Osmond Donny Donny Osmond has an estimated net worth of $18 million. He is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio presenter, and former teen idol. Donny Osmond began his career as a member of The Osmonds, a successful American family band in the 1970s. Donny Osmond then embarked on a solo career that was a huge success. Donny Osmond is a multi-talented artist best known for co-hosting the Donny & Marie variety program. Osmond has also featured in a number of reality TV shows over his career.
Donny Osmond was born in the town of Ogden, Utah, on December 9th, 1957. Donny joined The Osmonds and began his music career shortly after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was raised with his eight siblings.
After being invited to appear on The Andy Williams Show, the Osmonds rose to prominence in the music world. Donny Osmond performed “You Are My Sunshine” by himself on the show in 1963. Donny Osmond became a teen idol as the group’s youngest member. When he covered Roy Orbison’s “Sweet and Innocent” in the early 1970s, his solo career seemed poised for success. His follow-up singles also charted well. He was invited to participate in the Here’s Lucy show due to his rising popularity.
The Osmonds’ music had evolved to the country by the 1980s, while Donny’s solo career had shifted to pop. However, rebuilding his image was a difficult process, and it wasn’t until 1989 that he became a big pop act with the hit “Soldier of Love.” Donny followed up with “Sacred Emotion,” which hit the number two place on the US charts. Following his comeback, Osmond embarked on a lengthy tour to promote his return.
Dweezil’s Zappa’s cover of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” in the early 1990s had Osmond as a guest vocalist. Osmond’s focus shifted to film around this time. To begin, he contributed the song “No One Has to Be Alone” to the soundtrack of The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, an animated feature. He then recorded “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” a fan-favorite song from Mulan. He recorded a Christmas album in the 2000s before charting in the top ten with “Breeze On By.” Donny Osmond eventually released The Soundtrack of My Life, his eighteenth solo album, which included a track with Stevie Wonder called “My Cherie Amour.”
Donny Osmond’s film and television career grew in tandem with his singing success. The Mike Douglas Show was his first step, which he and his sister Marie hosted. Fred Silverman, the show’s producer, was so taken with the siblings that he offered them their own show. From 1976 through 1979, The Donny & Marie Show was a popular variety show. Donny & Marie, a chat program that aired between 1998 and 2000, was the siblings’ next venture.
The Donny & Marie Show wasn’t Donny Osmond’s last hosting gig. He then went on to host Pyramid from 2002 to 2004, Identity from the United Kingdom, and The Great American Dream Vote, which was canceled after two episodes. Along with his sister Marie, he co-hosted the Miss USA pageant in 2008.
Donny Osmond has appeared in episodes of Friends, Diagnosis: Murder, and Hannah Montana as a guest actor. The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch, Goin’ Coconuts, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and College Road Trip was among Osmond’s other film appearances. He has lent his voice to animated series such as Johnny Bravo and Bob the Builder as a voice actor.
Osmond has also starred in The Masked Singer and Dancing with the Stars, so he’s no stranger to reality shows. For the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars, he was paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson in 2009. While Osmond had his ups and downs during the series, receiving low scores at times, he eventually won the tournament with a spectacular performance in the finals. He returned to the show as a judge in season 18, and in 2014, he judged Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of the show.
Donny Osmond debuted on Broadway in the early 1980s, replacing David Cassidy in Little Johnny Jones. After only one performance, however, the show was canceled. In the 1990s, Osmond rose to fame after starring in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph. He appeared in thousands of shows for the musical and was later cast in the same role in the 1999 film adaptation.