13 Facts About Famous Animals Actors (That We Didn't Know That We Needed To Know)

We know their adorable little, faces but we don't know their silly names.
13 Facts About Famous Animals Actors (That We Didn't Know That We Needed To Know)

An old Hollywood piece of advice for actors is “Never work with animals or kids.” Well, sometimes the animal actors are more beloved and better behaved than their human costars. Say what you want about animals, at least they have an excuse if they decide to ruin a scene by yelling at their fellow castmates. Hell, the dog from Frasier got more fan mail than Kelsey Grammer (which, honestly, isn't too surprising given Grammer's reputation).

But many animal actors have become heavy hitters in Tinsel Town. Some of them even have careers spanning nearly 20 years, working with Hollywood legends such as Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant. Other animal actors got paid better than many of their human costars!

Finding a dog, cat, horse, or monkey that can speak on command, stay still for a shot, or somehow play basketball is a gold mine for various films and TV shows. Here are some facts about some of the most long-standing working animal actors in Hollywood.


Rin Tin Tin was found by an American solider in France during WWI The puppy was one of only a few dogs to survive the shelling of a kennel. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

David Schwimmer and Marcel's monkey trainer are in a long-standing feud Schwimmer said the trainer didn't let him bond with the monkey while the trainer accuses the actor of being jealous of the laughs his animal costar got. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: EW

The whale who played Willy in Free Willy was released back into the wild in 2002. Keiko the whale died from pneumonia a year after his release. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NBC

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