Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 30, 1953
SpouseMary Carlson
FactProducer of "Operation Family Front," a special benefit/television variety program to assist the families of Utah servicemen involved in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Merrill Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah on April 30, 1953. He is the eldest of nine children born to Olive and George Osmond. His parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong influence on Merrill and his siblings. Merrill grew up in a musical family and began performing with his brothers when he was just four years old. The Osmond Brothers were a popular singing group in the 1960s and 1970s, and Merrill was the lead singer. The group appeared on the popular television show, The Andy Williams Show, and had their own show, The Osmond Brothers Show.

Merrill continued to perform with his brothers after the group disbanded in the 1980s. He also pursued a solo career and released several albums. In addition to his musical career, Merrill has also appeared in television shows and movies. He has been married twice and has five children.

Merrill Osmond has had a successful career in music and entertainment. He is a talented singer and performer, and has achieved success both as a solo artist and as part of the Osmond Brothers. Merrill has also appeared in television shows and movies, and has been married twice. He has five children.

General Info

Full NameMerrill Osmond
Date Of BirthApril 30, 1953
ProfessionTelevision producer, Actor, Bassist, Singer, Crazy Horses, One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River


SpouseMary Carlson
ChildrenJustin Osmond, Travis Osmond, Shane Osmond, Sheila Osmond, Troy Osmond, Heather Osmond, Crazy Horses, One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River
ParentsGeorge Osmond, Olive Osmond, Crazy Horses, One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River
SiblingsCrazy Horses, One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Jay Osmond, Alan Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Tom Osmond, Virl Osmond


MoviesThe Osmonds: Live in Concert, The Osmonds Live in Las Vegas: 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Merrill Osmond: Back in Black, The Osmond Brothers: Country Rockers
TV ShowsDonny & Marie, The Osmonds

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1Performs at the Osmond Family Theater in Branson, Missouri. When not performing in Branson, Merrill performs elsewhere in the world with recent performances in London, Las Vegas, and touring on various Royal Caribbean cruise lines. [August 2001]
2He has English, Danish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), German-Swiss, Dutch, and Welsh ancestry.
3The Osmonds were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4Has four grandchildren; two born to his son Shane (who was married May 19, 2001, to Brittney Harkness), Aspen Rushelle (b. April 8, 2003) and Andelyn Sherina (b. January 11, 2005), one born to his daughter Heather (married May 3, 2002, to Kade Hallows), Keaton Kade (b. April 27, 2005) and one born to eldest son, Travis (married July 10, 1998 to Maggon Palmer), Cassidi (b. April 12,2007).
5Two of his children appeared in Side by Side: The True Story of the Osmond Family (1982), Justin Osmond as a young version of his brother Virl Osmond and Travis Osmond as a young version of his brother Tom Osmond.
6Son of George Osmond and Olive Osmond.
7Grew up as the middle child of nine children, a member of the famous Osmond Family. His entertainment career, as lead singer of the Osmonds, has spanned over 40 years.
8Merrill and wife, Mary, have six children: Travis Osmond, Justin Osmond, Shane, Heather, Troy, and Sheila.
9In addition to publishing songs, Merrill has also produced and published more than 90 teleplays and scripts. He served as the executive producer of the Donny & Marie Show on ABC (1976-1979), and on such other programs as: "The Making of an Inaugural for Ronald Reagan," "The Roy Clark Special," "The Osmond Family Christmas Special" and many others.
10Producer of "Operation Family Front," a special benefit/television variety program to assist the families of Utah servicemen involved in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
11Brother of Alan Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jay Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Wayne Osmond Virl Osmond, Tom Osmond and Marie Osmond. All nine Osmond siblings studied karate under Chuck Norris.



The Osmond Family Christmas Special1980TV Movie executive producer
The Gift of Love1978TV Movie executive producer - as The Osmond Brothers
Donny and Marie1975-1978TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Mel & Susan Together1978TV Series executive producer


The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1963-1964TV SeriesDeuteronomy Kissel
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesRichard Foy


Harrigan2013lyrics: "Crazy Horses" - as Merrill Davis Osmond / music: "Crazy Horses" - as Merrill Davis Osmond
Rude Tube2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inside the Osmonds2001TV Movie writer: "Hold Her Tight", "Goin' Home", "Are You Up There?", "Crazy Horses", "Down By The Lazy River", "Utah"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dr. Shrinker1976TV Series writer: "Dr. Shrinker"
Wonderbug1976TV Series writer: "Wonderbug" - uncredited
The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue1974TV Movie writer: "Down by the Lazy River"

Music Department

Donny and Marie1976TV Series music production - 1 episode


Loose Women2013TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The Osmonds Crazy Horses2005Video shortHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2004TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
Liquid News2004TV SeriesHimself
We Are Family2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside the Osmonds2001TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Utah's Blackhawk War: Cultures in Conflict1998TV Movie documentaryHost - narrator
Osmond Family Values1997TV Movie documentary
Donny and Marie1976-1978TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek1976TV MovieHimself
Ann-Margret Olsson1975TV MovieHimself (as The Osmonds)
Beat-Club1972TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The Osmonds1972TV SeriesHimself (voice)
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1971-1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Andy Williams Christmas Show1971TV MovieHimself - Singer (as The Osmond Brothers)
Jerry Visits1971TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1970TV SeriesHimself
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV SeriesHimself (1968-1969)
The Andy Williams Show1962-1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Osmond Brothers)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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