Updated: September 26, 2013
GUY WILLIAMS AS ZORRO PHOTO GALLERY #02
10/10/1957 - 9/28/1959 ABC
Black and White
Oct. 1957 - Sept. 1959 Thurs. 8:00-8:30
Produced by Walt Disney Productions
Guy Williams as Don Diego de la Vega
(real name: Armando Catalando)
Henry Calvin as Sgt. Garcia
Gene Sheldon as Bernardo
George J. Lewis as Don Alejandro de la Vega
Britt Lomond as Capt. Monastario
Jolene Brand as Anna Maria Verdugo
Horses: Tornado and Phantom
Zorro Theme Song
"Zorro" by music by George Bruns and lyrics by Norman Foster
Orignally recorded by Henry Clavin (really!) but later a hit for the
Out of the night, when the full moon is bright,
comes the horseman known as Zorro.
This bold renegade carves a "Z" with his blade.
A "Z" that stands for Zorro.
Zorro, the fox so cunning and free.
Zorro, who makes the sign of the "Z."
When young Don Diego (Guy Williams) returned home to California from
Spain, he found his people being terrorized by the Commandant of the
Fortress de Los Angeles (Britt Lomond). To right the wrongs, Don Diego
pretended to be a lazy playboy while secretly he donned a mask and a cape
and became - Zorro!
Guy Williams was a superb swordsman and rumor has it that this skill was a
deciding factor in his getting the role. The frequent swordplay in the
series was a big draw to younger viewers.
In the second series Zorro got a girlfriend, Anna Maria Verdugo (Jolene
One of the best loved characters was Henry Calvin's Sgt. Garcia who was
the less than competent assistant to the Commandant. Passings Henry Calvin
died in 1975 of cancer, Gene Sheldon in 1982, Guy Williams died in 1989 of
a brain aneurysm and George Lewis in 1995 of a stroke.