Chaske (pronounced Chess-Kay) Spencer was born in Oklahoma. He lived through his childhood in Montana, Kooskia (pronounced Kooskie), Idaho, Lapwai and Lewiston Idaho.) He has two younger sisters. His mom is a teacher at a local Alternative High School, and his father is a Counselor at another High School. He graduated from Clearwater Valley High School (in Kooskia). He acted as a kid/young teen at the Lewiston Civic Theater. He went to college at Lewis Clark State College for a year before dropping out to pursue his acting career. He struggled doing odd jobs and taking lessons from coaches like David Gideon and Ed Kovens. Then he got a role in the 2002 in the film "Skins", which then lead to "Dreamkeeper", and "Into the West". He's 34, He's single, and a Pisces. His heritage includes Sioux, Nez Perce, Cherokee, Creek, French, and Dutch.