Larry started working for Birds and Animals Unlimited at Universal Studios in 1984 . Getting up in front of hundreds of people doing thousands of shows a year with a dozen different types of animals gave Larry tons of confidence and sharpened his instincts. He has no problem being under pressure – on stage or on set.
In his career Larry has trained a bear, a leopard, tigers, cougars, wolves, owls, eagles, parrots, canaries, starlings, quail, geese, all water fowl, ravens and crows, seagulls, vultures, pigeons, macaws, dogs, cats, raccoons, camels, elephants, orangutans, chimpanzees, lizards, sloths, bats, rats, mice, and cockroaches. I had a cockroach run across the floor in The Crow and I trained my raven to fly down and eat a fake one off the ground. Larry takes pride in being able to train just about any kind of animal or bird. Although he never really spent much time with marine animals, he recently trained Gentoo Penguins for Twentieth Century Fox’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins. When asked which is the most difficult animal he has ever worked with, Larry explains that every animal presents a challenge. “The biggest thing for me is to be able to relate with the animal I am working with at the time,” he says.
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