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Donny Osmond

Highest Rated:   86% Mulan (1998)
Lowest Rated:   0% Mulan II (2003)
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Birthplace:   Ogden, Utah, USA
A performer who ultimately evolved into one of the most sought-after teen pop idols of the 1970s, singer and occasional actor Donny Osmond initially rode to fame as a member of the Osmonds vocal ensemble, alongside four of his siblings.Born in 1957 to George Osmond and Olive Osmond of Ogden, UT, Donald Clark Osmond grew up watching older brothers Alan, Wayne, Jay, and Merrill establish themselves as a stage act with barbershop quartet-style vocal performances at Disneyland and on The Andy Williams Show; Donny joined the rest in 1968, at the age of 11, and followed when the family migrated to The Jerry Lewis Show. The band encountered unchecked popularity following the rise of "family-themed" vocal groups such as the Jackson 5 and the fictional Partridge Family in the late '60s and early '70s. Thanks in no small part to the tutelage and guidance of MGM head Mike Curb, the Osmonds took advantage of this "family pop" trend and netted a massive fan base; in time, they gained a new member in the form of youngest child Little Jimmy Osmond, and received occasional vocal support from sister Marie Osmond. Through it all, Donny remained the centerpiece; his solo career also took off in the early '70s alongside that of the larger family, and commenced with 1971's The Donny Osmond Album. The popularity of this and subsequent efforts turned Osmond into a teenage heartthrob who ultimately rivaled David Cassidy, Michael Jackson, and others in popularity.Donny and Marie united for a musical variety show on ABC in 1976 and sustained it for three and a half long and successful years, but the program folded in May 1979. It took around ten more years for Donny to issue his debut solo record as an adult; his style (which earned occasional comparisons to George Michael) did connect with a sizeable audience, and though his popularity waned somewhat by the mid-'90s, he regained much of it via performances as Joseph of the Old Testament in the stage musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Donny also co-headlined a talk program with Marie in the late '90s and continued issuing solo records from time to time. In 2002 he attempted a comeback as the host of a revamped version of the classic game show Pyramid, but the program was short-lived. Osmond appeared on the ninth season of the popular reality competition show Dancing With the Stars.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Actor
2012
13% College Road Trip
  • Doug
$45.5M 2008
No Score Yet Bob the Builder - Built to be Wild
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Donny Osmond: Live at Edinburgh Castle
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Tom Jones and Friends: Live
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Donny Osmond: Live
  • Actor
2003
0% Mulan II
  • Captain Li Shang
2003
No Score Yet Inside the Osmonds
  • Himself
2001
No Score Yet The Best of MusikLaden: The Osmonds
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Jim Brickman: My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman
  • Actor
2000
83% Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Joseph
2000
71% Get Bruce
  • Actor
1999
86% Mulan
  • Capt. Li Shang (singing)
1998
No Score Yet Goin' Coconuts
  • Donnie
1978
No Score Yet Paul Lynde Halloween Special
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Paul Lynde Halloween Special
  • Actor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Appearing
  • Reality cast member
  • Performer
  • Judge
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Host
  • 2000

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