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Remembering Steve Reevis, Blackfeet actor from Browning

Posted: 12/08/2017 10:30:00 -07:00 Updated:

Steve Reevis, a Browning native who appeared in dozens of films, has passed away at the age of 56.

His passing was announced on Thursday, December 7th. There is no word on the cause of death.

Among the films he was featured in: "Twins," "Dances with Wolves," "Last of the Dogmen," "Fargo," and "The Longest Yard." He also appeared in the TV shows "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "JAG."

According to IMDB, in 1996 Reevis received an award from First Americans in the Arts for his supporting roles in both the critically-acclaimed movie "Fargo" and in the TV movie "Crazy Horse."

The website NativeCelebs says: "Reevis began his career when he accompanied his brother to an audition for the feature "War Party" and ended up being selected as a stunt rider, doubling actor Billy Wirth. The experience interested him in film-making and he began getting small roles in films such as "Twins" and "The Doors" as well as television commercials."

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family. It reads, in part: 

It is with a heavy heart that our much loved son, father,  brother, uncle and friend Steve Reevis crossed over to the Sand Hills and is walking with God.  
Steve was Blackfeet warrior of the Blackfeet Pikuni Nation. He grew up in Browning, Montana, the son of Lloyd "Curley" and Lila Reevis. He was the third oldest child of three sons and four daughters . 
Steve was a family man, he leaves behind his wife Macile Reevis, His sons Joseph, Kyiyo, Pikuni and his daughter Taywanee, his  grand children Lloyd, Cashus and Uriah
The family is requesting assistance for Celebration of life funeral expenses.

Click here if you would like to help.

The cause of Reevis' death has not been released.

Some of the comments on the KRTV Facebook page

  • Andrew Nelson: So sorry to hear of his passing. He was so great in Last of the Dogmen. I've been to Browning many times and My heart goes out to the family and the community. Rest in peace
  • Scott Scooter Blair: R. I. P. Warrior we shall always remember you. Thank God we have all those great films to watch. My prayers go out to the family
  • Theresa Farrar: Very great actor. He was probably the same in person. I know I will miss him. He was also quite attractive.
  • Philisha M Reevis: Rest in peace Uncle! Prayers and condolences family!
  • Tammy Barton-Diksen: So sorry, my prayers are with family and friends.
  • Royce Jones: He was an amazing actor he will be greatly missed
  • Tina Bundtrock: how sad! very skilled actor for sure. great representative for Blackfeet Nation
  • Shawna Mcknight-Maestas: So very sorry to hear of his passing. He was an exceptional actor.

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