By ALEXANDREA BAILEY
Daniel Warrior, a self-proclaimed Native American superhero, born in 1981, is a firm believer of blessings in disguise.
In 2022, Warrior was a production assistant for the upcoming film Seven Cemeteries, starring Danny Trejo and Efren Ramirez. At this time, he was “monkey-barring” between on-set behind-the-scenes jobs for several different films, in hopes of being discovered. He even worked with Leonardo DiCaprio on the upcoming film Flowers of the Killer Moon.
“You can submit headshots to agencies all day long, but until a director or producer takes a glance at you, and instantly sees something, they’re not going to flip through hundreds of photos to find you,” said Warrior. “I just kept showing up on sets either as a cook, picking up trash or people in golf carts… I was going to do everything it took to be in the environment.”
Trejo saw star-quality in Warrior, and fired him as a production assistant so that he could hire him as an actor.
Warrior is the proud father to five children, and an adoring husband to his wife, Niiohontesha. Living now on South Padre Island, the last few years of his life were not all lived in a state of certainty. However, he is keen on trusting that everything happens for a reason.
“It felt like the universe kept subtracting options to get us to this final destination,” expressed Warrior.
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