Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley
Rafe McCawley is Defiance’s richest and most powerful human – a mine owner whose family has been in this territory for generations. Raised by a tough-as-nails father, Rafe disobeyed his father’s wishes and enlisted. After the Pale Wars, he took his wife and burgeoning family back to his home of St. Louis, now barely recognizable due to terraforming. He longs for the world as it was before the Votans arrived.
As one of the founders of Defiance, Rafe has amassed a considerable fortune in the mining business. He is not above using it to help shape the Defiance that HE believes is best.
Graham Greene's screen debut was in 1983’s Running Brave, but it was his Academy Award-nominated role as Kicking Bird in the 1990 film Dances With Wolves that brought him stardom. This role was followed by appearances in such films as Thunderheart, Benefit of the Doubt, and Maverick, as well as the TV series Northern Exposure. Green also acted alongside Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in the 1995 film Die Hard With a Vengeance and played a Death Row inmate in the Oscar-nominated The Green Mile.
Most recently, he appeared in the feature films The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Casino Jack, and Valley of the Sun, and has appeared in a recurring role on the CBC TV series Being Erica.