Clayton Moore

Actor, Model, Aerialist
Although best-known as TV's "The Lone Ranger", Clayton Moore also appeared in dozens of Westerns and serials in the 1940s and 50s. The dark, handsome Chicagoan worked as a model and circus aerialist before heading to ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold 1958 (Movie)

Lone Ranger (Actor)

The Lone Ranger 1949 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lone Ranger 1956 (Movie)

Lone Ranger (Actor)

Barbed Wire (Movie)

Bailey (Actor)

Black Dragons (Movie)

Dick Martin (Actor)

Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (Movie)

Buffalo Bill (Actor)

Desert Passage (Movie)

Warwick (Actor)

International Lady (Movie)

Sewell (Actor)

Kansas Pacific (Movie)

Stone (Actor)

Kit Carson (Movie)

Paul Terry (Actor)

Masked Raiders (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Mutiny (Movie)

Peters (Actor)

Night Stage to Galveston (Movie)

Clyde Chambers (Actor)

Perils of Nyoka (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Riders of the Whistling Pines (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Sons of New Mexico (Movie)

Rufe Burns (Actor)

The Bachelor's Daughters (Movie)

Bill Cotter (Actor)

The Cowboy and the Indians (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

The Far Frontier (Movie)

Tom Sharper (Actor)

The Gay Amigo (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

Biography

Although best-known as TV's "The Lone Ranger", Clayton Moore also appeared in dozens of Westerns and serials in the 1940s and 50s. The dark, handsome Chicagoan worked as a model and circus aerialist before heading to Hollywood as a stuntman and extra in 1938. With the help of his girlfriend, actress Lupe Velez, he began getting roles in 1940. He made brief appearances in a handful of UA films ("Kit Carson" and "The Son of Monte Cristo", both 1940; "International Lady", 1941; "The Bachelor's Daughters", 1946), but spent most of the decade at minor studios like Monogram and Republic.

Relationships

Dawn Moore Gerrity

Daughter

Sally Allen

Wife
Married 1943 until her death 1986

Clarita Moore

Wife
Married 1992 until his death 1999

Milestones

1979

Legally forbidden from appearing as The Lone Ranger (won case in 1985)

1956

First "Lone Ranger" feature

1949

Starred as The Lone Ranger on TV

1941

Serial debut in "Perils of Nyoka"

1940

Made acting debut in "Kit Carson"

1938

Began working in films as stuntman

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