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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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South Florida Business Journal
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:45:33 -0700

The Journal's 2014 CIO Award winners were Lakshman Charanjiva of NextEra Energy Inc., in the Public Companies category; Thomas Crawford of Jupiter Medical Center in the category, Private Company over $200 Million; Michael Spears of NCCI for Private ...

Tahlequah Daily Press

Tahlequah Daily Press
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:12:16 -0700

Behind him, four other Tigers claimed All-Conference honors: Mohamed Bassime 4th(17:38), Joshua Dick 5th (17:45), Michael Spears 8th (17:59), and Seth Martin 10th (18:06). The teams will compete next at the 5A East Regional at Oral Roberts University ...

Battle Creek Enquirer

Battle Creek Enquirer
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:09:21 -0700

The Thunder defense is led by Michael Spears, who ranks sixth in the conference with 41 stops on the year. LOCAL COLLEGE UPDATE. SATURDAY. • WMU: Western Michigan at Ball State, 3 p.m. (ESPN3/94.1FM). • ALBION: Kalamazoo at Albion, 6 p.m..
Monroe News Star
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:48:57 -0700

The Twin City Concert Band, under the direction of Michael Spears, presents its Fall Concert at 7 p.m.Oct. 20 at The Assembly, 715 Cypress St., West Monroe. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert is not Monday, Oct. 13. The concert ...


Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Both offenses struggled to get things going through the first two-plus quarters before Michael Spears (Kendallville, Ind./East Noble) picked off a pass in Alma territory and returned it to the Scots' 16-yard line. Three plays later, Austin J. Shoemaker ...
Brazosport Facts (subscription)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Football; Brazoswood vs Dickinson. SARAH RENCURREL/The Facts | Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:00 am. Brazoswood quarterback Joshua McKenzie fakes a hand-off to wide receiver Michael Spears on Friday night against Dickinson at Hopper ...

Brazosport Facts (subscription)

Brazosport Facts (subscription)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Football; Brazoswood vs Dickinson. Brazoswood quarterback Joshua McKenzie fakes a hand-off to wide receiver Michael Spears on Friday night against Dickinson at Hopper Field in Freeport. Football; Brazoswood vs Dickinson. SARAH RENCURREL/The ...


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:34:25 -0700

Michael Spears, CIO at NCCI Holdings, agreed that CIOs cannot make decisions in a vacuum. "Providing solutions without a problem won't be tolerated long. It's also imperative that IT be as easy if not easier to work with as outside firms — otherwise ...

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