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Jimmy Herman


B: October 25, 1940 in Cold Lake Reserve, Alberta
D: September 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta

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 – Cast:
Moccasin Flats (1991, mini-series)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
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)