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Gordon Tootoosis

1941-10-25 Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada

Image of Gordon Tootoosis


Gordon Tootoosis first acting role was in the film Alien Thunder (1974), with Chief Dan George and Donald Sutherland. He portrayed Albert Golo in 52 episodes of North of 60 in the 1990s. He is best known to British audiences for playing the Native American Joe Saugus, who negotiates the purchase of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet series 3 (2002). Gordon appeared in the CBC Television mini-series By Way of the Stars with Eric Schweig as Black Thunder and Tantoo Cardinal as Franoise. He appeared in the award-winning movie Legends of the Fall (1994), and starred with Russell Means in Disney's Pocahontas (1995) and Song of Hiawatha (1997). In 1999, he and Tantoo Cardinal became founding members of the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. In 2011, he appeared in Gordon Winter at the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon and Prairie Scene in Ottawa, his first stage role in 15 years. Tootoosis won a Gemini Award for his work on the animated show Wapos Bay: The Series and was nominated twice for his work on North of 60.


Doomsday Prophecy John 2011-08-13
Guns, Girls and Gambling The Chief 2011-11-14
Skin and Bones Eddie Bear 2008-07-31
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Chief Red Cloud 2007-05-27
That Beautiful Somewhere Harold 2007-04-20
Hybrid Grandpa 2007-08-14
Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run Gordy 2006-12-15
Open Season Gordy (voice) 2006-09-29
Hank Williams First Nation Adelard Fox 2005-02-04
Fugitives Run Dan John 2005-01-01
Dreamkeeper Kills Enemy 2003-12-28
On the Corner Floyd 2003-01-01
Now & Forever Ghost Fox 2002-08-15
Black Point Standing Bear 2002-09-24
Dream Storm: A North of 60 Mystery Albert Golo 2001-10-01
Nobody's Baby Dog Havasu 2001-01-01
The Doe Boy Marvin 2001-01-25
Bear with Me John Ours 2000-01-01
Big Bear Chief Big Bear 1998-02-09
Keeping the Promise Sakniss 1997-01-05
Crazy Horse Akicita 1996-07-07
Coyote Summer Mopeah 1996-01-01
Lone Star Wesley Birdsong 1996-06-21
Pocahontas Kekata (voice) 1995-06-14
Pocahontas: The Legend Chief Powhatan 1995-06-01
Legends of the Fall One Stab 1994-12-16
Call of the Wild 1993-01-01
Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave Mewasin 1992-01-05
Black Robe Old Aenons 1991-09-05
Blood River Smiling Knife 1991-03-17
Last Train Home Poundmaker 1989-11-30
Stone Fox Stone Fox 1987-03-30
Marie Ann Chief Many Horses 1978-08-02
Alien Thunder Almighty Voice 1974-02-22
Spirit Rider Joe Moon