SILVERHEELS, Jay

(1912–1980)
   Born on the Six Nations Indian Reserve in Canada, Jay Silverheels, from the Mohawk tribe, is probably best known for his long-running role as Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s Native American sidekick in the long-running television series as well as in three films: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1952), The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1955), and The Lone Ranger (1956). His horse was named Scout. But Silverheels had a long career in Western films beginning in 1940, mostly with uncredited Native American roles. Perhaps his best role was with Glenn Ford in Santee (1973).

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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