'Dancing With the Stars' Season 16 Performances
'Dancing With the Stars' Stills
Season 6 Celebrity Contestants
Season 6 Couples
Season 6 Performances
Season 7 Celebrity Contestants
Season 7 Couples
As the most famous face in daytime television history, Susan Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sexy, sassy, beautiful "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane, on ABC's "All My Children." In May 1999, all of America stood and cheered when Susan won the Emmy Award for Best Actress. While competing on the show, she will continue her work on "All My Children," and will celebrate her 10,000th episode this November. In addition to her performances on Broadway and in cabarets across the country, Susan is an entrepreneur, having launched successful cosmetic, fashion and jewelry lines on HSN. For Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars," she teams with Tony Dovolani, who returns for his sixth season.
The winner of two gold medals in the 100m sprint and the 4x100m relay at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, track star Maurice Greene was dubbed the "World's Fastest Man" during his career. In addition to being the former world record holder in the 100m sprint and winning multiple world championships, he also won silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. He is the current Indoor World Record holder in the 60m at 6.39 seconds. He partners with two-time champion Cheryl Burke for Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars." Cheryl returns for her sixth season.
A host, actress, entrepreneur and celebrity mom, Brooke Burke has truly done it all. She has graced numerous magazine covers, has her own top-selling swimsuit calendars and is regularly ranked in men's magazines as one of the sexiest women in the world. Recognized worldwide as host of the hit travel series "Wild On!," Brooke has since hosted several high profile network series. Brooke is a mother of four and recently launched her own babystore, BabooshBaby.com. For Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars," Brooke teams with Derek Hough, who returns for his third season.
Cody Linley will be the youngest contestant ever to compete on "Dancing with the Stars." He is best known for his role as Jake Ryan on the wildly popular Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana," a role in which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award. He also helped the show garner an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children's Programming. Cody's film credits include "My Dog Skip," "HOOT," "Miss Congeniality" and "Cheaper By the Dozen." For Season 7, he teams with two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ Julianne Hough, who returns for her fourth season.
Actress, model and reality television star Kim Kardashian shot to stardom after the first airing of her hit E! reality series, "Keeping up with the Kardashians." The series follows the exploits of Kim, her siblings, her mother, Kris, and her stepfather, Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner. Kardashian recently completed her first feature film, "Disaster Movie," and will also be seen on The N's series "Beyond the Break." For Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars," she teams up with defending champ Mark Ballas, who returns for his third season.
Actress Cloris Leachman's storied career has been recognized with nine Emmys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She has the distinction of being the only woman to win eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy. Cloris has starred in a wide range of theater, television and motion picture projects. In 2008 she has already completed three new film, in the process of writing her memoir and is currently touring the U.S. with her one-woman show, "CLORIS!" She teams with World Latin Champion and Mark's father, Corky Ballas, who makes his series debut on Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars."
The winner of six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is a Billboard chart-topping singer and actress, selling over 40 million records worldwide. Her U.S. No. 1 hit, "Un-Break My Heart," is the second-biggest single by a female artist in history. She has also appeared in two Disney Broadway shows, "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aida." Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars" marks her return to the spotlight after a six-month health hiatus. She teams up with Season One champion Alec Mazo, who returns for his fourth season.
Actor Ted McGinley's extensive television credits include "Married…with Children," "Hope & Faith," "Happy Days," and recurring roles on the critically-acclaimed series "The West Wing," "Sports Night," "Charlie Lawrence," "Dynasty" and "The Love Boat." He has also starred in such films as "Pearl Harbor," "Daybreak," "Dick," "Major League: Back to the Minors," "Wayne's World 2" and the cult hit "Revenge of the Nerds." Newcomer Inna Brayer will be paired with Ted on Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars." Inna is the current U.S. Amateur 10 Dance Champion.
Season 7 Performances
Season 8 Celebrity Contestants
Melissa Rycroft "waltzed" her way into America's hearts after being betrayed by bachelor Jason Mesnick on the most shocking and talked about season finale ever of ABC's "The Bachelor." Her journey continues as a participant on season eight of "Dancing with the Stars," valiantly stepping in with less than a week to train when two celebrities were forced to withdraw due to injuries.
“Jackass” Steve-O will attempt his greatest stunt ever as a member of the Season 8 cast of "Dancing with the Stars."
Season 8 Couples
Holly Madison's work on the hit reality show "The Girls Next Door" catapulted her into the mainstream and into the homes of millions of viewers. Her sense of humor, hard work and "hometown" common sense won the hearts and minds of America and made Holly one of the most popular women in the world today. Holly worked as a photo editor for Playboy Magazine for several years; directing, producing and editing the Playmate pictorials for the magazine each month. She teams with 2006 U.S. National finalist Dmitry Chaplin, who makes his "Dancing with the Stars" debut.
Melissa Rycroft "waltzed" her way into America's hearts after being betrayed by bachelor Jason Mesnick on the most shocking and talked about season finale ever of ABC's "The Bachelor." With an outpouring of support and affection from viewers across America, a dignified Melissa has personified the courage to move on. Her journey continues as a participant on season eight of "Dancing with the Stars," valiantly stepping in with less than a week to train when two celebrities were forced to withdraw due to injuries. She teams with Tony Dovolani, who returns for his seventh season.
Determined to build a career in television and film, Steve-O, a.k.a. Stephen Glover, sent his self-produced videos to anyone he thought might watch them, including Jeff Tremaine (MTV's "Jackass" creator/director/producer). Steve-O wrote himself a "mile of work" to do for Tremaine and "Jackass." When MTV rejected his more dangerous ideas, he produced his own "too hot for TV" video series and stage show with the "Don't Try This at Home Tour." Steve-O also starred in his own show for MTV, "Wildboyz." 2006 U.S. Youth Latin champ and 2007 World Swing Dance champ Lacey Schwimmer returns for her second "Dancing with the Stars" season to team with Steve-O.
Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as Dante, the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's Samantha in the "Sex and the City" movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. Born and raised in France, Gilles joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he served as a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. After fulfilling his military duties, he decided to come to the United States to learn English while working as a model. Gilles, who has appeared in series such as "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Criminal Minds," will next be seen as Vanessa Redgrave's husband on FX's "Nip/Tuck." He currently resides in California with his wife, Carole, son Georges and daughter Juliana. He teams up with two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Cheryl Burke. Cheryl returns for her seventh season.
David Alan Grier is recognized for his work in television and film. In TV he's known from roles in "In Living Color," "Life with Bonnie" with Bonnie Hunt, "DAG" and, most recently, "Chocolate News" for Comedy Central. In the feature world he has played memorable characters in numerous films, including "Baadassss!," "The Woodsman," opposite Kevin Bacon and Mos Def, "15 Minutes," "Boomerang," "Bewitched," "Jumanji" and Robert Altman's "Streamers." A multi-talented and Yale School of Drama trained actor, David began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in "The First," for which he earned a Tony nomination. He then joined the cast of "Dreamgirls," and went on to star opposite Denzel Washington in "A Soldier's Play." Davis is paired with Kym Johnson, who returns for her sixth "Dancing with the Stars" season.
Known for her roles in films such as "Wild Things" and "Starship Troopers," Denise Richards got her start as a fashion model before making her way into television and movies. She was cast as Bond girl and geo-physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film, "The World Is Not Enough." In addition to her film work, Denise has made regular TV appearances in comedies. She is currently working on the second season of her own reality television show, "Denise Richards: It's Complicated." She teams with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his sixth "Dancing with the Stars" season.
A gifted songwriter and vocalist, Chuck Wicks made a compelling impression with his Top 5 smash, "Stealing Cinderella," the fastest-rising single by a debut country act in 2007. By the time his first album, "Starting Now" (RCA Nashville), was released in January 2008, he had begun a year-long, 750,000 fan-packed tour opening for superstar Brad Paisley. Chuck co-penned 10 of the 11 songs on his debut CD. Chuck teams with girlfriend and two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ Julianne Hough, who returns for her fifth season.
Ty Murray has been labeled the most accomplished rodeo athlete in the century-long history of the sport. With a record-setting seven All-Around World Championship titles and two bull riding World titles under his belt, he has truly earned his nickname as "King of the Cowboys." Now retired from competition, Ty spends his time with his singer-songwriter wife, Jewel, on their 2,100-acre private ranch in Stephenville, Texas. He may have retired from the arena, but Ty hasn't slowed down as a cowboy. Ty runs his working cattle ranch and trains horses throughout the year. Additionally, he remains active with the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR), an organization he and 19 other elite bull riders founded in 1992. He joins 10 Dance Youth National champion Chelsie Hightower, who makes her "Dancing with the Stars" debut.