Tatanka Means Shirtless: Wife, Family, Movies

Tatanka Means Shirtless Photo, Family, and Movies. Let’s add Tatanka Means to our list of Native American celebrities.

He is an actor whose IMDB credits include Tiger Eyes, The Night Shift (TV series), Seth Macfarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the upcoming second installment of the Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials.

According to IMDB, the actor’s first name means “male buffalo” in Lakota which is Tatanka’s native language. According to his website, which you might want to check out at tatankameans.com, the actor represents the Oglala Lakota, Omaha and Navajo Nation.

The thirsty THOTs among us looking for a shirtless photo of the actor will be happy to know that he was featured in 2006 Indian Male calendar called the 21st Century Skins Native American Mens Calendar.

tatanka means shirtless in 21st Century Skins Native American Mens Calendar

Tatanka is the son of American Indian activist and actor Russell Means who passed away in 2012.

In an interview with Indian Country Today here’s what he says about his famous dad: “He taught me that to truly be free, I have to start with my own freedom. To be drug free, alcohol free and abuse free is a decision I’ve made for me personally. We’re taking back our individual freedom one household at a time. It’s up to us to decide for ourselves and our families which road in life we will continue on and how much conviction we will have to take care of ourselves, protect our families and work hard for our communities and people.”

He adds: “My father now walks along side Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Gall, Spotted Tail, Fast Thunder and Fools Crow. My Dad was my Hero. He was fearless. His life was dedicated to the people. He was one of the greatest. He will be remembered forever.”

Aside from acting, Tatanka is also a stand-up comedian. Check him out on this Youtube video:

To date, Tatanka has a total of 37 IMDB acting credits to his name including the 2012 movie Tiger Eyes which earned him two acting awards from both the American Indian Film Festival and the Red Nation Film Festival. In total, he has bagged five acting trophies including one from the Nevada International Film Festival.

Here’s Tatanka in Tiger Eyes with co-star Willa Holland.

tatanka means tiger eyes with willa holland

Tatanka Means Single or Married? For those who are wondering, Tatanka is off the market. He is married to wife Christine Begay. Here’s a pic of the happy couple with their daughter. [photo credit: Indian Media Country Today]

tatanka means wife christine begay means

Tatanka Means Shirtless, Family, and Famous Father. Published 20 May 2015. Last updated: August 17, 2020 at 5:45 am.