R.I.P Actor Steve Reevis of ‘Fargo,’ ‘Dances With Wolves’ dies at 55

Among the films he was featured in: “Twins,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Last of the Dogmen,” “Fargo,” and “The Longest Yard.” He also appeared in the TV shows “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “JAG.”

Steve Reevis, a Browning native who appeared in dozens of films, has passed away at the age of 56.

According to IMDB, in 1996 Reevis received an award from First Americans in the Arts for his supporting roles in both the critically-acclaimed movie “Fargo” and in the TV movie “Crazy Horse.”

Steve Reevis grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation. Steve graduated from South Dakota’s Flandreau High School and attended Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas, where he received a degree in arts.

His first movie job was as a stunt rider in the 1987 film War Party which also had his brother, Tim. Tim later performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris. Steve’s first acting role, in 1988, was in Universal’s Twins.

His non-speaking role as Cheyenne Warrior #1 in the highly acclaimed Dances With Wolves in 1990 brought face recognition for the young actor and helped to open doors for additional roles. he was cast as the Apache scout, Chato, in Geronimo: An AmericanLegend starring Wes Studi as the titular warrior, another role that brought recognition to Steve as an actor. He is probably most recognized for his 1995 Native American lead role in Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger.

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