Chico the Chihuahua was cast in the role of Bruiser for the Broadway stage production Legally Blonde: The Musical, based on the movie which was based on a novel. The role of Ellie Woods was played by Chico's co-star Laura Bell Bundy.
Though nowadays Chico gets to visit movie stars' homes and dine on the patios of four-star restaurants, his life wasn't always so great. He was discovered by trainer Bill Berloni shivering in a rescue shelter, having at that time just been saved from a life of abuse. Berloni has eighteen actor dogs, all of them rescues.