Who is Zahn McClarnon?
Born on October 24, 1966 under the sign of Scorpio, in Denver, Colorado, USA, Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon is a 53-year-old Native American actor, probably best known for starring in the role of Police Chief Mathias in the ER modern western crime drama series “Longmire” (2012-2017), plays Hanzee Dent in the FX black comedy-crime drama anthology series “Fargo” (2015), and plays the role of Akecheta in the HBO sci-fi western series “Westworld” (2018).
How rich is he right now? Zahn McClarnon Net Worth
As of the beginning of 2020, Zahn McClarnon’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, having starred in more than 80 TV and movie titles since his career began in the early 1990s.
Early life and education
Zahn McClarnon was raised with his twin brother near Browning, Montana by a father of Irish descent a Hunkpapa Lakota mother. His father worked for the National Park Service in Glacier National Park. His mother grew up on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, where Zahn spent time with his maternal grandparents.
The family later moved to the Joslyn Castle & Dundee neighborhood, but Zahn says he grew up in Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Minnesota. He attended Omaha Central High School, graduating in 1986.
Zahn McClarnon began his career on stage performing in the production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Chanticleer Theater in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He soon moved to Los Angeles, California and made his television debut in a supporting role in a CBS episode comedy drama crime series “Tequila And Bonetti” in 1992.
After that, Zahn played young Raymond in the 1993 made-for-TV movie “Cooperstown” before making his screen debut as a vicarious bear in the 1994 psychological thriller movie “Silent Fall” directed by Bruce Beresford. In 1996 and 1997, he starred as Carlos Montalvo in the ABC drama series “Dangerous Minds”, followed by his portrayals of Indian Louis in the 1997 crime action film “Dusting Cliff 7”, and Sky Walker in the 1999 made-for-TV Western film. “Lakota Moon”. In the 1990s, Zahn also guest-starred in a number of other TV series, such as ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, “NYPD Blue” and “Walker, Texas Ranger”.
After playing a small role in the 2001 action drama ‘MacArthur Park’, Zahn played the role of Elton Blue Cloud in the 2002 crime drama ‘Skins’ directed by Chris Eyre. The following year, he played Hawk in the made-for-TV sci-fi action drama “Momentum”, before coming to real prominence in 2005 when he starred as Running Fox in the TNT miniseries “Into The West”, produced by Steven Spielberg. Two years later, Zahn played Rusty Frobisher in the road movie “Searchers 2.0”, followed by his portrayals of Calvo in the thriller “Not Forgotten”, and Savage Dave in the comedy “Repo Chick”, both in 2009.
He also made guest appearances in TV series such as “The Shield”, “Saving Grace” and “Medium”.
In 2011, Zahn landed the role of Quanah Parker in the action-adventure movie “The Legend Of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy”, and subsequently joined the cast of The CW. thriller crime drama series “Ringer”, portraying Bodaway Macawi. After the cancellation of the series, Zahn was chosen to portray Police Chief Mathias in the A&E modern Western crime drama series “Longmire” aired from 2012 to 2017. At the same time, he played Charles in the 2012 horror film “Resolution”, starring as Romulus in the 2013 comedy “Awful Nice” and starred as Bill in the 2015 drama “Mekko”.
Then he was cast as Hanzee Dent in the second season of the FX black comedy-crime anthology series “Fargo” in 2015, and then landed roles as Michael in the drama “In Embryo” and Billy in the drama “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”, both in 2016.
Zahn McClarnon was selected to play Toshaway the ABC western drama series “The Son” from 2017 to 2019, then landed the role of Hallett in the 2018 action thriller film “Braven” directed by Lin Oeding. In the same year, Zahn was cast as Akecheta in the HBO sci-fi western series “Westworld” and Taza in the US network crime drama series “Queen Of The South”.
In 2019, he played the role of Crow Daddy in the supernatural horror film “Doctor Sleep”, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, played Sam Sixkiller in the biographical adventure “Hell On The Border”, and starred as Tulimak in the drama “Togo”. In 2020, Zahn appeared in the role of Yvon in the National Geographic drama series “Barkskins” and played Manny in the drama film “Bad Dad”.
It has been announced that Zahn will play a role in the crime thriller film “The Silencing”.
In addition, he will play William Johnson in the western “The Last Manhunt”, which is currently in post-production, and play Masaka in the action adventure “The Red Man’s View”. He is rumored to play Little Crow in the horror fantasy “Ghostkiller”.
Appearance and vital statistics
Zahn McClarnon has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5 ft 6 inches (1.68 m) while weighing about 154 lbs (70 kg). His shoe size is 8 (US).
Zahn McClarnon tends to keep his private life far from the public eye, but it is known that he is not married and has no children. Zach was named after his maternal great-uncle, Frank ‘Frances’ B. Zahn, an artist.
He was Lakota senior on Standing Rock Indian Reservation. His middle name has the meaning of ‘the first to come’.
In late 2017, Zahn McClarnon was suffering a brain injury after he fell home. He was immediately admitted to the ICU with a brain trauma. It happened during the filming of the second season of “Westword”, in which he had a recurring role. After the accident, production of the series was briefly halted.
Drug and alcohol addict
Zahn, like his mother, was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He suffered a heart attack at the age of 33, but has been sober and clean ever since. His mother is also clean and currently provides therapy at a rehabilitation clinic in Rosebud, South Dakota.