Proshka is a 2-year-old Brussels Griffon from Sheffield, England, and he has (as they call it in the acting business) range. This May the Fourth, we’re honoring his most famous look — an absolutely pitch-perfect Chewbacca (if Chewie were 11 inches tall and an adorable grump). But we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out how versatile Proshka is as a character actor. He can pull off a Chewbacca one minute, an Oscar the Grouch the next, and then turn around and do a pitch-perfect Gizmo from Gremlins. But Proshka’s greatest acting feat is even more surprising.
According to his person, Stefani, Proshka’s disgruntled, curmudgeonly appearance is all part of the act — if you’re ever lucky enough to meet him, you’ll find that he’s actually very sweet and loving. Apparently, he’s managed to stay grounded and authentic despite his recent Internet fame. Here are a few of Proshka’s absolutely iconic looks — and you can find plenty more of him by following along on Instagram.
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