Donny Osmond

Donald Clark Osmond, popularly known by the name Donny Osmond is an American singer, dancer, actor, and former teen idol. He has also been a talk and game show host, record producer, and author. He rose to prominence as the Osmonds along with four of his elder brothers. He went solo in the early 1970s. He has also gained popularity as Donny & Marie along with his younger sister Marie. He won the 9th season of Dancing with the Stars and was runner-up in the first season of The Masked Singer.

With his four older brothers, he formed The Osmonds, a family music group.

Donnie and Marie, with Marie, his younger sister.

Dancing with the Stars’ 9th season champion.

Donny Osmond’s Childhood

On December 9, 1957, Donny Osmond was born. Donald Clark Osmond is his given name. George Osmond was his father, and Olive May was his mother. He is of White racial origin. His birthplace is in the United States, in the city of Ogden. He is a citizen of the United States of America. He is a devout Christian. Sagittarius is his zodiac sign. He has a total of eight siblings. Alan, Jay, Jimmy, Merril, Wayne, Tom, and Virl are his older brothers, and Marie is his younger sister.

He and his siblings were raised as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.

In his youth, he had a ham radio license, KA7EVD.

Donny Osmond’s Music Career

Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay Osmond were appearing as a barbershop quartet on a Disneyland television special. After seeing their success, Jay Emerson Williams invited the Osmond brothers to audition for The Andy Williams Show.

The Osmond brothers quickly established themselves as valuable members of the cast and became regulars on the show.

In a short period of time, the Osmond brothers became well-known.

In 1963, Donny Osmond made his first appearance on the stage, singing “You Are My Sunshine.” At the moment, he was five years old.

Throughout the 1960s, the brothers continued to appear on the program.

As a solo artist in the early 1970s, Osmond became a teen idol. He kept singing with his older brothers as well.

At the time, his solo cover of Roy Orbison’s “Sweet and Innocent” was a big success.

“Go Away Little Girl,” “Puppy Love,” and “Hey Girl/I Knew You When” were among his other early 1970s hits.

After appearing on the Here’s Lucy show in November 1972, his fame grew to an international level.

Throughout the 1980s, his popularity grew even further. In the late 1980s, he had hit songs like “Soldier of Love” and “Sacred Emotion.”

Dweezil Zappa’s star-studded version of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” featured him as a guest vocalist. The song was included on Frank Zappa’s Confessions album, released in 1991.

He performed “No One Has to Be Alone” in The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” in Mulan.

In the 2000s, he released a Christmas album. His favorite Broadway songs were included on the record, as well as a collection of common love songs.

As he returned to the UK Top 10 as a solo artist in 1973, his song “Breeze On By” became a success.

He has 18 solo studio albums to his credit. His first solo studio album, The Donny Osmond Album, was released in 1971, and his most recent solo studio album, The Soundtrack of My Life, was released in 2014.

In Las Vegas, Donnie and Marie

Following his sister’s success on Dancing with the Stars in 2007, they collaborated for a short engagement at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

They began their career as “Donny & Marie.” They perform a duet at the start and end of the program, as well as solo segments in between.

In 2014, the old-style showroom was called the Donny and Marie Theater.

In 2012, their show won three Best of Las Vegas Awards from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, including “Best Show,” “Best All-Around Performer,” and “Best Singer.” In 2013, he received the award for “Best Singer” for the second time.

In 2018, Donny revealed that their show will be ending in November 2019.

Having a place to stay

For a week in 1974, he and his sister, Marie, co-hosted The Mike Douglas Show.

Between 1976 and 1979, they hosted their own program, The Donny & Marie Show.

After 20 years, the two siblings co-hosted a talk show together. They earned an Emmy nomination for best talk show.

From 2002 to 2004, he presented Pyramid, a syndicated version of the Dick Clark-hosted television game show. In 2007, he was also the host of the British edition of Pyramid on Challenge.

In 2007, he returned to ABC to host the Great American Dream Vote. However, due to poor ratings, the show was cancelled after two episodes.

On BBC Two, he hosted the British version of the game show Identity.

He and his sister Marie have co-hosted the 2008 Miss USA pageant.

In 2007, he served as an analyst on Entertainment Tonight, covering the fifth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Marie, his niece, was a contestant on the competition.

The radio

In a contract with McVay Syndication and Citadel Media, he hosts a syndicated radio show. His radio show is broadcast in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

The UK version of his radio show, transmitted by The Breeze, is co-produced by Blue Revolution.

As of January 2012, The Donny Osmond Show is no longer broadcast on The Breeze.

Theatrical Theater

He made his Broadway musical debut in the lead role of Little Johnny Jones, a revival of George M. Cohan’s 1904 show.

During the 1990s, he rose to prominence in musical theater as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show was seen by 2,000 people.

He quit his starring role to join the cast of the Hill Cumorah Pageant with his family.

In September 2006, he returned to Broadway in the role of Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He went on to play Gaston in Beauty and the Beast’s final performance.

Between December 2010 and December 2011, he and his sister starred in the holiday production Donny & Marie- A Broadway Christmas. In December 2014, they performed a similar Broadway show.

Television and Video

In the animated television series Johnny Bravo, he voiced himself as a recurring character.

He’s also performed as a guest artist on shows including Friends, Diagnosis: Murder, and Hannah Montana, among others.

In 1982, he appeared in the television film The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch alongside Priscilla Barnes and Joan Collins.

In 1978, he co-starred with his sister in the film Goin’ Coconuts.

He was chosen as the singing voice of Shang in Disney’s Mulan in 1978, where he sang “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”.

He starred as Joseph in the movie version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1999.

He played Jackaroo the pickup truck in the Bob the Builder special “Built to be Wild”.

He also starred in the 2008 American family comedy film, College Road Trip.

He finished in the runner-up place in an American reality singing competition television series, The Masked Singer in February 2019.

Dancing with the Stars

He appeared as a contestant in the 9th season of Dancing with the Stars in 2009. He was paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson.

In the end, he finished the show as the winner.

He guests judged week five of season 18 of Disney Night.

He guest judged the 12th series of the British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Who is Donny Osmond Married to?

Osmond is a married man. His sexual orientation is straight. He is married to Debra Gleen. The couple tied a knot to each other in the Salt Lake Temple on 8 May 1978. He was only 20 years old at the time. The couple has five sons. They are Donald Clark Osmond, Jr., Jeremy James Osmond, Brandon Michael Osmond, Christopher Glenn Osmond, and Joshua Davis Osmond.

He became a grandfather in 2005 and now has multiple grandchildren.

What are Donny Osmond’s Body Measurements?

Donny Osmonds stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 176 lbs i.e. 80 kg. He has an average body build. He wears a shoe of size 11. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is also dark brown.

How much is Donny Osmond’s net worth?

Donny Osmond has earned his fortune working in the entertainment industry. He started his career with the help of his older brothers as the Osmonds gained popularity in the early 1970s. He has later established himself as a successful singer, dancer, actor, talk show host, game show host, record producer, and author. He has appeared in a Pepsi Twist commercial during the Super Bowl along with his sister Marie, and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. As of 2019, the net worth of this complete entertainer is estimated at $18 million.

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