For the past 35 years Sonny Skyhawk has enjoyed a great career in the film and television industries, and has worked, tirelessly, to improve the image of the American Indian, starting out as an extra in movies, he went on to study advanced acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and has appeared in over 58 films and in countless television programs. Skyhawk is both a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and currently serves as the Chairman of the President’s Task Force for American Indians at the Screen Actors Guild.
As a Hollywood outsider, I have no idea if these claims are true. I await further evidence on the matter.
Skyhawk has only 14 roles listed on IMDB--none major and none since 2001. I'd guess that most of his appearances "in over 58 films and in countless television programs" were as uncredited extras.
I think he knows who I am, but he generally looks through me when we attend the same event. That isn't a terribly smart move if you want to get good publicity in this blog. <g>
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.