In Honor Of Oscar The Parrot’s Death: 9 Awesome Animal Actors

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3. Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis has stumped cryptozooligists for years, having defied taxonomical classification. What we do know about him is that he’s short, pretty hairy, and given the option, prefers to exist in a neoprene suit with little ping pong balls attached to him. He responds well to positive reinforcement and absolutely hates being crated when not on set. Despite his temperamental nature, he has demonstrated a vast range, having played King Kong, Gollum, and Caesar in the recent Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

2. Enzo

Honestly, I’m a little upset that someone would adorn a breed as American as a Jack Russell terrier with such an ethnic name. I see this dog and I think “Hank.” Or possibly “Gavin.” But Enzo? Pardon my language, but that’s grade-A bullshit.

Enzo (Jesus) played Eddie on Frasier, having taken over for his dad, Moose. Moose. There’s a name you can set your watch to. But Enzo? For f*ck’s sake.

I’m sorry, I’m just not ready to let this go.

1. Warlock

Warlock played Salem the cat on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, along with two other cats and a puppet. Most admirable about Warlock is not his performance (which was breathtaking, by the way) but his ability to delegate his acting responsibilities to two other cats and an inanimate puppet. What a hustler.

Warlock was ten years old in 2005, which means he’s probably dead now.

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