The Lone Ranger & Tonto - The Lone Ranger (1949-57, ABC) starring Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger & Jay Silverheels as Tonto. This was ABC's first big hit of the 1950's. For the show's third season, Moore sat out due to a contract dispute and was replaced by John Hart. He returned for the final two seasons.
Jay Silverheels (Canadian Mohawk), born Harold Smith on the Six Nations Indian Reserve. He took his screen name from a nickname he had gotten as a lacrosse player. His most famous role was playing Tonto on television and in movies.
Clayton Moore in the TV show \"The Lone Ranger.\" Hi-yo, Silver, away! In anticipation of Disney's big-budget \"The Lone Ranger,\" starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Masked Man, opening July 3, DreamWorks Classics is returning to the vintage 1950s Western TV series that starred Clayton Moore (1949-51, 1954-57) and John Hart (1952-53) in the title role and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.