Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels (Actor), born on May 26, 1912 in Six Nations Indian Reserve, Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Jay Silverheels's age 106 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Gemini, nationality Canadian (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Jay Silverheels?

Jay Silverheels Bio

  • Birth Name:Jay Silverheels
  • First Name: Jay
  • Last Name: Silverheels
  • Age: 106 years (at death)
  • Died: March 5, 1980 (67 years)
  • Birth Date: May 26, 1912
  • Birth Place: Six Nations Indian Reserve, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • Country: Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Jay Silverheels Height

    6 ft 1 in (183 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)6 ft 1 in
    Height (in Centimeters)183 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)82 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)181 lbs

    Jay Silverheels Body Measurements

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    Jay Silverheels FAQs

    Did Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels get along?

    Q: Were Moore and Jay Silverheels (Tonto) pretty good buddies off-camera? A: Yeah, they remained very close friends up until Silverheels passed away (in 1980).

    How did Jay Silverheels feel about playing Tonto?

    Silverheels was a celebrity when he returned to Six Nations for an official visit in 1957, but when asked what he thought of the role he played he answered, “Tonto is stupid.”

    What was Jay Silverheels worth at death?

    Jay Silverheels had an estimated net worth of $3 million before he died.

    Is Steve Silverheels related to Jay Silverheels?

    Chief Steve Silverheels has Seneca/Mohawk Iroquois heritage from his father, Jay Silverheels who played Tonto in the TV series “The Lone Ranger.” He has Jewish heritage from his mother. He attended a synagogue in New York as a young boy and later went to a Catholic school.

    Jay Silverheels was a Mohawk Canadian actor and athlete. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the faithful Indian companion of the Lone Ranger in the long-running American western television series, The Lone Ranger. Jay Silverheels was born Harold Preston Smith on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, near Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. He was a grandson of Mohawk Chief A.G. Smith and Mary Wedge, and one of the 11 children of Captain Alexander George Edwin Smith, MC, Cayuga, and his wife Mabel Phoebe Doxtater, also a Mohawk. His father was wounded and decorated for service at The Somme and Ypres during World War I, and later was an adjutant training Polish-American recruits for the Blue Army for service in France, at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Jay Silverheels excelled in athletics and lacrosse before leaving home to travel around North America. In the 1930s, he played indoor lacrosse as Harry Smith with the “Iroquois” of Rochester, New York in the North American Amateur Lacrosse Association. He lived for a time in Buffalo, New York, and in 1938 placed second in the Middleweight class of the Golden Gloves tournament. Silverheels was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a veteran player in 1997.

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