Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels
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Jay Silverheels Biography

Jay Silverheels (May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk actor. He was best known as Tonto, the faithful Indian companion of The Lone Ranger in a long-running American television series.

Born Harold J. Smith on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, near Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Silverheels excelled in athletics and lacrosse as a boy before leaving home to travel around North America, appearing in boxing and wrestling tournaments. He lived for a time in Buffalo, New York. In 1938 Silverheels placed second in the middleweight section of the Golden Gloves tournament. Read Full Bio >>


Jay Silverheels Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1990 Golden Boot Awards Won
1979 Walk of Fame Television Won