Birmingham, Gil

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Birmingham, Gil


Education: University of Southern California, degree in business administration; studied acting. Avocational Interests: Playing the guitar.

Addresses: Agent—Zanuck, Passion and Pace, Inc., 4717 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Career: Actor. Worked in the engineering field.

Awards, Honors: First Americans in the Arts Award, best actor, c. 2003, for Body & Soul.


Television Appearances; Series:

Oz, Body & Soul, PAX TV, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sam, DreamKeeper, ABC, 2003.

Older Dogstar, Into the West, TNT, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Pete, Gentle Ben (also known as Terror on the Mountain), Animal Planet, 2002.

One Horn (Tonto's father), The Lone Ranger, The WB, 2003.

Pete, Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain (also known as Black Gold), Animal Planet, 2003.

Sharp Claw, Love's Long Journey, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Police officer, "Chapel of Glass," Riptide, NBC, 1986.

"Desperation," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

First Indian brave, "Safe Passage," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997.

Peruvian man, "Inca Mummy Girl," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 1997.

Vargas, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Night Man (also known as NightMan), syndicated, 1997.

Voice of Jim's father, "Tamper Proof Seal," The Wild Thornberrys (animated; also known as The Thornberrys), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Bernard, "Americans," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Roland, "The Uncle from V.A.L.," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.

Walter Shephard, "Tribe," Medical Investigation (also known as The Cure), NBC, 2005.

Leonard Lobo, "Versatile Toppings," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2006.

Appeared as Bill, All about the Andersons, The WB.

Film Appearances:

Featured warrior, House II: The Second Story, New World Pictures, 1987.

Le jaguar, Gaumont Buena Vista International, 1996.

Manny Deadmarsh, The Doe Boy, Curb Entertainment, 2001.

Sonny Yellow Lodge, Skins, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2002.

Charles Chi Thomas, California Indian, Against the Wind Productions, 2006.

Moipa, End of the Spear, Jungle Films, 2006.


Music Videos:

Diana Ross, "Muscles," 1982.

Video Games:

Voice of GhostStalker, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (also known as Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Firestorm), Electronic Arts, 1999.



Gil Birmingham Official Site,, March 14, 2006.