August Schellenberg portraying Sitting Bull, a part
which he called his favorite role.
August Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013)
Schellenberg’s first film was Rip-Off in 1971. In 1981, he did voices
for the animated film Heavy Metal. During the late ’90s he had major
roles in Free Willy and its sequels (as Randolph Johnson), and in
Terrence Malick‘s 2005 film The New World, alongside Colin Farrell,
and Christian Bale.
The supporting actor died on Thursday, August 15 at his home in
Texas after a long battle with lung cancer.
Jason James Richter and August Schellenberg in ‘Free Willy’