Rick Campanelli

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Rick Campanelli
Rick Campanelli at TIFF 2011.jpg
Richardo Tomasso[1]

(1970-01-05) January 5, 1970 (age 49)
Spouse(s)Angie Campanelli

Rick Campanelli (born January 5, 1970) is a Canadian television and radio personality.

Life and career[edit]

Campanelli was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario in a working class Italian-Canadian family; he is the youngest of four siblings.[3][1] Campanelli and his family are Roman Catholic.[1][4] Campanelli was first introduced to the MuchMusic viewers in 1996 as the winner of MuchMusic's 1994 MuchTemp contest. Originally he was nicknamed "The Temp" (or, famously, "Rick the Temp"). 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.

In early 2007, Campanelli hosted the Canada's Case Game segments on Global's Deal or No Deal Canada, during that series' first limited run.

Campanelli is involved with several charitable organizations including World Vision Canada,[5] Tuberous Sclerosis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, McMaster Children's Hospital, and Kids Help Phone.[6] On May 27, 2009, he hosted the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in Toronto.

In February 2016, Toronto radio station CFNY-FM announced that Campanelli will join the station as co-host with Fred Kennedy and Melanie Mariani of the station's morning show, beginning June 27.[7]

In July 2017, it was announced that Campanelli would depart as co-host of ET Canada after 12 years when his contract ended in summer 2017.[8] He appeared on ET Canada through August 2017.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Rick Campanelli Good Works". Panoram Italia Magazine. 2012-12-04.
  2. ^ "Rick Campanelli's "adventurous" family: Star Parents". Toronto Star. 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ Yakobi, Hannah. "Everybody loves Rick". FAJO. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Dealing with grief at Christmas". The Catholic Register. 2015-12-22.
  5. ^ "Rick Campanelli: Inside his life-changing trip to Cambodia". Hello Magazine. April 25, 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Rick Campanelli » Keynote Speakers Canada". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ "102.1 the Edge, Toronto, Announces Rick Campanelli as Morning Show Co-Host". Broadcaster, February 25, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Rick Campinelli Departs ET Canada after 12 Years". CBC News/Entertainment. CBC/Radio-Canada. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

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