Adam Ruebin Beach (born November 11, 1972) is a Canadian-born actor of Saulteaux descent.
In the 1990s he was Tommy, a Native American on Walker, Texas Ranger.
He is best known for his roles as Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes in Flags of Our Fathers, Private Ben Yahzee in Windtalkers, Dr. Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and Chester Lake in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Born in Ashern, Manitoba, Adam Beach grew up with his two brothers on the Dog Creek Native Reserve. When he was eight, his mother, who was eight months pregnant, was killed by a drunk driver. Soon after the car crash, his father died in a boating accident. Beach and his brothers subsequently moved to Winnipeg to live with an aunt and uncle .
Beach has two sons with his first wife Meredith Porter; Noah Porter was born in 1996 and Luke Porter was born in 1998. Beach and Porter divorced in 2002.
In July 2003, Beach married his second wife, Tara Mason. They separated in December 2007 but still aren't divorced.
Adam has one daughter, Phoenix Beach, born October 2008, with his girlfriend, Summer.
While in high school at Gordon Bell High School, he attended a drama class. The class was