A frontier scout tries to make peace between settlers and the Sioux.
The Pathfinder (1953) as Chingachgook
George Montgomery, Helena Carter, Jay Silverheels, Walter Kingsford, Rodd Redwing, Elena Verdugo. British scout George Montgomery exposes French plans to gain control of the Great Lakes Region during the French and Indian Wars of the 18th century in this adaptation of the James Fenimore Cooper novel
Red Mountain (1952) as Little Crow
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell''s Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
Brave Warrior (1952) as Chief Tecumseh
Jon Hall, Christine Larson, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara, Harry Cording. Set in Indiana just prior to the War of 1812, this western drama follows government agent Jon Hall as he attempts to expose the perpetrator of recent Indian insurrections.
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) as Geronimo
Geronimo conspires with a corrupt government agent to frame Cochise for a stagecoach raid.
The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Joe Arrow
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America''''s favorite humorist.
Yankee Buccaneer (1952) as Lead warrior
A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-students, the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut, brings a new mission: to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing America's merchant fleet. But as Farragut's disobedience threatens the safety of the crew, they stumble upon an international conspiracy.
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) as Benders
Cyclone Fury (1951) as
Broken Arrow (1950) as Goklia
A former soldier sets out to create peace between white settlers and the Apache.
Lust for Gold (1949) as Walter
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
The Cowboy and the Indians (1949) as Lakohna
Finding Indians stealing from his ranch, Gene learns they are suffering from malnutrition. Store owner Martin is cheating them and now he is after the Chief's valuable necklace. When the dying chief is found, having been attacked and robbed, Martin blames Lakhona who would become the new chief. When Gene helps Lakhona they soon find themselves fleeing from the law.
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Elevator operator
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
Trail of the Yukon (1949) as Poleon
Laramie (1949) as Running Wolf
A major Indian uprising is expected and Wyoming military posts are alerted. Colonel Dennison (Fred Sears) is meeting with Chief Eagle (Shooting Star) and his son Running Wolf (Jay Silverheels) when Chief Eagle is mysteriously shot. Steve Holden (Charles Starrett), an agent for the government peace commission, with the aid of a wandering shoemaker, Smiley (Smiley Burnette), discover the troubles and the Chief's murder have been instigated by Cronin (Bob Wilke), the regimental scout, for personal gain for he and his gang of outlaws.
The Prairie (1949) as Running Deer
Key Largo (1948) as Oceola brother
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
The Feathered Serpent (1948) as Diego
Singin' Spurs (1948) as Abel
Yellow Sky (1948) as Indian
Outlaws on the run hide out in a ghost town.
Captain from Castile (1948) as Coatl
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) as Little Dog
Unconquered (1947) as Indian
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Northwest Outpost (1947) as Indian scout
The Last Round-Up (1947) as Sam Luther
Gene Autry (Gene Autry) attempts to arrange that both the Indians and ranchers, scheduled to be driven from their land by Mesa City's mew aqueduct, benefit from the deal, which is opposed by town banker Mason (Ralph Morgan.) Mason stirs up the Indians against Gene but, with help from school teacher Carol (Jean Heather), Gene is able to expose Mason's schemes.
Singin' in the Corn (1946) as Brave
Judy McCoy (Judy Canova), a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the will is that she has to return the property to the rightful owners, an Indian tribe, before she gets the remaining inheritance. A gambling ring, led by Honest John Richards (Alan Bridge), will gain possession of the town if it is not returned to the Indians. The latter believe the town is haunted, because of the schemes of Honest John, and do not want it.
Song of the Sarong (1945) as Spearman
Tahiti Nights (1944) as Lua
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Indian
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
Good Morning, Judge (1943) as Indian
Hudson's Bay (1941) as
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
Western Union (1941) as
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.

Cast (special)

Cat Ballou (1971)
The comical exploits of Cat Ballou, a rather unorthodox heroine of the Old West. The second of two pilot episodes relates how Cat comes west to take over a ranch she has inherited and how she befriends Kid Sheleen, the frequently soused ex-gunfighter, whom she hires to protect her from a greedy deve

Cast (short)

I Am An American (1944)
This short film follows the history of a Polish family and its contributions to the war effort throughout U.S. history. Vitaphone Release 1266A.

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