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Kenny Ortega (Kenneth John Ortega) was born on 18 April, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, United States, is an American filmmaker and choreographer.
|Popular As||Kenneth John Ortega|
|Occupation||Filmmaker, choreographer, touring manager|
|Age||70 years old|
|Born||18 April 1950|
|Birthplace||Palo Alto, California, United States|
Kenny Ortega Height, Weight & Measurements
At 70 years old, Kenny Ortega height is 1.78 m .
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Dating & Relationship status
He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.
Kenny Ortega Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-2020. So, how much is Kenny Ortega worth at the age of 70 years old? Kenny Ortega’s income source is mostly from being a successful Filmmaker. He is from United States. We have estimated Kenny Ortega’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Filmmaker|
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In 2019, Ortega was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named a Disney Legend at the 2019 D23 Expo.
In 2015, Ortega directed and choreographed Descendants and its sequels Descendants 2 and Descendants 3.
On May 12, 2014, Ortega guest-judged on the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars during the semifinals.
Ortega is openly gay, and in a 2014 interview with anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, he said that “as a gay man having grown up in the 50s and 60s, I have to say, I’m very proud of the industry that I work in,” referring to the acceptance of people with different sexual orientations in show business.
He was set to direct the 2011 Footloose remake, but dropped out in October 2009 due to differences with Paramount over the budget and tone of the film. Ortega was also hired to direct a film adaptation of the Broadway musical In the Heights for Universal, but the studio dropped the project in 2011 due to budgetary and casting issues.
On August 9, 2011, it was announced that Ortega will direct a remake of Dirty Dancing, a project that was later postponed.
In May 2009, Ortega began work on the scheduled Michael Jackson 50-date This Is It concerts, which was cancelled subsequent to Jackson’s sudden death. He directed the concert film Michael Jackson’s This Is It which was put together from rehearsal footage recorded at the Los Angeles Forum and the Staples Center. The film was released on October 28.
Ortega directed the Michael Jackson Public Memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which was broadcast live on several networks on July 7, 2009. It reached a television audience of 31 million in America, and more than 1 billion worldwide and via the internet. At the end of the service, he introduced a rendition of Jackson’s 1985 charity single “We Are the World” created for the This Is It concerts, featuring Jackson’s backing singers on lead vocals with his dancers performing around them.
Ortega directed Billy Squier’s “Rock Me Tonite” video, which is often cited as the worst music promo clip ever made and has been blamed by Squier for killing his career. Together with Michael Jackson, he created and designed the Dangerous World Tour (1992–1993) and the HIStory World Tour (1996–1997). He has also choreographed events ranging from Super Bowl XXX, the 72nd Academy Awards, the 1996 Summer Olympics (Atlanta) and the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City).
Initially, Ortega came out of the San Francisco Arts scene, working with the Tubes. In 1979, Ortega was contracted to work with KISS on their Dynasty Tour. He became more recognized after working with dancer and choreographer Gene Kelly on the film Xanadu, Ortega went on to choreograph the dance for the Menudo video “Hold Me”, as well as the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, and has won awards for choreography in music videos, such as Madonna’s “Material Girl”. He also worked with The Tubes on their stage shows and directed the video for “She’s a Beauty”. Ortega also did the choreography for Styx’s “Mr. Roboto” video.
Kenneth John Ortega (born April 18, 1950) is an American filmmaker, touring manager, and choreographer. He directed the films Newsies (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), the High School Musical trilogy (2006–2008), Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009) and the Descendants trilogy (2015–2019). Ortega has choreographed films including St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and Dirty Dancing (1987). He has also directed multiple concert tours, including tours for Cher, Gloria Estefan, Hannah Montana, and Michael Jackson. In 2019, Ortega was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.