Chief Tahachee (born Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert, 4 March, 1904 in James Mill, Arkansas - died June 9, 1978 in San Gabriel, California) was an American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian who was a stage and film actor, expert horseman, circus and wild west performer, contortionist and firewalker.
Chief Tahachee's stage and film career spanned the 1920s to the 1960s. His first film credit was on a silent film, The Last of the Mohicans, in 1920. The Chief was 16 years old at the time, although he told the casting director he was 21.
Through his friends, silent film actors Ben Turpin (a relative of his first wife) and Ramon Navarro, Chief Tahachee obtained the roles of a henchman in A Small Town Idol, and Gaucho Don Ruiz in the The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, both produced in 1921.
Though Chief Tahachee was in motion pictures starting in the 1920s, his career did not take off until his chance meeting with film director Rollin S. Sturgeon, who cast Chief Tahachee in a bit part as a...
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