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Ralph Helfer

Ralph Helfer was born in Chicago, Illinois and even as child he knew he wanted to live in Africa, work with exotic animals and have an African Lion for a friend. He even pledged his life to a crusade against animal cruelty. In 1942 Ralph's Mother left her husband Sam then took him and his sister Sally Ann to Hollywood, California where they ... See full bio »

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Fright Night
Fright Night Miscellaneous Crew
(1985)
Quest for Fire
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(1981)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977)
The Greatest Story Ever Told
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(1965)

Filmography

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 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Monkey Business Mystery (1991) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1989 Otto - Der Außerfriesische (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1988 Shoot to Kill (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1988 Cheers (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Woody for Hire, Meets Norman of the Apes (1988) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1987 Leonard Part 6 (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1978-1986 The Love Boat (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Second Banana/The Prodigy/What Goes Around (1986) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Isaac's Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines (1978) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1985 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1985 Fright Night (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1985 Ladyhawke (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1985 Porky's Revenge (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1984 Sheena (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1984 Cannonball Run II (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Send in the Clowns (1984) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1984 In Search of a Golden Sky (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Cougar! (1984) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1983 Manimal (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 8 episodes)
- Night of the Beast (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
- Breath of the Dragon (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
- Scrimshaw (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
- High Stakes (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
- Female of the Species (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1982-1983 CHiPs (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Country Action (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Tiger in the Streets (1982) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1983 Mr. Smith (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 13 episodes)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Court (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Mr. Smith Goes Public (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Mr. Smith Makes a Commercial (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Mr. Smith Plays Cyrano (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Mr. Smith Loses a Friend (1983) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Thieves' Highway (1982) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Wilmer Bass and the Serengeti Kid (1982) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Mighty Myron (1982) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1982 Deadly Eyes (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1982 The Beastmaster (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1982 Annie (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1982 Paradise (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1982 Bosom Buddies (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Who's on Thirst? (1982) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 Simon & Simon (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Least Dangerous Game (1981) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 Quest for Fire (animal consultant: Canada)
 1981 The Time Crystal (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Blood Money (1981) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Hearts and Minds (1981) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 12 episodes)
- Cyrano/The Magician (1981) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Crescendo/Three Feathers (1980) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Skater's Edge/Concerto of Death/The Last Great Race (1980) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Wedding (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Red Baron/Young at Heart (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 Mr. Merlin (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1981) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 Savage Harvest (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 Going Ape! (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1981 And When She Was Bad (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1980 Any Which Way You Can (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited) / (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1980 Mork & Mindy (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Mork, the Monkey's Uncle (1980) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1980 Alligator (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1980 The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1980 Galaxina (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Antonio, the Amazing (1980) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1979 Mountain Family Robinson (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Could Not Die (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1979 H.O.T.S. (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 21 episodes)
- The Hand of God (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Take the Celestra (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Experiment in Terra (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Baltar's Escape (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Greetings from Earth (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Like a Brother (1979) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978 Every Which Way But Loose (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Last Six Hours (1978) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978 The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A. (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1978 The Sea Gypsies (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Thunder (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Thunder and the Mountain Lion: Part 2 (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Thunder and the Mountain Lion: Part 1 (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Space Academy (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Monkey Business (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Circus of Terror (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Lucan (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1966-1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 9 episodes)
- The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Twister, Bull from the Sky (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Runaway on the Rogue River (1974) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Return of the Big Cat: Part 2 (1974) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Return of the Big Cat: Part 1 (1974) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Mystery of Witches' Hollow (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Bloodbath (1977) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 Across the Great Divide (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 Ark II (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 15 episodes)
- Orkus (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Don Quixote (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Balloon (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Mind Group (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Lottery (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 Guardian of the Wilderness (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited)
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Ringmaster (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 Shadow of the Hawk (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited)
 1976 The Quest (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 Grizzly (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 No Deposit, No Return (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Greatest Show in Watts (1976) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1975 The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited)
 1975 Challenge to Be Free (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Taneha (1975) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1975 The Grizzly & the Treasure (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Bash (1974) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1974 Shazam! (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Delinquent (1974) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us])
 1974 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Raccoon (1974) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1974 Return of the Big Cat (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1973 Don't Call Me Mama Anymore (TV Special) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
 1973 One Little Indian (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1972-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Arizona Midnight (1973) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Tatum (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- She'll Be Company for You (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1972 Run, Cougar, Run (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1972 Napoleon and Samantha (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 13 episodes)
- Liz's Allergy (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Hoop-Lah (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Mike's Night-In (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Ghost Town (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- The Paint Job (1972) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1971 The Barefoot Executive (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1971 Harpy (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1970 The Wild Country (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
 1964-1970 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 10 episodes)
- The Great Revelation (1970) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] - uncredited)
- Problem Bear (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Drysdale and Friend (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Christmas in Hooterville (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Cimarron Drip (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited)
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited)
 1970 Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 17 episodes)
- The Evolution Revolution/The Great Water Robbery (1970) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
- The Chump Code Caper (1970) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
- The Spy Who Went Out in the Cold/Too Many CHUMPs (1970) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
- The Golden Sword/The Chilling CHUMP Chase (1970) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
- The Sour Taste of Success/The Baron's Birthday Ball (1970) ... (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle)
 1970 King of the Grizzlies (animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle - uncredited)
 1969 My Side of the Mountain (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1969 Rascal (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967-1969 Gentle Ben (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 56 episodes)
- Busman's Holiday (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Bully (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Prey (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Elephant on the Lam (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Boom's Land Boomerang (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Tiger (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1969 Sophie's Place (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966-1969 Bewitched (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Going Ape (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. - uncredited)
- Cousin Serena Strikes Again: Part 2 (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Cousin Serena Strikes Again: Part 1 (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- A Gazebo Never Forgets (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Catspaw (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966-1969 Daktari (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 90 episodes)
- Judy Comes Home (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- A Tiger's Tale (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Jungle Heartbeat (1969) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Discovery (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Divining Rods (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Run of the Cat (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Cage of Eagles (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1968 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967-1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 26 episodes)
- The Kasubi Death (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
- The Lions (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
- John Henry's Eden (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
- Work of Art (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
- Search and Destroy (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1966-1968 Tarzan (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 59 episodes)
- Alex the Great (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Trina (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Rendezvous for Revenge (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Four O'Clock Army: Part 2 (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Four O'Clock Army: Part 1 (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1968 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Monkey Business (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1964-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Goodbye, Dolly (1968) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Private Ralph Skunk (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967 Doctor Dolittle (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Island of the Lost: Part 1 (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- The Night of the Circus of Death (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Night of the Gypsy Peril (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1960-1967 Bonanza (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 3 episodes)
- The Gentle Ones (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Old Sheba (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- El Toro Grande (1960) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967 Gentle Giant (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1967 Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965-1967 Lost in Space (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 9 episodes)
- The Haunted Lighthouse (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Galaxy Gift (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Magic Mirror (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Return from Outer Space (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Attack of the Monster Plants (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965-1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Fly Me to the Moon (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Permanent House Guest (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Americanization of Jeannie (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
- Guess What Happened on the Way to the Moon? (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967 Good Times (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Lucy the Babysitter (1967) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 Star Trek (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Shore Leave (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 Birds Do It (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1966 Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Horse? What Horse? (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965-1966 Honey West (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 30 episodes)
- An Eerie, Airy, Thing (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- There's a Long, Long, Fuse A'Burning (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Just the Bear Facts, Ma'am (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Little Green Robin Hood (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Pop Goes the Easel (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Better Luck Next Time (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Purr-fect Crime (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- My Son, the Chimp (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965-1966 Flipper (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 5 episodes)
- The Raccoon Who Came to Dinner (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Flipper and the Elephant: Part 3 (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Flipper and the Elephant: Part 2 (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Flipper and the Elephant: Part 1 (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Love and Sandy (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1966 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Feed the Kitty (1966) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965 Harum Scarum (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965 The Jack Benny Hour (TV Special) (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1962-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Anybody Got a Zebra? (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Animal Jury (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Wilbur in the Lion's Den (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co.)
- Wilbur and Ed in Show Biz (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co.)
 1965 Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965 Fluffy (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965 The Monkey's Uncle (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Come Back, Little Googie (1965) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Great Buffalo Hunt (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 30 episodes)
- You're All Right, Ivy (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- There Are No Problems, Only Opportunities (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- This Train Don't Stop Till It Gets There (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- Love the Giver (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
- The Glorious Days of the Used to Be (1964) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1964 A Tiger Walks (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Incident of the Death Dancer (1963) ... (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1963 Rampage (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1963 Black Zoo (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us])
 1962 In Search of the Castaways (animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] - uncredited)
 1962 The Legend of Lobo (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
  Frontier Circus (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 26 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (animal trainer - 2 episodes, 1961)
- Incident at Pawnee Gun (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- The Daring Durandos (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- The Race (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- The Clan MacDuff (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- The Good Fight (1962) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1962 The Lion (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1962 The Magic Sword (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie) (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co.)
 1960-1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 2 episodes)
- The Jungle (1961) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- A World of His Own (1960) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1961 The Hathaways (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Candy's Tonsils (1961) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co.)
 1961 Everything's Ducky (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1961 The Ladies Man (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- What's My Lion? (1961) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1960 Swiss Family Robinson (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1957-1960 Lassie (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 3 episodes)
- The Elephant (1960) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- The Watch Dog (1959) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
- The Chimp (1957) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1960 Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1958 Merry Andrew (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1957 The Cyclops (snake fight supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - as Ralph D. Helfer)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1956 Forbidden Planet (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Lamb to Lion (1956) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1955 King Dinosaur (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co.)
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1954 Serpent Island (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co.)
 1954 River of No Return (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. - uncredited)
 1952 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (animal supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pancho and the Pachyderm (1952) ... (animal supervisor: Nature's Haven - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Ralph Halfer | Ralph D. Helfer

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

One of the most special moments in my career occurred on the day that Johnny Weissmuller, the greatest 'Tarzan' (Character) of them all, came out to the ranch to work with some of my elephants for a film he was doing. He was very impressed with our training methods. See more »

Trivia:

Judy the Chimpanzee played "Debbie the Bloop", Penny Robinson's alien pet in the TV Series Lost in Space (1965). See more »


Nickname:

Tana Helfer Herbert

Star Sign:

Aries

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