Gordon Tootoosis

Gordon Tootoosis

  • Born on
    • October 25th, 1941
  • Died on
    • July 5th, 2011
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.

Starring Gordon Tootoosis on Plex


Acting (19 Credits)

2012Guns, Girls and Gambling as The Chief
2011Doomsday Prophecy as JohnWatch Free
2008Skin and Bones as Eddie Bear
2007Hybrid as Grandpa
2007Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as Chief Red Cloud
2006That Beautiful Somewhere as Harold
2006Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run as Gordy
2006Open Season as Gordy (voice)
2003DreamKeeper as Kills Enemy
2002Black Point as Standing Bear
2001Nobody's Baby as Dog Havasu
1997Keeping the Promise as SaknissWatch Free
1996Alaska as Ben
1996Lone Star as Wesley Birdsong
1995Pocahontas as Kekata (voice)
1994Legends of the Fall as One Stab
1992North of 60 as Albert Golo
1991Black Robe as Old Aenons
1974Alien Thunder as Almighty VoiceWatch Free

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