Rick Campanelli is one of Canada’s most recognizable TV personalities. After spending nearly a decade with MuchMusic as one of their most popular VJs, he made the leap from the “nation’s music station” toEntertainment Tonight Canada.
Campanelli’s on-air career started after winning the 1994 MuchMusicTemp contest. His boyish charm and easy-going, up-front style quickly made him a favourite of TV viewers from coast-to-coast, proving he was anything but a “temporary” fixture at the station. From his flying leap off a jagged cliff with Sean Paul, to his dive out of an airplane with the Foo Fighters, to the pounding he took from pro wrestler, Cain, his willingness to go the distance speaks volumes about his work ethic and dedication.
In the fall of 2005, after nearly ten loyal years at MuchMusic, Campanelli joined the revered Entertainment Tonight brand with the launch of ET Canada into the Canadian marketplace. Co-hosting with Cheryl Hickey, he offers viewers the inside scoop on the latest celebrity gossip, current affairs and pop culture trends.
In addition to his ET Canada responsibilities, Campanelli is involved with numerous charitable organizations including World Vision, Tuberous Sclerosis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Kid’s Help Phone.
- From VJ to ET Canada: Life Among Celebrated Artists
Rick’s personal career story and behind the scenes in the entertainment world.
- How to Realize Your Dream Through Determination and Creativity
A motivational presentation about reaching for your goals.
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