He is a true Hollywood star, plucked from obscurity to play a leading role in a series of hit films before overcoming an addiction to alcohol and cigars.
Now, Cheeta the Chimp who is 75 and is listed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest living non-human primate, is to publish his memoirs.
The chimpanzee, who lives in California and whose real name is Jiggs, has been approached by the publisher Fourth Estate.
He has also taken on a literary agent and is working with a ghostwriter on a "funny, moving and searingly honest" autobiography.
Cheeta, who starred in 12 Tarzan films, retired from the big screen in the 1967. ‘Me Cheeta’ will be published in October.