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Martin Sensmeier

as Montford Johnson


Martin Sensmeier is part of the Tingit and Koyukon/Athabaskan tribe of Alaska. He was raised in a Tingit Coastal Community in Southeast Alaska and grew up learning and participating in the traditions of his people, while carrying on the native subsistence lifestyle that has been sustained for thousands of years. He is an Ambassador for both the Native Wellness Institute, where he advocates for wellness amongst Native people of all Nations, as well as The Boys and Girls Club of America.

While attending high school, he qualified as a welder and when he turned 21 he was hired as a roughneck on the Doyon Rig, drilling the North Slope in Alaska. Martin also attended the University of Alaska for two years before coming to Los Angeles to pursue his passion.

His recent credits include feature films “Encounter” and “Puberty”, opposite Abbie Cornish and Garrett Wareing. His most current feature, “Wind River” is directed by Academy Award nominated Taylor Sheridan. He starts opposite Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Martin also has a multi-episode arc on J.J. Abrams futuristic HBO series, Westworld.

This past fall, he joined Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as the Warrior “Red Harvest” in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” for Sony/MGM.

He is currently shooting The Chickasaw Rancher in Oklahoma based on the novel by Neil R. Johnson. He then segways into the feature film, He is also attached to the remake of the Jim Thorpe story, which is currently in development.

Martin does numerous speaking engagements around the country sharing his experience as a Native American actor.

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