• Zahn McClarnon is a 53-year-old Native American actor who has amassed a net worth of over $1 million.
• He grew up in Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota and attended Omaha Central High School.
• His career began on stage and he has since appeared in over 80 TV and film titles.
• He suffered a brain injury in 2017 and has been a recovering drug and alcohol addict since age 3•
• He is currently working on several projects, including the crime thriller film “The Silencing”.
Who is Zahn McClarnon?
Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon was born on 24 October 1966 under the sign of Scorpio, in Denver, Colorado USA, and is a 53-year-old Native American actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Police Chief Mathias in the A&E modern western crime drama series “Longmire” (2012-2017), playing Hanzee Dent in the FX black comedy–crime drama anthology series “Fargo” (2015), and featuring as Akecheta in the HBO sci-fi Western series “Westworld” (2018).
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How rich is he, as of now? Zahn McClarnon Net Worth
As of early 2020, Zahn McClarnon’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, who has starred in more than 80 TV and film titles since his career started 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, and a Hunkpapa Lakota mother. His father worked for the National Park Service at 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 that he grew up in Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota. He attended Omaha Central High School, from which he matriculated in 1986.
Zahn McClarnon started 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 support role in an episode of the CBS comedy-drama crime series “Tequila And Bonetti” in 1992.
Thereafter, Zahn played young Raymond in the 1993 made-for-TV film “Cooperstown”, before he made his debut film appearance as Deputy Bear in the 1994 psychological thriller film “Silent Fall”, directed by Bruce Beresford. Through 1996 and 1997, he featured as Carlos Montalvo in the ABC drama series “Dangerous Minds”, followed by his portrayals of Indian Louis in the 1997 crime action “Dusting Cliff 7”, and Sky Walker in the 1999 made-for-TV western film “Lakota Moon”. During 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”.
Rise to Fame
After landing a small role in the 2001 action drama “MacArthur Park”, Zahn featured as Elton Blue Cloud in the 2002 crime drama “Skins”, directed by Chris Eyre. In the following year, he played Hawk in the made-for-TV sci-fi action drama “Momentum”, then really came to prominence in 2005, when he starred as Running Fox in the TNT mini-series “Into The West”, produced by Steven Spielberg. Two years later, Zahn played Rusty Frobisher in the road film “Searchers 2.0”, which was followed by his portrayals of Calvo in the thriller “Not Forgotten”, and Savage Dave in the comedy “Repo Chick”, both in 2009.
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He also made guest-appearances in such TV series as “The Shield”, “Saving Grace”, and “Medium”.
In 2011, Zahn landed the role of Quanah Parker in the action adventure film “The Legend Of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy”, and then joined the cast of The CW thriller crime drama series “Ringer”, portraying Bodaway Macawi. Following the cancellation of the series, Zahn was chosen to play Police Chief Mathias in the A&E modern western crime drama series “Longmire”, aired from 2012 to 2017. Concurrently he played Charles in the 2012 horror “Resolution”, starred as Romulus in the 2013 comedy “Awful Nice”, and featured as Bill in the 2015 drama “Mekko”.
Afterwards, he was cast as Hanzee Dent in the second season of the FX black comedy–crime anthology series “Fargo” in 2015, and then landed such 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 in the ABC western drama series “The Son” from 2017 until 2019, then landed the role of Hallett in the 2018 action thriller film “Braven”, directed by Lin Oeding. During the same year, Zahn was cast as Akecheta in the HBO sci-fi Western series “Westworld”, and Taza in the USA Network crime drama series “Queen Of The South”.
In 2019, he starred in the role of Crow Daddy in the supernatural horror film “Doctor Sleep”, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same title, played Sam Sixkiller in the biographical adventure “Hell On The Border”, and featured 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 is announced that Zahn will feature in the crime thriller film “The Silencing”.
Moreover, he will play William Johnson in the western “The Last Manhunt”, which is currently under post-production, and portray Masaka in the adventure action “The Red Man’s View”. It is rumored that he will 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 5ft 6ins (1.68m), while he weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). His shoe size is 8 (US).
Zahn McClarnon tends to keep his private life far away from the eyes of the public, however, it is known that he hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children. Zach was named after his maternal great-great-uncle, Frank ‘Frances’ B. Zahn, an artist.
He was Lakota elder of Standing Rock Indian Reservation. His middle name has the meaning of ‘the first one to come’.
In late 2017, Zahn McClarnon suffered a brain injury after he fell at his home. He was immediately hospitalized in the ICU with brain trauma. It happened during the time he was filming the second season of “Westword”, in which he appeared in a recurring role. Following the accident, the production of the series was briefly shutdown.
Drug and Alcohol Addict
Zahn was a drug and alcohol addict just like his mother. At the age of 33, he suffered a heart attack, but has been sober and clean ever since. His mother is also clean, and she currently teaches therapy at a rehabilitation clinic, located in Rosebud, South Dakota.