Nancy Kerrigan, Charo and Mr. T will be among the dancers on the 24th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” which launches March 20. Here’s the cast, with their pro partners, just announced on “Good Morning America,” followed by versions of ABC’s capsule bios:
Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess
Charo with Keo Motsepe
Chris Kattan with Witney Carson
David Ross with Lindsay Arnold
Erika Jayne with Gleb Savchenko
Heather Morris with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Mr. T with Kym Herjavec
Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev
Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd
Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater
Simone Biles with Sasha Farber
BONNER BOLTON, 29. He had been leading the (pro bull rider) 2016 season opener when he landed on his head when dismounting the bull. He splintered his C-2 vertebra, was temporarily paralyzed and given a one percent chance to walk again. Following spinal fusion surgery and during his remarkable recovery, IMG Models signed the cowboy from west Texas for global representation
CHARO, 65. Charo is one of those people. A virtuoso guitarist, singer, composer, actress and comedian, Charo is an American music and pop-culture icon (and) instantly recognizable by her trademark expression, “CUCHI-CUCHI,” which has endeared her to millions around the world and made her name synonymous with music, fun and excitement. Charo is short for Rosario, her given name of Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza. Born in the town of Murcia, Spain.
CHRIS KATTAN, 46. Best known for his many characters on “Saturday Night Live,” which he joined in March 1996, completing his seventh and final season in 2003. He will soon be seen in Jesse Thomas’ “Walk of Fame,” opposite Scott Eastwood. He recently appeared in “The Last Film Festival” ... (and) received rave reviews for his performance in the independent romantic comedy “Adam and Steve,” opposite Parker Posey, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.
DAVID ROSS, 39. Ross is a two time World Series champion, having won World Series titles in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and with the Chicago Cubs in 2016. During his 15 year Major League career, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. Recently retired.
ERIKA JAYNE, 45. Dance-pop/reality TV star Erika Jayne hit the dance club scene with 2007’s “Rollercoaster,” which quickly hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart, followed by eight more No. 1’s: “Stars,” “Give You Everything,” “Pretty Mess,” “One Hot Pleasure,” “Party People (Ignite The World),” “Painkillr,” “Crazy,” and most recently, “How Many (expletive).”
HEATHER MORRIS, 30. Best known for her role as Brittany Pierce on FOX’s hit series, “Glee,” Morris has also appeared in the feature film “Spring Breakers.” After college, Morris was invited to join Beyoncé’s “I Am … Sasha Fierce” world tour. She has appeared on “How I Met Your Mother” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and recently starred in the feature films “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” and “Most Likely to Die.”
MR. T, 64. In film, “Rocky III.” Mr. T played Clubber Lang, a boxer pitted against the film’s main character, Rocky Balboa. It was during the filming of this movie that Mr. T coined the catch phrase, “I pity the fool!” The film became a blockbuster hit and his performance made him an overnight sensation. Taking advantage of his newly found fame, Mr. T landed a starring role in the film “D.C. Cab.” He also premiered in his own cartoon series, “Mister T,” which aired on NBC. On television, he starred on “The A-Team.” He later starred in his own reality show, “I Pity the Fool,” and voiced the character of Officer Earl Devereaux in the animated movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”
NANCY KERRIGAN, 47. Kerrigan placed third at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, allowing her to qualify for the 1991 World Championships, where she won the bronze medal as part of an American sweep. In 1992 she earned a bronze medal in the Albertville Winter Olympics and the silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993 Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion and followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
NICK VIALL, 36. When “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman said goodbye to “Bachelor” Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. And when Nick took another chance to find love on the latest installment of “Bachelor in Paradise,” viewers were excited and truly happy for him. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, leaving everyone to wonder if the sensitive Midwestern salesman would ever find the woman he would spend the rest of his life with.