Moose, a Jack Russell Terrier, portrayed Eddie in the hit comedy series Frasier.
Moose’s story is one of overnight success. Thrown into the spotlight, his success propelled him to a fame that can only be rivaled by such mega-stars as Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. Having graced the covers of such notable publications as Life, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly, as well as joining the ranks of Cindy Crawford and Cathy Ireland with his own calendar, Moose still insisted he was keeping all four paws on the ground. “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and the competition’s thick. There’s a lot of young, hungry pups on the way up!” Looking towards the future Moose added, “I’ve got to keep stretching— it’s very easy to get typecast in this business.”
Moose co-wrote with Brian Hargrove his own autobiography, My Life as a Dog, published by Harper Collins. Moose can also be seen in the feature film My Dog Skip, portraying the mature version of Skip; his four-year-old son, Enzo, plays the young Skip, Enzo sometimes filled in for his father for the more strenuous work on Frasier.
Moose was a native of Florida and one of ten pups. He was a graduate of Orlando University with a bachelor’s degree in obedience. Following graduation, he taught sign language at Canine Corral. Tired of academics, Moose decided he would trade-in his teaching career and give Hollywood a try. At the urging of a local talent scout, he auditioned at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and successfully landed a starring role in their “Animal Actors Showcase.”
Moose has appeared in several national print and broadcast commercials. He was represented by Birds and Animals in Orange County, CA.
Moose resided in Los Angeles with his trainer Mathilde De Cagny and his son Enzo until he passed away in June of 2006.