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Rudy Youngblood

Rudy Youngblood

Rudy Youngblood makes his acting debut in the lead role of APOCALYPTO. Also known as Tee-Dee-Nae (Strong Boy), Youngblood is a gifted grass dancer, powwow singer and artist. He, along with Michelle Hall and Patrick Shendo Mirabal, created and produced Elements, a Native American theatrical production of dance, music, film and storytelling to debut in Spring 2007.

Rudy is of the Comanche, Cree and Yaqui people and was raised in Washington state, Texas and Arizona. His pow-wow circuit has taken him throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. His latest work includes two seasons in Peter Buffett's Spirit-The Seventh Fire as a key cast member: the Warrior Protector and solo artist of the poignant Chicken Dance scene. He has toured with the Native American Dance Theatre. Opening-act opportunities have included the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets, the musical sensation The String Cheese Incident, the original Navajo Code Talkers, a Purple Hearts Awards Ceremony and a presentation before General Colin Powell, to name just a few.

Youngblood is a skilled horseman, avid outdoorsman, athlete and a championship boxer and cross-country runner. As an artist, he incorporates oil and acrylic paints, prismacolors, pastels and charcoal into his work. He is always looking for ways in which he can give back to his Native community and honor his family as well as the culture and traditions of his people. Proud of where he comes from and who he is, Youngblood is honored to stand for something other than himself, both as an individual and as a human being.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Rudy Youngblood Facts

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Selected Filmography

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto
Wind Walkers
Beatdown 100th Anniversary Blu-ray SteelBook
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