Millan, Cesar 1969-

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Millan, Cesar 1969-

PERSONAL:

Born 1969, in Culican, Mexico; married; wife's name Ilusion; children: Andre and Calvin.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Cesar Millan, Inc., 1033 N. Hollywood Way, Ste. F, Burbank, CA 91505. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Animal trainer and writer. Dog Psychology Center, Los Angeles, CA, founder; star of the Dog Whisperer, National Geographic Channel, 2004—. Also has appeared on numerous other television shows as himself, including providing his voice for his character on South Park.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Special commendation, National Humane Society Genesis Award Committee, 2005, for work in rehabilitating sheltered animals.

WRITINGS:

(With Melissa Jo Peltier) Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems, Harmony Books (New York, NY), 2006.

Author of blog, Cesar Millan's Web Log.

SIDELIGHTS:

Cesar Millan is a dog trainer and star of the successful National Geographic Show The Dog Whisperer. In his first book, Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems, written with Melissa Jo Peltier, Millan not only provides training tips for dog owners but also discusses his own life and how he rose from being an illegal immigrant in the United States working in dog kennels to one of America's most successful dog trainers. "Almost every dogtraining book has something to offer the discerning reader, and Cesar's Way is no exception," wrote Pat Miller in a review on the 4Paws University Web site. "The book's strength is as an autobiography of National Geographic's TV dog-trainer star, Cesar Millan." In a review on HollywoodJesus.com, Rachel Quagliariello noted: "Every word in this book is evidence of Cesar's love for nature and animals." The reviewer went on to write: "The book abounds with stories of clients who, having learned from Cesar how to practice leadership with their dogs, extend those lessons to other areas of their lives." Quagliariello added: "If you have a dog, or you're considering adoption, Cesar's Way will challenge you to count the cost."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Daily Variety, September 15, 2005, "National Geographic Channel. (Extended the Program Time Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan)," p. 12.

Esquire, October, 2006, Curtis Pesmen, "No. 039 The Dog Whisperer Should Just Shut Up," p. 182.

Multichannel News, March 20, 2006, Craig Kuhl, "Nat Geo, Petco Unleash ‘Dr. Phil for Dogs’: Series Host's In-Store Appearance Boosts The Dog Whisperer Viewership," p. 25.

National Geographic, January 2006, "The Dog Whisperer"; August, 2006, "Meet the Dog Whisperer," p. 154.

Publishers Weekly, May 8, 2006, Daisy Maryles, "Hardcover Bestsellers/Nonfiction," p. 26.

TelevisionWeek, September 4, 2006, Jon Lafayette, "Petco Loyal Dog Companion; Deal Has an Eye on New Media," p. 5.

Variety, September 19, 2005, Austin Modine, "NGC Lets Dog off the Leash," p. 23; July 24, 2006, John Dempsey, "From Mutt to Best in Show: Dog Lovers Power Whisperer's Profile," p. 15.

ONLINE

4Paws University,http://www.4pawsu.com/ (January 1, 2007), Pat Miller, review of Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems.

Cesar Millan Home Page,http://www.dogpsychologycenter.com (January 1, 2007).

Dogviews,http://grostrategy.typepad.com/dogviews/ (July 7, 2006), review of Cesar's Way.

Hispanic Online,http://www.hispaniconline.com/ (January 1, 2007), profile of author.

HollywoodJesus.com,http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/ (January 1, 2007), Rachel Quagliariello, review of Cesar's Way.

Internet Movie Database,http://www.imdb.com/ (January 1, 2007), information on author's television work.

National Geographic's The Dog Whisperer Web site,http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/ (January 1, 2007).