Prolific Native American actor Saginaw Grant has sadly died at the age of 85.
Grant is best known for his roles on Breaking Bad and The Lone Ranger.
Lani Carmichael,Saginaw’s longtime agent reported the news to the Associated Press
and added that he passed away at a private care facility in Hollywood.
Grant, hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma , began acting in The
late1980s and played character roles in dozens of movies and television shows over
the last three decades.
“He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” Lani Carmichael, Grant’s publicist and
longtime friend 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, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, starred in The Lone Ranger, The World’s Fastest
Indian and Breaking Bad. Grant was active for years in the powwow circuit in
California and traveled around the globe to speak to people about Native American
culture, Carmichael said.
“His motto in life was always respected one another and don’t talk about one another
in a negative way,” she said.
Grant was also active in the Native American veteran’s community and participated
for years in the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans, said Joseph
Podlasek, the event’s organizer.
“He thought it was important for Native people to get recognized as veterans,”
Podlasek said. “He was kind and gentle, and very humble.”