animal-dennis-price-daryl-anderson-lou-grant-photographerLos Angeles Tribune photographer, Dennis Price (Daryl Anderson) from the newspaper drama LOU GRANT/CBS/1977-82 was given the nickname “Animal” by his fellow employees because of his unshaven, unkempt appearance. Animal was formerly a combat photographer in Vietnam.

“Animal” was also the name of a puppet-like character that appeared on THE MUPPET SHOW/SYN/1976-81 who wildly banged the drums for the Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band and screamed “Animal needs WOMAN!”

Note: The sitcom HERMAN’S HEAD/FOX/1991-93 featured a character called “Animal,” a fat, overindulgent, beer drinking party animal who was the personification of the character’s emotional state known as “Lust” that resided inside Herman’s head with other cerebral counterparts (Intelligence, Anxiety and Sensitivity).


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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