John Trudell

John Trudell


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 15-02-1946
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Omaha - Nebraska - USA
  • Also Known As:

  • Popularity: 1.40
  • Homepage: https://www.johntrudell.com


John Trudell was an American Indian author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. During most of the 1970s, he served as the chairman of the American Indian Movement, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After his pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in 1979 in a fire at the home of his parents-in-law on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada, Trudell turned to writing, music and film as a second career. He acted in three films in the 1990s. The documentary Trudell (2005) was made about him and his life as an activist and artist.




Year Movie Character
2005 A Thousand Roads as Narrator
2005 Trudell as Himself / Narrator (voice)
2009 No More Smoke Signals as self
2015 Taking Alcatraz as Self (archive footage)
2017 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World as Himself
1999 Making A Noise: A Native American Musical Journey with Robbie Robertson as Self - Santee Sioux
2003 Dreamkeeper as Coyote
2010 Reel Injun as Himself
1992 Thunderheart as Jimmy Looks Twice
2012 Dark Blood as Indian #2
1998 Smoke Signals as Randy Peone
1994 On Deadly Ground as Johnny Redfeather
1989 Powwow Highway as Louie Short Hair
1992 Incident at Oglala as Himself - National Spokesperson, American Indian Movement
1996 Extreme Measures as Tony
2005 Trudell
1992 Incident at Oglala
Photo Name Department
1996 The West (9 episode) as Self

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