'Animal Practice' Actor Talks Crystal The Monkey

10/01/2012 05:56 pm ET

If you've ever been worried about being overshadowed by a monkey, "Animal Practice" star Tyler Labine can relate.

After Crystal the Monkey, who plays Dr. Rizzo on the NBC sitcom, saw high scores with "Animal Practice" test audiences, Tyler Labine -- who plays Dr. Doug Jackson, a vet recovering from a breakup, on the show -- worried it would become all about Crystal.

"It was like, 'This isn't going to become 'The Crystal Show,' is it?" Labine said, according to New York magazine.

Labine had a right feel threatened by the show's four-legged star. Not only does Crystal make $12,000 per episode, but she has her own IMDb page. And she's only 18!

"Animal Practice" airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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