Harold Jay Smith
May 26, 1912
Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada
|Died||March 5, 1980 (aged 67)|
|Cause of death||Stroke-related problems|
|Nationality||Mohawk / Canadian|
|Occupation||Actor, stunt man, athlete, poet, salesman|
|Television||Tonto in The Lone Ranger (TV series)|
|Spouse(s)||Bobbi Smith (m. 19??; div. 1943)|
Mary Diroma (m. 1945)
Jay Silverheels (born Harold Jay Smith, May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was an Aboriginal Canadian actor and athlete. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the Native American sidekick of the Lone Ranger in the American western television series The Lone Ranger.
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- "Jay Silverheels". Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Archived from the original on 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- Daily, Hall (March 6, 1980). "A legend dies with Jay Silverheels". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. 16.
- Klein, Jeff Z. (August 31, 2013). "A Sidekick's Little-Known Leading Role in Lacrosse". The New York Times.
- "Lacrosse: 1936 North Shore Indians" (PDF). Hero in You. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
His job in Hollywood was to help his partner, "The Lone Ranger" stop the devious plots of hardened outlaws.