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Eric Schweig


B: June 19, 1967 in Inuvik, NWT

Eric Schweig is of Inuit and German heritage. When he was an infant he was adopted by a German family and lived near Inuvik in the Western Arctic until he was six. From the cold north, his adoptive family moved to Bermuda where they lived for several years before returning to Canada where they settled in Northern Ontario. At the age of sixteen, Eric left home and for a time supported himself by working in the home construction. He made his acting debut in 1987 when he won the role of the Shaman in an Ontario Stage production of The Cradle Will Fall. His film career began when he was cast to play the role of Uncas in the Twentieth Century Fox feature film The Last of the Mohicans.

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

The Shaman’s Source (1990)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
For Love and Glory (TV-1993)
The Broken Chain (TV-1993)
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (1994)
Pontiac Moon (1994)
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Tom and Huck (1995)

Big Eden (2000)
Skins (2002)
Mr Barrington (2002)
Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (TV-2003)
The Missing (2003)
It Waits (2005)
Shania: A Life in Eight Albums (TV-2005)
Mr. Soul (2006)
One Dead Indian (TV-2005)
Not Like Everybody Else (TV-2006)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV-2007)
Kissed by Lightening (2009)

Casino Jack (2010)
A Flesh Offering (2010)
Maïna (2013)
Poignant (2016)
The Grizzlies (2018)

Brother, I Cry (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
By Way of the Stars (1992, mini-series)
500 Nations (voice, 1995)
Dead Man’s Walk (1996, mini-series)

Into the West (2005, mini-series)
Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (2006, mini-series)
Cashing In (2009-2011)

Blackstone (2009-2015)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
War of the Worlds (1989)

Due South (1994)
Hawkeye (1995)

Hollywood Off-Ramp (2000)

Arbor Live! (2010)
Longmire (2013)
Elementary (2014)
Supernatural (2017)
The Flash (2019)

Barkskins (2020)