With the advent of television, Rye transitioned from radio to animated shows and on-screen acting roles. In addition to providing the voice of the Lone Ranger in the 1966–1969 animated cartoon series based on the character, for which he is perhaps best remembered, Rye worked extensively in Hanna-Barbera productions, including the Scooby-Doo series during the 1970s, and later provided voices for Pound Puppies, which aired on ABC’s Saturday morning lineup from 1986 to 1989. During this time, he also played Mr. Slaghoople, Wilma’s Dad in The Flintstone Kids. He voiced both Apache Chief and Green Lantern in Hanna-Barbera’s Challenge of the Super Friends, The All-New Super Friends Hour, and Super Friends. He was also cast in Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, which aired from 1985 to 1991, as the voices of King Gregor and his nemesis Duke Igthorn, who is also the nemesis of the Gummi Bears.