Fast Facts

  • Practiced jumping on roller skates in his family basement and first tried ice skating on a cornfield near his home.
  • Chose ice skating over equestrian pursuits at the age of 12.
  • Won the gold medal at the 2001 World Junior Championships.
  • Captured three consecutive golds at the U.S. National Championships, from 2004 to '06. 
  • Taught Kathy Griffin how to skate in the 2006 season finale of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
  • Performed a skating routine to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" at 2009 New York's Fashion Week, where he previously walked the runway for Heatherette.
  • Profiled in the 2009 documentary Pop Star on Ice and the 2010 Sundance Channel reality series Be Good Johnny Weir.
  • Retired from competitive skating in 2013 and joined NBC as a commentator for the 2014 Winter Olympics.


  • John Weir — Father
  • Patti Weir — Mother
  • Victor Voronov — Husband (separated)
  • Brian Weir — Brother


  • Attended University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States


  • Birth Name: John G. Weir
  • Birth Place: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Birthday: July 2, 1984, Cancer
  • Profession: Figure skater
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