What We Know About Brandon McMillan ‘The Lucky Dog’ Star’s Family and Career

Brandon McMillan has made a name for himself in a niche that often gets overlooked when looking at the entertainment industry. The Emmy Award-winning star is a famous American animal trainer, television producer, and author who is best known for his CBS television series titled Lucky Dog. McMillan was raised having a variety of animals around him as his father and uncle were animal trainers in the American entertainment industry. This went on to influence his career choice.

Find out more about Brandon’s family, biography, girlfriend, wife and other interesting facts about the television personality below.

Brandon McMillan’s Early Life and Family Background

Brandon McMillan was born in Trenton, New Jersey in the United States on April 29, 1977. He was raised in Trenton with his family members who were involved in animal training. Sadly, there isn’t much information about his childhood as well as his educational history but the professional animal trainer is believed to have received a quality education which has contributed to the massive success he has recorded in his career so far.

As previously mentioned, Brandon was born into a family where their main work is with animals. His father and his uncle are animal trainers and as a result, while Brandon was growing up, he found himself in the midst of different kinds of animals including primates, elephants, bears as well as big cats, just to mention a few.

Unsurprisingly, he also took up an interest in being an animal trainer and he was then taught the art of animal handling and training by his father and uncle; this served as a base for his career today.

How He Got His Career Started

Brandon McMillan began his career at the age of eighteen when he left New Jersey to Los Angeles to join his uncle’s animal training company called ‘Hollywood Animals’. The company trains and supplies animals such as elephants, birds, reptiles, wolves, big cats, and domestic dogs, among others, to be used in Hollywood films.

Brandon McMillan talking about Animal Training with Ellen DeGeneres on TheEllenShow
Brandon McMillan talking about Animal Training with Ellen DeGeneres on TheEllenShow

He then became the host of the Animal Planet show titled NIGHT in 2009. In 2010, he opened a boarding and training facility outside Los Angeles where he trains service dogs as well as therapy dogs. Brandon’s career has also seen him work as a dog trainer for many Hollywood celebrities including Kate Hudson, Andy Cohen, Hugh Hefner, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ronda Rousey among others.

His Role on Lucky Dog

Brandon McMillan saw his fame rise when he became the host of Lucky Dog. The star was discovered by Litton Entertainment who later hired him to be the host of the CBS Daytime show titled Lucky Dog. The show, which premiered in the fall of 2013, sees him rehabilitate, train, and find homes for previously unadoptable and untrainable dogs.

Following his outstanding performance in the series, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for the best host for lifestyle series in 2015. The show also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2016. He has also written a self-help book for dog lovers titled Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days, adding to his ‘Lucky Dog’ brand.

Beyond the Lucky Dog show, Brandon is also the host of the Shark Week series titled Great White Serial Killer – a documentary series which airs on Discovery Channel.

Is Brandon McMillan Married?

Wondering if the tall, handsome and famous entertainer is married or not? Well, that’s the question on everyone’s mind. Brandon has not been in any known relationship and he has not been seen or linked to anyone since his rise to fame. He seems to prefer keeping his personal life away from the media.

Brandon McMillan is believed to still be single and as a result, does not have a girlfriend or a wife yet. He also doesn’t have kids yet and is currently focused on reaching the peak of his career.

What is Brandon McMillan’s Net Worth?

The professional animal trainer has had a successful career and has amassed a lot of wealth since the inception of his career. Brandon is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner following his outstanding performance on his show Lucky Dog.

As a result of his success, Brandon McMillan has amassed a net worth of $5 Million. He gained this amount from the success of his television shows, the sale of his book titled Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days, and the dog foundation he co-founded called Argus Service Dog Foundation which trains service dogs for people especially disabled veterans.

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Ikenna Nwobodo
Ikenna Nwobodo
Ikenna has been writing or editing for multiple websites and publications for over 3 years, When he is not writing, he likes taking adventures, playing the piano or singing, and hanging out with friends.

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