Melvin Wayne Osmond (born August 28, 1951) is the second oldest of the original Osmond Brothers singers and the fourth oldest of the nine Osmond children. He has been performing since he was six years old and made his national television debut on the Andy Williams Show with brothers, Alan, Merrill, and Jay. They appeared on the Andy Williams Show for seven years. Mostly a guitarist and singer, Wayne also can play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, banjo, piano, drums, and bagpipe.
Wayne Osmond with brothers Merrill and Alan wrote many of the Osmonds’ hit songs in the 1970s.
In 1974, Wayne married Kathlyn White. Kathlyn is from Bountiful, Utah and is a former Miss Davis County Fair (Davis County, Utah) and Miss Utah of 1974. Wayne and Kathlyn have five children, three girls and two boys. Their oldest daughter, Amy Osmond, was America’s Junior Miss for 1994 and has also released a CD of Christmas music, playing the violin.
Amy is married to Jeff Cook and together she and Jeff have two daughters named Elizabeth and Jennifer Cook. Amy also has two children from a previous marriage named Jacob and Maia Bingham. Wayne’s son Steven is married to Anneli Peterson and they have four children together named Aili, Paul, Elyssa and William Osmond. Son Gregory is married to Kaylynn McConkie and they have one son named Oscar, and one daughter named Adelaide Elizabeth Osmond. His daughter Sarah is married to Adam Hilton and they have one son named Noah Hilton. Adam is currently obtaining his Master’s Degree at Northwestern University in Integrated Marketing Communications.
In the 1990s, Wayne moved to Branson, Missouri, where he performs with his brothers at the Osmond Family Theater, Country Tonight, Moon River Theater, and Branson Variety Theater. He also tours with his siblings. Although the Osmond lineup changes from time to time, Wayne continues full-time.
In 1997, Wayne was diagnosed with a brain tumor which was successfully treated. He remains an avid aviation enthusiast.