Saginaw Grant Biography – Saginaw Grant Wiki
Saginaw Morgan Grant was a Native American character actor best known for The Lone Ranger, The World’s Fastest Indian, Community, and Breaking Bad. He was an award-winning musician, Pow Wow dancer, motivational speaker and the Hereditary Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation.
Grant was a US Marine Corps veteran and remained active in the veterans community. As the hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, he also participated in the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans over the years.
Grant is also an award-winning musician and Pow Wow dancer who has been honored with a Living Legend Award by the Native American Music Awards, with his 2018 album “Don’t Let the Drums Go Silent” winning the Record of the Year from NAMA.
Grant appeared in numerous films and television shows. His film credits include War Party, Small Time, Purgatory, Grey Owl, Legend of the Phantom Rider, Black Cloud, Social Guidance, The World’s Fastest Indian, Beyond the Quest, Slipstream, Maneater, Walking on Turtle Island, Winter in the Blood, The Lone Ranger, Wind Walkers, The Ridiculous 6, Valley of the Gods, and Journey to Royal.
His television appearances include The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Harts of the West, The Last Frontier, Nash Bridges, Stolen Women: Captured Heartss, Baywatch, Purgatory, Auf Wiedersehen; Pet, Skinwalkers, Miracles, DreamKeeper, The Fallen Ones, My Name is Earl, Saving Grace, American Horror Story, Eagleheart, Family Tree, Breaking Bad, Shameless, Community, The League, Workaholics, Sin City Saints, Baskets, and Veep.
Saginaw Grant Age
Saginaw Morgan Grant was born on July 20, 1936, at the Indian Hospital in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He died on July 27, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. He was 85.
Saginaw Grant Granddaughter
Grant has three grandchildren Cassandra, Vanessa, and Della, and four great-grandchildren Joseph, Sherry Jo, Stephen, and Micah Little Crow. In April 2017, Saginaw Grant shared a photo of his granddaughters on Instagram. He wrote in the caption: “My granddaughters, Cassandra and Vanessa.”
Saginaw Grant Family
Saginaw Grant was the son of Sarah (née Murray) and Austin Grant. His mother’s ancestry was from the Iowa and Otoe-Missouria tribes of Oklahoma. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Grant, daughter-In-law Dodie L Kent, grandchildren Cassandra and Vanessa Kent and Della Grant, and great-grandchildren Joseph Soutter, Sherry Jo Soutter, Stephen Soutter, and Micah Little Crow, his brothers Austin JR and Francis SR, Publicist Lani Melisa Carmichael, his adopted son Rick Mora, a soon to be grandson Chayton Mora, adopted daughter Heather Everette, and his many nieces, nephews and cousins in Oklahoma.
Saginaw Grant Death
Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on July 27, 2021, at a private care facility in Hollywood, California, his publicist and longtime friend, Lani Melisa Carmichael, said in a statement to the Associated Press.
“He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” Carmichael said. “He made his home here as an actor, but he never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He remained a fan of the Sooner Nation.”
“His motto in life was always respect one another and don’t talk about one another in a negative way,” she added.
Grant’s death was also announced in a social media statement shared on his official Facebook page on July 28, 2021.
“It’s with heavy hearts we announce a warrior has been called home, the statement read. “Saginaw Morgan Grant, the hereditary chief and medicine man of the Sac & Fox tribe, traveled the world speaking of his traditions, his experiences, his sobriety and his faith as both a Native American and a Christian.”
“Saginaw loved this country and fought in Korea as a Marine. He bore the mark of this service as a proud reminder and had a deep love for bulldogs (the mascot for the US Marines). Saginaw was always happiest at pow wow sharing the love, energy and tradition of his people. Watching the children grow in the traditions of their ancestors and to share in the spirits of dance to the beat of the drum brought him both joy and peace. He enjoyed competing in dance and did so up until Covid temporarily halted gatherings. He came to acting later in life and felt enormous pride in sharing culture through movies and public speaking. He was a jewelry maker and artist.
Saginaw Grant Cause of Death
Saginaw Grant’s cause of death was natural causes, according to his publicist and longtime friend, Lani Carmichael.
Saginaw Grant Wife
Little is known about Saginaw Grant’s wife.
Saginaw Grant Net Worth
Saginaw Grant’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
Saginaw Grant Instagram
Saginaw Grant’s Instagram handle is @saginawgrant. “The Official Instagram for Saginaw Grant. Actor, Mentor, Public Speaker, Educator of Native American Culture,” his Instgaram bio read.