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Date Of BirthSeptember 14, 1914
DiedDecember 28, 1999, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseClarita Moore (m. 1992–1999), Connie Moore (m. 1986–1989), Sally Allen (m. 1943–1986), Mary Moore (m. 1940–1942)
MarkBlue shirt,white cowboy hat, black mask, and red scarf he wore as The Lone Raner
FactInducted into the Stuntman's Hall of Fame in 1982.
PaymentsEarned $1,500 /week (1954-1957) from The Lone Ranger (1949)

Clayton Moore was born on September 14, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were both vaudeville performers, and his father was also a circus clown. Clayton began performing at a young age, appearing in his parents’ act and also working as a stuntman. He attended high school in Los Angeles and then studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Clayton’s first film role was in the 1938 western The Lone Ranger, and he would go on to appear in over 100 films and television shows. He is best known for playing the title character in the 1950s television series The Lone Ranger. Clayton also did voice work for many animated films and television shows, including The Jetsons and Super Friends.

In addition to his acting career, Clayton was an accomplished pilot and owned his own airplane. He was also an avid photographer and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Clayton Moore died on December 28, 1999 at the age of 85. His legacy as the Lone Ranger lives on, and he is fondly remembered by fans around the world.

General Info

Full NameClayton Moore
Date Of BirthSeptember 14, 1914
DiedDecember 28, 1999, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Model


SpouseClarita Moore (m. 1992–1999), Connie Moore (m. 1986–1989), Sally Allen (m. 1943–1986), Mary Moore (m. 1940–1942)
ChildrenDawn Angela Moore


NominationsTV Land Favorite Crimestopper Award
MoviesThe Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold, Ghost of Zorro, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory, Jungle Drums of Africa, Kansas Pacific, The Crimson Ghost, Jesse James Rides Again, G-Men Never Forget, Son of Geronimo, The Cowboy and the Indians, The Far Frontier, Adventures of Frank and Jesse James, R...
TV ShowsThe Lone Ranger

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep voice
2Blue shirt,white cowboy hat, black mask, and red scarf he wore as The Lone Raner
3The white Horse Silver he rode as the titular character


The Lone Ranger (1949)$1,500 /week (1954-1957)
The Lone Ranger (1949)$500 /week (1949-1951 seasons)


1[on working with Bela Lugosi in Black Dragons (1942)] [He] seemed like a nice man. He was very courteous, but he generally stayed to himself working on his lines.
2[in 1982] Clayton Moore and The Lone Ranger are one and the same. I'm proud that I decided to wear the white hat for the rest of my life.
3[on 2/4/85, about his Lone Ranger costume] I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky.
4Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other. I was playing the good guy.
5Playing him [the Lone Ranger] made me a better person.


1Is the face of God in L.A. artist Kent Twitchell's mural of "The Holy Trinity" painted on the exterior of Otis Parson's Institute in downtown Los Angeles.
2Appeared as The Lone Ranger welcoming guests to Frontierland on Disneyland's opening day July 17, 1955.
3In 1988 when his pair of Colt 45s were stolen, he was given an unprecedented legal courtesy by the State District judge who allowed Moore to testify in his trademark white hat and dark glasses explaining, "I didn't want to be the one to reveal the identity of the Lone Ranger!".
4Moore's Lone Ranger mask is on permanent display in the Museum of American Popular Culture at the Smithsonian Institution and is considered one of their 101 Greatest Objects, as noted in the book by Dr. Richard Kunin.
5He was born on the 100th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
6Inducted into the Golden Valley [Minnesota] Hall of Fame in 2013.
7He performed a trifecta with regard to appearing with the contemporary western heroes of the day. In 1948, one year prior to assuming the role of The Lone Ranger, he appeared in the Roy Rogers feature The Far Frontier (1948). During his hiatus from "The Lone Ranger" (1952-53), he appeared in four TV episodes - three times on The Gene Autry Show (1950) and as outlaw Trimmer Lane in Hopalong Cassidy: Lawless Legacy (1952).
8In 1952 when John Hart assumed the role of "The Lone Ranger" for 52 episodes on ABC, CBS began showing reruns of the first 78 episodes (1949-1951) with Moore as "The Lone Ranger", on Saturday afternoons. When Moore returned to the series in 1954, he was seen as the "only Lone Ranger", twice weekly, on ABC and with reruns on CBS.
9Appears as The Lone Ranger, with his horse Silver, on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early TV Memories issue honoring The Lone Ranger (1949), issued 11 August 2009.
10"Silvercup Bread" was the original sponsor of "The Lone Ranger" on radio. Hence, the use of silver bullets and his horse named "Silver".
11In an earlier "masked" role, he was the title character in Ghost of Zorro (1949).
12During his hiatus from The Lone Ranger (1949) in 1952-1953 he appeared in three serials: Radar Men from the Moon (1952), Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger (1952) and Jungle Drums of Africa (1953).
13Of the nearly 200 appearances Moore made with co-star Jay Silverheels, they appeared together in just four features where they did NOT play The Lone Ranger and Tonto: Kit Carson (1940), Perils of Nyoka (1942), The Cowboy and the Indians (1949), and The Black Dakotas (1954).
14The Lone Ranger (1949) premiered on September 15, 1949, exactly one day after his 35th birthday.
15Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1990.
16Adopted a baby girl, Dawn Angela, in December of 1958.
17He is the only person to have a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with both his name AND the character he was famous for playing. His star says, "Clayton Moore, The Lone Ranger".
18Liked to quote and live by "The Lone Ranger Creed" written by Fran Striker around 1940, which began, "I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one" and included moral lessons such as, "God put the firewood there, but every man must gather and light it himself".
19Having a history of heart trouble, he died at 9:20 am PST of a heart attack, at West Hills Regional Medical Center in West Hills, Los Angeles.
20"The Lone Ranger" premiered on WXYZ-AM radio in Detroit, MI, in 1933. The show was created because WXYZ, a small station, could not afford network programs. After getting the role in the TV series The Lone Ranger (1949), Moore had to train his voice to sound more like the radio Lone Ranger, Brace Beemer. Moore's favorite character was "The Ol' Prospector", in which the Lone Ranger would dress up as a crotchety old miner and infiltrate places to gather information. He used the character on his home answering machine in Calabasas, CA, and would greet callers with it.
21Received the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1990.
22Inducted into the Stuntman's Hall of Fame in 1982.
23Best remembered as TV's "The Lone Ranger."




The Adventures of Kit Carson1952TV SeriesOutlaw leader
Barbed Wire1952Rutledge Henchman (uncredited)
Montana Territory1952Deputy George Ives
Desert Passage1952Dave Warwick
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1952TV SeriesLarson
Night Stage to Galveston1952Clyde Chambers (uncredited)
Mutiny1952Lt. Peters, USN (uncredited)
The Hawk of Wild River1952The Hawk
Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory1952Buffalo Bill Cody
Captive of Billy the Kid1952Paul Howard
Radar Men from the Moon1952Graber
Cyclone Fury1951Grat Hanlon
Sons of New Mexico1949Henchman Rufe Burns
Bandits of El Dorado1949B. F. Morgan
The Cowboy and the Indians1949Henchman Luke
Masked Raiders1949Matt Trevett
South of Death Valley1949Henchman Brad
The Gay Amigo1949Lieutenant
Frontier Investigator1949Scott Garnett
Bride of Vengeance1949Long Bowman (uncredited)
Ghost of Zorro1949Ken Mason
Riders of the Whistling Pines1949Henchman Pete
Sheriff of Wichita1949Raymond D'Arcy
The Far Frontier1948Tom Sharper
The Plunderers1948Wounded Night Rider (uncredited)
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James1948Jesse James, aka John Howard
Marshal of Amarillo1948Art Crandall
G-Men Never Forget1948Agent Ted O'Hara
Along the Oregon Trail1947Gregg Thurston
Jesse James Rides Again1947Jesse James
Heldorado1946Joe (uncredited)
The Crimson Ghost1946Louis Ashe
The Bachelor's Daughters1946Bill Cotter
Target - Invisible1945Documentary shortRadar Operator (uncredited)
Outlaws of Pine Ridge1942Lane Hollister
Perils of Nyoka1942Dr. Larry Grayson
Hello, Annapolis1942Charles (uncredited)
Black Dragons1942Dick Martin
Tuxedo Junction1941Bill Bennett
International Lady1941Sewell
The Son of Monte Cristo1940Lt. Fritz Dorner
Kit Carson1940Paul Terry
Zorro's Fighting Legion1939Fernando (uncredited)
Radio Hams1939ShortShip Radio Operator (uncredited)
Tell No Tales1939Wilson (as Jack Carlton)
Broadway Serenade1939Cameraman (uncredited)
Sergeant Madden1939Intern (uncredited)
Four Girls in White1939Intern (uncredited)
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor1939Hospital Interne (as Jack Carlton)
Spring Madness1938Dartmouth College Student (uncredited)
Secrets of an Actress1938Theater Usher (uncredited)
The Texans1938Slim (uncredited)
Cowboy from Brooklyn1938Rodeo Timekeeper (uncredited)
When Were You Born1938Assistant District Attorney (as Jack Moore)
Crime School1938Reporter Covering 'Escape' (uncredited)
Go Chase Yourself1938Reporter (uncredited)
Thunder Trail1937Cowboy (uncredited)
Forlorn River1937Cowboy (uncredited)
The Greatest American Hero1986TV SeriesArm Wrestler
Lassie1959TV SeriesThe Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold1958The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger1949-1957TV SeriesThe Lone Ranger Lone Ranger John Reid
The Lone Ranger1956The Lone Ranger
The Red Skelton Hour1955TV SeriesThe Lone Ranger
Apache Ambush1955Jironza Cave Sentry / Townsman (uncredited)
The Lone Ranger Rides Again1955TV MovieThe Lone Ranger
Passion1954Lieutenant (uncredited)
The Black Dakotas1954Stone (uncredited)
The Gene Autry Show1953-1954TV SeriesTom Golden, Carnival Owner / Bud, Kidnap Henchman / Slim Edwards - Conquistador
Gunfighters of the Northwest1954Constable Bram Nevin
Annie Oakley1954TV SeriesHenchman
Down Laredo Way1953Chip Wells
Bandits of Corsica1953Ricardo
Kansas Pacific1953Henchman Stone
Jungle Drums of Africa1953Alan King (as Clay Moore)
The Range Rider1952-1953TV SeriesPlacer Dan Meighan / Martin Wickett
Hopalong Cassidy1952TV SeriesTrimmer Lane
The Legend of the Lone Ranger1952The Lone Ranger
Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger1952Jim Scott (as Clay Moore)
The Raiders1952Boone Logan (uncredited)


Wages of Sin2007special thanks


ABC's 40th Anniversary1994TV SpecialHimself
Cliffhangers! Adventures from the Thrill Factory1993Video documentaryHimself
The 7th Annual Golden Boot Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
Wide Wide World1958TV Series documentaryThe Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show1956TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1951TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryLone Ranger - the Lone Ranger
Kemosabe Version 1.02007ShortLone Ranger
The Canadians2000TV SeriesThe Lone Ranger
The Stan Freberg Commercials1999VideoThe Lone Ranger (segment "Show Us Your Pizza Roll Pack")
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryLone Ranger
Action Heroes of Movies & T.V.: A Campy Compilation1989Video documentaryThe Lone Ranger
Years of Lightning1981TV Series documentaryThe Lone Ranger
It's Showtime1976DocumentaryHimself - as The Lone Ranger (uncredited)
Code 6451966TV MovieTed O'Hara
Cyclotrode 'X'1966TV MovieLouis Ashe
Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates1966TV MovieDr. Larry Grayson
Retik, the Moon Menace1966TV MovieGraber
U-238 and the Witch Doctor1966TV MovieAlan King (as Clay Moore)
Ghost of Zorro1959Ken Mason
Missile Monsters1958Ashe (uncredited)
The Titled Tenderfoot1955Judd Larson
Flying Disc Man from Mars1950Lewis Ashe (Chs. 1-2, 10) (uncredited)


Won Awards

1998Founder's AwardGolden Boot Awards
1987Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 5 June 1987. At 6914 Hollywood Blvd.
1983Golden BootGolden Boot Awards

Nominated Awards

2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite CrimestopperThe Lone Ranger (1949)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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