The most popular pup in Hollywood has landed a new gig. Uggie just signed (pawed?) a deal as official spokesdog for Nintendo.
The Jack Russell terrier, who shot to fame following his role in “The Artist,” will appear in ads for the video game maker’s 3DS game system.
“Uggie didn’t have to sit up and beg for his role,” Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt tells Us Weekly. “It’s truly our pleasure to work with a star of Uggie’s magnitude.”
The 10-year-old canine has been battling a mysterious neurological disorder recently. It is this condition that caused him to stop his film career.
“It is a shame this has happened when he is getting the biggest success of his career, but we feel the best thing to do is to retire him after the Oscars,” Uggie’s trainer Omar Von Muller tells the Daily Mail.