Gordon Tootoosis

Gordon Tootoosis

  • Highest Rated: 94% Lone Star (1996)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Nobody's Baby (2001)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Renowned as both an actor and an activist, Gordon Tootoosis was born into a large family in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1941. Though Tootoosis' family lived a traditional Cree lifestyle, and were committed to preserving the culture of their native people, he was removed from his home and taken to a government run residential school at a young age, where he was forbidden from speaking his native language or practicing its traditions. This would help inspire the young man to commit even more strongly to his heritage, and he would go on to remain a vocal advocate for aboriginal rights, in addition to playing numerous roles that showcased native cultures, including Joe Saugus in the 2002 series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and Albert Golo on North of 60. Tootoosis would also help found the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, and serve as vice president of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. Tootoosis passed away in 2011 at the age of 69.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Doomsday Prophecy Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Closer You Get to Canada Actor 2010
No Score Yet Fatal Rescue Emilie Jones 2009
No Score Yet Pocahontas: The Legend Chief Powhatan 2008
No Score Yet Hybrid Claude Robertson 2008
No Score Yet Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Red Cloud 2007
No Score Yet That Beautiful Somewhere Actor 2007
No Score Yet Bear with Me Actor 2005
No Score Yet One Dead Indian Actor 2005
No Score Yet Seven Times Lucky Mr. Five Wounds 2004
No Score Yet Dreamkeeper Kills Enemy 2003
No Score Yet On the Corner Actor 2003
No Score Yet Hank William's First Nation Adelard Fox 2003
No Score Yet Black Point Standing Bear 2002
No Score Yet Christmas at Wapos Bay Actor 2002
17% Now & Forever Ghost Fox 2001
0% Nobody's Baby Dog Havasu 2001
No Score Yet Zoe Red Shirt Montoya 2001
No Score Yet The Doe Boy Marvin Fishinghawk 2001
25% Reindeer Games (Deception) Old Governor 2000
No Score Yet Big Bear Actor 1998
63% The Edge Jack Hawk 1997
No Score Yet Keeping the Promise Sakniss 1997
No Score Yet Song of Hiawatha Iagoo 1997
18% Alaska Ben 1996
94% Lone Star Wesley Birdsong 1996
No Score Yet Crazy Horse Akicita Chief 1996
No Score Yet Coyote Summer Mopeah 1996
58% Legends of the Fall One Stab 1994
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Charlie 1993
No Score Yet Spirit Rider Joe Moon 1993
40% Leaving Normal Hank Amaruk 1992
92% Black Robe Old Aenons 1991
No Score Yet Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave (Legend of the Viking Cross) Actor 1991
No Score Yet Stone Fox Stone Fox 1987
No Score Yet Dan Candy's Law Almighty Voice 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% Smallville
2001-2011
Joseph Willowbrook Prof. Joseph Willowbrook
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Mentor
  • 1998
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Pete
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
1987-1990
Spotted Owl
  • 1989
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Perry
  • 1988
  • 1986
No Score Yet MythQuest
2001
Red Wolf

QUOTES FROM Gordon Tootoosis CHARACTERS

One Stab
Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy, or they become legends.
One Stab
Every warrior hopes a good death will find him. But Tristan couldn't wait, he went looking for his.
One Stab
Tristan died in the moon of the popping trees. He was last seen in the north country, hunting. His grave is unmarked, but it does not matter. He had always lived in the borderland, anyway. Somewhere between this world and the other. lt was a good death.
One Stab
How I wanted to take scalps that day but it was not my kill
One Stab
How I wanted to take scalps that day but it was not my kill.
Gordy
[When Boog and Elliot were partying in the Puni Mart, and Elliot escapes] Freeze!
Gordy
[when Boog and Elliot were partying in the Puni Mart, and Elliot escapes] Freeze!
Gordy
You are not his mother, Beth.
Gordy
Beth, you're not his mother.
Park Ranger Beth
I'm not mothering him!
Boog
[Taps on the window and smiles while waving at Beth]
Park Ranger Beth
Excuse me. [Yelling] Go to bed, Boog!
Park Ranger Beth
Excuse me. [yelling] Go to bed, Boog!
Boog
[Gets startled and throws up on the window]
Boog
[gets startled and throws up on the window]
Gordy
You're under arrest, Shaw!
Gordy
Shaw. Hunting season doesn't start for three days. What are you doing with that buck on your hood?
Shaw
What? It ain't me fault. He ran right in front of my truck.
Gordy
Where, on the interstate?
Shaw
[Laughs] Sorta.
Gordy
Freeze.
Boog
[Drunk on sugar] Behold... the Mighty... Grizzly. Good night. [Passes out]
Boog
[drunk on sugar] Behold... the Mighty... Grizzly. Good night. [passes out]
Gordy
Shaw, you're under arrest!
Park Ranger Beth
[About Boog ransacking the Puni Mart] I am so sorry. It's my fault. It won't happen again.
Gordy
What if he had hurt somebody?
Park Ranger Beth
Gordy, please. We're talking about Boog here.
Gordy
You know, the longer you wait, the harder it's gonna be for him to adapt.
Park Ranger Beth
Oh, I'm sure he'll... that is, I think he'll--
Gordy
And the harder it's gonna be for you to leave him.
Park Ranger Beth
Morning, Gordy.
Gordy
Mornin', Beth.
Gordy
Shaw! Put that weapon down!
Gordy
[before driving away] Good night, Beth.
Gordy
Shaw, you've been living in the woods too long.
Park Ranger Beth
Cuff him, Gordy!
Shaw
Oh, the girl scouts are here!
Park Ranger Beth
He's at it again!
Gordy
Shaw, hunting season doesn't start for 3 days. What are ya doin' with that buck on your hood?
Shaw
What? It ain't my fault. He ran right in front of my truck.
Gordy
Where? On the interstate?
Shaw
[having a flashback of him hitting Elliot with his truck] Heh heh heh. Sort of.
Park Ranger Beth
[annoyed] Ugh...
Gordy
Shaw, you're under arrest!
Gordy
Beth, you're not his mother.
Park Ranger Beth
I'm not mothering him.
Shaw
Tree hugger!
Park Ranger Beth
Knuckle dragger!
Shaw
Veggie burger!
Gordy
Alright, alright. That's enough, you two.