Donald (Donny) Clark Osmond was born December 9, 1957 as the seventh of nine children to Olive and George Osmond. He has seven brothers and one sister.
Donny got his first taste of stardom at the age of five. He and his brothers formed a group which
Donny came in first place in Dancing With the Stars season nine.
Donny was ranked #10 on Entertainment Tonight's "Hot List of 2007".
Donny's beloved father passed away in November 2007. Donny's mother passed away on May 9, 2004.
In the UK, The Twelfth of Never got to number one.
In the UK, Young Love got to number one in 1973.
In the UK, Puppy Love got to number one in 1972.
Donny is the Dancing With the Stars correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
Donny performed at the tribute concert for Princess Diana. He sang Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, along with two other actors who have played Joseph.
Donny and his family celebrated their fiftieth anniversary August 13th and 14th in 2007 at the Orleans hotel in Las Vegas.
Action dolls have been released for Donny and his sister, Marie.
He says that traveling by bus is the best way to tour.
What I Meant to Say was the first of his albums that he wrote and produced.
Donny and his family are part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons.
Donny fought former child star Danny Bonaduce in a celebrity boxing match. Danny won, but Donny claims that the fight was fixed.
Donny and his brothers won the first People's Choice Award for Favorite Pop Group in 1974.
In 1978, he and Marie starred in a movie called Goin' Coconuts.
His older brothers, Tom and Virl, are deaf.
Originally, Donny's wife was actually dating his older brother, Jay.
He was specifically asked to reprise his role of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway for its last performance on July 29, 2007.
It was in 1971 that he released his first solo album.
Donny married his wife Debra on May 8, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Donny was known for wearing purple socks as a teen. Though most fans believed that this was because he liked the color, it was actually because his mother and sister found a sale on purple socks, so they bought a whole bunch.
Donny has a very good relationship with his fanbase. Through his website, he is able to send birthday wishes and keep in touch with his audience.
Donny has traced back his family to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. This was shown on BBC Wales under the title Donny Osmond Coming Home.
He dressed up in a puppy costume and sang Puppy Love on The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
Donny was mentioned in the song Life is a Rock but the Radio Rolled Me by Reunion.
He appeared in and sang in the choir for Voices that Care.
Donny was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on Pyramid. He also received a nomination for a DVD Premiere Award for Best Original Song for The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water.
Donny & Marie was nominated for two daytime Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show in 2000 and 2001.
In 2006, Donny and Marie won a TVLand award for Best Singing Siblings.
Donny can be seen in Weird Al's video White and Nerdy.
Donny has a passion for family history and genealogy.
He released an album called Love Songs of the 70s in 2007.
Donny appeared in an episode of Here's Lucy when he was fourteen years old in 1972. In the episode, he sang a duet with Lucy Arnez.
Donny helped compile The Very Best of Donny and Marie: Volume One.
Donny reunited with his sister, Marie, on a 2006 edition of The Insider. The interview was three parts spread over three days.
A Saturday morning cartoon was created to capitalize on The Osmond Brothers' musical success. The animated series was entitled The Osmonds.
As of 2005, Donny has released 54 albums.
Donny released his autobiography in 1999. It is entitled Life is Just What You Make It: My Story So Far.
Donny made his first television appearance at the age of 5 on The Andy Williams Show.
Donny's favorite author is John Grisham.
Donny is a great race car driver. He has won amateur races, and Chevrolet even invited him to race professionally after he passed the professional driving test. Though Donny went as far as to assemble a pit crew, those plans were sidetracked when he was offered the role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Donny is a master electrician. He completely wired his recording studio and laid out the complete wiring plans for his Utah home.
In 2005, TV Guide ranked Donny at #15 in a list of "TV's Greatest Teen Idols".
Donny is a member of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.
While starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Donny suffered from social anxiety disorder.
As a child, Donny's family nicknamed him "Corky" because he was a show-stopper.
Donny has seven brothers - Alan, Jay, Jimmy, Merrill, Wayne, Tom, and Virl; and one sister - Marie.
Donny had to sleep in the luggage rack on the bus when he first started touring with his brothers.
In the 70's, Donny had a crush on Maureen McCormick who played Marcia on The Brady Bunch.
As a teen heart throb, Donny's signature color was purple.
"O God The Eternal Father" is Donny's favorite church hymn.
Donny never took piano lessons, but instead learned by ear and from watching his brother Alan play.
Wendy's is Donny's favorite fast food restaurant.
Donny had to have his back and chest waxed for performances in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Although he writes many songs, Donny can't read music. To compensate, he first sings into a cassette recorder and then plays it on the keyboards.
Donny's favorite place to vacation is Hawaii.
Donny and his wife Debra (née Glenn, wed 05/08/78) have five sons: Donald Clark Osmond Jr. (07/31/79), Jeremy James Osmond (06/8/81), Brandon Michael Osmond (01/29/85), Christopher Glenn Osmond (12/12/90) and Joshua Davis Osmond (02/16/98).
Donny is friends with the Osbourne family. They have joked about being related, since they are both British, music-based families, with their name beginning with "Os" (pronounced oz)
Donny and Marie were featured in a Pepsi Twist commercial with the Osbournes.
Donny [On the possibility of doing an Osmond Brother reunion tour]: Oh, I don't know. I've been asked about it many, many times. We're all so busy in our own careers. I'm working my own album. They've got their own careers. I think it'd be fun, but, not a career move.
Donny [On American Idol]: It's a great opportunity for someone to show versatility. But, it isn't necessarily a great opportunity to create a star in their own right. I don't think Madonna could pull it off. I don't think Springsteen would pull it off.
Donny [On wanting to be a judge on the X Factor]: I'd love to be a judge, oh man, in a heartbeat. It's a show where talent is the basis instead of someone's personal hygiene, like on that voyeuristic Big Brother. I come from an era when singers didn't lip-synch, they performed. Show us what you can do!
Donny: If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone.
Donny: My father instilled in me the attitude of prevailing. If there's a challenge, go for it. If there's a wall to break down, break it down.
Donny: Success sometimes can really bite you in the shorts.
Donny: I don't want my album coming out with a 'G' rating. Nobody would buy it.
Donny: I never smile unless I mean it.
Donny [(On his mother's death)]: I just started crying. And I couldn't stop.