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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 near 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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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:43:18 -0800

AKRON, Ohio— A man is accused of firing several gunshots at man's home nearly shooting two people inside. Michael Spears Jr., 22, of Doyelstown, faces four counts of felonious assault and one count of discharging a weapon into an occupied building.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:52:03 -0800

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — This “Giving Tuesday,” Mount Tabor High School students teamed up with HanesBrands to hand out clothing to nearly 100 homeless people at the Salvation Army's Winston-Salem emergency shelter. The donated socks and shirts ...

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:47:26 -0800

A. Martinez, Zahn McClarnon, David Midthunder and Graham Greene have all played recurring characters, and the list of Native actors who've appeared on the show at least once includes Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Kimberly Guerrero, Michael Spears, ...


Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:08:59 -0700

... those interested must complete an eight-station agility test in under 10 minutes, that simulates the obstacles and challenges firefighters face every day. Did we mention you must wear a 50 pound weight vest? FOX8's Michael Spears took the challenge ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:25:29 -0800

Cpl. Michael Spears, 27, of Kingston, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of property obtained by crime. He appeared in Belleville Provincial Court on ...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:07:08 -0700

Following its premiere at the L.A. Film Festival, Winter in the Blood won the Grand Prize at the Montreal First Peoples' Festival and most recently screened to critical acclaim at Santa Fe Indian Market. It's a film many Natives are eager to see, and ...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:49:00 -0700

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was pulled to safety by firefighters through a window of a burning home in Greensboro early Thursday. Michael Spears/WGHP. Firefighters responded to the fire at 1406 Tillery Drive around 7:19 a.m.. The man suffered minor ...
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Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:36:58 -0800

Lakota actor Michael Spears will be hosting the Awards portion of 38th annual American Indian Film Festival this week in San Francisco, where he's also been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in The Activist. In the film he portrays an ...

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