Kenny Ortega

Director · Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 69
Kenneth John Ortega is an American producer, director 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... read more

Kenneth John Ortega is an American producer, director 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 and Michael Jackson. In 2019, Ortega was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Birth Name

Kenneth John Ortega

Born

Tuesday, 18 April 1950

Actor Filmography

The Disney Family Singalong Self / Himself 2020
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special Self 2019
The Movies That Made Us Self - Choreographer 2019
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Self - Featured Audience 2018
Cultureshock Himself 2018
Bystander Revolution Himself 2014
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self 2014
This Is It Kenny Ortega 2009
Red Carpet Report Self 2009
Michael Jackson Memorial Himself 2009
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Disney Family Singalong Self / Himself 2020
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special Self 2019
The Movies That Made Us Self - Choreographer 2019
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Self - Featured Audience 2018
Cultureshock Himself 2018
Bystander Revolution Himself 2014
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self 2014
This Is It Kenny Ortega 2009
Red Carpet Report Self 2009
Michael Jackson Memorial Himself 2009
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Himself - Guest Judge 2008
Disney Get Connected Himself 2008
Celebrity Family Feud Self - Contestant 2008
Piper's Picks TV Self - Guest 2008
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Himself - Tour Director 2008
Phineas and Ferb Himself (voice) 2007
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition Self 2006
Doc Talk Himself 2006
So You Think You Can Dance Self - Guest Judge 2005
Dancing with the Stars Self 2005
American Latino TV Himself 2004
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square Himself 1999
The View Self 1997
Movie Magic Himself 1995
Chicago Hope Ellston McCool 1994
Salsa Himself 1988
And God Created Woman Mike 1988
American Masters Self 1986

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2008 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Nominated
2006 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Won
2006 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2002 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Won
2002 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Won
2002 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Nominated
1991 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Nominated
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