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Overview (5)

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died in Dallas, Texas, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameAugust Werner Schellenberg
Nickname Augie
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

August Schellenberg was born on July 25, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as August Werner Schellenberg. He was an actor and director, known for Black Robe (1991), The New World (2005) and Free Willy (1993). He was married to Joan Karasevich. He died on August 15, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Joan Karasevich (? - 15 August 2013)  (his death)  (3 children)

Trivia (13)

Father, with Joan Karasevich, of three daughters.
Of all the characters he has portrayed, Sitting Bull is his favorite.
Studied at The National Theatre School of Canada.
He is Métis (Swiss-German and Mohawk).
He has played the Lakota Sioux chief Sitting Bull in three otherwise unrelated productions: Witness to Yesterday (1973), Crazy Horse (1996) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007).
His father was of Swiss descent and his mother was of English-Mohawk descent.
Lived in Montreal until moving to Toronto, Ontario, where he resided from 1967 until 1995. Was living in Dallas, Texas when he died.
Was a skilled amateur chef and a lifelong athlete who was a champion diver and boxer in his youth.
Taught acting seminars at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and at York University in Toronto.
Has conducted acting workshops in Toronto at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and at York University.
Graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1966.
He was of Teutonic, Germanic and Mohawk ancestry.
His name means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase".

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