Meet Hollywood Villain with a Heart for Puppies
NCIS actor David Dayan Fisher launches book to benefit rescue dogs
WHAT: Book Launch and Fundraising Event at MUSH debuting actor David Dayan Fisher’s new children’s book, Puppy School and benefitting In Defense of Animals (IDA) www.idausa.org
WHO: By day he is a Russian terrorist, but by night, David Dayan Fisher is penning children's books about puppies.
A British actor who often plays villains in TV shows like 24, Fisher reveals his softer side in the children’s chapter book, Puppy School (Sunnyfields Publishing, October 2010, ISBN 978-0578060958, $10.00).
WHEN & WHERE: Fisher will sign copies of Puppy School on Saturday, October 23rd, 6-9pm at MUSH (5651 Hollywood Boulevard; Hollywood, CA 90028); www.m-u-s-h.com; Includes silent auction.
After becoming a dog rescue advocate nine years ago, the book was literally a dream for Fisher.
“I was at dinner with friends one evening, and joked that their dog should go to puppy school since he was so wild,” says Fisher. “That night, I dreamt the story of Puppy School from start to finish, and immediately wrote it down the next morning.”
Burton and Monkey are two pups from very different backgrounds. Burton is a pedigree, a perfect chocolate lab, who, as part of the canine elite, goes to Puppy School. It's a place where pedigree dogs earn their “dogree”. Monkey on the other hand is a mutt, whose coat looks like an “accident in a paint factory.” Despite being told that mutts do not attend Puppy School, he sneaks in anyway.
A heartwarming story of determination and equality, the two dogs go on to forge an unlikely friendship. Burton takes Monkey under his wing and, after several mishaps including a terrifying stay in the puppy prison, Muttly Manor, both pups end up earning their dogrees and learn they are not so different afterall.
David Dayan Fisher moved to Los Angeles nine years ago from London to make his acting dream come true. He has since earned starring roles in both TV and film, including National Treasure, The Librarian, Numb3rs and 24, and has been a regular guest star for four years on the hit show NCIS, as CIA agent Trent Kort. He is now a spokesperson for several dog rescue agencies. For more information, please visit www.PuppySchoolTheBook.com.