Jack Lord as Clay Renton in "The Outcast" in Season 1 (ep.#17).
|Full Name:||Clay Renton|
|Occupation:||Outlaw / Stagecoach robber|
|Race/Ethnicity:||Caucasian / American|
|Eye color:||Light blueish gray|
|Died:||c. 1859 (killed by Ben Cartwright in duel)|
|Romances/Domestic Partners:||Leta Malvet|
|Appeared on:||Bonanza (TV Series)|
|First Episode:||"The Outcast" (Season 1)|
|Last Episode:||One time appearance|
|Portrayed by:||Jack Lord|
The Cartwrights come to the aid of Leta Malvet (played by Susan Oliver) when she's ostracized by the community after her father and brother are hanged by a lynch mob for killing two men while trying to rob the stagecoach that they thought carried the Ponderosa's payroll. But Adam is sure that the gang will try again when they find out that the Malvets came up empty-handed and suspects that it's no coincidence when Leta's beau, bad boy Clay decided to come back to town, as he winds up protecting her from her outlaw boyfriend, who's shot by Ben after he tries to draw his pistol on him.