Jimmy Herman was a member of the Dene Nation. He moved to Edmonton in 1980 to study at Grant MacEwan College`s Native Communications Program. A small part in a production titled John Cat, based on a W. P. Kinsella book, sparked his interest in acting. Herman is usually remembered for his portrayal of Stone Calf, a Sioux warrior, in the Academy Award-Winning film Dances with Wolves in 1989, in 2005 he was honoured with a plaque from Edmonton’s Dreamspeakers Film Festival Society on its Aboriginal Walk of Fame.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
John Cat (1984)
Dances with Wolves (1990) Medicine River (TV-1993) Geronimo (TV-1993) Blind Justice (1994) Road to Saddle River (1994) Chasseurs de loups, chasseurs d’or (TV-1995) Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV-1995) Crazy Horse (TV-1996) HeartBeat: Changing Places (VR-1998) Winnetous Rückkehr (TV-1998) Phantom Town (VR-1999) In the Blue Ground (TV-1999) The Jack Bull (TV-1999) Grey Owl (1999)
Trial by Fire (TV-2000) Reindeer Games (2000) The Claim (2000) Death Train to the Pacific (TV-2001) Dream Storm (TV-2001) Boys On the Run (2001) Johnson County War (TV-2002) Another Country: A North of 60 Mystery (TV-2003) DreamKeeper (TV-2003) Coyote Waits (TV-2003) Hank Williams First Nation (2005) Santa’s Slay (VR-2005)
TV Series – Guest Appearances: Moccasin Flats (1991, mini-series) North of 60 (1992) The X Files (1994) Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1996) The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998) The Outer Limits (1999)
Jeremiah (2002) The Collector (2003) Supernatural (2005) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (mini-seeries, 2007)