|Real Name/Full Name:
|John Garvin Weir
|39 years old
|July 2, 1984
|Victor Voronov (d, 2015)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Johnny Weir Gay?
|Figure skater and fashion designer
|Not yet revealed
|Net Worth in 2024:
For those people who love skating, the name Johnny Weir is not that new to them. Johnny Weir is an American figure skater, fashion designer, and T.V. commentator, mostly known for his sports commentary with Tara Lipinski. His work in LGBTQ activism is another contributing factor to his fame.
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Early Life & Biography
Weir was born on JULY 2, 1984, to John and Patti weir in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He is the firstborn in the family of four. He has a younger brother, Brian “Boz” Weir. He was brought up Quarryville, Pennsylvania, a rural town in Amish, dominated central Pennsylvania. As a young boy, Johnny competed in English saddle events and was an accomplished rider by the time he was nine years old. He won several Equestrian competitions. Johnny also competed in the Devon Horse Show with his “dapple-gray Arabian horse- cross Shetland pony named Shadow.”
Weir’s family later relocated to Little Britain, Connecticut, so that he could train. According to him, horse riding was only a way maker for his great career, figure skating, for it gave him body awareness. Johnny began skating as early as the age of 12 years. In 1996, his family moved to Newark, Delaware, so that he could be near his training rink and coach.
Back in 2002, Weir was an honor roll student. That’s when he graduated from Newark High School. He later joined the University of Delaware, where is studied Linguistics. He never graduated from the university fir he dropped out.
Weir was once married to one Victor Voronov but later divorced in 2015, citing domestic difficulties. Regarding sexuality, Weir is openly gay. Before Victor, Weir was having an affair with an American singer, Adam Lambart. Currently, Johnny is single.
He is a self-proclaimed Russophile who admires Russia’s skating style and culture. Besides English, he speaks Russian, some French and Japanese. Weir is a collector of Russian Cheburashka memorabilia.
Concerning religion, Weir was brought up Roman Catholic, but in February 2012, he stated that he was considering converting to Judaism. In 2013, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund honored Weir as the 2013 National hero. In the same year, Philly pride named the Johnny Weir Winter Award in his honor.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 2 July 1984, Johnny Weir is 39 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 1.75m tall, and his weight is 63kg.
Weir’s career is a result of the motivation he got after watching Kristi Yamaguchi win a Gold Medal at the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992. After learning how to skate, he gained further motivation to do figure skating after watching Oksana Baiul compete at the 1994 Winter Olympics.by the age of 12, Olsen was performing single Axels after taking lessons from University of Delaware. Weir started training under Coach Priscilla Hill at the age of 12.
His coach, Priscilla hill, paired him with Jodi Rudden to help him focus on other aspects of figure skating, such as spins, stroking, and artistry rather than jumping.
During the 1997-1998 season, Weir won regional and other minor competitions as a novice and came in third place in the novice division at the U.S. national championships. At the 2000 U.S. nationals, Weir was the only competitor in the junior division who attempted a triple pixel in the short program, but despite falling, the judges put him in the first place.
Weir was the 10th American to win at the Junior Worlds and the first American male skater since Derrick Delmore won in 1998. In the 2002-2003 season, Weir skated in one international competition, the Finlandia Trophy, and withdrew from the Cup of Russia. He also resigned from the 2003 U.S. championship in Dallas.
Despite having an ugly phase during the 2002-2003 season, Weir made a great come back in the 2003-2004 season. This great comeback was aided by Russian coach Tatiana Tarasova and Weir’s friend and fellow skater Sasha Cohen. Weir went to the 2004 U.S. Nationals in Atlanta with ‘something to prove.’ He came to the first position, the first to do so by qualifying at sectionals since Rudy Galindo in 1996. Weir skated in the final ISU-sanctioned completion of the season, the 2004 Marshall’s World Figure Skating Challenge, coming in the third place.
Weir won the NHK Trophy, his first Grand Prix title, and the first time he under the ISU Judging System. He was able to defend his national title in the 2005 U Nationals when the last 6.0 system was being used at U.S. Nationals. At the U.S. Nationals held in 2006, Weir was the first male to win three consecutive titles since Brian Boitano.
In his career journey as a skater, Weir has experienced his fair share of pain and celebration. It has taken will, determination, and motivation for him to be through all those up to his most recent season.
Besides his skating career, Weir is a musician. He has recorded a pop song, Dirty Love. Weir is also a fashion designer. Johnny also serves on the board of directors of a non-profitable organization devoted to fighting childhood obesity and promoting a healthy lifestyle for young people.
Awards & Achievements
Johnny has netted his name many awards over the years. The awards include 2008- Reader’s Choice Award (Michelle Kwan Trophy) / winner-the skater of the year, 2009-QFest Philadelphia Viewer’s Choice Award- winner, 2010- Reader’s Choice Award (Michelle Khan Trophy)/winner- the skater of the year, 2011- Los Angeles Pride Parade/ Grand Marshall; Ice Theatre Of New York” Dare To Be Different” Benefit Gala/ honouree and 2012-Goodwill Supporting Ambassador To Japan.
Others are the lokes of 2013- Johnny Weir Winter Pride Award/ Honouree; National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame / Inductee; Delaware Valley Legacy Fund/ National Hero Award- Winner, 2015-GLAAD Awards Nomination/ To Russia With Love- Outstanding Documentary and 2017- Synopsis Media Award/ Best Podcast-) Winner (Johnny and Tara Podcast
Net Worth & Salary of Johnny weir in 28th February 2024
Weir earns a chunk of money from his career. His salary is yet to be revealed. His net worth mostly comes from his prize money and his endorsement deals. His net worth is calculated to be $5 million as of February 2024.
Skating is becoming rampant on today’s day to day running of the business, especially among the youth. Due to this, Johnny turns out to be an inspiration to many who love to take skating as a career.