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Sheldon Peters Wolfchild (born 1946) is the actor who played Joe Falling Hawk in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Time's Arrow". His tribe is Lakota and resides in Morton, Minnesota.
Prior to his work on Star Trek, Wolfchild appeared in episodes of Sesame Street (1977-1979) and L.A. Law (1991, with Corbin Bernsen, Larry Drake, Sam Anderson, and Branscombe Richmond), the western The Avenging (1982, with Mark Margolis and Dan Koko), the television western Son of the Morning Star (1991, with Terry O'Quinn, Nick Ramus, Tim Ransom, Robert Schenkkan, and Dean Stockwell), and Kevin Costner's Academy Award winning western Dances with Wolves (1990, with Charles Rocket, Wayne Grace, Donald Hotton, and Michael Horton).
Further appearances include the television adventure Miracle in the Wilderness (1992, with Kim Cattrall and David Oliver), the drama Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994, with Mark Margolis), the action comedy 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995, with Charles Napier, Patrick Kilpatrick, Nick Ramus, Vincent Schiavelli, Don Stark, Michael Hungerford, Gary Epper, and Jeff Cadiente), an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger (1995, with Noble Willingham and Nick Ramus), the television mini series 500 Nations (1995, with Castulo Guerra, Tony Plana, Patrick Stewart, Tom Jackson, Frank Salsedo, and Kurtwood Smith), the drama The Scarlet Letter (1995, with George Aguilar, Diane Salinger, and Larissa Laskin), and the television western Crazy Horse (1996).
More recent projects include an episode of The Gale Whitman Show (2003) and the romance Cold Feet (2008).