Published On: Wed, Jul 30th, 2014

Local man heads to Sleepy Hollow

By AMBLE SMOKER

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

Will Harris, an EBCI tribal member from Cherokee, was recently cast in an upcoming episode of the TV series “Sleepy Hollow” to play Frank, a Shaman Biker in the Shawnee Biker Club.

Will Harris, an EBCI tribal member, takes a break while filming for an upcoming episode for the hit FOX TV series “Sleepy Hollow”.  (Photo courtesy of Will Harris)

Will Harris, an EBCI tribal member, takes a break while filming for an upcoming episode for the hit FOX TV series “Sleepy Hollow”. (Photo courtesy of Will Harris)

“It was a great experience,” said Harris recalling his time on the set.  “All I had to do was sit there and act like I was sleep. I also met other (actors) from Cherokee, Cory Pheasant and Stephan Swimmer.  I didn’t know they were going to be there.”

With the assistance from family members, Harris answered the casting call looking for Native American bikers.

“…we sent them a headshot and a picture of my (motorcycle) bike,” he related.  “I was able to spend a few days in Wilmington (filming), and they really took care of me, putting me in a nice hotel.”

The Sleepy Hollow TV series is a modern-day twist on Washington Irvin’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, featuring Ichabod Crane and The Headless Horseman.  The second season is set to premiere Sept. 22 on FOX where Harris will make an appearance, alongside Native American actor Eddie Spears (Black Cloud, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), in an episode showcasing Native American motorcycle riders.

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