Iron Eyes Cody

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 61
Iron Eyes Cody was an Italian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films, famously as Chief Iron Eyes in Bob Hope's The Paleface (1948). He also played a Native American shedding a tear about litter in one of the country's most well-known television public service announcements, "Keep America Beautiful". read more

Iron Eyes Cody was an Italian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films, famously as Chief Iron Eyes in Bob Hope's The Paleface (1948). He also played a Native American shedding a tear about litter in one of the country's most well-known television public service announcements, "Keep America Beautiful". Living in Hollywood, he began to insist, even in his private life, that he was Native American, over time claiming membership in several different tribes. In 1996, Cody's half-sister said that he was of Italian ancestry, but he denied it. After his death, it was revealed that he was of Sicilian parentage, and not Native American at all.

Birth Name

Espera Oscar DeCorti

Born

Wednesday, 03 April 1907

Died

Monday, 04 January 1999

Actor Filmography

The Decade You Were Born: The 1970's Self - PSA Commercial 2011
Reel Injun Himself (archive footage) / Self 2010
Hit Celebrity TV Commercials Native American - for PSA for 'Keep America Beautiful' Campaign 2004
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American Self / Standing Bear (from Grayeagle (1978)) 2003
The Great Indian Wars 1840-1890 Indian Raider 1991
The Spirit of '76 Iron Eyes Cody 1990
Ernest Goes to Camp Old Indian Chief 1987
American Masters Self 1986
The A-Team Chief Watashi 1983
Newhart American Indian 1982
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Actor Filmography

The Decade You Were Born: The 1970's Self - PSA Commercial 2011
Reel Injun Himself (archive footage) / Self 2010
Hit Celebrity TV Commercials Native American - for PSA for 'Keep America Beautiful' Campaign 2004
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American Self / Standing Bear (from Grayeagle (1978)) 2003
The Great Indian Wars 1840-1890 Indian Raider 1991
The Spirit of '76 Iron Eyes Cody 1990
Ernest Goes to Camp Old Indian Chief 1987
American Masters Self 1986
The A-Team Chief Watashi 1983
Newhart American Indian 1982
Hollywood Self 1980
Grayeagle Standing Bear 1977
Fantasy Island Chief Daniel Tenquot 1977
The Quest Old Indian 1976
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch Indian Henchman 1976
How the West Was Won Medicine Man 1976
Donny and Marie Self 1975
Dusty's Trail Full Moon 1973
El Condor Santana 1970
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Crazy Foot 1970
A Man Called Horse Medicine Man 1970
The Immortal Djanni 1969
The Governor & J.J. Chief Running Bear 1969
Medical Center Chanter 1969
Then Came Bronson Chief John Carbona 1969
Here's Lucy Medicine Man 1968
Hondo Chief, Elderly Brave 1967
The Fastest Guitar Alive 1st Indian 1967
Nevada Smith Taka-Ta 1966
The F.B.I. Medicine Man 1965
The Great Sioux Massacre Crazy Horse 1965
Branded Grey Eagle 1965
Daniel Boone Medicine Man 1964
Destry Iron Eyes 1964
The Great Adventure Iron Eyes 1963
The Virginian Chief Black Feather 1962
Black Gold Charlie Two-Bits 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
Frontier Circus The Indian 1961
Mister Ed Chief Thundercloud 1961
Outlaws Talkeesh 1960
Guestward Ho! Crazy Horse, Jury foreman 1960
The Tall Man Sam 1960
Heller in Pink Tights Indian 1960
The Rebel Sammy Hart 1959
Bonanza Long Bear, Winnemucca 1959
Alias Jesse James 2nd Indian on Train 1959
Rawhide Blue Deer, John Redcloud 1959
Lawman Scarfaced Brave 1958
Mackenzie's Raiders Old Indian 1958
The Light in the Forest Cuyloga's Counsellor 1958
Gun Fever 1st Indian Chief 1958
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Eskimo Pilot 1957
Ride Out for Revenge Cheyenne Indian 1957
The Restless Gun George Washington Smith 1957
Maverick Indian 1957
The Thin Man Chief 1957
Wagon Train Seeba 1957
Sugarfoot Joe White Cloud 1957
Tales of Wells Fargo The Medicine Man 1957
Gun for a Coward Chief 1956
Westward Ho, the Wagons! Many Stars 1956
Zane Grey Theatre Nemanna 1956
Comanche Medicine Arrow - The Medicine Man 1956
The Wild Dakotas Red Rock 1956
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Mulak, White Eagle 1955
Cheyenne Chief Canyawa, Grey Wolf 1955
Gunsmoke Indian 1955
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Indian 1955
Apache Ambush Apaho - Apache Chief 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club Self - promotion for the film 'Westward Ho, the Wagons!' 1955
White Feather Indian Chief 1955
The Magical World of Disney Mad Wolf, Many Stars, Chief Many Stars 1954
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Long Buffalo, Medicine Man 1954
Sitting Bull Crazy Horse 1954
Arrow in the Dust Chief Rasacura 1954
Fast Company Ben Iron Mountain 1953
Meet Me at the Fair Chief Rain-in-the-Face 1953
Montana Belle Cherokee 1952
Apache War Smoke Apache with Major Dekker's Hat 1952
The Savage Warrior 1952
The Big Sky Blackfoot Subchief 1952
Lost in Alaska Canook 1952
Son of Paleface Chief Yellow Cloud 1952
Apache Country Indian with Pat 1952
Death Valley Days Chief, Comanche Leader, Indian Trapper 1952
Fort Osage Osage Brave - Blue Shirt / Osage Brave 1952
Night Raiders Henchman Cherokee / Cherokee - Henchman 1952
Red Mountain Ute Indian 1951
Fort Defiance Brave Bear (as Iron Eyes) / Brave Bear 1951
Ace in the Hole Indian Copy Boy 1951
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Big Joe, Chief Storm Cloud 1951
The Last Outpost Mangas Coloradas 1951
The Redhead and the Cowboy Loukai - Lamartine's Indian Scout 1951
California Passage Indian 1950
North of the Great Divide Headdress Presenter 1950
Cherokee Uprising Longknife 1950
Broken Arrow Teese / Teese, Court Jester 1950
The Iroquois Trail Huron Indian 1950
Comanche Territory Comanche 1950
Cody of the Pony Express Chief Grey Cloud 1950
The Cisco Kid Chief Big Cloud, Chief Sky Eagle 1950
Davy Crockett, Indian Scout Lone Eagle's Brave 1950
Mrs. Mike Chief Iron Eyes 1949
The Cowboy and the Indians Indian Farmer 1949
Arctic Manhunt Eskimo 1949
Sand Indian 1949
Massacre River Chief Yellowstone 1949
Tulsa Osage Indian 1949
The Paleface Chief Iron Eyes 1948
Indian Agent Wovoka 1948
Blood on the Moon Indian / Toma 1948
Train to Alcatraz Geronimo 1948
The Dude Goes West Pipe-Smoking Indian 1948
The Gallant Legion Indian Warrior 1948
The Senator Was Indiscreet Indian 1947
The Last Round-up Indian 1947
Unconquered Red Corn 1947
Bowery Buckaroos Indian Joe 1947
So You Want to Keep Your Hair Indian 1946
Plainsman and the Lady Indian 1946
Under Nevada Skies Indian 1946
The Scarlet Horseman Indian 1946
Can't Help Singing Indian Scaring Caroline 1944
Raiders of Ghost City Indian 1944
The Phantom Native 1943
Dawn on the Great Divide Indian 1942
The Valley of Vanishing Men Many Eyes 1942
Springtime in the Rockies White Cloud 1942
Here We Go Again Indian 1942
Overland Mail Indian [Chs. 1-2, 5-6, 10-11] / Indian 1942
King of the Stallions Indian in Horse-Pursuit Party 1942
The Omaha Trail 1st Friendly Indian 1942
Pierre of the Plains Indian 1942
Perils of Nyoka Arab 1942
Ten Gentlemen from West Point Indian 1942
Perils of the Royal Mounted Indian - Pursuit Leader [Chs.4,15 and backgrounds] 1942
My Gal Sal Indian 1942
The Girl from Alaska Eskimo 1942
Klondike Fury Trading Post Indian 1942
Lawless Plainsmen Indian 1942
Shut My Big Mouth Indian 1942
Ride 'Em Cowboy Indian 1942
Valley of the Sun Indian 1942
Don Winslow of the Navy Native Thug at Mill [Ch. 5] / Native Henchman at Mill [Ch. 5] 1942
King of the Texas Rangers Carlos / Carlos (Ch. 9) 1941
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail Indian Gambler 1941
This Woman Is Mine Hostile Indian 1941
Saddlemates Black Eagle 1941
In Old Cheyenne Indian 1941
The Round Up Indian 1941
Western Union Indian Who Drinks Chemical Solution / Indian Drinking Chemical Solution 1941
Arizona Indian 1940
Pony Post Indian 1940
Young Bill Hickok Big Bear 1940
Too Many Girls Indian 1940
Colorado Indian Henchman / Indian 1940
Kit Carson Indian 1940
Untamed Indian 1940
Winners of the West indian / Indian [Chs. 1, 5, 7, 9-10, 13] 1940
Alias the Deacon Indian playing Slot Machine 1940
Young Buffalo Bill Comanche Renegade 1940
Hi-Yo Silver White Feather 1940
Pioneers of the West Indian 1940
Northwest Passage Scout 1940
Green Hell Indian 1940
Crashing Thru Indian Joe - Harrington's Henchman 1939
Overland Mail Indian Chief 1939
Fighting Mad 2nd Indian at Post / Indian at Post 1939
Overland with Kit Carson Running Wolf (Ch's 11-14) 1939
The Oregon Trail Crow Foot / Crow Foot [Ch. 10] 1939
Across the Plains Brave 1939
Man of Conquest Indian 1939
Union Pacific Indian 1939
The Kid from Texas Wild West Show Indian 1939
Scouts to the Rescue Indian 1939
Hawk of the Wilderness Storm Cloud 1938
The Cowboy and the Lady Rodeo Indian 1938
Flaming Frontiers Indian Raider [Chs. 1-5 & Others] 1938
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Indian Warrior 1938
The Lone Ranger Bullet-Bringer (Ch. 7) 1938
Prairie Thunder Indian 1937
Wild West Days Indian 1937
Old Louisiana Indian Driving Coach 1937
Riders of the Whistling Skull Indian 1937
The Boss Rider of Gun Creek Indian Danny 1936
The Bold Caballero Indian 1936
Ride, Ranger, Ride Comanche War Party Leader 1936
The Phantom Rider Indian 1936
Treachery Rides the Range Little Deer 1936
Rose-Marie Dancer in Totem Tom Tom 1936
Custer's Last Stand Chief Brown Fox 1936
Annie Oakley Indian in Show 1935
The Ivory-Handled Gun Barfly 1935
The Farmer Takes a Wife Indian 1935
Toll of the Desert Marauding Indian 1935
Fighting Shadows Indian 1935
The Miracle Rider Indian 1935
Rustlers of Red Dog Indian 1935
Chandu on the Magic Island Cat Man 1935
The Return of Chandu Cat Man 1934
The Scarlet Letter Indian 1934
Young Eagles Temple Guard / Temple Guard [Chs. 2-3] 1934
Massacre Indian 1934
Fighting with Kit Carson Cheyenne Rider 1933
King of the Arena Circus Indian 1933
The Thundering Herd Indian 1933
Clancy of the Mounted Indian [Ch. 3, 6] 1933
The Golden West Indian Dancer 1932
Wild Girl Indian 1932
The Big Stampede Crew's Indian Servant 1932
Texas Pioneers Little Eagle 1932
The Rider of Death Valley Indian 1932
Murders in the Rue Morgue Indian at Sideshow 1932
The Rainbow Trail John Tom 1932
Oklahoma Jim War Eagle 1931
Fighting Caravans Indian After Firewater 1931
The Viking Indian 1928
Back to God's Country Indian 1927
The Scarlet Letter Young Indian at Dunking 1927
The Road to Yesterday Indian 1925
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