Donny Osmond

Singer, Actor, TV host
Entertainment superstar Donny Osmond came of age in the mid-1970s - an era of long-haired rock stars and sexual liberation. But Osmond and the rest of his performing siblings, with their traditional Mormon upbringing ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1957 in Ogden, Utah, USA

Filmography

Actor (84)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

20/20 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dancing With the Stars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rediscovered 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

College Road Trip 2008 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Daddio 2000 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie Stars 1999 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1991, 1998 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Search 2000 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The 2008 Miss USA Pageant 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The King of Queens 1998 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Osmonds 50th Anniversary 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

omg! Insider 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American Dream Vote 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

100 Greatest Teen Stars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fear Factor 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth (2001) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Donny Osmond: This Is the Moment 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

The 80th Annual Miss America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rosie Christmas 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Donny & Marie 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

My Romance: An Evening With Jim Brickman 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Requiem 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of the Osmonds 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osmonds: Pure and Simple 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Andrew Lloyd Webber 50th Birthday Celebration 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Four Freshman: 50 Years Fresh! 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

Singing Voice of Shang (Actor)

The Daily Show Holiday Spectacular 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's Teen Idols 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl Saturday Night 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Children's Miracle Network Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osmond Family Thanksgiving Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osmond Family Christmas Special 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 25th Anniversary 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Donny and Marie Christmas Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Donny and Marie 1975 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osmond Family Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Goin' Coconuts 1978 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Christmas Party 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Donny and Marie Osmond Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osmonds Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osmonds 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

The Osmond Brothers Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seven Little Foys 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Osmonds (TV Show)

Actor

Pyramid (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

College Road Trip 2008 (Movie)

("We Wish You A Merry Christmas") (Song Performer)

The 80th Annual Miss America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer
Writer (1)

The Blue Jean Network 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Creator

Biography

Entertainment superstar Donny Osmond came of age in the mid-1970s - an era of long-haired rock stars and sexual liberation. But Osmond and the rest of his performing siblings, with their traditional Mormon upbringing, had more in common with the previous generation. They favored the style of gracious song and dance men with canned stage patter, over the increasingly popular style of youthful rebellion. Fortunately, even the rebellious, hedonistic decade of the seventies needed perky entertainers who said "yes, sir" as much as it needed angry delinquents, and Osmond was able to parlay being an affable man of faith and family into more than four decades of solid work on stage and screen. He released an astonishing 54 albums, with total sales of over 80 million units. He hosted talk shows and game shows. He performed thousands of musical theater performances, wowing audiences with his skillful range. And he never made headlines for doing anything bawdy, inappropriate or illegal. Not many entertainers who grew up from childhood in the public eye could lay claim to that feat.

Relationships

Donald Clark Osmond Jr

Son
Born July 31, 1979 mother, Debra Glenn

George Virl Osmond Jr

Brother
Born October 19, 1945 hearing-impaired married with seven children

George Virl Osmond

Father
Died November 2007 at age 90

Debra Glenn

Wife
Married May 8, 1978

Christopher Osmond

Son
Born December 12, 1990 mother, Debra Glenn

Jeremy Osmond

Son
Born June 8, 1981 mother, Debra Glenn

Joshua Osmond

Son
Born February 16, 1998 mother, Debra Glenn

Alan Osmond

Brother
Born June 22, 1949 has eight sons who perform as The Osmonds-Second Generation

Jay Osmond

Brother
Married with three sons produced "The Donny and Marie Show"

Jimmy Osmond

Brother
Born April 16, 1963 married with one daughter

Merrill Osmond

Brother
Operates a theater in Branson, Missouri married with six children

Thomas Osmond

Brother
Born October 26, 1947 married twice has nine children

Wayne Osmond

Brother
Born August 28, 1951 married with five children

Marie Osmond

Sister
Born October 13, 1959 married twice has six children co-starred with brother Donny on a variety series in the 1970s and a talk show in the 1990s

Olive Osmond

Mother
Died May 9, 2004

Brandon Osmond

Son
Born January 29, 1985 mother, Debra Glenn

Milestones

2010

Teamed with sister Marie for "Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas" at Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre

2009

Joined the ninth season of ABC's reality series "Dancing With the Stars" as a contestant

2008

Replaced Pat O'Brien as co-host of The Insider (CBS)

2008

Joined sister, Marie, to headline a six month run as the headlining act at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV; extended their contract to go until October of 2012

2006

Returned to Broadway in the role of Gaston in Disney's "Beauty And The Beast"

2002

Hosted the syndicated television game show "Pyramid"

1999

With Marie, hosted the Miss America pageant

1998

Reprised role in "Joseph" for seven weeks in Utah

1998

Provided the singing voice of Shang in the Disney animated feature "Mulan"

1998

Served as writer-producer and co-host of the syndicated talk show "Donny & Marie"

1996

Embroiled in "controversy" when he joked about Rosie O'Donnell's weight on her syndicated talk show; returned and apologized by singing "Puppy Love" dressed in a dog suit

1989

Attempted to remake his image with a slightly edgier rock recording, the single "Soldier of Love"

1982

TV acting debut in the comedy Western "The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch" (ABC)

1982

Made Broadway debut in an ill-fated revival of the George M Cohan musical "Little Johnny Jones"

1981

Created the syndicated series "The Blue Jean Networks"

1978

Co-starred with sister in the feature "Goin' Coconuts"

1976

Co-hosted the ABC weekly variety series "Donny & Marie"

1975

Teamed with sister for the variety special "The Donny and Marie Osmond Show" (ABC)

1974

With Marie, had hit recording with "I'm Leaving It (All) Up to You"

1972

Had hit single, "Puppy Love"; received gold record

1970

With brothers, had hit record with "One Bad Apple"

1970

First solo gold record, Go Away Little Girl

1970

Co-hosted the CBS special "The Osmond Brothers Show"

1964

Appeared with brothers in the unsold NBC pilot "The Seven Little Foys"

1963

Made TV debut as member of the Osmond Brothers on "The Andy Williams Show"

1963

With brothers, was regular performer on "The Andy Williams Show" (NBC)

Made recurring appearances on "The Andy Williams Show" (NBC)

Provided voice for Donny in the animated series "The Osmonds" (ABC)

Spent five years touring in the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Spent one year as regulars on "The Jerry Lewis Show" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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His website is located at www.donny.com

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