Donny Osmond

BirthDay:

09 Dec 1957

BirthPlace:

Ogden, Utah, USA

BirthName:

Donald Clark Osmond

Bio:

Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond was born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, to Olive Osmond (née Davis) and George Osmond on . He was the seventh of eight brothers and has one sister. When Donny was young, his family went to see Lawrence Welk in California. They were unable to meet with him so they decided to take a vacation to Disneyland. This is where Donny's older brothers Wayne Osmond, Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond and Jay Osmond were discovered by Walt Disney. They performed at Disneyland and were soon asked to perform on The Andy Williams Show (1962). They performed on the show for nine years, with Donny joining the show at age six. After their run on the show was up, the brothers spent two years trying to make it big before Mike Curb and Rick Hall found "One Bad Apple", the song originally chosen for The Jacksons (then known as The Jackson Five), but was instead recorded by the Osmonds and made them famous. For the next several years, Donny traveled all over the world with his brothers, performing for fans such songs as "Puppy Love", "Crazy Horses", "Go Away Lttle Girl", "Down By the Lazy River" and "Twelfth of Never". In 1974, Donny's sister, Marie Osmond, started performing with the brothers and Donny recorded duets with her. That led to their co-hosting The Mike Douglas Show (1961). An executive at ABC saw the show and offered them their own TV variety show. The pair took it under one condition--that the whole family be involved. Donny and Marie (1975) was a huge success and lasted four years. During the run of the show, Donny married Debra Glenn in 1978 and started a family. In 1979, the show was canceled and the family was faced with a huge debt that they repaid. The early 1980s were not easy for Donny. He tried many different avenues, including starring in "Little Johnny Jones" on Broadway, but without much success. Donny had a break in the late 1980s, though, when he teamed up with Peter Gabriel and recorded "Soldier of Love", which went to #2 on the US charts. In the 1990s, he toured as Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". This lasted to the late 1990s. After that, he teamed up with Marie again for Donny & Marie (1997), this time a TV talk show. This was highly successful as well, but only lasted a few years. After the end of the show, Donny once again returned to music. He has since released "This is The Moment" a collection of Broadway tunes, and "Somewhere in Time", a collection of love songs. Shortly afterward, Donny was offered the opportunity to host the syndicated game show Pyramid (2002), a revival of the popular The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) game show, and it ran from 2002-2004. Donny has released a new single "Breeze on By", which reached #8 on the UK charts. He has an upcoming CD "What I Meant to Say" due out in November in the UK and January 2005 in the US.

Osmond's ancestry includes Welsh, English, Danish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, and Dutch.
Filmography

Actor ( 145 credits )

Celebrity P.O.V. (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Your Face Sounds Familiar (2013)  Himself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2013)
Marie (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Modeling with Ishah Wright Produced in Full HD (2011)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Marilyn Denis Show (2011)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Fern Britton Meets... (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
CTU: Provo (2008) Jeff Tromphlin
College Road Trip (2008) Doug
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Op zoek naar Joseph (2008)  Joseph (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Any Dream Will Do (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Happy Hour (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The States (2007)  Himself (Utah) (1 episode, 2007)
The Truth About Boybands (2007)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Pyramid Game (2007)  Himself - Host (30 episodes, 2007)
The Great American Dream Vote (2007)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2007)
Name That Tune (2007)  Himself - Host (2007)
Identity (2007)  Himself - Presenter (5 episodes, 2007)
Hannah Montana (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
Soapstar Superstar (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Himself - Contestant / ... (33 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2011)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Video on Trial (2005)  Weird Al's Backup Dancer (1 episode, 2006)
Martha (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
TV Land Confidential (2005)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2007)
The Misbehavers (2004) Himself
Strictly Come Dancing (2004)  Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2004)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
HARDtalk Extra (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Las Vegas (2003)  Donny Osmond (1 episode, 2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Terry and Gaby Show (2003)  Himself - Guest Presenter (1 episode, 2003)
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Pyramid (2002)  Himself - Host (191 episodes, 2002-2004)
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Today with Des and Mel (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
American Idol (2002)  Himself - Audience Member (1 episode, 2005)
SoapTalk (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Ushi Says: Hi! (2001) Himself
Fear Factor (2001)  Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2001)
The Kumars at No. 42 (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Daddio (2000)  Gabe (1 episode)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Making the Band (2000)  Himself (2001) (unknown episodes)
Dale's All Stars (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Paul Anka: The Music Man (2000) Himself
Breakfast (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Loose Women (1999)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Movie Stars (1999)  Donny Osmond (1 episode, 2000)
VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mulan (1998) Shang (singing voice)
The King of Queens (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
V.I.P. (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (15 episodes, 1999-2003)
So Graham Norton (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Heaven and Earth Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000)
Donny & Marie (1998)  Host (unknown episodes)
The View (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Johnny Bravo (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2004)
Behind the Music (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (8 episodes, 1996-2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Friends (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Politically Incorrect (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
GMTV (1993)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2001-2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
One on One with John Tesh (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Into the Night (1990)  Himself (2 episodes, 1991)
Quantum Leap (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Kelly (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Biography (1987)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2008)
Sábado noche (1987)  Himself - Performer (1 episode, 1987)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
Throb (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2008)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself - Video Clue Presenter (1 episode, 2003)
Wheel of Fortune (1983)  Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Live from Her Majesty's (1982)  Himself (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (135 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Pink Lady (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Horas doradas (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Children in Need (1980)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2007)
Goin' Coconuts (1978) Donny
Mel & Susan Together (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
The Love Boat (1977)  Danny Fields / ... (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
Donny and Marie (1976)  Himself - Host / ... (63 episodes, 1976-1978)
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 1976)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (2 episodes, 1978)
Andy (1976)  Himself (1 episode)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
The Ernie Sigley Show (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
The Osmonds (1972)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Reg Varney Revue (1972)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1972)
Musikladen (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 1974)
Great Performances (1971)  Performer 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Close Every Door' (
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Disco (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
All My Children (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Flip (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969)  Himself - Guest Performer (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Here's Lucy (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
The Basil Brush Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
The Jerry Lewis Show (1967)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1968)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Guest Appearance (1 episode, 1975)
Beat-Club (1965)  Himself - Musician (2 episodes, 1972)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 1972-1979)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Irving Foy (1 episode, 1964)
The Andy Williams Show (1962)  Himself / ... (15 episodes, 1963-1968)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself - Co-Host / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Today (1952)  Himself - Correspondent (1 episode, 2009)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Pyramid (2002) consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Donny & Marie (1998) producer (unknown episodes)
Donny and Marie (1976) executive producer (21 episodes, 1976-1978)