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Kenny Ortega Net Worth

Kenny Ortega Net Worth is
$10 Million

Kenny Ortega Biography

An American film and Tv presenter, producer, director in addition to a choreographer, Kenneth John ‘Kenny’ Ortega, professionally referred to as Kenny Ortega was created in 18th April 1950 in Palo Alto, California, United states. Fundamentally, he was rose in america with his friends and family, therefore he retains the American Nationality. He provides earned high quantity of net worthy of through his job of a director, choreographer, maker, and presenter. He in addition has been the choreographer for movies such as for example ‘Dirty Dancing,’ ‘High College Musical,’ ‘High College Musical 2 and 3,’ ‘Quest for Camelot’ and more outstanding films. He has high-class and expensive vehicles in nowadays. He’s the owner well-furnished home in California and in addition he has more costly cars in today’s. And he also offers high net worthy of and gets the substantial salary from his function and profession. Hollywood greatest choreographer and immediate Kenny have approximated net worthy of over $10 million dollars. And gets massive income aswell, where he conveniently survived himself and his family members through his net worthy of and income. In 1987, he choreographed the favorite film called “Dirty Dance”. He taken care of get his previously education Sequoia SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, CL. He has gained his net well worth through directing popular and top movies, where his films constantly hit at the package office. Furthermore, he worked well as a choreographer for “The Cheetah Girls 2”. His profession started from 1980 when he choreographs the film “Xanadu”. And his 1st direction film is “Dirty Dance” in 1988. Afterward, he gets huge achievement in the industry. And today becomes the Hollywood best wealthy persona and director along with choreographer. He’s among those actors who prefer to hang on their personal bio and information beneath the wraps. Kenny Ortega- the person behind the achievement of Michael Jackson’s THAT IS It


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Quick Facts

Full NameKenny Ortega
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 18, 1950, March 28, 1936
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Choreographer, Television Director, Entrepreneur, Businessperson
NationalityAmerican, Spanish
SpouseFlora Pérez, Rosalía Mera
ChildrenSandra Ortega Mera, Marta Ortega Perez, Marcos Ortega Mera
ParentsOctavio Ortega, Madeline Ortega, Josefina Gaona Hernández, Antonio Ortega Rodríguez
SiblingsDebra Lee Ortega, Mark Ortega, Antonio Ortega, Pilar Ortega Gaona, Josefa Ortega Gaona
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/kennyortegablog
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/kennyortegablog
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Children's Programs, ALMA Award for Special Achievement, ALMA Award for Outstanding Director of a Television Drama or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing - Variety, Music or Comedy Program
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, ALMA Award for Outstanding Director of a Feature Film
MoviesHigh School Musical, Descendants, Michael Jackson's This Is It, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Hocus Pocus, High School Musical 2, Newsies, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Descendants 2, The Cheetah Girls 2, And God Created Woman, Legally Mad, XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Dome Project, Red Hot Rock, Michael Jackson Memorial, Dirty Dancing, In the Heights


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 He is of Spanish descent.
2 Longtime friend of Josh Carmichael.
3 Longtime personal friend and choreographer to Michael Jackson.
4 On set, if he catches an actor or actress yawning, he forces them to pay him a dollar. After production he donates all the proceeds to "The Make a Wish Foundation".
5 As of 2007, he has directed three out of the four successful Disney Channel Original Movies with High School Musical (2006), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007).
6 Has worked with Madonna, Cher, Gloria Estefan and Elton John.


Quotes

#Quote
1 There's an old Fred Astaire movie where the stage becomes bigger and deeper and more complex. Moments like that really did impact on me and influence me. I want to bring a little of that to High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)--that the whole world is a stage.
2 [on what he learned from his mentor, Gene Kelly] If you didn't understand how to design your choreography for the camera, then you were shortchanging yourself and would never come to fully realize your worth. It would have meant very little if I hadn't come to understand technically how to put the work up.


Pictures

All Kenny Ortega pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs Descendants (2015) Rachel Leiterman (first assistant director plaque)
2010 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Director - Film This Is It (2009)
2009 Jackie Coogan Award Young Artist Awards For the "High School Musical" films.
2008 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Director of a Made-for-TV Movie High School Musical 2 (2007)
2007 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Director - Television Series, Mini-Series, Television Movie High School Musical (2006)
2007 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs High School Musical (2006) Don Schain (unit production manager plaque)

Matias Alvarez (first assistant director plaque)

Tobijah Tyler (second assistant director plaque)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography High School Musical (2006) Charles Klapow (choreography by)

Bonnie Story (choreography by)
2004 Career Achievement Award American Choreography Awards, USA
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002) Sarah Kawahara (ice choreographer)

Doug Jack (field choreographer)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002) Ron de Moraes (director)

Bucky Gunts (director)
2002 American Choreography Award American Choreography Awards, USA Outstanding Achievement in Television - Variety or Special XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002) Sarah Kawahara

Doug Jack
1998 American Choreography Award American Choreography Awards, USA Outstanding Achievement in Television - Episodic Chicago Hope (1994)
1997 American Choreography Award American Choreography Awards, USA Outstanding Achievement in Television - Variety or Special Judy Chabola

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Documentary This Is It (2009)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography High School Musical 2 (2007) Charles Klapow (choreographer)

Bonnie Story (choreographer)
2008 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs High School Musical 2 (2007)
2007 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Director - Film The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special High School Musical (2006)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Episode of the Year Gilmore Girls (2000) Amy Sherman-Palladino
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Comedy Series Gilmore Girls (2000)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002) Don Mischer (executive producer)

Dick Ebersol (executive producer)

David J. Goldberg (producer)

Geoff Bennett (producer)

David Neal (producer)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography Grounded for Life (2001)
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Newsies (1992)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Hull High (1990) Stanley Clarke (composer)

Peggy Holmes (chant lyrics)

Lawrence Edwards (lyrics)

David Weiss (lyrics)

Maureen Crowe (lyrics)
1985 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Choreography in a Video Madonna (artist)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Change of Heart 2017 completed
Descendants 2 2017 TV Movie post-production
Dirty Dancing announced
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again 2016 TV Movie
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Descendants 2015 TV Movie
The Making of Frozen 2014 Short
Bunheads 2012 TV Series 1 episode
The Playboy Club 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Legally Mad 2010 TV Movie
Dome Project 2010 Video short
This Is It 2009 Documentary
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary creative director
High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008
High School Musical 2 2007 TV Movie
Gilmore Girls 2002-2006 TV Series 12 episodes
The Cheetah Girls 2 2006 TV Movie
High School Musical 2006 TV Movie
Billy Squier: Video Hits 2005 Video short segment "Rock Me Tonight"
Ally McBeal 2001-2002 TV Series 3 episodes
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2002 TV Movie
Grounded for Life 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Resurrection Blvd. 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Chicago Hope 1998-1999 TV Series 2 episodes
Wasteland 1999 TV Series 1 episode
Fame L.A. 1997 TV Series
Second Noah 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary
Hocus Pocus 1993
Newsies 1992
Hull High 1990 TV Series 3 episodes
Dirty Dancing 1988 TV Series 2 episodes
Red Hot Rock 1984 Video segment "Breakin' Together"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendants 2015 TV Movie choreographer
This Is It 2009 Documentary choreographer
High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 choreographer
Awilda and a Bee 2008 Short caterer
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 Documentary concert conceived & produced by / stage director
High School Musical 2 2007 TV Movie choreographer
High School Musical: The Concert - Extreme Access Pass 2007 Video choreographer / concert creator / concert producer
High School Musical 2006 TV Movie choreographer
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2002 TV Movie supervising choreographer
The Way She Moves 2001 TV Movie choreographer
Grounded for Life 2001 TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Wasteland 1999 TV Series choreographer
Quest for Camelot 1998 choreographer
Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies 1996 TV Special choreographer
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 choreographer
Hocus Pocus 1993 choreographer
Newsies 1992 choreographer
Hull High 1990 TV Series choreographer - 8 episodes
Shag 1989/I choreographer
Neil Diamond: Greatest Hits Live 1988 Video documentary choreographer
Mickey's 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie choreographer
The Great Outdoors 1988 choreographer
Salsa 1988 choreographer
And God Created Woman 1988 choreography consultant
Totally Minnie 1988 TV Movie choreographer
Dirty Dancing 1987 choreographer
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 choreographer
Pretty in Pink 1986 choreographer
St. Elmo's Fire 1985 choreographer
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll 1984 TV Movie choreographer
Olivia Newton-John: Let's Get Physical 1982 TV Movie choreographer
The Tubes: Tubes Video 1982 Video choreographer
One from the Heart 1981 choreographer
Xanadu 1980 choreographer
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special choreographer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dirty Dancing producer announced
Descendants 2015 TV Movie executive producer
This Is It 2009 Documentary producer: live show
High School Musical 3: Senior Year 2008 executive producer
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 Documentary producer
High School Musical 2 2007 TV Movie co-producer
High School Musical: The Concert - Extreme Access Pass 2007 Video producer
Live and Unwrapped 2004 Video producer
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special producer
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2002 TV Movie producer
The Way She Moves 2001 TV Movie co-executive producer
Hull High 1990 TV Series co-executive producer - 2 episodes
Salsa 1988 associate producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tarmun announced Obazi (rumored)
Awilda and a Bee 2008 Short Male School Spelling Bee judge
Chicago Hope 1998 TV Series Ellston McCool
And God Created Woman 1988 Mike

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dome Project 2010 Video short written by
Timeless: Live in Concert 2001 TV Special documentary

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salsa 1988 second unit director
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 second unit director

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "We Are The World"
Salsa 1988 performer: "Good Lovin'"

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video stage design

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is It 2009 Documentary acknowledgment: original concert production created by / acknowledgment: original concert production directed by
The Dream Studio 2004 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last of the Showmen 2018 Documentary filming Himself
Move Documentary filming Himself
Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot Documentary post-production Himself - Interviewee: Director
World Choreography Awards 2015 Video Himself
Piper's Picks TV 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2015 TV Series Himself
Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era 2015 Documentary Xanadu Choreographer
Bystander Revolution 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of 2014 TV Series Himself
Move TV 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
American Latino TV 2013 TV Series Himself
So You Think You Can Dance 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
Phineas and Ferb 2011 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Staging the Return - Beyond the Show 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Auditions - Searching for the World's Best Dancers 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Memories of Michael 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Staging the Return - The Adventure Begins 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': The Gloved One 2010 Video documentary short Himself
All Access: Making Michael Jackson's This Is It 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Doc Talk 2010 TV Series Himself
This Is It 2009 Documentary Himself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
High School Musical 3 Special 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
HSM3: Cast Goodbyes 2009 Video documentary short Himself
HSM3: It's All in the Dress 2009 Video documentary short Himself
HSM3: New Cast Profiles 2009 Video documentary short Himself
HSM3: Prom - The Night of Nights 2009 Video documentary short Himself
HSM3: Senior Awards 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Disney Get Connected 2009 TV Series Himself
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
HSM2: In the Kitchen 2008 Video documentary short Himself
HSM2: Making of Humuhumunukunukuapua'a 2008 Video documentary short Himself
HSM2: On Location 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Going Back to Xanadu 2008 Video Himself
Good Morning America 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 Documentary Himself - Tour Director
Portrait of a Choreographer 2007 Video short Himself
HSM2: Anatomy of a Dance Number 2007 Video documentary short Himself - Director / Choreographer
HSM2: Rehearsal Cam 2007 Video documentary short Himself - Director / Choreographer
HSM2: The Making of a Music Scene 2007 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Disney 365 2007 TV Series documentary
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series Himself
Greatest Movie Love Scenes 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Choreography
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
American Masters 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director
Movie Magic 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square 1991 Video short Himself
America's Dance Honors 1990 TV Special Himself
Salsa 1988 Himself
Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendants: Set It Off! 2015 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
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