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Nathaniel Arcand


B: November 13, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta

Nathaniel Arcand is a Plains Cree (Nehiyaw) from the Alexander First Nation Reserve. Bitten by the acting bug at just 5 years of age when he saw a Bruce Lee movie, he was discovered by a talent agent and two weeks later he had his first professional job. He had acted in school before that. A small break came when he was cast in the role of Tree-Climber in 1994’s Savage Land but it wasn’t until he landed a role in the television series North of 60, playing William MacNeil, that his career really took off. In 1997, he was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series” for the North of 60 episode Traces and Tracks. The comedy-drama Two Indians Talking won the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Most Popular Canadian Film Award. He is best known for playing the role of Scott Cardinal in 85 episodes of Heartland between 2007 and 2018. Look for him in the role of Clinton Skye in the 2020 series FBI: Most Wanted.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Savage Land (1994)
Crazy Horse (TV-1996)
Stone Coats (1996)
Legend of Two-Path (1998)
Grey Owl (1999)
My Brother (1999)
Chasing Indigo (1999)

The Doe Boy (2000)
Virtual Insanity (2001)
Speaking of Sex (2001)
American Outlaws (2001)
Skins (2002)
Wildfire 7: The Inferno (TV-2002)
100 Days in the Jungle (TV-2002)
The Lone Ranger (TV-2003)
Black Cloud (2004)
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
Electra (2005)
From Cherry English (2005)
The Unknown (2005)
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
Clean Fight (TV-2006)
Unnatural & Accidental (2006)
Pathfinder (2007)
Montana Sky (TV-2007)

Two Indians Talking (2010)
Ok Breathe Auralee (2011, short)
Paths of Souls (2012)
Drawing Home (2013)
Blood Pays Blood (2015, short)
The Northlander (2016)
LadyZ (2016, short)
Sister, Daughter (2017, short)
The Healing (2018, short)
Cold Pursuit (2019)
Indian Road Trip (2019)

Monkey Beach (2020)
Tipping Point (2020, short)
Portraits From a Fire (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
North of 60 (1994-1998)

Before We Ruled the Earth (2001)
Dreamkeeper (2003, mini-series)
Into the West (2005, mini-series)
Moose TV (2006, mini-series)
Heartland (2007-2018)
Blackstone (2009-2015)

Arctic Air (2013-2014)
Faultline (2017, mini-series)

FBI: Most Wanted (2020-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Incredible Story Studio (1997)

Caitlin’s Way (2000)
Jeremiah (2002)
Da Vinci’s Inquest (2003)
Naked Josh (2004)
Smallville (2004)
Da Vinci’s City Hall (2005)
Fear Itself (2009)
Murdoch Mysteries (2009)

Longmire (2012)
Eric’s Place (2013)
Delmer & Marta (2016)
Rogue (2017)
Bull (2017)
Frontier (2017)
Supernatural (2017)
FBI (2019)
Black Summer (2019)

Portraits From a Fire, movie, poster,