Character Bio: Henry Standing Bear
Henry Standing Bear is Walt’s lifelong best friend. A local bar owner, Henry is a handsome and charming Cheyenne who is fiercely protective of his tribe. He often serves as Walt’s go-between with the reservation. Being a business owner, he is comfortable with progress and modernity while maintaining a connection with his past, unlike his dear friend, Longmire.
Actor Bio: Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips’ versatility has allowed him success in theatre, television and feature films as well as directing, writing and producing.
Phillips first came to the public’s attention when he starred as Richie Valens in La Bamba. He then solidified his reputation in Stand and Deliver, for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Phillips also co-starred in Ed Zwick’s critically acclaimed drama, Courage Under Fire, for which he received strong reviews and a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actor. Recently he starred in CHE, alongside Benicio Del Toro and Benjamin Bratt. Other notable film credits include Supernova, Hollywood Homicide, Young Guns, The Big Hit, Brokedown Palace and El Cortez.
Phillips earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance as the King of Siam in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” which received six Tony nominations in all. He recently starred in the national tour of “Camelot,” as King Arthur.
On television, Phillips recently wrapped a recurring role on ABC’s “Cougar Town” and the final season of the SyFy series “Stargate: Universe” alongside Robert Carlyle and Ming-Na. Phillips also had a recurring role on the hit CBS series “Numb3rs” as “Agent Ian Edgerton” during its six-year run. A few of his other memorable television credits include: “Chuck,” “Psych,” ‘”Law and Order: SVU,” “Wolf Lake,” “The Beast” and “The Triangle.”
As a director, Phillips most recently helmed the Hallmark Channel movie “Love Takes Wing” in 2009. He made his directorial debut with the psychological thriller “Dangerous Touch,” which he co-wrote for HBO. He has also directed episodes of “Resurrection Blvd.,” “The Outer Limits” and “The Twilight Zone.”
Originally born in the Philippines, Phillips was raised in Texas. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Yvonne. He has four daughters: Indigo, Grace, Isabella and Lili.