Donny Osmond - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022
|Born on :||December 9, 1957 (age 65)|
|Birth Name /
|Donald Clark Osmond|
|Birth Place:||Ogden, Utah, USA|
|Father's Name:||George Virl Osmond|
|Mother's Name:||Olive May Osmond|
Virl Osmond (brother)
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (English, Welsh, Danish, Scottish, Swiss, German, Dutch)|
|Married Date:||May 8, 1978|
|Wife's Name:||Debbie Osmond|
Donald Clark Osmond Jr. (son)
|Height:||1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)|
|Weight:||80 kg (176.37 lb)|
|Shoe Size:||11 US|
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Who is Donny Osmond?
Donny Osmond is a singer, dancer, actor, author, and TV host by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known as one half of Donny & Marie, alongside younger sister Marie Osmond.
Donny Osmond – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Donny Osmond’s birth took place on December 9, 1957, in Ogden, Utah, USA. He was born Donald Clark Osmond to his mother Olive May Osmond and his father George Virl Osmond, who were both the patriarch of the singing Osmond family.
He is not the only child of his parents and has eight siblings. His brothers are named Alan, Jay, Jimmy, Merrill, Wayne, Virl, and Tom, and his younger sister is named Marie Osmond.
Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond in 1970s (Pinterest)
Although much is known about Donny Osmond and his family, there is limited information when it comes to his educational background.
His ethnicity includes English, Welsh, Danish, Scottish, Swiss, German, and Dutch.
Donny Osmond – Girlfriend, Wife, Children
Donny Osmond married his longtime girlfriend Debra Glenn on May 8, 1978. Both were 20 years old when they married. They had met when they were 16 years old and while Glenn was dating his older brother.
He and his wife have five children together- sons Donald Clark Osmond, Jr. (born July 31, 1979), Jeremy James Osmond (born June 8, 1981), Brandon Michael Osmond (born January 29, 1985), Christopher Glenn Osmond (born December 12, 1990), and Joshua Davis Osmond (born February 16, 1998).
He is living happily with the love of his life without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce. Now he is a grandfather of multiple children.
Donny Osmond – Career
Born into a family of entertainers, Donny Osmond also followed in his family’s footsteps. He started his career at a young age, as a member of the singing group The Osmonds alongside his brothers Alan, Jay, Merrill, and Wayne. After a successful audition for The Andy Williams Show, the group soon became regulars on the show.
His debut performance was in 1963 with the song You Are My Sunshine. In his teens, he became a teen idol after a series of hit songs and albums. After The Osmonds disbanded in the 1980s, each brother sought a solo career and hoped to reach a more adult audience.
Hosting, Albums, Acting
In 1974, Osmond and his sister Marie Osmond began to star in their own TV variety series The Donny & Marie Show. The show aired on ABC between 1976 and 1979. He went on to host Pyramid, The Great American Dream Vote (2007), and Identity. He once again worked in Donny & Marie for two years after its revival in 1998.
As a solo artist, Donny Osmond has released 17 studio albums including The Donny Osmond Album (1971), A Time for Us (1973), Eyes Don't Lie (1990), Somewhere in Time (2002), The Soundtrack of My Life (2014). As a member of Donny & Marie, he released 8 albums I'm Leaving It All Up to You (1974), New Season (1976), and Donny & Marie (2009, 2011).
Over the years, Osmond has starred in films Goin' Coconuts (1978), Ambitious (1985), Mulan (1998), Bob The Builder: Built to be Wild (2005), and College Road Trip (2008). He has also portrayed roles in the TV series The Love Boat (1980, 1982), and Handy Manny (2009) and worked as a contestant in The Masked Singer (2019), contestant, guest performer, and guest judge on Dancing with the Stars.
Donny Osmond’s College Road Trip cast includes Kym Whitley, Margo Harshman, Lucas Grabeel, and Will Sasso.
Donny Osmond – Awards, Nominations
Donny Osmond has had nominations for one Daytime Emmy Award (2003), OFTA Television Award, and shared nominations for two Daytime Emmy Awards (2000, 2001), DVD Premiere Award (2003), and TV Land Award (2005, 2006).
Donny Osmond – Controversy
Like most of the Osmond family members, he is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was embroiled in controversy when he stated that he opposes same-sex marriage but does not condemn homosexuality. He added that he believes homosexuals should be accepted in the Church if they remain celibate.
Donny Osmond had written on his website, “We all determine for ourselves what is right and what is not right for our own lives and how we live God's commandments. I am not a judge and I will never judge anyone for the decisions they make unless they are causing harm to another individual. I love my friends, including my homosexual friends. We are all God's children. It is their choice, not mine on how they conduct their lives and choose to live the commandments according to the dictates of their own conscience.”
Donny Osmond – Net worth, Salary
His net worth is estimated to be around $18 million while there have been no estimates on his annual salary.
Donny Osmond – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
On social media, Donny Osmond is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers. He also has an official website- donny.com.
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