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Robert Tessier

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Biography

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a paratrooper and earning both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and in addition was an accomplished motorcycle rider and circus stunt performer.

His movie breakthrough came at age 33, in the low budget Tom Laughlin biker movie The Born Losers (1967). Read more...

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Character: Shokner

The Longest Yard 1974

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Character: Chief Jack Lame Horse

Little House on the Prairie 1974

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Character: Steamhammer

The Master 1984

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Character: Mover #1

Hart to Hart 1979

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Character: Rude Water

Centennial 1978

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Character: Sawyer

Vega$ 1978

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Character: Amtrac

Hooper 1978

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