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Jay Osmond

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Jay Osmond

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Full Name
Jay Wesley Osmond

March 2, 1955 (age 65) (
Ogden, Utah, U.S.

Musician, Film/TV producer

Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Jimmy Osmond

Karen Randall (m. 2014), Kandilyn Harris Osmond (m. 1987–2011)

Eric Clinton Osmond, Jason George Osmond, Marcus Jay Osmond

Similar People
Merrill Osmond, Alan Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Donny Osmond

Music group
The Osmonds (Since 1958)

Grayson George Osmond

Jay Wesley Osmond (born March 2, 1955) is a member of the Osmond family of performers. He is a drummer who provided the beat for the family male quintet The Osmonds.


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Jay Osmond, One Way Ticket plus drum solo.

Life and career

Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah, the sixth son of Olive May (née Davis; May 4, 1925 – May 9, 2004) and George Virl Osmond (October 13, 1917 – November 6, 2007). Four of the Osmonds were cast over a seven-year period on NBC's The Andy Williams Show. They also appeared in nine episodes of the 1963-1964 ABC western television series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with Jay in the role of young Lamentations Kissel. The series starred then 12-year-old Kurt Russell on a wagon train headed to the American West.

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In addition to drums, he shared lead vocals on the group's hit "Crazy Horses," a hard rock song that fit Jay's more guttural voice better than usual lead singers Merrill or Donny. Jay continued with Merrill and Wayne (later joined by Jimmy) as a member of the Osmond Brothers when the group shifted to country music in the 1980s.

Personal life

Jay married Kandilyn Harris on August 25, 1987. They were divorced in 2011. Together they have three sons: Jason George (born on September 23, 1988), Eric Clinton (born on January 2, 1991) and Marcus Jay (born on January 8, 1996). Jay's oldest son Jason married Lauren Merrill on March 11,2011 and they have one son, Grayson George, born on February 5 2013, and one daughter Roslyn Renee born on March 27, 2015. Jay married Karen Randall on May 19, 2014. His step-granddaughter London Brise Mortensen (born on October 14, 2006) was accidentally killed on September 18, 2014 at age 7.

Karen & I wanted to share a wedding photo with you. Thank you for all of the great messages-we appreciate them!


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