Saginaw Grant, a Native American character actor known for roles in “Breaking Bad” and “The Lone Ranger” has passed away at age 85.
Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes at a private care facility in Hollywood, California.
Grant was born July 20, 1936, in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
He began acting in the late 1980s and played character roles in dozens of movies and television shows over the last three decades, including “The Lone Ranger,” “The World’s Fastest Indian” and “Breaking Bad,” “Baywatch,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Saving Grace,” “American Horror Story,” “Shameless,” “Community,” “Workaholics” and “Veep.”
Grant was active for years in the powwow circuit in California and traveled around the globe to speak to people about Native American culture.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served during the Korean War. As a result, Grant was also active in the Native American veterans community and participated for years in the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans.
A memorial for Grant will be held in the Los Angeles area, but details haven’t been finalized.