Kiowa Gordon is a prolific Native American actor with award winning film and television credits. He can currently be seen playing the Series Regular role of “Jim Chee” in the critically acclaimed series Dark WIinds for AMC, based on the book series from Tom Hillerman, and produced by George R. R. Martin and Robert Redford, now in its second season.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Kiowa moved to the States shortly thereafter to live on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Peach Springs, AZ and moved around quite a bit growing up until settling down in Phoenix, AZ where he landed the role of “Embry Call” in The Twilight Saga. In 2013, Kiowa won Best Supporting Actor at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco for his role in the indie film, The Lesser Blessed. From there, Kiowa went on to having a series regular role in the Sundance original series, The Red Road, starring Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson and a Guest Starr on the Netflix series Frontier.
Kiowa has had Lead roles in a number of festival films including two features which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival – Blood Quantum (multiple festival nom and winner) from director Jeff Barnaby and Castle in the Ground (TIFF nominated for best Canadian feature) from director Joey Klein. And more recently, Quantum Cowboys opposite Lily Gladstone & David Arquette, which received multiple festival nominations.
Television appearances include the Netflix comedy Lady Dynamite, recurring on the CW series Roswell, a cameo in Taika Waititi’s Reservation Dogs (FX), and a major guest star in the anthology series Accused (Fox) from Emmy Award-winning producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), now streaming on Hulu & Fox.