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    • Animals in film and television

    • The following is a list of individual animals which have performed in film and television, sometimes called animal actors. War Horse (2011) ... Read »


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    • Ace the Wonder Dog

    • Ace the Wonder Dog was a German Shepherd that acted in several films and film serials from 1938 to 1946. His first appearance was in the 1938 Lew Landers film Blind Alibi. He is considered by many critics an attempt by RKO Pictures to cash in on the success of Warner Bros.' canine sensation, Rin Tin Tin. After making ... Read »


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    • Air Buddy (dog)

    • Air Buddy

      Buddy, sometimes credited as Buddy the Wonder Dog (1988 – February 10, 1998) was a dog actor, best known for playing Buddy in Air Bud, and Comet in Full House. Buddy was found by Kevin di Cicco as a stray dog in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the summer of 1989. Di Cicco adopted the disheveled Golden Retrieve ... Read »


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    • Bamboo Harvester

    • Bamboo Harvester

      Bamboo Harvester (1949–1970) was the name of the Palomino horse that portrayed Mister Ed on the 1961–1966 comedy series of the same name. Foaled in 1949, the gelding was trained by Will Rogers' protégé, Les Hilton. He was born in the Los Angeles area but sources disagree as to whether his birthplace was ... Read »


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    • Bart the Bear

    • Bart the Bear

      Bart the Bear (January 19, 1977 - May 10, 2000) was a male Alaskan Kodiak bear actor best known for his numerous appearances in Hollywood films, including The Bear (for which he reportedly received an Oscar nomination),White Fang, Legends of the Fall, and The Edge. He was trained by animal trainers Doug Seus and Lynne ... Read »


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    • Bart the Bear 2

    • Bart the Bear 2

      Bart the Bear 2, also called Bart the Bear II, Bart 2, Bart II, or Little Bart (born January 20, 2000) is a male interior Alaskan brown bear actor who has appeared in several Hollywood films and television series, including An Unfinished Life, Into the Wild, We Bought a Zoo, and Game of Thrones. His trainers are Doug S ... Read »


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    • Brigitte (dog)

    • Brigitte (born 2010) is a French Bulldog dog actress best known for her role as Stella in the ABC television series Modern Family. In 2012 she won the award for "Best Dog in a Television Series" at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards. During her run on Modern Family, Brigitte was represented by Hollywood animal tra ... Read »


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    • Brody the Bear

    • Brody the bear (born January 14, 1995) is a male Kodiak bear who is trained to be an animal actor. His adult size and weight also compare him to the late Bart the Bear. The bear was raised and trained by his owner, Jeff Watson, since he was 8 weeks old and weighed less than 10 pounds (4.5 kg). His first television app ... Read »


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    • Brownie the Wonder Dog

    • Brownie the Wonder Dog was a dog which appeared in several films, including Brownie's Little Venus (1921). He was signed under Century Film Company. Brownie was a Bull Terrier–Fox Terrier crossbreed. ... Read »


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    • Bruno (bear actor)

    • Bruno

      Bruno, also called Ben or Gentle Ben (1962− c. 1981) was a male American black bear actor best known for playing the leading role of Ben the bear in the 1967-1969 CBS television series, Gentle Ben. He also played the adult Ben in the feature film prequel to the TV series, Gentle Giant (1967). In 1968, Bruno receiv ... Read »


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    • Bubbles (chimpanzee)

    • Bubbles

      Bubbles (born 1983) is a common chimpanzee, known for being the one-time companion animal of American recording artist Michael Jackson, who bought the primate from a Texas research facility in the early 1980s. The animal was a frequent travel companion to the singer, whose attachment to the animal led to media mockery ... Read »


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    • Budweiser Clydesdales

    • The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are several "hitches" or teams of horses, that travel around the United States and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brew ... Read »


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    • Bunting (horse)

    • Bunting (1961–1985/86) was a Swedish halfbreed skimmel horse made famous for his participation in the Olle Hellbom films by Astrid Lindgrens Pippi Longstocking. He played Pippi's horse Lilla gubben. Bunting was first called Illbatting and then Batting; he was owned by Rudolf Öberg, and had been a gift for him ... Read »


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    • Buttermilk (horse)

    • Buttermilk (1941–1972) was a buckskin Quarter Horse. He appeared in numerous Western films with his owner/rider, cowgirl star Dale Evans. Buttermilk was ridden by Evans in the 1950s television series The Roy Rogers Show with her husband Roy Rogers who rode his Palomino, Trigger. Both horses were extremely popular ... Read »


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    • Cass Ole

    • Cass Ole

      Cass Ole (March 6, 1969 - June 29, 1993) was a Texas bred Arabian stallion. Originally bred to be a show horse, he was National Champion in Arabian Western Pleasure in 1975, National Reserve Champion Arabian Ladies Side Saddle in 1976, and U.S. Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure in both 1975 and 1976. He won over 50 cham ... Read »


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    • Cosmo (dog)

    • Cosmo is a canine actor. He is a Jack Russell Terrier that is best known for his roles in the movies Hotel for Dogs and Beginners. He was adopted from a breed rescue society by animal trainer Mathilda DeCagny. Cosmo was adopted by dog trainer Mathilda DeCagny from a Jack Russell rescue society in 2007. DeCagny had pre ... Read »


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    • Crystal the Monkey

    • Crystal

      Crystal (born May 6, 1994) is a female capuchin monkey and animal actor, acquired and trained by Birds & Animals Unlimited, Hollywood's largest supplier of animals. Her acting career began as a baby monkey in the 1997 film George of the Jungle. More recently, she portrayed the irritating monkey Dexter in the Night at t ... Read »


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    • Darla (dog)

    • Darla (1975-1992) was a Bichon Frise and animal actress most known for her role as Precious in the 1991 thriller, The Silence of the Lambs. Darla began her career in 1985 in the film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure as the role of Pink Poodle; going on to star alongside Tom Hanks in 1989's The 'Burbs as Poodle. She later ... Read »


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    • Docs Keepin Time

    • Docs Keepin Time (1987 - March 15, 2013) was a black American Quarter Horse who portrayed Black Beauty in the 1994 film adaptation of Anna Sewell's novel. Docs Keepin Time also portrayed The Black in the American television series The Adventures of the Black Stallion. As a 5th generation offspring of War Admiral, Docs ... Read »


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    • El Mokhtar

    • El Mokhtar

      El Mokhtar (February 9, 1971 – December 31, 1983) was an Arabian horse, and one of three black Arabian stallions used to portray "The Black" in the second Black Stallion film, The Black Stallion Returns. El Mokhtar was imported by a syndicate of American Arabian breeders in 1975. El Mokhtar was of Egyptian Arabia ... Read »


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    • Hercules (bear)

    • Hercules (1975 – 4 February 2000) was a trained grizzly bear from Scotland who appeared in a number of cameo roles for various television productions, reaching the height of his popularity in the 1980s. He was owned by wrestler Andy Robin and his wife, Maggie, who originally bought him from The Highland Wild ... Read »


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    • Higgins (dog)

    • Higgins

      Higgins (December 12, 1957 – November 11, 1975) was one of the best-known dog actors of the 1960s and 1970s. Most people remember him as the original Benji or as the uncredited dog from Petticoat Junction, two of the most popular roles he played during a 14-year career in show business. Animal trainer Frank I ... Read »


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    • Jean (dog)

    • Jean, the Vitagraph Dog

      Jean, also known as the Vitagraph Dog (1902 – 1916), was a female collie that starred in silent films. Owned and guided by director Laurence Trimble, she was the first canine to have a leading role in motion pictures. Jean was with Vitagraph Studios from 1909, and in 1913 went with Trimble to England to work with ... Read »


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    • Jed (wolfdog)

    • Jed was an animal actor, known for his roles in the movies: White Fang (1991),White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), and The Thing (1982). He was born in 1977 and died in June 1995 at the age of 18. He was a wolf-malamute. Jed's first role was a brief one as an Alaskan Malamute ... Read »


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    • Jiggs (chimpanzee)

    • Jiggs (circa 1929 – February 28, 1938) was a male chimpanzee and animal actor who originated the character of Cheeta in the 1930s Hollywood Tarzan movies. He was owned and trained by Tony and Jacqueline Gentry. In a likely apocryphal account Jiggs was said to have been brought over from Africa by Gary Cooper, ... Read »


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    • Jimmy the raven

    • Jimmy the raven

      Jimmy the raven (often credited as Jimmy the crow) was a raven who appeared in more than 1,000 feature films from the 1930s through the 1950s. He first appeared in You Can't Take It with You in 1938, after which director Frank Capra cast the bird in every subsequent movie he made. Among his roles were Uncle Billy's pet ... Read »


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    • Jovian (lemur)

    • Jovian (April 10, 1994 – November 10, 2014) was a Coquerel's sifaka, best known for mainly portraying Zoboomafoo in the series of the same name. Jovian sometimes shared the title role with his father. Jovian was born on April 10, 1994, at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina to Nigel and Flavia, Coquer ... Read »


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    • Keiko (orca)

    • Keiko

      Keiko (earlier Siggi) (c. 1976 – December 12, 2003) was a male orca who portrayed Willy in the 1993 film Free Willy. Keiko, whose name means "lucky one" in Japanese, was captured near Reyðarfjörður, Iceland in 1979 and sold to the Icelandic aquarium in Hafnarfjörður. Three years later he was so ... Read »


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    • Koko (dog)

    • Koko

      Koko (9 April 2005  – 18 December 2012) was an Australian canine film actor and fundraiser, an Australian Kelpie who best known for his role as Red Dog the title character of the 2011 film Red Dog. He was owned by Nelson Woss, a producer of Red Dog. Koko was born in Victoria, Australia in 2005 to breeders ... Read »


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    • Koton (dog)

    • Koton (died 1991) was a German Shepherd police dog who played Jerry Lee in the 1989 movie K-9 with James Belushi. He also starred in a short lived TV series of the same name. Prior to being in the movie/TV series, Koton worked for the Kansas City Police Department as a K-9 officer. During his policing career he was res ... Read »


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    • Lassie

    • Lassie

      Lassie is a fictional character created by Eric Knight, she is a female Rough Collie dog, and is featured in a short story that was later expanded to a full-length novel called Lassie Come-Home. Knight's portrayal of Lassie bears some features in common with another fictional female collie of the same name, and is feat ... Read »


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    • Lightning (dog)

    • Lightning

      Lightning was a German shepherd from a line of canine silent film stars. A grandson of Strongheart, Lightning was billed as "The Wonder Dog" and "The Marvel Dog". He began life as a runt but grew to be larger than average for the breed, and he was very intelligent. Lightning appeared in numerous movies. Poster for Whe ... Read »


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    • Madison (dog)

    • Madison is a Labrador Retriever, and an animal actor best known for playing the role of Vincent the dog on the hit television series Lost. Even though she is female, she plays a male dog on Lost. Madison is from Hawaii, and her owner is Kim Stahl, an accountant and part-time dog trainer. Before becoming a performer, ... Read »


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    • Manis (orangutan)

    • Manis was the trained orangutan that played Clyde, Clint Eastwood's sidekick from the 1978 box office hit Every Which Way But Loose. Its 1980 sequel, Any Which Way You Can (1980), did not feature Manis, as he had grown too much between productions. The orangutan that played Clyde the orangutan in the second film died o ... Read »


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    • Moose (dog)

    • Moose

      Moose (December 24, 1990 – June 22, 2006) was a veteran canine performer. He was a Parson Russell Terrier and is most famous for his portrayal of Eddie Crane on the television sitcom Frasier. Moose was born on Christmas Eve, 1990 in Florida, the youngest littermate. He was the largest puppy in the litter. Lik ... Read »


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    • J. Fred Muggs

    • J. Fred Muggs

      J. Fred Muggs (born March 14, 1952) is a chimpanzee that was the mascot for NBC's Today Show from 1953 to 1957. Muggs was born in French Cameroon. He first became popular when he was in Henry Trefflich's pet store in New York; a "name that chimp" contest led to his being named Mr. Muggs, to which the Today Show la ... Read »


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    • Orangey

    • Orangey

      Orangey, a male marmalade tabby cat, was an animal actor owned and trained by the cinematic animal handler Frank Inn. Orangey (credited under various names) had a prolific career in film and television in the 1950s and early 1960s and was the only cat to win two Patsy Awards (Picture Animal Top Star of the Year, an an ... Read »


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    • Otis (dog)

    • Otis (dog)

      The Adventures of Milo and Otis (子猫物語?, Koneko Monogatari, lit. "A Kitten's Story"; alternate English title, The Adventures of Chatran) is a 1986 Japaneseadventure comedy-drama film about two animals, Milo (an orange tabby cat) and Otis (a pug). The original Japanese version, narrated by Shigeru Tsu ... Read »


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    • Pal (dog)

    • Pal

      Pal (June 4, 1940 – June 1958) was a Rough Collie performer and the first in a line of such dogs to portray the fictional female collie Lassie in film and television. Pal was born in California in 1940 and eventually brought to the notice of Rudd Weatherwax, a Hollywood animal trainer. In 1943, the dog was chos ... Read »


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    • Pankun

    • Pan-kun (パン君, born October 1, 2001) is a young chimpanzee in Japan often featured on the NTV television show Tensai! Shimura Dōbutsuen (天才!志村動物園, lit. Genius! Shimura Zoo) and the TBS program Dōbutsu Kisō Tengai! (どうぶつ奇想天 ... Read »


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    • Pocho (crocodile)

    • Pocho (around 1950-1960 in Reventazón River, Costa Rica – October 12, 2011 in Siquirres, Costa Rica) was an American crocodile who became world famous for his relationship with Gilberto "Chito" Shedden, a local area fisherman. Shedden had found Pocho dying on the banks of the Reventazón River, and took the c ... Read »


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    • Popcorn Deelites

    • Popcorn Deelites (foaled April 19, 1998) is a thoroughbred race horse who is best known for his movie career. Foaled in 1998 by Afternoon Deelites out of Turquoise Gal (by Navajo), the gelding ran for six years as a low-level claimer, yet he did win 11 of his 58 starts and accumulated $56,880 in earnings. Popcorn Dee ... Read »


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    • Rajah (dog)

    • Rajah the German Shepherd Dog (billed as "Methven's Wonder Dog") was a working and performance dog in New Zealand during the 1930s. Rajah was the first, although unofficial, police dog in New Zealand and was nominated as a replacement for Rin Tin Tin during his time in Methven. Rajah amassed fame throughout the country ... Read »


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    • Rex (horse)

    • Rex

      Rex, also known as Rex the Wonder Horse and King of the Wild Horses, was a 16 hands (64 inches, 163 cm) Morgan stallion who starred in films and film serials in the 1920s and 1930s. His trainer was Jack "Swede" Lindell, who found him in a boys' school in Golden, Colorado. He found that Rex had the unusual beh ... Read »


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    • Rin Tin Tin

    • Rin Tin Tin (often hyphenated as Rin-Tin-Tin, September 10, 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained sile ... Read »


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    • Sanggeun

    • Sanggeun (Korean: 상근이; born as Herbie, Korean: 허비; April 16, 2004 - April 11, 2014) was a South Korean dog actor. When Sanggeun first made his appearance on TV show 2 Days & 1 Night, he was named "Sanggeun" by Ji Sang-ryul. Ji Sang-ryul adopted Sangdon, Sanggeun's son. Sanggeun died on April 11 ... Read »


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    • Shep (Thanhouser Collie)

    • Shep

      Shep, or The Thanhouser Dog or Shep the Dog (died November 1914), was a male collie dog who starred in a number of silent films made by the Thanhouser Company. Shep was a collie owned by Jack Harvey, a film director. When Harvey was working for Vitagraph Studios, Shep appeared in a number of films, but was not giv ... Read »


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    • Skippy (dog)

    • Skippy

      Skippy (also known as Asta, born 1931 or 1932; retired 1941) was a Wire Fox Terrier dog actor who appeared in dozens of movies during the 1930s. Skippy is best known for the role of the pet dog "Asta" in the 1934 detective comedy The Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Due to the popularity of the role, Sk ... Read »


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    • Soccer (dog)

    • Soccer

      Soccer (May 17, 1988 – June 26, 2001) was a Jack Russell Terrier dog actor. A veteran of many television commercials for companies like Nike Athletics and Mighty Dog Dog Food, he became famous portraying the talking dog Wishbone in the PBS television series of the same name. Chosen from out of more than 100 dogs w ... Read »


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    • Spike (dog)

    • Spike

      Spike was a lop-eared yellow Mastador (Mastiff/ Labrador Retriever mix) and a dog actor best known for his performance as Old Yeller in the 1957 Disney film of the same name co-starring Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, and Kevin Corcoran. Spike was rescued as a pup from a shelter in Van Nuys, California and be ... Read »


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    • Spot the Cat

    • Spot the Cat

      Noonian Soong (father) Data (/ˈdeɪtə/ DAY-tə) is a character in the fictional Star Trek franchise. He appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and the feature films Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nem ... Read »


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    • Strongheart

    • Strongheart

      Etzel von Oeringen (October 1, 1917 – June 24, 1929), better known as Strongheart, was a male German Shepherd who became one of the earliest canine film stars. Born October 1, 1917, Etzel von Oeringen was a male German Shepherd dog bred by a private breeder, R. Niedhart of Quedlinburg, Germany. Etzel was trai ... Read »


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    • Sykes (dog)

    • Sykes

      Sykes is a dog actor from Clifton, Oxfordshire, England. He is best known in the UK for his appearance as Harvey in Thinkbox's television commercial and, under his real name, in Midsomer Murders (Series fourteen to eighteen, inclusive). He has also appeared in several Hollywood blockbusters. Originally found as a stray ... Read »


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    • Taco Bell chihuahua

    • Gidget

      Gidget (February 7, 1994 – July 21, 2009), nicknamed the "Taco Bell Chihuahua", was a popular advertising figure and mascot for the Taco Bell restaurant chain from 1997 to 2003. It was voiced by Carlos Alazraqui, and developed by TBWA. The Chihuahua is a breed commonly associated with Mexico, as are the tacos the ... Read »


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    • Tai (elephant)

    • Tai

      Tai (born November 4, 1968) is an Asian elephant best known for playing Bo Tat in the film Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), Vera in Larger than Life (1996) and Rosie in Water for Elephants (2011). Tai is owned by Have Trunk Will Travel, Inc., a privately funded organization that generates income through elephant rides, sho ... Read »


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    • Teddy (dog)

    • Teddy was one of the first dog actors. Teddy was a great dane who often acted in Paramount’s Mack Sennett comedies. According to his colleagues, he behaved as professionally as any actor. He has been in almost 60 movies. He was known also known as Keystone Teddy. ... Read »


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    • Terry (dog)

    • Terry

      Terry (November 17, 1933 – September 1, 1945) was a female Cairn Terrier performer who appeared in 16 different movies, most famously as Toto in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. It was her only credited role, though she was credited not as Terry but as Toto. She was owned and trained by Carl Spitz. Terry, bor ... Read »


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    • Travis (chimpanzee)

    • Travis

      Travis (October 21, 1995 – February 16, 2009) was a male common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who appeared in American television shows and commercials. In February 2009, Travis and his owner Sandra Herold gained international notoriety after he suddenly attacked Herold's friend Charla Nash and grievously mauled he ... Read »


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    • Trigger (horse)

    • Trigger

      Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud, July 4, 1934 – July 3, 1965) was a 15.3 hands (63 inches, 160 cm) palomino horse made famous in American Western films with his owner and rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers. Trigger was born in San Diego, California. Though often mistaken for a Tennessee Walking Hor ... Read »


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    • Uggie

    • Uggie

      Uggie (February 14, 2002 – August 7, 2015) was a trained Jack Russell Terrier dog famous for his roles in Water for Elephants and The Artist. His memoir Uggie, My Story was published in the United States, UK, and France in October 2012. The campaign "Consider Uggie" was launched in December 2011 on Facebook by S. ... Read »


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