He was portrayed by Mark Acheson in the first season and Zahn McClarnon in the second season.
Little is known about Hanzee's early life. He attended school with other Native American children and once recalled a time when a magician visted his school. He was eventually found by Otto Gerhardt, who took Hanzee in and allowed him to live at the family compound. Hanzee became closest to Dodd Gerhardt, becoming his right hand man despite Dodd's racist treatment of him. Hanzee served during the Vietnam War, and recalled being sent into the tunnels and killing Viet Cong soldiers by smothering them in mud and sliting their throats. While he was almost like family to the Gerhardt's, Hanzee was still treated like a lesser person. He would take drinks of water from the hose outside and would follow orders without question.