“He loved both Oklahoma and LA,” Carmichael said. “He made his home here as an actor, but he never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He has remained a Sooner Nation fan, ”Grant’s press secretary Lani Carmichael said in a statement.
Grant, who started acting in the 1980s, was known for films such as “The Fastest Indian in the World” with Anthony Hopkins and as the Big Bear Leader in “The Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp. He has also appeared in several television series, “Veep”, “Community”, “Breaking Bad” and “Shameless” among them.
Born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, in 1936, Grant was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and has remained active in the veteran community. As the hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, he has also participated in the National Native American Veterans Gathering over the years.
In addition to acting for the past three decades, Grant is also an award-winning musician and Pow Wow dancer who received a Living Legend Award by the Native American Music Awards, with his 2018 album “Don’t Let the Drums Go Silent ”winning NAMA’s record of the year.
There will be a memorial for Grant in Los Angeles, with more details to come, Carmichael said.