Eddie drove Kelsey Grammer's lead character crazy for 10 years on the show. He later shared that the dog, Moose, was naturally mischievous, making him the perfect pup to play Eddie.
You may remember that Grammer mentioned Moose in his Emmy acceptance speech.
According to Frasier Fandom, Eddie is the Jack Russell Terrier owned by Martin Crane. Eddie understood human language to a certain degree; Like the time someone spelled out B-A-T-H and Eddie scampers to avoid it. Eddie tended to sit and stare at Frasier for hours on end.
- His birthday is first said to be May 7 but later changed to May 15.
- It was revealed in a flashback in 'The Return of Martin Crane' that, prior to obtaining Eddie, Martin had purchased a goldfish also named Eddie. When a colleague suggested that he get a dog, Martin claimed not to be a dog person.
- According to various commentaries and behind the scenes programs, Moose was extremely well-trained and obedient to his owner, but never really took to any of the cast.
'Eddie' Was Played by Moose and Enzo
Moose won the role on Frasier after only six months of training. Moose's ability to fix Kelsey Grammer with a long stare became a running gag on the show. When Moose had to lick his co-stars, however, things like sardine oil were applied to the actors' faces.
Enterprise News says Eddie was recast during the show's long run. Moose played him from 1993 to 2000 before his son Enzo took over until the show ended in 2004.
"Grammer then reveals some behind-the-scenes gossip from Frasier about how towards the end of his stint Moose had gotten so old and gray that in his last appearance on the show the make-up department painted his faded markings back on, and he just got to sit on the couch and take it easy, since he couldn't really perform anymore."
Eddie Died in 2006
Moose died when he was 16 years old at the Los Angeles home of trainer Mathilde Halberg, according to People magazine.
This sitcom is one of my all-time faves. The dog Eddie and Kelsey Grammar were hilarious. The canine actor should have won best actor! The character had a personality almost as big as Dr. Frasier Crane's character.
This is very sad news that Moose has since passed away, please let us know what you think below? Did you love Frasier as much as we did?