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Clayton Moore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Clayton Moore (born Jack Carlton Moore, September 14, 1914 – December 28, 1999) was an American actor best known for playing the fictional western character the Lone Ranger from 1949–1951 and 1954–1957 on the television series of the same name and two related movies from the same producers. In 1949, Moore's work in the Ghost of Zorro serial drew the attention of George Trendle, co-creator and producer of a popular radio series titled The Lone Ranger. The series' running plot involved the exploits of a mysterious former Texas Ranger, the sole survivor of a six-Ranger posse ambushed by a gang of outlaws, who roamed the West with his Indian companion Tonto to battle evil and help the downtrodden. When Trendle brought the radio program to television, Moore landed the title role. With the "March of the Swiss Soldiers" finale from Rossini's William Tell overture as their theme music, Moore and co-star Jay Silverheels made history as the stars of the first Western written specifically for television. The Lone Ranger soon became the highest-rated program to that point on the fledgling ABC network and its first true hit. It earned an Emmy Award nomination in 1950.

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Sep 14, 1914 In West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie When Were You Born 1938-06-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Lone Ranger: Who Was That Masked Man 2022
Known For
Poster of Lone Ranger: Lost Episodes
Poster of Lassie
Poster of The Lone Ranger
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie The Lone Ranger: Who Was That Masked Man The Lone Ranger 2022
Movie Lone Ranger: Lost Episodes Lone Ranger 2001-05-29
Movie It's Showtime Unknown 1976-03-31
Movie The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold The Lone Ranger 1958-01-01
Movie Missile Monsters Ashe (extra) 1958-01-01
Movie The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger 1956-02-25
Movie Gunfighters of the Northwest Constable Bram Nevin 1954-04-14
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie Kansas Pacific Henchman Stone 1953-02-22
Movie Jungle Drums of Africa Alan King 1953-01-21
Movie The Bandits of Corsica Ricardo 1953-02-27
Movie Down Laredo Way Chip Wells 1953-08-05
Movie Captive of Billy the Kid Paul Howard 1952-01-21
Movie Radar Men from the Moon Graber 1952-01-09
Movie The Legend Of The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger 1952-01-01
Movie Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory Buffalo Bill Cody 1952-02-08
Movie Montana Territory Deputy George Ives 1952-05-31
Movie The Hawk of Wild River The Hawk 1952-02-28
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie Son of Geronimo Jim Scott (as Clay Moore) 1952-11-06
Series The Adventures of Kit Carson Unknown 1951-08-11
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie Cyclone Fury Grat Hanlon 1951-08-14
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Ghost of Zorro Ken Mason 1949-03-24
Movie The Gay Amigo Lieutenant 1949-05-13
Movie Sheriff of Wichita Raymond D'Arcy 1949-01-22
Movie Enter the Lone Ranger John Reid / The Lone Ranger 1949-01-01
Movie Riders of the Whistling Pines Henchman Pete 1949-03-16
Movie Frontier Investigator Scott Garnett 1949-05-01
Movie Sons of New Mexico Henchman Rufe Burns 1949-12-20
Movie South of Death Valley Henchman Brad 1949-08-08
Series The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger 1949-09-15
Movie Bandits of El Dorado B. F. Morgan 1949-10-19
Movie The Cowboy and the Indians Henchman Luke 1949-09-15
Movie Masked Raiders Matt Trevett 1949-08-14
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie G-Men Never Forget Agent Ted O'Hara 1948-01-31
Movie Marshal of Amarillo Art Crandall 1948-07-15
Movie The Plunderers Wounded Night Rider (uncredited) 1948-10-30
Movie Adventures of Frank and Jesse James Jesse James, aka John Howard 1948-10-30
Movie The Far Frontier Tom Sharper 1948-12-29
Movie Jesse James Rides Again Jesse James 1947-08-02
Movie Along the Oregon Trail Gregg Thurston 1947-08-30
Movie The Crimson Ghost Louis Ashe 1946-10-26
Movie Target - Invisible Radar Operator 1945-12-12
Movie Black Dragons FBI Agent Richard ‘Dick’ Martin 1942-03-06
Movie Hello, Annapolis Charles 1942-04-23
Movie Outlaws of Pine Ridge Lane Hollister 1942-10-27
Movie Perils of Nyoka Dr. Larry Grayson 1942-06-27
Movie International Lady Sewell 1941-10-16
Movie Kit Carson Paul Terry 1940-08-30
Movie The Son of Monte Cristo Lt. Fritz Dorner 1940-12-05
Movie Four Girls in White Intern 1939-01-27
Movie Burn 'Em Up O'Connor Hospital Interne (as Jack Carlton) 1939-01-13
Movie Sergeant Madden Intern 1939-03-24
Movie Broadway Serenade Cameraman (uncredited) 1939-04-07
Movie Tell No Tales Wilson 1939-06-12
Movie Zorro's Fighting Legion Fernando 1939-12-16
Movie When Were You Born Assistant District Attorney 1938-06-18
Movie Cowboy from Brooklyn Rodeo Timekeeper 1938-07-09
Movie Spring Madness Dartmouth College Student 1938-11-11
Movie Secrets of an Actress Theater Usher (uncredited) 1938-10-07