Birth Name: August Werner Schellenberg
Date of Birth: July 25, 1936
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Death: August 15, 2013
Place of Death: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
August Schellenberg was a Canadian actor of film, stage, and television. He was known for playing Native American characters Randolph in the Free Willy films, as well as Chomina in Black Robe and Chief Powhatan in The New World. He was also known as Augie Schellenberg.
August was the son of Hilda and Werner Walter Schellenberg. His father was born in Oerlikon, Zürich, Switzerland, of Swiss-German descent. His mother was said to be of Mohawk or English-Mohawk ancestry. It appears that she was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, and came to Canada in the late 1920s.
August was born in Montréal, and later moved to Toronto, Ontario, and finally Dallas, Texas, U.S. August was married to actress Joan Karasevich, until his death. He had three children, including two with Joan.
August’s paternal grandfather was named August Schellenberg (the son of Friedrich Schellenberg and Elisabeth Wirth).
August’s paternal grandmother was named Berta Rosalie Ritter.
August’s maternal grandfather possibly was Frederick Carratt (the son of Charles Carratt and Alice Gray). Frederick was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Charles was the son of Edward Carratt and Mary Elizabeth Smith.
August’s maternal grandmother possibly was The Rev. Frances E. Cooper (born Frances Elizabeth Wheildon, the daughter of Joseph Wheildon and Francis/Frances Elizabeth Gibbs). The Rev. Frances was born in Hanley Castle, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England. Joseph was the son of Joseph Weildon and Lucy Elizabeth Howard.
Baptismal record of August Schellenberg – https://acanadianfamily.files.wordpress.com
Obituary of August’s father – https://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of August’s mother – https://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of August’s possible maternal grandmother, The Rev. Frances Elizabeth (Wheildon) Cooper – https://www.newspapers.com