Okay, you entertainment trivia fans; here’s a question for you — Who played The Lone Ranger on TV?
The answer may not be as easy as you think. While flipping around the TV dial the other week, I landed on an obscure channel that was broadcasting one of my all-time favorite programs from many years ago, The Lone Ranger.
Yep, there was Tonto (the perfect sidekick played to perfection by Jay Silverheels) riding next to the Lone Ranger. And that role, of course, was portrayed by ... WAIT A MINUTE!
Now, back to our question: Who played The Lone Ranger on TV?
All right, I hear you; the answer is, obviously, Clayton Moore. If you came up with that answer, you’re correct ... for the most part.
Yes, Clayton Moore certainly was known for his portrayal of the iconic Texas lawman during most of the show’s 1949-1957 run. But did you know he actually shared the spotlight with another actor in that famous role for little more than a season (1953-54)?