Gil Birmingham (born July 13, 1966) is an American actor of Comanche ancestry. He made his first TV appearance on an episode of Riptide, and has gone on to star in more than 40 films, television, and theater productions, such as Twilight, End of the Spear, Dreamkeeper and The Doe Boy.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Birmingham spent his formative years moving from state to state, due to his father's career in the military. As the eldest of five children, Gil grew up in many locations, including Alaska, Hawaii and Kentucky, eventually ending up in California which he now calls home. His musical aspirations began at age 10, when he first picked up a guitar and learned to play. Since then, he has traveled across the country, singing and playing guitar with various bands. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix served as the early inspiration for Birmingham's musical style, which ranges from Blues and R&B, to Rock.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in Administration, he embarked on a career in petrochemical engineering. Birmingham began bodybuilding and soon entered a number of bodybuilding contests. His sculpted physique led to