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William Berloni (Bill Berloni) is an American Animal Behaviorist, Humanitarian and Author, known for his training of rescue animals for stage, film and television. Currently the subject of Discovery Family Reality Show premiering August 2015.
"Bill Berloni graduated from Berlin high school in Connecticut desiring to be an actor. While a theater major at Central Connecticut State University he apprenticed at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. During his second season of volunteering at Goodspeed the producer Martin Charnin offered him an opportunity to get in the Actors' Equity Association. The offer was contingent upon his finding and training a dog for the new musical they were producing called "Annie". Being a wide eyed kid at the time, he agreed and adopted his first Sandy dog from a local shelter, thus beginning a new career direction."
Since that first Sandy, Bill has not only given acting careers to many shelter dogs in film, television and stage, but also has found loving homes for thousands of dogs over the years."
Bill Berloni is known training numerous shelter animals for film and television including Charlie Wilson's War, Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies and the Sony Pictures “Annie 2014 Film” starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx due in theaters Christmas 2014.
Bill discovered the newest Sandy, Marti, a 4-year old Chow Mix who was abandoned at a high kill shelter Georgia then spent two years in various shelters finally ending up in Westchester County, New York where Bill adopted and trained her.
Bill is a published author known for his book "Broadway Tail" and has been featured on many news shows including The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News and Arise Entertainment 360 TV
|2015||Mr Robot (TV Series)||USA Network||Head Animal Trainer|
|2015||From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni||Discovery Family||Self|
|2015||Peter Pan Live||NBC||Head Animal Trainer|
|2014-2015||Power (TV Series)||Starz||Head Animal Trainer|
|2014||The Leftovers (TV Series)||HBO||Head Animal Trainer|
|2014||Deep in the Darkness||Chiller (TV channel)||Head Animal Trainer|
|2012||Frenemies (film)||Disney Channel||Head Animal Trainer|
|2012||Hope Springs (2012 film)||Columbia Pictures||Head Animal Trainer|
|2012||Annie's Search for Sandy||NBC||Producer|
|2005||The Producers (2005 film)||Universal Studios||Head Animal Trainer|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||Outer Critics Circle Award|
|2014||Pet Philanthropy Circle Pet Hero Award|
|2011||Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre|
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- "Broadway Dog Trainer Bill Berloin tells his dog training Secrets". Arise Entertainment 360. Archived from the original (Video) on July 3, 2014.
- Dziemianowicz, Joe (October 26, 2012). "Annie's Search for Sandy". New York Daily News. Archived from the original (Newspaper) on October 26, 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- Cromarty, Peter. "Outer Critics Circle Announce 64th Annual Awards". Outer Critics Circle. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- "2014 Pet Hero Award Winner". Pet Philanthropy Circle. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.