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Dancing With The Stars 9: Bio Of Donny Osmond

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Donny Osmond: dance partner Kym Johnson

Birth Name: Donald Clark Osmond
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[Photo: Newscom]
Birth Date: December 9, 1957
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Ogden, Utah
Famous for:
  • Singer, actor, TV presenter
Notable:
  • His sister Marie Osmond was a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, season 5.

Awards:
  • DVD Exclusive Awards
    • 2003 DVD Premiere Award Best Original Song for: The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002) (V) – Nominated
      Shared with: Michele Brourman (music), Amanda McBroom (music), For the song “No One Has to Be Alone” (end title version).
  • Daytime Emmy Awards
    • 2003 Outstanding Game Show Host for: “Pyramid” (2002) – Nominated
    • 2001 Outstanding Talk Show for: “Donny & Marie” (1998) – Nominated
      Shared with: Dick Clark (executive producer), Charles Cook (executive producer), Maureen Fitzpatrick (executive producer), Dee Baker (coordinating producer), Marie Osmond (producer), Mashawn Nix (producer), Heather Schechner (producer), Adam Brauer (producer), Jacquie Jordan (producer), Edward Santos (producer), Kathy Giaconia (producer)
    • 2001 Outstanding Talk Show Host for: “Donny & Marie” (1998) – Nominated
      Shared with: Marie Osmond
    • 2000 Outstanding Talk Show for: “Donny & Marie” (1998) – Nominated
      Shared with: Dick Clark (executive producer), Charles Cook (executive producer), Maureen Fitzpatrick (co-executive producer), Dee Baker (coordinating producer), Marie Osmond (producer), Erin Irwin (producer), Mashawn Nix (senior producer), Edward Santos (producer), Heather Schechner (producer), Adam Brauer (producer), Jacquie Jordan (producer)
    • 2000 Outstanding Talk Show Host for: “Donny & Marie” (1998) – Nominated
      Shared with: Marie Osmond (co-host)
  • TV Land Awards
    • 2006 Favorite Singing Siblings for: “Donny and Marie” (1976) – Winner
      Shared with: Marie Osmond
    • 2005 Favorite Singing Siblings for: “Donny and Marie” (1976) – Nominated
      Shared with: Marie Osmond
Fast Facts:
  • Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
  • Osmond married Debbie Glenn, on May 8, 1978 at the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they have five sons: Donald Clark Osmond Jr. (b. July 31, 1979), Jeremy James Osmond (b. June 8, 1981), Brandon Michael Osmond (b. January 29, 1985), Christopher Glenn Osmond (b. December 12, 1990) and Joshua Davis Osmond (b. February 16, 1998).
  • He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song “Voices That Care.”
  • He played Joseph in the North American tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
  • Brother of Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Marie Osmond, Tom Osmond and Virl Osmond. All nine Osmond siblings studied karate under Chuck Norris.
  • Suffered from Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Donny’s first appearance was on TV’s “The Andy Williams Show” (1962) on December 10, 1963, one day after his 6th birthday.
  • His great-great-great grandparents were from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • Son of George Osmond and Olive Osmond.
  • Ranked #14 in TV Guide’s list of “TV’s 25 Greatest Teen Idols” (23 January 2005 issue).
  • Became a first-time grandfather on August 21, 2005, when his second son Jeremy Osmond and his wife Melissa Osmond had Dylan Osmond. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Donny and his family welcomed a granddaughter, Emery, on February 24, 2008. This is the first girl born into Donny’s immediate family, as he is father to five boys.
  • His sons are Brandon Michael Osmond (b. January 29, 1985), Christopher Glen Osmond (b. December 12, 1990), Donald Clark Osmond (b. July 31, 1979), Jeremy James Osmond (b. June 8, 1981), and Joshua Davis Osmond (b. February 16, 1998)
  • Appeared in one of the all-time monumental flops on Broadway, the 1982 revival of George M. Cohan’s “Little Johnny Jones” (the show that James Cagney’s Oscar-winning Cohan performs while singing “Yankee Doodle Dandy” in the eponymous 1942 film), which was pitifully old-fashioned and out-of-date, even in those early years of Reaganism. The show opened at the Alvin Theatre on March 21, 1982 after 29 previews and closed that same day for a total of one (1) performance. Only those shows that close without ever having officially opened (that is, during previews) have done worse.
  • Mentioned in the song “Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me” by Reunion.
  • Is twenty two months older than sister Marie.
  • The Osmonds were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Filmography:
  • Actor:
    • CTU: Provo (2008) …. Jeff Tromphlin
    • College Road Trip (2008) …. Doug Greenhut
    • Daddio …. Gabe (1 episode)
    • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) (V) …. Joseph
    • Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ (1998) (TV) (singing voice) …. Captain Li Shang
    • Mulan (1998) (singing voice) …. Shang
    • Nilus the Sandman (1991) TV series …. Trendoid (unknown episodes)
    • The Love Boat …. Danny Fields (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
    • The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982) (TV) …. Frank Isaacs
    • Goin’ Coconuts (1978) …. Donny
    • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre …. Irving Foy (1 episode, 1964)
  • Soundtrack:
    • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002) (V) (performer: “No One Has to Be Alone” (End Credits Version))
    • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) (V) (performer: “Any Dream Will Do”, “Joseph’s Coat”, “Joseph’s Dreams”, “Poor Poor Joseph”, “Potiphar”, “Close Every Door”, “Go Go Joseph”, “Poor Poor Pharaoh”, “Song of the King/”Pharaoh’s Dream Explained””, “Stone the Crows”, “The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel”, “Who’s the Thief?”, “Joseph All the Time/Jacob in Egypt”, “Any Dream Will Do (reprise)”)
    • Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (1998) (TV) (performer: “Any Dream Will Do”)
    • Mulan (1998) (performer: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”)
    • Beavis and Butt-Head (1 episode, 1994)
    • Donny and Marie (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
    • Old Smokey, “You Are My Sunshine”)
    • The Brady Bunch Hour (1 episode, 1976)
    • The Sonny and Cher Show (1 episode, 1976)
  • Producer:
    • Pyramid (2002) TV series (consulting producer) (unknown episodes)
    • Donny & Marie (1998) TV series (producer) (unknown episodes)
    • The Gift of Love (1978) (TV) (executive producer) (as The Osmond Brothers)
Discography:
  • Albums:
    • Solo studio albums
      • 1971 – The Donny Osmond Album
      • 1971 – To You, with Love
      • 1972 – Portrait of Donny
      • 1972 – Too Young
      • 1972 – My Best to You
      • 1973 – Alone Together
      • 1973 – A Time for Us
      • 1974 – Donny
      • 1976 – Disco Train
      • 1977 – Donald Clark Osmond
      • 1989 – Donny Osmond
      • 1990 – Eyes Don’t Lie
      • 2001 – This is the Moment
      • 2002 – Somewhere in Time
      • 2005 – What I Meant to Say
      • 2007 – Love Songs of the 70s
    • Collaborations with Marie Osmond
      • 1974 – I’m Leavin’ it All up to You
      • 1975 – Make the World Go Away
      • 1976 – Donny & Marie: Featuring Songs from Their TV Show
      • 1976 – New Season
      • 1978 – Winning Combination
      • 1978 – Goin’ Coconuts (soundtrack)
    • Compilation & specialty albums
      • 1973 – Superstar
      • 1992 – Greatest Hits
      • 1994 – The Best of Donny Osmond
      • 1995 – 25 Hits Special Collection
      • 1997 – Christmas at Home
      • 2002 – 20th Century Masters: The Best of Donny Osmond
      • 2002 – 20th Century Masters: The Best of Donny & Marie
      • 2008 – From Donny…with Love
  • Singles:
    • Solo:
      • 1971 – “Sweet and Innocent”
      • 1971 – “Go Away Little Girl”
      • 1971 – “Hey Girl/I Knew You When”
      • 1972 – “Puppy Love”
      • 1972 – “Too Young”
      • 1972 – “Why/Lonely Boy”
      • 1973 – “The Twelfth of Never”
      • 1973 – “Young Love”
      • 1973 – “A Million to One”
      • 1973 – “When I Fall in Love”
      • 1973 – “Are You Lonesome Tonight”
      • 1974 – “Where Did All the Good Times Go”
      • 1975 – “I Have a Dream”
      • 1976 – “C’mon Marianne”
      • 1976 – “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String”
      • 1987 – “I’m in It for Love”
      • 1988 – “Soldier of Love”
      • 1988 – “If It’s Love That You Want”
      • 1989 – “Sacred Emotion”
      • 1989 – “Hold on”
      • 1990 – “I’ll Be Good to You”
      • 1990 – “My Love Is a Fire”
      • 1991 – “Sure Lookin'”
      • 1991 – “Love Will Survive”
      • 2004 – “Breeze On By”
    • Collaborations with Marie Osmond
      • 1974 – “I’m Leavin’ it (All) up to You”
      • 1974 – “Morning Side of the Mountain”
      • 1975 – “Make the World Go Away”
      • 1975 – “Deep Purple”
      • 1976 – “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”
      • 1977 – “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”
      • 1978 – “Baby, I’m Sold on You”
      • 1978 – “I Want to Give You My Everything”
      • 1978 – “On the Shelf”
Personal Quotes:
  • [On playing the geeky dad in ‘College Road Trip’] When everyone began laughing at my dorky character I thought, ‘Maybe this’ll work. My whole life I’ve been known as Mr. White Bread, so if the shoe fits I say, “Wear it”.
  • My sister in the strongest person I know. (on sister Marie Osmond.)
  • Marie and I can finish each other’s sentences. And we usually know what the other one is thinking.
  • The #1 question I get asked is, ‘Where is Marie’?
  • We’re a team. Always have been, always will be. (on sister Marie Osmond.)
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