Paws for a star

PUBLISHED: 10:45 27 March 2013

Murphy the bullmastiff who has become a recent internet sensation for his resemblance to Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson.

Murphy the bullmastiff who has become a recent internet sensation for his resemblance to Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson.

Archant

Meet Murphy aka Samuel L Dogson who has become an unlikely internet sensation.

A bull mastiff from Payhembury has become an unlikely internet sensation.

Murphy, also known as Samuel L Dogson, shot to fame after his owners realised he had an uncanny resemblance to Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson and posted his picture online.

The three-year-old dog is owned by Reis Thorpe.

The picture was taken by Reis and his girlfriend Sophie Richards who uploaded pictures of Murphy wearing a pair of sunglasses.

And with some computer wizardry a hat was added to the picture to complete his Samuel L Jackson look.

It has been trending on Twitter and was re-tweeted by boxer Evander Holyfield to Samuel L Jackson.

The photograph has also been featured on YouTube.

Reis and Sophie said they couldn’t believe how famous Samuel L Dogson became on Twitter and You Tube.

They said it was hard for them to concentrate on work that week – they were really surprised and excited.

However, Murphy has not been fazed by his new found fame.

They added: “Murphy has had a few more treats and more attention than usual but has now gone back to what he enjoys most – eating, sleeping and playing with our cats.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald