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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
Website
http://www.michaelspearsactor.com/

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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Michael Spears singing with kids drumming

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Official Behind the Scenes of Yellow Rock (Michael Spears and the Black Paw Village)

Michael Spears, "Broken Wing" and our Native American consultant, took a moment after a large dance celebration scene, to talk to our Behind the Scenes crew....

Michael Spears

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~ Michael Spears ~

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Michael Spears through the years

Michael Spears through the years. Scenes are from: Dances with wolves 1990 The Broken Chain 1993 Skins 2002 Into the West (TV Mini-Series) 2005 Yellow Rock 2...

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eddie and michael spears.

Tribute for Michael Spears

Tribute to his inspirational career.. A big thank you to him for letting his fans see his heart and hearing his voice. 3.

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nwitimes.com

nwitimes.com
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:01:42 -0700

Earlier this week I received the following letter from Michael Spears, one of the organization leaders for Little People of America. "Hi Philip: My name is Michael Spears and I am the District 5 Director of Little People of America. I just read the ...

myfox8.com

myfox8.com
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 ...

myfox8.com

myfox8.com
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:45:00 -0800

... with keyword “Badboyz” to 274637. Fallon says an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to 21-year-old Elijah Jordan who is now charged with the murders of two Greensboro men on Labor Day. FOX8's Michael Spears has a look inside Crime ...
 
myfox8.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Carolina History and Haunts is offering two ghost tours this Halloween that will take you back in time through the streets of downtown Greensboro and may change the way you view the Piedmont city forever. The 90-minute walking ...

Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:58:23 -0700

And it's all anchored by one of KLIF's iconic voices: Michael Spears, then going by Hal Martin when he was all of 20 years old. Around the time this keepsake was recorded, Spears was an SMU student working the late-night shift (9 at night till 1 in the ...

Tahlequah Daily Press

Tahlequah Daily Press
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:03:19 -0800

The scoring for the rest of the Tigers were Seth Martin in 36th (17:25), Michael Spears in 37th (17:33) and Marco Thurmond in 52nd (17:53). “We knew going in that they (Deer Creek) were the favorite and so we went with the game plan that we were going ...
 
Buffalo News
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:07:30 -0700

3rd Ave., Michael Spears to Jennifer Barone, $120,212. • 8234 Troy Ave., Rhonda J. Federspiel; David A. Federspiel to Midfirst Bank, $114,691. • 86th St., Jean E. Harris; David M. Harris to Susan C. Zarrillo, $87,000. • 3rd Ave., Jaime D. Zwelling ...
 
Indian Country Today Media Network
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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