Donny Osmond

Donald Clark " Donny " Osmond ( born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah) is an American singer, talk show host, record producer, songwriter and actor.


Donny Osmond is the seventh of nine children of George and Olive Osmond. The family is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( Mormons). He first joined at the age of 5 years in the Andy Williams Show on. Again and again he appeared together on with his brothers under the name of The Osmonds.

In 1972 he experienced a personal breakthrough with his solo hit Puppy Love, the Paul Anka had written.

From 1976 to 1979 he shared with his sister Marie Osmond Donny & Marie the show. His first hit with his sister Marie he had in 1974 with I'm Leaving It ( All) Up To You.

Osmond has been married to Debra Glenn since 1978 and has been with her ​​five sons.

His first film was Goin ' Coconuts (1978 ), a comedy thriller in which he played himself. In the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, he played from 1992 to 1998 the main role. It was produced with him as a film in 1999.

For the Disney Mulan Fim he borrowed Captain Shang the singing voice. For the film, A Land Before Time IX he composed and sang the theme song No one has to be alone.

Osmond was from 2002 until 2004 to adjust the sending host of the game show Pyramid.

With the song Breeze on by from his 54th album, he came in 2004 in the UK 's Top Ten, and even came up with a top position in the Smooth Jazz charts.

On 22 July 2005, he was allowed of Latter -day Saints act as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ on the celebration of the 95th birthday of President Gordon B. Hinckley with the songs This is the Moment and One Dream.

He also appears in the video "White and Nerdy " by Weird Al Yankovic in the background and has a brief cameo appearance in the sitcom The King of Queens ( King of Queens S01E10 - turkey à la Mom and S02E17 - Doug meets Carrie ) and Parker Lewis - The Cool from school ( S01E23 - Long Live the King).

In 2008 he was featured in the film College Road Trip