Chaske Spencer plays werewolf leader “Sam Uley” in the popular Summit Entertainment The Twilight Saga film series: New Moon and Eclipse. Prior to New Moon , Chaske starred in the Broadway play, Dracula, playing the title role, performed New York Theatre pieces, at The Public Theatr in NYC and at The Roundabout. He has been in the films Skins_, DreamKeeper, and Steven Spielberg's Into The West.
There is now additional exciting news; Chaske recently booked the lead role of “Virgil First Raise” in the feature film of the book Winter in the Blood (by James Welch). Alex and Andrew Smith will be directing although there is not set shooting date as of yet. Also, Partnered with his manager Josselyne Herman and veteran producer Ted Kurdyla, his production company, Urban Dream, is in development on a feature-length documentary and feature film called The Block. Additionally, Chaske expects to soon be starring in All My Relations— a role created specifically for him. All My Relations is a contemporary Native project that has been developed for television by producers Rene Haynes and Susan England.
Chaske is passionate about making a difference with all people in the area of reducing poverty and creating sustainable communities. In fact, he is engaged in several projects to that end through the charity United Global Shift. Chaske even produced his own PSA for United Global Shift when he heard the news about a Sioux tribe in South Dakota that was left with no power and water for weeks as a result of a snow storm. Chaske, who is a Native American from the Lakota Sioux tribe in Idaho and Montana was compelled to help after hearing of the disaster. In less than a day, Spencer produced a PSA through his production company Urband Dreams Production, enlisting the assistance of his celebrity friends to raise awareness and support to those who have been without power and water for weeks. The PSA urged individuals to “shift the power to the people” and help to empower everyone to create sustainable, lasting change in their communities and countries. Celebrity volunteers included Alex Meraz, Gil Birmingham, Boo Boo Stewart, Julia Jones and Justin Chon.
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