Bruno Tonioli Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Bruno Tonioli was born on 25 November 1955, in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is a television personality, choreographer, and dancer, best known for appearing as a judge on British TV dance competition shows; he’s been a part of “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Dancing with the Stars”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Bruno Tonioli? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through success on television. He reportedly earns $30,000 per episode in his contract with “Dancing with the Stars”. He’s also helped create numerous dance shows such as “Dance X”, and all of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Bruno Tonioli Net Worth $10 million

Early in his career, Bruno worked as a freelance dancer, initially in Paris as a member of La Grande Eugene; later on, he would work for the Lindsay Kemp Company, and find opportunities as a choreographer. He had various projects such with stage shows and music videos, and worked with many big names including Tina Turner, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Boy George, and Duran Duran. Some of his works during this time included “Venus” and “Election Day” by Arcadia. He would then go on and work on several films, of which “The Parole Officer”, “The Gathering Storm”, and “Ella Enchanted” were a few. He also had several television projects, such as “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Miss Marple’s The Body in the Library”. His talents were also used for stage productions – “The Man Who Thinks He’s It”, “Godspell”, and “Forbidden Passion” in which he also had a small role.

His popularity has helped him to be associated with annual events such as “Miss World”, “The BRIT Awards” and “Top of the Pops”. He became recognized around the world, and was even invited to numerous talk shows in the United States, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, and “The Soup”. Eventually, he started making his own shows, creating “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie-Ann” in 2008; Bruno’s team would win the show and get a contract with Hollywood Records. The following year, he became a judge in “Strictly Come Dancing”, appearing in around 90 live shows for two years, and then becoming a judge in “Dancing with the Stars”. He gained popularity as a judge, especially because he is able to come up with unusual descriptions for the performances of the contestants. All shows benefited his net worth.

Aside from dancing, Tonioli released an autobiography in 2012, entitled “Bruno Tonioli: My Story”. During this time he also appeared in a commercial by Dole and became a homeowner in the game show “Through the Keyhole”, on which he also served as a panelist in 2015.

For his personal life, it is known that Bruno is fluent in five languages which are French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Italian. He is also gay, and has spoken about how he was bullied during his youth because of it. Aside from that, he had a bit of controversy with Michael Bolton who was a contestant in “Dancing with the Stars”, after he had spoken about how his jive was the worst he had ever seen. Bolton expressed disappointment with the media, and it prompted ABC to defend Tonioli.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 25, 1955
Birth place: Ferrara, Italy
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Choreographer
Nationality:British, Italian
Partner:Jason Schanne
Parents:Werther Tonioli, Fulvia Tonioli
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Books:Bruno My Story, Bruno My Story *Signed Edition*
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Trademarks

#Trademark
1Exuberant comments and critiques after couples' performances on dancing shows.


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramDancing with the Stars (2005)· Conrad Green (executive producer)
· Izzie Pick Ashcroft (co-executive producer)
· Richard Hopkins (executive producer)
· Matilda Zoltowski (supervising producer)
· Rob Wade (supervising producer)
· Tom Bergeron (host)
· Samantha Harris (host)
· Len Goodman (judge)
· Carrie Ann Inaba (judge)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: PersonalityDancing with the Stars (2005)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality-Competition ProgramDancing with the Stars (2005)· Richard Hopkins (executive producer)
· Conrad Green (executive producer)
· Izzie Pick Ashcroft (supervising producer)
· Rob Wade (senior producer)
· Matilda Zoltowski (producer)
· Tom Bergeron (host)
· Samantha Harris (host)
· Len Goodman (judge)
· Carrie Ann Inaba (judge)


Filmography

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born and Bred2005TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Agatha Christie's Marple2004TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Ella Enchanted2004choreographer
Down to Earth2004TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
French and Saunders2003TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale2003TV Movie choreographer
Absolutely Fabulous2003TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team2003Video choreographer
The Gathering Storm2002TV Movie choreographer
Me Without You2001choreographer
Hotel Splendide2000choreographer
Bad Girls2000TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Blonde Bombshell1999TV Series choreographer - 2 episodes
The Scarlet Pimpernel1999TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It1998Video documentary choreographer
Little Voice1998choreographer
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis1997choreographer
The Ghosts of Oxford Street1991TV Movie choreographer - as Bruno Tunioli
Dancin' Thru the Dark1990choreographer
Dead or Alive: Rip It Up Live1988Video documentary choreographer
Space Riders1988choreographer
Grizzly II: The Concert1983choreographer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fuller House2016TV SeriesGiuseppe Pignoli
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie2016Bruno Tonioli
What a Girl Wants2003Fashion Emcee
The Bill2001TV SeriesRolf
Absolute Beginners1986Maltese Lodger
Murder of a Moderate Man1985TV Mini-SeriesItalian policeman
Oscar1985TV SeriesPeppino
Blakes 71981TV SeriesDead Young Man

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann2008TV Series 7 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eyes of Faith2017Documentary post-productionHimself
West Side Stories: The Making of a Classic2016TV Movie documentary
Strictly Come Dancing2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Strictly Len Goodman2016TV Movie documentary
Breakfast2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Children in Need2016TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2005-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Through the Keyhole2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Panellist / Himself
Dancing with the Stars2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself - Judge
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dancing with the Stars
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Host / Himself - Guest Host / ...
The People's Strictly for Comic Relief2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Reality Bites2015TV SeriesHimself - Team Member
Daily Brunch with Ocado2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tom and Jerry Show2014TV SeriesHimself - on Strictly Come Dancing
Nashville2014TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Squares2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Dancing with the Stars
Would I Lie to You?2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Dancing with the Stars
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Room 1012014TV SeriesHimself
Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel2013TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Any Given Tuesday2013ShortHimself
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor2013TV MovieHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
Goodbye Television Centre2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2013TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2012TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Kidnap Victim
Top Gear USA2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular2011TV MovieHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2011TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Magicians2011TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The National Lottery: Big 72009TV MovieHimself - Celebrity Quizzer
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
The View2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Money Programme2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20082008TV MovieHimself
Best Ever Worst Dance Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Strictly Come Dancing Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007Video GameHimself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2007TV SeriesHimself
DanceX2007TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
ASBO Teen to Beauty Queen2006TV SeriesHimself
CC Variety TV2006Video shortHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Making Your Mind Up2006TV MovieHimself - Judge
2005 TV Moments2005TV MovieHimself
Generation Fame2005TV MovieHimself
The Weakest Link2005TV SeriesHimself
Making Your Mind Up2005TV MovieHimself - Judge
The Don Ho Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Dancer (1977)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary
Dancing with the Stars2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Guest Judge
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself

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