John Tartaglia has entertained a generation of children on The Disney Channel’s Johnny and The Sprites and with his puppeteering portrayals of Sesame Street characters, but at home its the lovable antics of Tartaglia’s fur family that brings out the inner child in this Tony and Emmy Award-nominated actor/writer.
Passionate about pets, Tartaglia– the proud parent of two former shelter cats called Mia and Shanti and two rescue Rovers dubbed Dora and Parker– added his star wattage to Broadway Bark’s 11th annual adopt-a-thon in 2009. Recently, the Broadway star’s two Cocker Spaniels got the chance to lap up the limelight alongside their famous father as the camera rolled on a PSA for the World Society for the Protection of Animals campaign, “Animals Matter To Me.”
Speaking about the Animals Matter To Me campaign, the actor stated: “WSPA is doing incredible things around the globe to support the protection of all animals and if anyone can push for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, they can.”
To join the more than 2 million caring individuals who support “Animals Matter To Me,” WSPA’s campaign committed to the cause of ending animal cruelty around the globe:
An archived photo of John Tartaglia with a dog in need of adoption at Broadway Barks in 2009:
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