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Zamba (–1970)

Zamba was an orphaned African lion cub owned by Ralph Helfer, an exotic animal trainer who owned a ranch called "Nature's Haven: Wild Animal Rentals Co," in Van Nuys, California that he opened in 1955. The cub was named after the Zambezi River in Zambia, where he was found, almost near death by two of Ralph's friends Jack and Brini who were on a ... See full bio »

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Napoleon and Samantha
Napoleon and Samantha Major the Lion
Fluffy Fluffy the Lion
The Lion
The Lion King / The Lion


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 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series)
Serengeti Kid / Lion
- Wilmer Bass and the Serengeti Kid (1982) ... Serengeti Kid / Lion (uncredited)
 1981 Tarzan the Ape Man
Lion (uncredited)
 1978-1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
- Crescendo/Three Feathers (1980) ... Lion (uncredited)
- Best Seller/The Tomb (1978) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
- The Man Who Could Not Die (1979) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1977 Halloween with the New Addams Family (TV Movie)
Kitty Cat / Lion (uncredited)
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series)
- The Ringmaster (1976) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1972 Napoleon and Samantha
Major the Lion
 1969 Sophie's Place
Lion (uncredited)
 1968 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Lion (uncredited)
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
- The Lions (1968) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
- The Night of the Circus of Death (1967) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
The Lion
- The Haunted Lighthouse (1967) ... The Lion (uncredited)
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Sultan / Seeing Eye Lion
- Eyes of the Lion (1966) ... Sultan / Seeing Eye Lion (uncredited)
 1966 Tarzan and the Valley of Gold
Lion (uncredited)
 1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
The Lion
- Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off (1966) ... The Lion (uncredited)
 1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
- Cat Addams (1966) ... Kitty-Cat (uncredited)
 1966 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Felis Leo / Lion
- Feed the Kitty (1966) ... Felis Leo / Lion (uncredited)
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Simm / Lion
- The Americanization of Jeannie (1965) ... Simm / Lion (uncredited)
 1965 Fluffy
Fluffy the Lion
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
African Lion (uncredited)
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Clampett City General Store (1964) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
- Wilbur in the Lion's Den (1962) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1962 The Lion
King / The Lion
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- The Jungle (1961) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1961 The Ladies Man
Baby / Lion (uncredited)
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
- What's My Lion? (1961) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lion (uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Lion (uncredited)
 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- Lamb to Lion (1956) ... Lion (uncredited)
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) ... Lion (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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(1970s) TV commercials for the Kit Kat Candy Bar - Actor See more »

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Took home four or five PATSY Awards. See more »


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