"Animal like make noise!"
Animal co-starred on The Muppet Show
) and in all the Muppet
movies. He is a professional drummer
and lends his percussion
ary skills to the band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
. He does quite a bit of singing (read: scream
ing) as well. He has participated in jam session
s with the likes of Buddy Rich
and Harry Belafonte
. Occasionally, he eats his drums
. Animal is easily excited, and because of his spastic
behavior, is often seen donning a chained collar for restraint
. This type of leashing may seem cruel and unusual, but I assure you, you would probably not like to come face to face
with Animal's unfettered appetite
and no sort of tether
keeping his glorious underbite
away from your person.
Words that best describe Animal: hairy
, out of breath
These days, one might wonder if he perhaps suffers from a bad case of ADHD
The U.S. snowboard
team for the 1998 Winter Olympics
chose Animal for their team mascot
. Adventuresome fellow that he is, I'm sure he was quite pleased.
Animal is also into Zen Mysticism
, fine art
Kermit the Frog: "What's wrong with your drummer? He seems a little crazed."
Sgt. Floyd Pepper (Animal's handler and bandmate): "He's just upset because he missed the Monet exhibit at the British Museum."
Animal: "RENOIR!! RENOIR!!"
Hair Color: Orange
Voice: Frank Oz
Namesake: He's rumor
ed to be modeled after Keith Moon
of The Who
The Muppet Show (1976-1980)
Muppet Babies (a cartooned, infantized rendering, 1984-1991)
Muppets Tonight (Guest, 1996)
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Muppets take Manhattan (1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Muppets From Space (1999)