Michael Horse

Michael Horse is an actor, jeweler, and ledger painter,[1] known for his portrayals of Native Americans.

Michael Horse
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Michael Horse in July 2006
OccupationFilm and television actor, jeweler, painter
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Penny Opal Plant

Horse's film debut came in the role of Tonto in the 1981 movie, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, which was a commercial failure. Horse portrayed Deputy Hawk, a Native American policeman, in the TV series Twin Peaks (1990–91)[2] and also acted in Passenger 57 (1992),[3] House of Cards (1993), the 1990s version of the television series The Untouchables (1993),[4] and North of 60 (1995–97). He also appeared in the Thanks episode "Thanksgiving" in 1999, portraying Squanto. He appeared as Deputy Owen Blackwood in four episodes of the first season of Roswell (1999). Horse also appeared as Sheriff Tskany in The X-Files episode "Shapes" in 1994.

Horse portrayed American Indian Movement (AIM) activist Dennis Banks in the 1994 TNT movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee. Eight years later, he lent his voice to "Little Creek's friend" in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. He portrayed Mike Proudfoot on Sons of Tucson. In 1995 he portrayed Dirty Bob in the Western movie Riders in the Storm.[citation needed] He played the character Jindoga in Hawkeye (TV series). In 2017 Horse reprised his role as Deputy Hawk in the third season of TV series Twin Peaks.

He also portrayed Twamie Ullulaq in the 7th season of The Blacklist (TV series) in 2020.


  1. ^ "Michael Horse Finds His Stride Juggling Talents". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  2. ^ "Art away from Hollywood is where his heart is". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ Michael Horse - Actor Movie Reviews at TopTenReviews.com Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Untouchable Then and Now". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25.

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