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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 October 1963Sunnyvale, California, USA
Birth NameBrian Anthony Boitano
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Brian began to skate at age 8 when he went to a figure skating show which starred Peggy Fleming. He fell in love with the sport and quickly became very accomplished. At times, he even gave the 1984 men's Olympic Champion, Scott Hamilton, a run for his money. In 1988, he won "The Battle of the Brians" between himself and Canadian Brian Orser. He went pro and has skated and toured with skaters like Tara Lipinski, Michelle Kwan, Scott Hamilton, Paul Wylie and Kurt Browning.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (1)

The 'tano Lutz jump which is a variation on a Lutz

Trivia (17)

Won the Gold Medal in Figure Skating at the Olympics in 1988.
Altered the Lutz jump by raising one arm over his head during the jump, and this variation is now called the 'tano Lutz.
6th Place, 1994 Olympics
Silver, 1994 US National Figure Skating Championships
Gold, 1988 World Figure Skating Championships
Gold, 1988 US National Figure Skating Championships
Silver, 1987 World Figure Skating Championships
Gold, 1987 US National Figure Skating Championships
Gold, 1986 World Figure Skating Championships
Gold, 1986 US National Figure Skating Championships
Bronze, 1985 World Figure Skating Championships
Gold, 1985 US National Figure Skating Championships
A song about him appears in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999). He actually skated to this song in Holiday Skating Spectacular (2000).
Good friend of Dorothy Hamill.
One of Brian's favorite restaurants is "House of Prime Rib" in San Francisco, which he and his family have gone to since his parents were dating.
Has a niece named Natalie. She and her husband, Matt, appeared on What Would Brian Boitano Make?: Hawaiian Honeymoon (2010).
On the Food Network with his own show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? (2009). [August 2009]

Personal Quotes (9)

That's what amateur skating is about, technical expertise, and it should always stay that way.
The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.
Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning the Olympics because everything that I've done after that is really because of the Olympics.
Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore.
Kat and I were in our 20s when we won in '88. Our personalities were already established. We were ready to move on to a life of professional skating.
The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat, but your body of work is what people remember you for.
Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it's just one mistake.
So the programs all start to all look the same. I watched one free skating competition, and I thought I was watching a short program. Everyone was doing exactly the same elements.

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