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Campanelli at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Riccardo Tomasso Campanelli
January 5, 1970
|Spouse(s)||Angie Smith (2012 - Present), Ashley Kirk (2002 - 2009)|
Riccardo Tomasso "Rick" Campanelli (born January 5, 1970) is a Canadian television personality.
Life and career
Campanelli was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario; he is the youngest of four siblings. He was first introduced to the MuchMusic viewers in 1996 as the winner of MuchMusic's 1994 MuchTemp contest. Originally nicknamed "The Temp" (or, famously, "Rick the Temp"), Campanelli's boyish charm, personality and laid back approach made him an instant favourite among Much viewers. Campanelli has since been labeled "The Franchise" for his long tenure and high popularity while on MuchMusic. He was a MuchMusic video jockey, co-host of Much on Demand: Primetime, writer of The MuchMusic Countdown and co-host of The MuchMusic Radio Countdown.
He also appeared briefly in the comedy Superstar.
Campanelli's final appearance on MuchMusic was August 26, 2005, on MuchOnDemand. He was subsequently announced as one of the reporters for ET Canada, a new Canadian licensee of Entertainment Tonight, which was launched on September 12, 2005.
Campanelli attended St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario. He also attended Brock University, where he earned a degree in physical education. In the video game NHL 2005, Campanelli is featured in the free agent pool. Campanelli was also a game announcer for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a CFL team, for the 2004-2005 season.
Campanelli is involved with several charitable organizations including World Vision, Tuberous Sclerosis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, McMaster Children's Hospital, and Kids Help Phone. On May 27, 2009, he hosted the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in Toronto.
- Rick Campanelli at the Internet Movie Database
- Rick Campanelli On His Eye-Opening Trip To Cambodia With World Vision at Entertainment Tonight Canada
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