[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]
Nathaniel Arcand was born on November 13, 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is Nēhilawē (Plains Cree), from the Alexander First Nation Reserve. He’s been supported in his acting career by his mother and his great grandparents. Nathaniel has one daughter, Trisha O'Chiese, and two sons, Jaden Plaizier and Griffin Powell-Arcand. Griffin is also an actor.
He is known for his first major role in the Canadian drama series ‘North of 60’, in which for three seasons he played William MacNeil, smart-mouthed and cocky, a troubled, misunderstood teen. In 1997, he was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series" for the ‘North of 60 episode’ "Traces and Tracks."
Arcand's most recent role is Clinton Skye in ‘FBI: Most Wanted’, an American TV Series. One of Arcand's longest running roles is that of Scott Cardinal on the CBC series ‘Heartland’. Nathaniel portrays Victor Merasty on Blackstone, "an unmuted exploration of First Nations’ power and politics" set in a small Plains Cree community. In one of his latest film roles, Arcand portrays Nathan in the comedic drama “Two Indians Talking”, which won the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Most Popular Canadian Film Award.
Arcand appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Grey Owl” 1999 (Ned White Bear) starring Pierce Brosnan and the German co-produced TV film “DreamKeeper” in 2003 as Broken Lance.
ARCAND, Nathaniel [11/13/1971, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - ] Nēhilawē Indian (Plains Cree) – film, TV actor, married to Shar Dawn Lalonde [1980-2002] father of Trisha Arcand, Jaden Arcand Plaizier, stepson actor Griffen Powell-Arcand, married to Jolene Arcand (2016- ).
Grey Owl – 1999 (Ned White Bear)
DreamKeeper (TV) – 2003 Broken Lance