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Adam Beach


B: November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba

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 series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Pictured above in a CBC publicity still as Bobby Martin in the television series Arctic Air, Adam Beach costars in the shot in New Zealand, set in 1925 Montana Netflix movie The Power of the Dog. Written and directed by Jane Campion, Canadian-born Roger Frappier is one of the producers. Opens in select theatres November 17 and on Netflix December 1.

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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)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Hostiles (2017)
The Watchman’s Canoe (2017)
Juliana & the Medicine Fish (2017)
Monsters of God (TV-2017)
Juanita (2018)

The Unhealer (2020)
Percy (2020)
Monkey Beach (2020)
The Power of the Dog (2021)
Swan Song (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
The Rez (1996)
Madison (1997)
First Wave (1999-)
Bliss (2002)
Moose TV (2006, mini-series)
Law & Order SVU (2007-2008)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007, mini-series)
Commanche Moon (2008, mini-series)

Big Love (2010)
Arctic Air (2012-2014)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
North of 60 (1993, 1995)
Walker, Texas Ranger (1995)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1995)
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1996)
Touched by an Angel (1996)
The Rez (1996)
Dead Man’s Gun (1997)
The Journey of Allen Strange (1997)
Madison (1997)
First Wave (1999)

Higher Ground (2000)
Bliss (2002)
The Dead Zone (2002)
Skinwalkers the Navajo Mysteries (200)
Everwood (2003)
Third Watch (2003, 2004)
JAG (2004)
Wapos Bay: The Series (2008)

Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Combat Hospital (2011)
Caution: May Contain Nuts (2012)
Hell on Wheels (2013)
Revolution (2013)
Backstrom (2015)
Drunk History (2019)
Supernatural (2019)
Nancy Drew (2019)

Monkey Beach, movie, poster,

The Power of the Dog, poster, movie,