Perry native and dog win 'Greatest American Dog'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 9:36 pm
By: News 9

Perry native Travis Brorsen and his dog Presley won first place Wednesday in the new CBS reality show Greatest American Dog.

Travis and Presley are one of 12 dog and owner teams that competed in challenges that tested the owner's ability to train their dog.

Brorsen won $250,000 and Presley was named the Greatest American Dog.

Perry, Oklahoma is a long ways away from Hollywood, but Brorsen, the self described country boy, now calls Hollywood home.

"Who would have known that growing up on a farming ranch in Oklahoma that one day I would end up in California and get my biggest job because of a dog that I have," the aspiring actor said.

Brorsen has had guest roles in several movies and television shows. He said competing on a reality show never appealed to him until a CBS employee approached him while walking Presley.

"Some lady stopped me and asked if I'd be interested and I said, 'No not really, I don't think that's really my gig,' but she talked me into interviewing with CBS and next thing you know I'm competing on Greatest American Dog," Brorsen said.