“Chilly” comes from a distinguished family of canines and war heroes. His Great Great Grandog Colonel “Ace” led the Air Force in several air-raids over enemy territory in WWI. He received the Purple Heart and distinguished service award for saving his bomber crew after crash landing behind enemy lines.
His Grandog, Sgt. Zam, went down in the history books for completing over 56 missions during WWII. His father Chill E. Dog, Sr. has made his mark in the entertainment world, performing as a stunt double for Rin Tin Tin and also starring in his last movie K-9 with Jim Belushi. Chill E., Sr. was recognized for his dashing moves, quick reflexes, brilliant escapes and crime fighting savvy which was passed along to his now world-renowned son “Chilly”.
Chilly was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He attended DePaw University where and graduated with high honors in Human and Sports Entertainment. After receiving his degree, Chilly was immediately named the official mascot of the Houston Aeros Hockey Club.
Since Chilly began his tenure with the Aeros, Houston’s lovable mascot has made his way into the hearts of fans. With two championships under his collar (1999 Turner Cup; 2003 Calder Cup) Chilly has made a mark in the arena, community and on television.
Chilly’s in-arena stunts have captured the attention of fans across the country. His stunts have included jumping a ramp with a four-wheeled ATV and rappelling from the top of the arena.
He is also a popular TV guest, appearing with coaches and players for on local news programs in addition to telethons and other charity broadcasts. Chilly has also appeared on ESPN, ESPN2 and Good Morning America.
Chilly has been named the No. 1 mascot in the AHL as well as in Houston multiple times and has appeared at league All-Star Games since 1999.
Chilly lists entertaining the fans as his number one priority.