Brace Beemer became the third radio voice of the Lone Ranger on April 18, 1941, and remained so until the series' last new episode on September 3, 1954. During the 13 years that Beemer played the title character, he was required by contract to restrict his radio acting to that one role until the program left the air.
The experienced and popular Western film actor, Clayton Moore, was chosen to take over the role for the television series. Although Beemer had the right voice and had made many public appearances as the Ranger, he had no experience as a film actor, as he preferred live action to television. However, Beemer's voice as the character was so familiar that Moore imitated his sound in the earliest TV episodes.
When Beemer was 14, he misrepresented his age to participate in World War I. He served with "Battery E, 150th field artillery, and was wounded in action in France May 27," 1918. He was said to be the youngest sergeant in that war.
Beemer resided in Oxford Township, Michigan. He raised thoroughbred horses on his 300-acre ranch, Paint Creek Acres.
The barn where the great white stallion Silver used to stay still stands, and it’s rumored that the horse was buried in the woods on the property.
Brace Beemer died of a heart attack March 1, 1965. He is buried in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan. At the time of his death, he was using his famous "Lone Ranger" voice in automobile commercials running on radio stations.