Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir is a well-known American figure skater and TV pundit who won the US National Figure Skating Championship three times between 2004 and 2006. In 2004, Weir made history by being the youngest American figure skater to win the US National Championship. Year of 2001, he won the World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and he has also skated in the Olympics twice. In 2013, he left figure skating to pursue a career as a pundit. In 2014, he made his first appearance as a commentator at the Sochi Olympics.

Weir came out in early 2011 and has been active in LGBTQ activism since then. In addition, Weir competed in the 29th season of the American reality show “Dancing with the Stars,” partnering with pro-dancer Brit Stewart. The show will air on the ABC network on September 14, 2020.

The judges gave the couple high marks for their dance performance on the broadcast. Weir is very active on social media, with over 490k Instagram followers (@johnnygweir) and over 366k Twitter followers (@JohnnyGWeir).

Johnny Weir Net Worth:

Johnny Weir has professional career as a figure skater and television commentator has earned him a sizable fortune. Weir began his skating career at the age of 12 in 1996 and has since earned the titles of “a highly lyrical skater” and “an engaging artesian.”

Despite several setbacks and unfavorable influences, he has never wavered in his pursuit of his goals. Weir’s distinct style and innovative skating skills have earned him international acclaim, resulting in increased revenue and profits on all fronts. Weir, who is also considered as one of the top skaters, has likely amassed a sizable wealth over the course of his ten-year career.

Weir’s net worth is believed to be over $5 million, based on his earnings as a television pundit as well as his brand endorsements for Vogue, MAC, BlackBook, and Vanity Fair.

What is Johnny Weir famous for?

  • Famous as an American figure skater and television commentator
  • Known for being the 3 times US National Figure Skating Champions
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Johnny Weir and his mother. (Source: Instagram@johnnygweir)

Where is Johnny Weir from?

Johnny Weir was born in the United States on July 2, 1984, in Coatesville. John Weir is his given name. His nationality is American. His ethnicity is White Caucasian, and his zodiac sign is Cancer. He was born in Norway and has Norwegian ancestors.

John Weir (father) and Patti Weir (mother) have a son named Johnny Weir (mother). His father worked at a nuclear power facility and competed in English saddle competitions, while his mother worked at a nuclear power facility and was a house inspector. Brian Weir is his younger brother.

He and his brother were raised in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. He grew interested in horseback riding at a young age after being inspired by his father, who was also a horseback rider. Weir won several equestrian contests by the age of nine, and he also competed in the Devon Horse Show.

His family then relocated to Little Britain, Connecticut, where he began skating at the age of eleven. Then he wanted to pursue a career as a skater, and his family relocated to Newark, Delaware, near his training class, so that he could be properly prepared.

He received his education at Newark High School, where he graduated in 2002. Later, he studied linguistics at the University of Delaware before abandoning his studies to concentrate on his career.

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Johnny Weir and his father. (Source: Instagram@johnnygweir)

Johnny Weir Career: Legacy

  • Johnny Weir began his professional career in 1996 after he was influenced by the win 1994 Olympic gold medal by former skater Oksana Baiul.
  • In his first year of skating(1997), Weir finished in first place in the South Atlantic Regionals as a juvenile.
  • Weir won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships at age of 16 in 2001. With the win, Weir became the first American male skater since Derrick Delmore won in 1998.
  • In 2001, he was ranked 18th-best in the world and at 6th position in his debut at the senior U.S. Championships.
  • Weir couldn’t participate in the 2003 U.S. CHampionships following his knee injury.
  • Weir won the gold medal at the 2004 U.S. Championship over Michael Weiss and was ranked the fifth-best skater in the world.
  • In the 2004-2005 season, he got his first two Grand Prix titles. He stood first at the “2004 NHK Trophy” and second at the “2004 Trophee Eric Bompard”.

First male skater:

  • At the 2006 U.S. Nationals, Weir became the first male skater to win three consecutive U.S. National Champion titles since Brian Boitano 20 ears back.
  • Weir started the 2006-07 season by helping the U.S. men’s team come in first place at the Campbell’s Skating Challenge.
  • Weir won his first world medal, a bronze, and secured three slots for the American men in the 2009 Worlds championship.
  • In June 2009, Weir’s documentary “Pop Star on Ice” premiered during the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco. He also starred on his show, “Be Good Johnny Weir” and also in the Netflix drama, “Spinning Out”.
  • Weir placed third overall at the 2010 U.S. Nationals. He had a classical skating style, and was known for being “a very lyrical skater” and “an entertaining artesian”.
  • With the release of his autobiography titled “Welcome to My World” in 2011, he came out officially as a gay.
  • In 2013, Weir began writing a weekly column in the Falls-Church News-Press.
  • Weir’s two Grand Prix slots were the Rostelecom Cup and Trophée Bompard in Paris in 2012.
  • He announced his retirement on October 23, 2013 nad joined NBC as a figure skating analyst at the Sochi Olympics.
  • Weir appeared in the 2014 EPIX documentary, “To Russia with Love”.
  • Weir and Lipinski were hired by NBC’s Access Hollywood in 2014. He then served as a correspondent, with Lipinski, at the Beverly Hills Dog Show in 2017 and the National Dog Show in 2015–2019.
  • They were named “culture correspondents” for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Weir made his recent television appearance as one of the contestants on season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars”, which premiered on September 14, 2020.
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Johnny Weir won gold at the 2004 NHK Trophy.
Source: @wikipedia

Awards and Honors:

  • Reader’s Choice Award in 2008 and 2010.
  • NewNowNext Award Most Addictive Reality Star
  • Grand Marshall Los Angeles Pride Parade
  • Ice Theatre of New York Honoree
  • Johnny Weir Winter Pride Award
  • Cynopsis Media Award Best Podcast
  • First American to win Cup of Russia in 2007
  • Inducted into National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall Of Fame Inductee in 2013
  • The first skater to win U.S. Nationals three times in a row.

Johnny Weir’s Husband:

Johnny Weir has only been married once. Victor Voronov was his first marriage. Voronov is a lawyer who graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and married his Russian bride in a civil ceremony in New York City in January 2012, five months after the state permitted same-sex marriages. Voronov was a huge supporter of Weir’s career, and he even gave up his legal business to help him.

They officially came out, and millions of people all across the world adored and supported them. Tema, their chihuahua, was their pet. However, barely two years after their marriage, the couple hit a hard patch when they started bickering with each other. Victor even charged Johnny with violent altercation at their New Jersey home, for which he had multiple injuries.

The fight became more acrimonious, and they divorced in March 2014. He has stayed unmarried ever then, whereas Voronov married only a year later. Weir previously dated Adam Lambert, a singer, in 2010.

He also received a lot of opposition and was the subject of a lot of controversy, mainly because of his sexuality. Weir was questioned about his sexuality during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver by two Canadian broadcasters who were homophobic about his performances and even made nasty comments about his sexuality and performance.

Also, after wearing fox fur on his skating gear in the 2010 Olympics, he became a buzz item. It wasn’t just there; he also sparked controversy when he discussed whether the US should boycott the Sochi Olympics because of Russia’s anti-gay laws.

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Johnny Weir and his former husband Victor Voronov. (Source: @usatoday)

Johnny Weir Height:

Johnny Weir is a dashing young man who is flawlessly attractive in his own right. As a skater, he maintains a very good posture and standing figure, as well as a slender body.


With a height of 5ft, he is a tall man. His height is 1.75m, and he weighs roughly 63kg. He has a light skin tone, black hair, and bright green eyes.

Quick Facts About Johnny Weir

Celebrated Name Johnny Weir
Age 36 Years
Nick Name Weir
Birth Name John Garvin Weir
Birth Date 1984-07-02
Gender Male
Profession Skater
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Ethnicity Norwegian
Siblings 1
Brothers 1; Brian
Sisters 0
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christian
High School Newark High School
University University of Delaware
Height 175 cm
Weight 63 Kg
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Body Measurement Will Update Soon
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Gay
Spouse Victor Voronov
Married Date 30 December 2011
Children 0
Net Worth $2 M
Salary Will Update Soon