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August Schellenberg

Actor

Born - 25 July 1936, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died - 15 August 2013

Stocky, solidly-built, deeply-tanned Canadian-born actor who looked more like a retired Australian cricketer than his heritage - part-Mohawk indian, part Swiss-German - would have suggested. Often cast as native Americans, he made his film debut as one in Rip-Off (1971) and worked steadily after that: Between Friends (1973), One Man (1976), Power Play (1978), Bear Island (1979), the leading role in The Coffin Affair (1980), Death Hunt (1981), Running Brave (1983), Mark of Cain (1986), Black Robe (1991), Free Willy (1993), the first of three appearances as Randolph Johnson, Iron Will (1994), True Heart (1997), The Unsaid (2001), Going the Distance (2004), The New World (2005), Missionary Man (2007), 45 R.P.M. (2008) and, sadly appropriately, The Last Movie (2012), his final film. Schellenberg, who married actress Joan Karasevich, died from cancer.