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Kenny Ortega

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Filmmaker

The Resume

    (April 18, 1950- )
    Born in Palo Alto, California
    Director, Choreographer and Dancer
    Most noteworthy for directing the 'High School Musical' and 'The Cheetah Girls' franchises
    Other credits include 'Dirty Dancing,' 'Pretty in Pink,' and 'Hocus Pocus'

Why he might be annoying:

    He created a franchise which made thousands, if not millions, of girls ages 5-15 scream for Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
    His ill-received film 'Newsies' was nominated for a Razzie in 1992.
    He has a Yorkshire Terrier named Manly.
    He cast Vanessa Hudgens for the part of Gabriella Montez in 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' despite her nude photo scandal.

Why he might not be annoying:

    Film critic Gene Siskel gave 'Newsies' a thumbs up contrary to Ebert's thumbs down.
    He won an Emmy in 2002 for choreographing the ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics and three in 2006 for 'High School Musical'.
    He choreographed the Catskill moves in 'Dirty Dancing'.
    He also choreographed the 72nd Academy Awards (March 26, 2000).

Credit: Birdienest81


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 69 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 72.73% Annoying