Updated: December 15, 2021
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 Chordettes.
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 Brand).
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.