Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987) was an American actor and artist. Sampson, a Native American Muscogee (Creek), was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Sampson’s most notable roles were as “Chief Bromden” in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Will Sampson...He wasn’t only a movie actor, but a beautiful artist (painter and sketcher) and stage actor as well He founded and chaired the American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts. A multi-talented and gorgeous man who did so much for others.
Will Sampson - Sampson, a Native American Muscogee (Creek), was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Sampson's most notable roles were as "Chief Bromden" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as "Taylor the Medicine Man" in the horror film Poltergeist II. He had a recurring role on the TV series Vega$, as Harlon Twoleaf and starred in the movies Fish Hawk, The Outlaw Josey Wales (Ten Bears) and Orca.
"Will Sampson (1933-1987) was an American film and television actor and artist. He was a Native American Muscogee. Sampson was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. After he was pardoned, after serving ten years, his release came without apology or compensation."