DAVID OSMOND has show business in his genealogy as part of the WORLD FAMOUS OSMOND FAMILY, and continuing in the family business was a natural progression. Being the 4th son of Alan and Suzanne Osmond, David grew up in the spotlight as his Father Alan was the oldest, and therefore the leader of the OSMONDS (Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy).

David’s career AND the challenges that he has faced closely resembles that of his famous father, uncles and aunt. On the professional side, he and his brothers were discovered by the late Bob Hope, and were featured on Bob Hope Television Specials. David and his Brothers were signed by Mike Curb, who signed the original Osmonds to their recording contract. The Osmonds 2nd Generation (as David and his Brothers were called) had four songs in the Top 40 in the U.K., and performed to sold-out stadiums and arenas in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Eventually, his uncles opened the Osmond Family Theater in Branson, Missouri, where David was a featured performer.

When Uncle Donny Osmond starred in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the producers selected David to understudy for his uncle, and eventually David replaced Donny in the lead role as JOSEPH for many years.

Every family has challenges to overcome, and the Osmond Family is no exception. When David’s father, Alan, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, it led to his early retirement from the performing Osmonds. Shockingly, David was forced to put his career on hold, due to his own diagnosis and physical battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  David followed his father’s own words of wisdom: “I may have MS, but MS does NOT have me,” and has been able to become a symbol of hope to the MS Community. The Today Show did a feature on David, highlighting his inspiring story, as well as his influential music as a singer-songwriter. David was the 2010 recipient of the National MS Society’s prestigious Spirit of Life Award, as well as their Ambassador of the Year Award, with which he was only the fifth person in the Society’s 66 year history to receive this recognition. David continues to raise awareness for MS by speaking and performing nationwide with his music and positive message of overcoming adversity.

As David continues to successfully overcome the physical challenges of MS, his professional life and personal life have also flourished.  David was chosen to host a BYU Produced Television competition Show, “STARBIZ,” that benefited numerous Non-Profit Charities, and he was featured on FOX’s hit TV show American Idol in 2009. On the acting front, he reprised the role of JOSEPH at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and also had the chance to recently perform alongside artists such as David Archuleta, Take 6, The Jonas Bros, Michelle Branch, Stevie Wonder and The Eagles. David was also voted the “2011 Artist of the Year” from Stereofame.com.

But David’s GREATEST accomplishment is being a family man. He married the former Valerie McClain, and has two beautiful daughters, Saffron and Azalea.

David has had some incredible milestones in his career as an entertainer, from performing onstage at Wembley Arena to singing at Harpo Studios for Oprah. With the successes and challenges that he has faced, David begins each day with the determination and appreciation of his family legacy.

8 Responses to “About”

  1. Kim freeman March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Your story is very inspirational. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Are you back on American idol this season (2013) as the featured guitarist?? If not, could he be another member of the Osmond family??

    God bless you and your family.

    • kathy mussi March 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

      David you were awesome at turning stone March 16th Monday performance an amazing young man….be proud..thanks for liking my leapord boots haha….

  2. Linda McKinster December 21, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Watched the making of Believe. Gives the CD a whole new meaning. It’s a beautiful CD. Glad to add it to our family’s Christmas collection.

  3. Tom Stevens December 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    I heard a song you did on Glenn Beck’s show. Growing up listening to your parents was always a pleasure. I wish you well with your career and life.

    God Bless

  4. Linda Grant December 13, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    I learned about you on Glenn Beck’s show. I watched the making of cd Believe Again. You took my breathe away. I was humbled beyond words as you sang O Come All Ye Faithful. To think you did that in one take is amazing in itself. You brought such joy and peace to my soul. God has blessed you with the voice of an angel. Thank you for sharing your blessing.

  5. mary Coltey March 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    Thank you my daughter and I saw you last night. You and Marie were wonderful. We laught, cry, and just wanted to hug you both. You can add us to your fan club. Hugs and prayers Mary and Chyanne

  6. kathy mussi March 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    David you were awesome at turning stone March 16th Monday performance an amazing young man….be proud..thanks for liking my leapord boots haha….

  7. Melody November 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi David
    Thank joy for sharing your story and method of recovery. I have a cousin and sister in law who are fighting ms and my cousin is getting ready for a big procedure. What was the steroid that helped you and the supplements?

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