Crystal the Monkey

Crystal the Monkey

Crystal the Monkey in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: possibly Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 6, 1994

Ethnicity: Capuchin

Crystal the Monkey is a female monkey and animal actor. Crystal is a capuchin, a group of New World monkeys from Central and South America.

She has appeared in many Hollywood films, including George of the Jungle (her film debut, in 1997), American Pie, the Night at the Museum films, 3:10 to Yuma, Zookeeper, We Bought a Zoo, and The Hangover Parts II and III. Crystal has 23 acting credits on the IMDB, as well as three talk show appearances.

Crystal is originally from Florida, and was acquired and trained by Birds & Animals Unlimited of Hollywood.

28 Responses

  1. Freerk says:

    He looks fully European.

    … sorry, couldn’t resist…

    • andrew says:

      She looks much more older than her real age

    • jackson9 says:

      No, don’t be silly. I think this article of the origins on monkeys should be added to Crystal’s and every monkey’s profile on ethnic celebs https://www.livescience.com/8843-asia-origin-proposed-humans-monkeys-apes.html

    • madman says:

      I found her mother on the 1990 Central Florida Zoo Census. Her name was Koko.

      Crystal’s maternal grandparents were named Funky and Giggles. Funky was born in Brazil, of Tufted Capuchin descent. Giggles was born in Florida, to Black-striped Capuchin parents, from Brazil.

      Some sites claim that Giggles was Jewish. While I couldn’t disprove those claims, I find it highly unlikely since Capuchin monkeys rarely follow human religions.

      I couldn’t figure out who her father was, but it appears that he was from Bronx Zoo, New York, and moved back some time after Crystal’s birth. I think he went under the name Jimmy, but that might’ve been his Zookeeper. Any additional info would be welcomed.

  2. Pegzi says:

    Looks more spider monkey to me

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