Tonto

Lone Ranger's faithful Indian companion

Tonto on his horse Scout
Tonto on his horse Scout

Many people have portrayed Tonto over the years, but the best-known of them all is Jay Silverheels. The Lone Ranger's faithful Indian companion was first played on the radio by John Todd. Chief Thundercloud (Victor Daniels) played him in the early movie serials. Silverheels was cast for the part on television in 1949. He did the entire run of the series and two subsequent movies. Michael Horse did an outstanding portrayal in The Legend of the Lone Ranger. The last one to play the part was Nathaniel Arcand, who shined in the WB's ill-fated adaptation in 2003.