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Jay Silverheels


B: May 26, 1912 in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario
D: March 5, 1980 in Woodland Hills, California

Jay Silverheels was born Harold Jay Smith and as a young man grew up with most people calling him Harry. Today, if anyone remembers him at all, he is usually remembered for the character he played, Tonto. The close-up of Jay Silverheels was scanned from an original photo from The Cowboy and the Indians in the Northernstars Collection.

Also see: A biography about Jay Silverheels.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Captain from Castile (1947)
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
The Prairie (1948)
Singing Spurs (1948)
Yellow Sky (1948)
Key Largo (1948)
Sand (1949)
Lust for Gold (1949)
The Feathered Serpent (1949)
For Those who Dare (1949)
Laramie (1949)
Trail of the Yukon (1949)
The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Broken Arrow (1950)
Red Mountain (1951)
Brave Warrior (1952)
Battle of Apache Pass (1952)
The Will Rogers Story (1952)
Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
The Pathfinder (1952)
Jack McCall – Desperado (1953)
The Nebraskan (1953)
War Arrow (1953)
Saskatchewan (aka O’Rourke of the Royal Mounted – 1954)
4 Guns to the Border (1954)
The Black Dakotas (1954)
Drums Across the River (1954)
Masterson of Kansas (1954)
The Vanishing American (1955)
The Lone Ranger (1956)
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
Return of Warbow (1958)
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
Alias Jesse James (1959)

Indian Paint (1966)
Smith! (1969)
True Grit (1969)
The Phynx (1969)

TV Series – Cast:
The Lone Ranger (1952 – 1956)

Drums Across the River, movie poster
This poster for the 1954 film Drums Across the River was scanned from an original in The Northernstars Collection.