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Nickolas G. Ramus (September 9, 1929 â€" May 30, 2007) was a Native American actor, best known for his appearances on television. He was a Blackfoot. He appeared as Chief Lost Eagle of the Arapaho in the miniseries "Centennial" Ramus starred as Red Cloud in Son of the Morning Star. He also appeared in the 1993 TNT film Geronimo about the historical Apache warrior of the same name.

He played Gus Nunouz in the soap opera Falcon Crest and had a recurring role as Chief Black Kettle in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Other TV credits include: Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, Northern Exposure, MacGyver and Walker, Texas Ranger.

Ramus starred in the first Native American language film, 1980s Windwalker. He also appeared briefly in the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and in the comedy film Love at Stake as Chief Wannatoka. He died on May 30, 2007 in Benson, Arizona at age 77.

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Television


Nick Ramus
  • Gunsmoke - episode - The Iron Blood of Courage - Lynit (1974)
  • Little House on the Prairie - episode - Freedom Flight - Little Crow (1977)
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color - episodes - Kit Carson and the Mountain Men: Parts 1 & 2- Tioga (1977)
  • Centennial - episode - The Wagon and the Elephant, For as Long as the Waters Flow, The Massacre, and The Scream of Eagles - Lost Eagle (1978-1979)
  • The Chisholms - TV Mini-Series - Tehohane (1979)
  • Falcon Crest - 13 episodes - Gus Nunouz (1981-1982)
  • Tall Tales & Legends - episode - Annie Oakley - Sitting Bull (1985)
  • Paradise - 1 episode - Chief Black Cloud - The Burial Ground (1989)
  • Northern Exposure - episode - Soapy Sanderson - Chief (1990)
  • Harry and the Hendersons - episode - Roots: The Herb (1991)
  • MacGyver - episode - Trail of Tears - Standing Wolf (1991)
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - episodes - Pilot, A Cowboy's Lullaby, Running Ghost, The Prisoner, The Incident, The Offering, Buffalo Soldiers, Indian Agent, and Washita: Parts 1 & 2 - Chief Black Kettle (1993-1995)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - episode - On Sacred Ground - Bright Water (1995)

Filmography


Nick Ramus
  • I Will Fight No More Forever - TV movie - Rainbow (1975)
  • The Quest - TV movie - Iron Hawk (1976)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again - Indian Chief (1979)
  • Windwalker - Smiling Wolf / Crow Brother / Narrator (1980)
  • The Legend of Walks Far Woman - TV Movie - Left Hand Bull (1982)
  • Born to the Wind - Grey Cloud (1982)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - Saratoga Helmsman (1986)
  • Geronimo: An American Legend - unknown (1993)
  • 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up - Chief Roundcreek (1995)

References


Nick Ramus

External links



  • Nick Ramus at Find a Grave
  • Nick Ramus at the Internet Movie Database
  • Nick Ramus at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)




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