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Manis the Orangutan

Manis was the trained orangutan that played Clyde, Clint Eastwood's sidekick from the 1978 box office hit Every Which Way But Loose. Its 1980 sequel, Any Which Way You Can (1980), did not feature Manis, as he had grown too much between productions. The orangutan that played Clyde the orangutan in the second film was C.J. the Orangutan. This was ... See full bio »

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CHiPs Poppy
Fantasy Island Gertude the Orangutan


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 1988 Cheers (TV Series)
- Woody for Hire, Meets Norman of the Apes (1988) ... Monkey (uncredited)
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Monkey (uncredited)
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Country Action (1983) ... Poppy
 1981 Going Ape!
Main Monkey (uncredited)
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Clyde (uncredited)
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Gertude the Orangutan
- Pentagram/Casting Director/A Little Ball (1979) ... Gertude the Orangutan
 1978 Every Which Way but Loose
Clyde (as Manis)
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 1988 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (TV Special)
Orangutan (as Manis)
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 1989 Otto - Der Außerfriesische
Orang-Utan (uncredited)

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