If you need your dog trained in Hollywood, then Brandon McMillan is your man. Brandon comes from a family of exotic animal trainers and can train anything from big cats to bears to primates to elephants. Many often call him the Animal Whisperer, as an ode to his skills in training animals. Over the years, Brandon has worked for some of the most popular faces Ellen Degeneres, Kate Hudson, Chris Hardwick, and many others. A reality TV star, Brandon is also an American television personality, animal trainer, author, and television producer. In this article, we take a closer look at the bio of Brandon McMillan.
Brandon McMillan was born on the 29th of April 1977. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Brandon comes from a family of exotic animal trainers. Both his father and uncle worked in the entertainment industry. Growing up, Brandon spent much of his early life surrounded by a variety of wild animals including big cats, bears, primates, wolves, birds of prey, elephants, and many more. From a young age, Brandon started learning about animal training and handling.
Brandon officially began his career as an animal trainer from the age of 18. He moved to Los Angeles to work for his uncle’s animal training company for film and television, “Hollywood Animals”. The company focused on training and supplying animals to Hollywood productions. This was the first step in Brandon’s way of establishing his link in the industry. Over the years, Brandon was worked with several renowned names in the industry including Ellen DeGeneres, Andy Cohen, Don Cheadle, James Caan, Hugh Hefner, Ronda Rousey, Chris Hardwick, Wolfgang Puck, and Kate Hudson.
Brandon’s first TV appearance came in 2009 as he hosted the Animal Planet series “NIGHT”. The reality series followed Brandon as he traveled around the globe in search of nocturnal behavior of the world’s most dangerous animals.
Tv appearances died out for Brandon after 2009, until he met with the producers from Litton Entertainment in 2012. They wanted to work on a brand new show with Brandon. Entitled Lucky Dog, the series featured Brandon as he rescued unadoptable dogs deemed “untrainable” from city shelters, rehabilitate them, train them and find them forever homes. The series premiered in the fall of 2013 on CBS Dream Team.
Alongside Lucky Dog, Brandon also worked on numerous TV series including Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Brandon made appearances in two specials including Great White Serial Killer (2013) and Great White Abyss (2018)
Brandon is most known for his appearances in Lucky Dog. In it’s prime the series bagged quite a few awards. In 2015, McMillan won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for “Lucky Dog”. In 2016 “Lucky Dog” won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series. In 2018, Brandon replicated his success once again won another Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for “Lucky Dog”.
As of now, Brandon McMillan has a net worth of $5M.
Brandon currently lives bi-coastally between Los Angeles and New York City. He is also the author of Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days. Brandon also contributes to notable charities including Argus Service Dog Foundation which he co-founded. Brandon is currently in a loving relationship with Alanna Lynn Polcyn and the two are said to be together since 2015. While little is known about Alanna, she is the founder of Los Angeles based People Loving Pets Rescue service. For now, Brandon is not married to his girlfriend and the pair has not shared any news of having children together.