Bill Berloni is an American animal behaviorist, humanitarian, and author, known for his training of rescue and breeder animals for stage, film, and television. He is also a frequent guest speaker on animal training and animal welfare.
Berloni began his career in the 1970s, training his own dog, Sandy, to play the role of Sandy in the original Broadway production of Annie. Sandy became a huge success, and Berloni went on to train animals for other Broadway shows, such as Legally Blonde, The Producers, and Billy Elliot. He has also trained animals for films such as Life After Tomorrow, Annie, and Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as Avengers: Endgame and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Berloni is known for his humane training methods, which focus on positive reinforcement and building relationships with the animals he trains. He is also a vocal advocate for animal welfare, and he has worked with a number of animal shelters and rescue organizations.
In 2011, Berloni received the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre. He has also won numerous other awards for his work, including the Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award, the Drama League Award Special Recognition Award, and the American Humane Association Richard Craven Award.
Berloni is a passionate and dedicated animal trainer who has helped to change the way animals are treated in the entertainment industry.