Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli

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Birthday: Nov 25, 1955

Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy

His passion, unbridled energy, and inimitable dancing skills made Bruno Tonioli one of the most sought-after dancers and choreographers in the United Kingdom, and propelled him to international stardom as one of the judges on the popular reality dancing competition, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), where he dished some of the most outrageous and memorable critiques to the show's celebrity contestants. He was born on Nov. 25, 1955 in the small northern town of Ferrara, Italy. An only child of working-class parents, Tonioli began to dance before he could talk. His family did not own a television until he was 7 years of age, so he often went to the movies to watch Hollywood musicals with his father, who admired American dance icons Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. At 18, Tonioli joined a dance troupe and moved to Paris, where he became a successful choreographer. Pop bands sought out his services, and he worked on numerous commercials and in films. While his dancing career flourished, the grief he experienced after the death of his mother in 1994 and then his father in 2001 nearly ended it. He worked through his pain with the help of his chosen art form, choreographing films like the dramas "Little Voice" (1998) and "Me Without You" (2001), and an episode of the hit comedy skit "French and Saunders" (BBC, 1987-2004) starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Tonioli also worked with A-list music stars such as Elton John, Tina Turner and Freddie Mercury on their music videos and concert tours.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Grizzly II: Revenge Art Director - 1983

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2021 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Judge 2007-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Come Dancing Judge 2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014-2015
90% 70% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010-2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
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2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann Judge 2008

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