Vale: Saginaw Grant
Veteran Native American actor, best known for The Lone Ranger & Breaking Bad, has died.
Veteran Native American actor Saginaw Grant, best known for The Lone Ranger and Breaking Bad, has died aged 85.
He died peacefully of natural causes at a private care facility. “He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” publicist Lani Carmichael said. “He made his home here as an actor, but he never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He remained a fan of the Sooner Nation.”
Grant was born in 1936 and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. His acting career began after being approached to appear in a Chrysler commercial, and in the late 1980s he began acting in character roles, with early credits including Harts of the West and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
His other credits included Nash Bridges, Baywatch, My Name Is Earl, American Horror Story, Shameless, Community, The League, Veep and The World’s Fastest Indian.
In 2013 he played Chief Big Bear in The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The same year, he appeared as a man who sells his truck to Walter White in the Breaking Bad episode “Ozymandias”.