Watch the trailer for a documentary, The Life and Times of Gordon Tootoosis. From YouTube.
Other film credits include Leaving Normal (with Meg Tilly), Lone Star (with Kris Kristofferson), Alaska (with Charlton Heston), Seven Times Lucky and Hank Williams First Nation. He became well known for his recurring role as the villainous Albert Golo in the popular CBC-TV series North of 60 (1992-97), for which he was nominated twice for a GEMINI AWARD. Other television credits include Lonesome Dove: The Series, The X-Files, Northern Exposure, MacGyver, Due South, the lead in the CBC miniseries Big Bear, again with his friend Tantoo Cardinal, and One Dead Indian, about the tragic Iperwash standoff in Ontario. He appeared in recurring roles in the TV series Mocassin Flats, Hank Williams' First Nation, Wapos Bay and Blackstone.
He starred in Saskatchewan playwright Kenneth T. Williams's Gordon Winter at the PERSEPHONE THEATRE in Saskatoon in 2010 before touring with the play to the Prairie Scene festival in Ottawa
Married in 1965, Tootoosis and his wife Irene raised a family of three daughters and two adopted sons and continued to live on the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After losing a daughter to cancer in 1997, they began raising her four children.
Tootoosis overcame a troubled childhood and alcoholism to become an exceptional role model for his fellow Plains Cree and others across the nation. He was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company and a member of the ORDER OF CANADA.
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The Life And Times of Gordon Tootoosis
Watch the trailer for a documentary about Saskatchewan-born actor Gordon Tootoosis. From YouTube.
Dreamspeakers Film Festival
Check out the latest news and events for Edmonton's Dreamspeakers Film Festival, an event that provides a venue for Dreamtalkers and offers a unique exploration into Aboriginal cultures from all parts of the globe. Click on "Events" for bios of distinguished members of the "Walk of Honour."
A tale of two Gordons
Listen to a CBC interview with Gordon Tootoosis, who discusses his return to the stage to portray Gordon Winter in the play of the same name.
Blackstone's Ultimate Fan with Gordon Tootoosis
A brief interview with actor Gordon Tootoosis who takes the role of respected elder Cecil Delarond in the television series "Blackstone." From YouTube.
Gordon Tootoosis [ footprints ]
An article about the life and works of critically acclaimed actor Gordon Tootoosis from the website for "Windspeaker."