Monkeying Around with Crystal on ‘Animal Practice’

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on September 21, 2012


Can you share a few facts about the monkey in the new series “Animal Practice”?
Leslie Kwek, St. Paul, Minn.
Crystal, 20, a trained female capuchin monkey, has worked in TV on “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Frasier,” “Scrubs” and “Community.” Her movie credits include “George of the Jungle,” “Dr. Dolittle,” “American Pie,” “Night at the Museum” and “The Hangover Part II.” Crystal, owned by Birds and Animals Unlimited, lives with her handler and trainer, Tom Gunderson, and his family in Los Angeles. On “Animal Practice,” Crystal plays Dr. Rizzo, the “medical assistant” and companion to Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk).