He portrayed a zombie slayer in the AMC series The Walking Dead and currently stars as a vigilante battling bad guys in the web series The Punisher. Off-screen, actor Jon Bernthal fights for all dogs’ right to live a life free from abuse–and most recently joined the Show Your Soft Side campaign.
A proud pet parent to three rescue dogs, over the course of his career Bernthal has used his star wattage to shine a light on such tough topics as the plight of dogs in puppy mills, dog fighting and the prejudice faced by Pit Bulls. Now he and two of his tail-wagging chums have joined with the national public service campaign Show Your Soft Side to teach impressionable, at-risk adolescents that treating dogs and cats with compassion, not cruelty, is the true measure of a man.
Other Celebrities in the Show Your Soft Side Campaign
Jon Bernthal is the latest in a long line-up of animal-loving luminaries who have posed with a pup or a pal who purrs in support of Show Your Soft Side. Other famous fans of our four-legged friends who have stepped in front of photographer Leo Howard Lubow’s camera for the paws cause include:
- actor Kaley Cuoco
- actor Ricki Lake
- Torrey Smith of the Carolina Panthers
- Alex Anzalone of the New Orleans Saints
- Brandon McManus of the Denver Broncos
- Patrick “Peanut” Onwuasor of the Baltimore Ravens
Photo Credit: Show Your Soft Side/ Facebook