Evan Tlesla Adams (born November 15, 1966) is an Aboriginal Canadian actor, playwright, and physician. A Coast Salish from the Sliammon First Nation near Powell River, British Columbia, he is best known internationally for his roles in the films of Sherman Alexie, as Thomas Builds-the-Fire in the 1998 film Smoke Signals and Seymour Polatkin in the 2002 film The Business of Fancydancing.
Movies & TV shows
Indian Road Trip
It becomes clear that a supernatural force is trying to stop the journey when two unruly Native con-artists are forced to drive a cranky elder across the reserve so she can make peace with a dying sis...
1 TV show
1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus
The book "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus" was written by Charles C. Mann was published by Knopf in 2005. It shows the interconnectedness of Indigenous peoples in the Americas be...
Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70's Generation
Canadian director Catherine Annau's debut work is a documentary about the legacy of Pierre Trudeau, the long-running Prime Minister of Canada, who governed during the 1970s. The film focuses particula...
A young Indian man named Thomas is a nerd and is telling everyone stories that no one wants to hear. Thomas was saved by Arnold after his parents died in a fire. Arnold and Victor haven't seen each ot...