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They're all famous animal actors.
Excerpts from their bios listed on IMDb and Wikipedia:
Bamboo Harvester, actor (1949-1968). Bamboo Harvester had a starring role as Mister Ed in the tv show “Mr. Ed”. He was named as a Leftist by the House Committee for Un-American Activities in 1950, which apparently did not hinder his career, since the tv show continued to 1966. Bamboo Harvester was a Palomino / Saddlebred horse.
Bart, actor (1977-2000). Bart shared screen time with many well-known actors, in “Legends of the Fall” with Brad Pitt, in “The Edge” with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin, and in “The Great Outdoors” with Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Bart’s lifetime earnings were over $6 million. Bart was an Alaskan brown bear, 9 feet tall.
Buddy, actor (1988-1998). Buddy played Comet on the tv show “Full House” alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Buddy in “Air Bud!”. He also appeared on “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and David Letterman’s “Stupid Pet Tricks”. Buddy was a Golden Retriever dog.
Crystal, actress, was named after country singer Crystal Gayle. Crystal has over 20 features to her credit, working with some of the biggest directors in Hollywood. In her versatility as an actor she has played a doctor and a drug-dealing gangster, and even does her own stunts. Fellow actor Ken Leong said she is “quite possibly the best actor I’ve worked with”. Crystal had the role of Dexter in “Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller, the adorable sidekick Dr. Rizzo in the show “Animal Practice”, and the role of a gangster in “The Hangover Part II”. Crystal was named one of TV’s highest paid actors in 2012 by TV Guide magazine. Crystal is a Capuchin monkey, 1’7” tall.
Jimmy, actor. Jimmy has some 26 film credits, and many uncredited appearances, including Jimmy the Crow in “Miraculous Journey”, Crow in the Bank in “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart, Graveyard Raven in “Arsenic and Old Lace” with Cary Grant, and Crow in Cornfield (uncredited) in “The Wizard of Oz” with Terry [see below] and Judy Garland. Jimmy was a black Crow.
Moose, actor (1990-2006). Moose played Eddie on the tv show “Frasier”, earning over $10,000 per episode and receiving more fan mail than any other cast member. Moose also had the role of Skip in “My Dog Skip” with Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, and Kevin Bacon. Moose was a Parson Russell Terrier dog.
Orangey, actor, sometimes known as Rhubarb and Minerva. Orangey is best known for the role of Cat in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with Audrey Hepburn, for which he won his second Patsy award (the animal equivalent of an Oscar). He won his first Patsy for his cinema debut, starring as the baseball-team owner Rhubarb in the movie “Rhubarb” with Leonard Nimoy. He also appeared in “The Incredible Shrinking Man”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and several popular tv shows. Orangey was an orange tabby cat.
Pal, actor (1940-1958). Although he was a male, he received notoriety for playing a female. He established the popular character Lassie, starring in “Lassie Come Home”, “Courage of Lassie”, and “The Painted Hills”. Pal was a Rough Collie dog.
Skippy, actor (1931-?). Skippy was universally adored for his recurring role as Asta in “The Thin Man” movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy. He also starred with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby”. Skippy was a wire-haired fox terrier dog.
Tai, actress (b. 1968). Tai has acted twice in films with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, in “Vanity Fair” and then in the role of Rosie in “Water for Elephants”. She also played Bo Tat in “Operation Dumbo Drop” with Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, and Vera in “Larger Than Life” with Bill Murray. Tai is distinguished for having been part of an art installation by the elusive and enigmatic artist Banksy, which can be seen in the film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”. She also appeared in a Britney Spears music video. Tai’s painting was sold at auction to raise funds for charity. Tai is an Asian elephant, 8’10” tall, 9200 lbs.
Terry, actress (1933-1945). Appearing in over ten films with the likes of Shirley Temple and Judy Garland, Terry is best known for her role as Toto in “The Wizard of Oz”. Her autobiography can be purchased on Amazon: “I, Toto: The Autobiography of Terry, the Dog Who Was Toto”. Terry was a Cairns terrier dog.
Thanks to Jenny Beatty for authoring this list!