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Michael Spears
Born Michael Spears
(1977-12-28) 28 December 1977 (age 36)
Lower Brule Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Other names Michael Spears
Years active 1990 - present day

Michael Spears (born December 28, 1977) is an American actor.

Spears was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota on the Lower Brule Reservation to Native American parents and lived there until he was in fifth grade.[1] He is a member of the Sicangu Lakota (often called "Sioux") Lower Brule Tribe of South Dakota.

Spears's film credits include a major role as the character Dog Star in the 2005 Steven Spielberg-produced cable mini-series, Into the West, which aired on TNT.

His debut role as the child character Otter, in the Academy-Award-winning 1990 film Dances with Wolves, also earned him national notice at thirteen years old. By the age of 17, Spears had acted in both TV and film with other actors, including Kevin Costner, Jimmy Smits and Kim Delaney. His younger brother Eddie is also an actor, with both movie and TV credits.

Spears is an accomplished hand drum player and singer, often performing at native American "pow-wow" gatherings and in non-tribal venues (he was the opening act for Rita Coolidge and Friends at her 2005 concert in Great Falls, Montana). Michael often travels as a celebrity speaker concentrating on inspirational and educational topics including sustainable energy, and mentors youth in South Dakota. He works with his father and brother as part of the Inter-Tribal Group, whose goal is to encourage creation of "natural" sustainable energy sources.

He can speak Lakota but is not fluent. Michael first learned from his father and grandfather, and is continuing to learn. During the filming of Into the West he (and the other actors) had lessons from a linguist.[2]

In 2007 he was preparing for the release of the movie, Imprint, in which he portrays Tom Grey Horse, a tribal police officer. Also in 2007 he filmed a movie Shadowheart, the cast also includes William Sadler, Christian Fortune, and Devin Brochu, with Angus MacFadyen, which was released on August 4, 2009.[3]

As per an article in Distinctly Montana, dated Fall 2006, Michael’s “love in his life is an Italian-American beauty with just a hint of Dine Cherokee” – they are not married and have 2 sons together. He has 2 other children- Jasmin and Noah from previous relationships,but their mother’s identity is not given.[4]


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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:52:13 -0700

AKT NOW: MICHAEL SPEARS. Unsere Serie präsentiert jede Woche die besten Aktbilder junger Fotografen. Diesmal: Michael Spears, der zwischen Inszenierung und Zufall seiner Linie treu bleibt ...
Tahlequah Daily Press
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:03:56 -0700

Joshua Dick and Michael Spears run in the Early Tiger meet at Tahlequah on Aug. 28. Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:00 pm. Q & A: THS Boys XC coach Jason Proctor · Justin Gordon. Posted on Sep 12, 2014. by Justin Gordon. After putting together a ...
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:10:08 -0700

"His real name is actually Harrison Michael Spears. He liked Carl Crawford who was a baseball player so he changed his name to Carl. And he has a new middle name Lamarco I don't know where that came from. And Chen just because he loves anything ...
Tahlequah Daily Press
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:22:30 -0700

The Tahlequah High School girl's and boy's cross country teams came away victorious today at the Sequoyah "Lamont Frazier" XC Invitational over the weekend. Below, are the team scores and individual times. Girls Team Scores: THS-50pts. Warner-89pts.


Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:21:12 -0700

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:57:05 -0700

FOX8's Michael Spears tell us that people in Piedmont will find answers for you — all you have to do is pick up the phone. By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance are referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community ...
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:06:40 -0700

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Also surfacing in the space between reality and the dark recesses of Virgil's mind are Agnes, her thuggish new lover (Michael Spears), a female bartender (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) and a kind young woman (Lily Gladstone) who offers him comfort. While all ...

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