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The most interesting man in the world helps Vt.-based company raise money to fight dog cancer

FILE - In this undated publicity file photo providedby Hathaway Communications, actor Jonathan Goldsmith is seen. Goldsmith, best known as the actor who portrays Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” , will use his celebrity to help a Vermont-based company raise money to fight cancer in dogs. Goldsmith is a Manchester, Vt., resident and a dog lover. He is hoping to raise funds for the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, which promotes veterinary research for companion animals, horses and wildlife. (AP Photo/Hathaway Communications, Michael Helms, File)

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FILE - In this undated publicity file photo providedby Hathaway Communications, actor Jonathan Goldsmith is seen. Goldsmith, best known as the actor who portrays Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” , will use his celebrity to help a Vermont-based company raise money to fight cancer in dogs. Goldsmith is a Manchester, Vt., resident and a dog lover. He is hoping to raise funds for the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, which promotes veterinary research for companion animals, horses and wildlife. (AP Photo/Hathaway Communications, Michael Helms, File)

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The most interesting man in the world is helping a Vermont-based company raise money to fight cancer in dogs.

Jonathan Goldsmith is a Manchester resident made famous by his role in the Dos Equis beer commercials. But he's also a dog lover hoping to raise funds for the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, which promotes veterinary research for companion animals, horses and wildlife.

Goldsmith made an online commercial with his Anatolian shepherd Willy as part of a campaign by the Manchester-based Orvis Co., which is known for its outdoor apparel and fly fishing but also has a dog catalogue.

Goldsmith says he lost a dog to cancer and is glad to support a good cause.

The 75-year-old has appeared in movies and TV shows, including "Charlie's Angels," ''Magnum, P.I." and "Dallas."

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