old school Animal Actors

by dictracy23 | created - 15 Mar 2014 | updated - 28 Nov 2016 | Public

1. Rin Tin Tin

Actor | While London Sleeps

The first 'Rin Tin Tin', who along with his heirs starred in numerous films and television series, was discovered during World War I, September 15, 1918, by US Air Corporal Lee Duncan and his battalion in Lorraine, France. At a bombed out dog kennel, Duncan found a mother Shepherd Dog and her ...

2. Terry

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Without question, the most known dog in movie history. Many dogs tried to eclipse Toto's success, most recently, The Men In Black dog. Most don't know that Toto has an autobiography that's available in most stores. She almost lost her life when she broke her foot in The Wizard of Oz. Toto (Terry) ...

3. Strongheart the Dog

Actor | White Fang

Strongheart, the German shepherd who was a canine superstar of American cinema, was born and raised in Imperial Germany, where he was trained to be a police dog and assigned to the German military during World War I. Called "Etzel von Oringer," the German shepherd was born on October 1, 1917, ...

4. Asta

Actor | The Thin Man Goes Home

Asta was Hollywood's foremost canine scene-stealer, a charismatic dynamo of a wire-haired terrier (real name Skippy) born sometime during 1931. Universally adored by depression-era movie audiences after being cast as the four-legged sidekick of retired private detective Nick Charles and his wife ...

5. Pal the Dog

Actor | The Marriage Maker

Pal the Dog was a very intelligent Rough Collie dog who began his movie career at the age four when he was teamed up with actor Wallace Reid. He would go on to become a favorite of young movie goers throughout the country for almost a decade. Pal died at the age of fourteen in Hollywood.

6. Pete the Dog

Actor | Buster Minds the Baby

Pete the Dog was born as Pal. He was known for Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925), Bear Shooters (1930), The First Seven Years (1930), and Dog Heaven(1930). He of course is best known for playing Spanky's dog in The Little Rascalls. He died on January 28, 1946 in Los Angeles, Californians, USA.

7. Cheetah

Actor | Tarzan Escapes

Cheetah was born in 1932 in Liberia. He was an actor, known for Tarzan Escapes (1936) and Hollywood - The Second Step (1936). He died on December 24, 2011 in Florida, USA.

8. Tony the Horse

Actor | The Arizona Wildcat

Tony the Horse is an actor, known for The Arizona Wildcat (1927), Silver Valley (1927) and Six-Shooter Andy (1918).

9. Trigger

Actor | Hollywood Canteen

Trigger, Roy Rogers' beautiful Golden Palomino stallion, and co-star with Roy in many of his movies and Roy's TV show, was often billed as "the smartest horse in the movies".

The two of them appeared in dozens of westerns in the 1930s and 40s, always chasing and thwarting the bad guys, and working ...

10. Nissa the Leopard

Actress | Siren of Atlantis

Nissa the Leopard is an actress, known for Siren of Atlantis (1949).

11. Dynamite

Cat People

Dynamite is an actor, known for Cat People (1942) and The Leopard Man (1943).

12. King Charles

National Velvet

King Charles is an actor, known for National Velvet (1944).

13. Molly

Actress | Francis Covers the Big Town

Though she was best known as Francis the Talking Horse, her real name was Molly. Molly was known for Francis Goes to the Races (1951), Francis (1950) and Francis Goes to West Point (1952). Molly won a prestigious award In 1951, when she became the very first animal to win the coveted Picture Animal...

14. Mister Ed

Self | Mister Ed

Mister Ed was born in El Monte, California, and his real name was Bamboo Harvester. He was a palomino show horse that had his own show. On the Mr. Ed show, he played a talking horse that only spoke to his owner Wilber. Bamboo Harvester actually had a stunt double who stepped in often. He died in ...

15. Highland Dale

Actor | The Return of Wildfire

Highland Dale was a horse, the 'star' of "Fury" - a black stallion, that only "Joey" could ride. Fury was entirely black except for a white star on his forehead.

16. Spike

Actor | Lassie

Spike is an actor, known for Lassie (1954), What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) and Hondo (1967).

17. Mitzie

Actress | Flipper

Mitzie was born in 1958. She was an actress, known for Flipper (1963). She died in 1972 in Dolphin Research Institute and Center Grassy Key, Florida, USA.

18. Flipper

Actor | Flipper

Flipper was played by five female dolphins; Susie, Patty, Squirt, Scotty and Kathy. The five dolphins performed all of Flipper's scenes except the famous tail walk, a trick they were unable to master completely. A male dolphin named Clown was brought in for scenes involving the tail walk. The ...

19. Duke

Actor | Somewhere in Sonora

Duke is an actor, known for Somewhere in Sonora (1933), The Telegraph Trail (1933) and Ride Him, Cowboy (1932).

20. Tarzan

Actor | Lightning Strikes West

Tarzan "The Wonder Horse" was a star of Movies, Circus, and Rodeo.

When Ken Maynard bought Tarzan around 1925 for $50 in Newhall, California, he found his perfect co-star. Tarzan received billing in many of Maynard's movies from then on.

Ken named his prize steed Tarzan after the fictional hero of the...

21. Cameo the Dog

Actress | Frisco Sally Levy

Cameo the Dog was born as Camisole. She is an actress, known for Frisco Sally Levy (1927), Misbehaving Ladies (1931) and Heroes of the Street (1922).

22. Ace the Wonder Dog

Actor | The Rookie Cop

Ace the Wonder Dog is an actor, known for The Rookie Cop (1939), Orphans of the Street (1938) and The Monster Maker (1944).

23. Buck

Actor | Call of the Yukon

Buck is an actor, known for Call of the Yukon (1938), Call of the Wild (1935) and The Trigger Trio (1937).

24. Dynamite the Horse

Actor | Courage of the North

Dynamite the Horse is an actor, known for Courage of the North (1935), Law and Lawless (1932) and The Rag Man (1925).

25. Luke the Dog

Actor | The Butcher Boy

Luke the Dog was born in 1913 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Butcher Boy (1917), The Sheriff (1918) and Lover's Luck (1914). He died in 1926 in Los Angeles.



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