You’ve seen him with a smile on his face and his tail wagging outside of Stonington’s Dog Watch Cafe and now you can see him on the big screen.
Hero, the mascot of the appears in the opening scenes of Ted, the movie starring Mark Wahlberg currently out in theaters.
Local animal trainer Gleanna Doyle worked with Hero and several other animals on Ted.
"I have been training animals for TV and movies for 20 years," Doyle said. "Ted was a movie I was hired on to be the animal trainer."
Doyle said she trained Hero, pigeons and a skunk for the movie. The skunk didn't make the final cut. The movie was filmed in the Boston area. Hero makes an appearance in the opening montage of the movie when a dog grabs Ted, the teddy bear and runs off with him.
"I was asked to train him to steal Ted in the scene where Ted falls out of the soap box derby car," Doyle said.
Doyle said Hero was one of three dogs considered for the role.
"When I showed them Hero he was their first choice," Doyle said.
Next time you’re at the Dog Watch be sure to congratulate Hero on his Hollywood break.