Brillo (Winky the dog from 'Best in Show') (Dog)
In the classic mockumentary Best in Show (2000), Catherine O’Hara plays Cookie, and Eugene Levy plays her husband Gerry Fleck, who together have a Norwich Terrier named Winky. Winky’s real name is Brillo.
God loves a terrier, yes he doesCookie and Gerry Fleck, Best in Show (2000)
God loves a terrier, that’s because
Small, sturdy, bright, and true
They give their love to you
God didn’t miss a stitch
Be it dog or be it bitch
When he made the Norwich merrier with its cute little derriere
Yes, God loves a terrier
Eugene Levy is a celebrated Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer, primarily recognized for his role in comedic films such as American Pie.
Levy’s talent has shone brightly across a wide range of mediums including movies, TV series, and shows. One of his initial ventures was the acclaimed sketch comedy show, Second City Television (SCTV), where he showcased his comedic prowess alongside other future comedy legends. However, it was his portrayal of the loving yet embarrassingly awkward father, Jim’s Dad, in American Pie that catapulted him to international fame. His performance captured hearts and laughter, solidifying his status as a comedic star. Levy also played a central role in Best In Show, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind, three mockumentaries that garnered a cult following. In television, Levy co-created and starred in the critically praised series, Schitt’s Creek, which he also co-wrote with his son Dan Levy. His portrayal of Johnny Rose in the series was met with widespread approval, further cementing his mark on television comedy.
Throughout his career, Levy’s collaboration with other influential figures in the industry has been profound. Notably, his long-standing partnership with Catherine O’Hara, his co-star in SCTV, Best In Show, and Schitt’s Creek, has generated a dynamic on-screen chemistry that resonates with audiences. Other significant collaborations include working with director Christopher Guest in mockumentary films like Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind. He also partnered with Steve Martin in Bringing Down the House and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and with John Candy in Armed and Dangerous. His work with his son Dan Levy in creating Schitt’s Creek was a highlight, a familial collaboration that charmed audiences and critics alike.
Levy’s prowess and consistent contributions to the field of comedy have not gone unnoticed. In 2003, he was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts. His work on Schitt’s Creek brought him Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2020. His performance in A Mighty Wind won him a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.