Adam Beach lost both of his parents when he was eight-years-old. Within the span of three months, his mother, who was eight-months pregnant, was killed by a drunk driver, and his father drowned in a boating accident. Adam and his two younger brothers were forced to move to Winnipeg to live with an aunt and uncle. Six years later, they were sent to live with another aunt and uncle. Beach played the role of Detective Chester Lake on the TV serie, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In October of 2009 Beach announced that he would start an online television service to stream Native North American content. He is pictured above in a CBC publicity still as Bobby Martin in the television series Arctic Air.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Lost in the Barrens (TV-1990) Spirit Rider (TV-1993) Cadillac Girls (1993) Squanto: A Warrior`s Tale (1994) Dance Me Outside (1995) Prey (1995) A Boy Called Hate (1995) Coyote Summer (1996) Song of Hiawatha (1997) Smoke Signals (1998) Little Boy Blues (1999) The Last Stop (1999) Mystery, Alaska, (1999)
Harvey`s Case (TV-2000) Joe Dirt (2001) The Art of Woo (2001) Now & Forever (2001) Windtalkers (2002) Posers (2002) Skinwalkers (TV-2002) Posers (2002) Cowboys and Indians: The J.J.Harper Story (TV-2003) The Big Empty (2003) Coyote Waits (TV-2003) A Thief in Time (TV-2004) Sawtooth (2004) Johnny Tootall (TV-2005) Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Bottom`s Up (2006) Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (2006) Luna: Spirit of the Whale (TV-2007) Older Than America (2008) Turok: Son of Stone (voice, VR-2008) Help (2008) Reel Injun (2009)
Donkey (2010) the Stranger (VR-2010) The Stepson (TV-2010) Warrior (2010) Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Paths of Souls (2012) September Runs Red (2012) Crook (2013) Ice Soldiers (2014) Grizzly (2014) A Fighting Man (2014) So We May Grow (2014, short) The Road to Tophet (2014) Into the Grizzly Maze (2014) Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (VR-2015) Diablo (2015) Juliana & the Medicine Fish (2016) Suicide Squad (2016) The Watchman’s Canoe (2017) Hostiles (2017) Monsters of God (TV-2017) Juanita (2018) The Unhealer (2020) Percy (2020) Monkey Beach (2020)
TV Series – Cast: The Rez (1996) Madison (1997) First Wave (1999-) Bliss (2002) Moose TV (mini-series, 2006) Law & Order SVU (2007-2008) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (mini-series, 2007)