Rick Campanelli is one of Canada’s most recognizable TV personalities. After spending nearly a decade with MuchMusic as one of their most popular hosts, he made the leap from the “nation’s music station” to ET Canada. Whether hosting a gala event or giving his personal keynote entitled “From Hamilton to Hollywood,” Campanelli always brings his natural charm and wit to everything he does.
Campanelli’s on-air career started after winning the 1994 MuchMusic Temp contest. His boyish charm and easy-going, up-front style quickly made him a favourite of viewers from coast to coast, proving he was anything but a “temporary” fixture at the station. From his flying leap off a jagged cliff with Sean Paul, to his dive out of an airplane with the Foo Fighters, to the pounding he took from pro wrestler, Cain, his willingness to go the distance speaks volumes about his work ethic and dedication.
After nearly ten loyal years at MuchMusic, Campanelli joined the revered Entertainment Tonight brand with the launch of ET Canada into the Canadian marketplace. Co-hosting the program, he offered the inside scoop on the latest celebrity gossip, current affairs, and pop culture trends.
Campanelli is involved with numerous charitable organizations including World Vision, Tuberous Sclerosis, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and Kid’s Help Phone.