John Garvin Weir is an American figure skater and television commentator.
209 Facts About Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir is a two-time Olympian, the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a three-time US National champion.
Johnny Weir was the youngest US National champion since 1991, in 2006 the first skater to win US Nationals three times in a row since Brian Boitano in the late 1980s, and the first American to win Cup of Russia in 2007.
Johnny Weir was raised in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, winning several equestrian competitions before switching to figure skating at the age of 12.
At the 2006 US Nationals, Johnny Weir was the first male skater to win three consecutive US titles since Brian Boitano almost 20 years previously.
Johnny Weir finished fifth place at the 2009 US Nationals, the first time since 2003 that Johnny Weir did not qualify to compete at the Worlds championships.
Johnny Weir joined NBC as a commentator beginning at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Johnny Weir was teamed with sports commentator Terry Gannon and fellow figure skater Tara Lipinski; in 2014, they became NBC's primary figure skating analysts, commentating for skating in two Olympics.
Johnny Weir had a classical skating style and was known for being "a very lyrical skater" and "an entertaining artisan".
Johnny Weir often designed his own costumes or worked extensively with his designers and later was known for his fashion choices as a broadcaster.
Johnny Weir came out in early 2011 and has been involved with LGBTQ activism.
Johnny Weir is of Norwegian heritage, and has one brother, Brian "Boz" Weir, who is four years younger.
Johnny Weir was raised in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, a rural town in Amish-dominated central Pennsylvania.
Johnny Weir was an accomplished rider; by the age of nine, he had won several equestrian competitions and competed in the Devon Horse Show with his Shetland pony, Shadow.
Johnny Weir's family moved to New Britain, Connecticut, so he could train.
Johnny Weir later said that horse riding had given him body awareness, preparing him for figure skating.
Johnny Weir was an honor roll student at Newark High School, where he graduated in 2002, and studied linguistics at the University of Delaware before dropping out.
Johnny Weir made the decision to quit equestrian, since he could not do both and his family could not afford both sports, and they moved again, to Delaware, so Johnny Weir could train with Hill.
Johnny Weir competed in both singles and pair skating during his first year of competition; Hill paired him with Jodi Rudden to help him focus on other aspects of figure skating, such as spins, stroking, and artistry, rather than on jumping.
Rudden and Johnny Weir won the South Atlantic Regionals and qualified for the Junior Olympics in juvenile pairs that first year, and in intermediate pairs the following season.
Also in his first year of skating, Johnny Weir finished fourth as a juvenile in the Junior Olympics and won first place in the South Atlantic Regionals, as a juvenile.
Johnny Weir stated that along with his relative inexperience with competing and a growth spurt, he struggled with nerves during this period, which affected his performances.
Johnny Weir fell again during his free skate, and ended up in fifth place, while Evan Lysacek, in their first meeting in competition, came in first, even though Lysacek was in fifth after the short program.
Johnny Weir won the Junior Eastern Sectionals in 1999 and 2000.
Johnny Weir was the third alternate at the 2000 Junior Grand Prix final, coming in sixth and second place at his two Junior Grand Prix assignments, but won, at the age of 16, the gold medal at the World Junior Championships.
Johnny Weir was the tenth American to win at Junior Worlds and the first American male skater since Derrick Delmore won in 1998.
Johnny Weir received the best artistic scores, receiving 5.7s for presentation in his free skate.
Johnny Weir withdrew, during his free skate, from the 2003 US Championships in Dallas, which gold medalist Michael Weiss called "the most bizarre national championships ever".
Johnny Weir was in second place after the short program, with a clean skate with all eight required elements.
Johnny Weir felt confident going into the free skate, but hit the rink wall 23 seconds after he started, catching his blade between the ice and wall while doing a "simple crossover".
Johnny Weir fell and injured his back, but the referee allowed him to continue where he stopped.
Johnny Weir stepped out of his first triple Axel and fell again on his second, injuring his knee to the point that he had to withdraw.
Johnny Weir later reported that due to what he called his "stupidity and hubris", US Figure Skating withdrew their support of him; sportswriter Barry Mittan stated that they "essentially gave up on Johnny Weir".
Johnny Weir moved from his longtime rink, the more prestigious one at the University of Delaware, to a nearby rink called The Pond, which was less crowded and not as well-known.
Johnny Weir was one of two skaters to skate a clean short program with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, a "scratchy triple Axel", and the best spins in the field.
Johnny Weir was first after the short program, but came in second place overall, slightly behind Gheorghe Chiper from Romania.
Johnny Weir popped both his Lutz and loop jumps, but successfully performed his triple Axel-triple toe loop combination and four other triple jumps.
Johnny Weir had to compete in the Eastern Sectionals again, coming in first place despite a fall and securing a spot in the US Nationals.
Johnny Weir came into the 2004 US Nationals in Atlanta with "something to prove".
Johnny Weir came in first place, the first to do so by qualifying at sectionals since Rudy Galindo in 1996.
Johnny Weir was the youngest male skater, at the age of 19, to win the US Nationals since Todd Eldredge won in 1991, at the age of 19.
Johnny Weir was in first place after the short program, with marks ranging from 4.9 to 5.8.
Johnny Weir won the free skate, even though he did not include a quadruple jump.
Johnny Weir's scores ranged from 5.8 to 6.0, which included seven 5.9s for technical merit and a 6.0 for presentation, the first perfect score earned by a man at US Nationals since Weiss earned one in 2000; all but two judges placed Weir in first place.
Johnny Weir came in fifth place; teammate Michael Weiss came in sixth.
Johnny Weir opened his short program with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, followed by a triple Axel and a triple flip, earning marks ranging from 5.0 to 5.7.
Johnny Weir came back from seventh place after the short program by completing eight "elegant triples" in his long program, like he had done at US Nationals.
Johnny Weir skated in the final ISU-sanctioned competition of the season, the 2004 Marshall's World Figure Skating Challenge.
Johnny Weir earned marks ranging from 5.4 to 5.7 in his technical scores, and 5.6 to 5.8 in his artistic scores, doubling one jump and stepping out of a triple Axel.
Johnny Weir toured with Champions on Ice the summer of 2004, with Cohen, Irina Slutskaya, Elena Sokolova, and his "skating hero", Evgeni Plushenko.
Johnny Weir competed in the Cup of Russia in Moscow, although not for points towards the Grand Prix final.
Johnny Weir won the NHK Trophy, his first Grand Prix title and the first time he competed under the ISU Judging System.
Johnny Weir earned 146.20 points in the free skate and 220.25 points overall, beating his runner-up Timothy Goebel by over 20 points.
Johnny Weir won Trophee Bompard with a score of 208.10 points, despite coming in second in the free skate, behind French skater and European champion Brian Joubert, who came in second place overall.
Johnny Weir "skated elegantly" in his free skate, but doubled his three planned triples in the second half of his program, which hurt his technical scores.
Johnny Weir again did not include any quadruple jumps, choosing instead to emphasize his artistry, spins, and pirouettes.
Johnny Weir later said that his win in Paris "signaled my ascendancy on the international stage".
Johnny Weir came in second after Plushenko at the Cup of Russia, the first time they competed against each other after the implementation of the IJS.
Johnny Weir opened his free skate with a triple Axel-triple toe loop combination and included five other triples, but stumbled coming out of his second triple Axel and missed his triple flip late in the program.
Johnny Weir had "the heavy burden of defending a title for the first time", but he was able to control his nerves and win his second Nationals title in a row and the first repeat US Nationals championship since Michael Weiss in 1999 and 2000.
Johnny Weir earned one 6.0 in his presentation scores and his program was "full of creative spins and complicated footwork".
Johnny Weir's performance was solid but subdued; he struggled with the landings of his triple Axel and triple flip jumps.
Johnny Weir received 5.8s and 5.9s in his technical score.
At Worlds, Johnny Weir continued to struggle with his foot injury, which had given him problems all season and which prevented him from working on adding a quadruple jump to his season's free skate.
Johnny Weir considered pulling out of the competition, but Tarsova gave him the motivation to continue despite the severe pain he was experiencing.
Johnny Weir received two injections an hour before performing his short program.
Johnny Weir fell on his opening triple Axel in his short program, but successfully completed a triple Axel-triple toe loop combination, four more triple jumps, and high-quality spins.
Johnny Weir doubled a loop jump and singled a flip jump.
Johnny Weir was placed in third, but "a human input error" during the input of Chinese skater Li Chengjiang's scores was corrected, putting Johnny Weir slightly behind Li and in seventh place after the short program.
Johnny Weir displayed good flow throughout his free skate, which included a triple Axel-triple toe loop combination, six more triple jumps, and good spins.
Johnny Weir was not able to complete two doubles at the end of his combination jumps, despite accomplishing three previous triples.
Johnny Weir finished in fourth place, behind "surprise bronze medalist" and teammate Evan Lysacek.
Johnny Weir began the season, which reporter John Blanchette called a "minor calamity", with "a series of disappointing finishes".
Johnny Weir was told by judges at the beginning of the season, after debuting his short program, which was designed for the new scoring system, that it was not difficult enough, so he had to rework it.
Johnny Weir debuted the program, choreographed by Tarasova, Shanetta Folle, and Evgeni Platov, during a practice session at Skate Canada.
Johnny Weir later reported that the initial reaction to it was laughter and that he told reporters, when they asked about the red glove, that he had named it "Camille", in honor of the piece's composer.
Johnny Weir was aware of the impact it would make on the public and in the figure skating world, and that it could harm his reputation with the judges; he later stated, "Gender bending would take me into a whole new and very taboo area, where I would stand totally alone".
Johnny Weir stated that although people were initially uncomfortable with the program, it would become one of his most popular programs and would "completely change the world's perception of me".
In October, Johnny Weir finished in fourth place at the 2005 Campbell's Classic; he popped both of his triple Axels and earned 114.65 points.
Johnny Weir missed two triples in his free skate but placed third in the short program with 206.79 points, fourth in the free skate with 75.15 points, and earned a total of 131.64 points.
Johnny Weir won the event, taking in 64 percent of the fans' votes, via in-stadium voting, telephone, and the internet.
At the 2006 US Nationals, Johnny Weir was the first male skater to win three consecutive US titles since Brian Boitano almost 20 years previously.
Johnny Weir was in first place after the short program, again overcoming his nerves and earning a personal best score of 83.28, almost six points ahead of Weiss, who came in fourth place overall.
Johnny Weir successfully landed four triple jumps, including his opening triple Axel and a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination, as well as a flying sit spin, circular step sequence, another triple flip, and his concluding spin combination; the spectators gave him a standing ovation when he finished.
Johnny Weir came in third place in the free skate after Lysacek and Savoie with 142.06 points and a total of 225.34 points.
Johnny Weir stepped out of a triple Axel, did too many combination jumps and thus received no points for one jumping pass, and did not complete the third jump of his three-jump combination.
Johnny Weir stated that although he had performed the program well, he was bored with it and felt it lacked passion and power.
Johnny Weir was the only American male in medal contention after his short program in Turin, skating "well but not brilliantly".
Johnny Weir began his short program with "a smooth triple Axel" followed by the highest-scoring element in his program, a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination.
Johnny Weir earned a personal-best score of 80.00 points, the third-highest score of the new system, and second-best behind Plushenko, who was in first place after the short program.
Johnny Weir was ahead of the reigning world champion, Stephane Lambiel from Switzerland, who was in third place, and the world silver medalist, Jeffrey Buttle of Canada, who was in fourth place.
Johnny Weir arrived late to the stadium for his free skate, blaming it on missing the bus from the athletes' village and not being told of a schedule change, which put him 90 minutes off his routine.
Reporter John Crumpacker stated that Johnny Weir was "out of sorts for his long program and skated abysmally as he went from second place to fifth".
Johnny Weir accomplished eight out of his planned 13 jumps, replaced a planned quadruple toe loop with a double Axel, and was shaky on his first triple Axel.
Johnny Weir downgraded another triple jump to a double, and failed to complete a three-jump combination and double-jump combination late in his program.
Johnny Weir earned 136.63 points in his free skate, coming in fifth place overall, for a total of 216.63 points.
At the World Championships, Johnny Weir "did not fare so well".
Johnny Weir had been troubled with back pain all week, which was aggravated during the warm-up for the free skate.
Johnny Weir successfully completed his triple Axel-triple Axel combination at the start of his program and attempted a quadruple toe jump, but he two-footed it and fell on his triple flip at the end of the program, taking him out of medal contention.
Johnny Weir came in seventh place overall; Lambiel won the gold medal, Brian Joubert came in second, and teammate Lysacek, despite a hard fall during the warm-up, won the bronze medal.
Johnny Weir toured again with Champions on Ice in-between seasons, his longest tour with them to date; he chose Frank Sinatra's "My Way", "for its obvious symbolism", as his performance number.
Johnny Weir appeared in an episode, in which he called "my entertainment TV debut", of My Life on the D-List with comedian Kathy Griffin, in which he taught Griffin how to skate.
Johnny Weir began working with ice dancer Marina Anissina, who choreographed both his short program and free skate.
Johnny Weir did not begin to train for the season until August 2006; illness hampered his training.
Johnny Weir started off the season by helping the US men's team come in first place at the Campbell's Skating Challenge.
Johnny Weir struggled completing a combination spin during his short program and told reporters that he had difficulty with his spins and that he almost tripped during his step sequence.
Johnny Weir successfully completed a triple Axel, a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination, and a triple flip, earning 76.28 points, a little over 2.5 points behind Daisuke Takahashi from Japan, who came in first place after the short program.
Johnny Weir needed a clean skate in his free skate to win the gold medal, but he came in fourth place.
Johnny Weir earned 122.42 points in his free skate and 198.70 points overall.
Johnny Weir was in second place after the short program at Cup of Russia, less than two points behind Joubert.
Johnny Weir successfully completed his jumps, but did not attempt a quadruple jump and according to the Associated Press, "generally seemed a bit slow".
Johnny Weir came in fifth place in the free skate, with 121.38 points, over 40 points less than Joubert's free skate score, and came in second place overall, with a total score of 196.28.
Johnny Weir competed at the Grand Prix Final, but had to withdraw after the short program due to an injury to his right hip from a fall.
Johnny Weir later said that he was embarrassed by his withdrawal, done after "trash-talking" Lysacek for withdrawing due to an injury.
Johnny Weir admitted that his Grand Prix season was "disastrous" and that he had not been skating well going into the 2007 US Nationals in Spokane, Washington.
Johnny Weir went into Nationals hoping to become the first American male since Boitano to win his fourth US championships in a row.
Johnny Weir began his short program with a successful triple Axel and a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination.
Johnny Weir had a shaky landing on his triple flip, but his circular and straight-line footwork sequences were well-done, and he performed three level four spins.
Johnny Weir was not able to successfully defend his title, coming in third overall; Lysacek came in first place, and Bradley came in second place.
Johnny Weir came in fourth place in the free skate, with 135.06 points.
Johnny Weir popped an Axel and turned it into a single jump, but completed three more triple jumps, high-quality circular and straight-line footwork sequences, and good spins.
Johnny Weir later admitted that the pressure of being the defending champion bothered him, and said that it was difficult skating after Lysacek, especially after hearing that Lysacek had earned over 90 points in his element scores alone.
US Figure Skating named all three medalists eligible to compete at 2007 Worlds and 2007 Four Continents Championships; Johnny Weir chose not to compete at Four Continents, so fourth-place finisher Jeremy Abbott went in his place.
At Worlds, Johnny Weir came in eighth place, his worst finish at Worlds in four years.
Johnny Weir was in fourth place after the short program; he admitted that he was hampered by his nerves, had trouble adjusting to competing in Tokyo, "forgot to breathe a little bit", and said, "My costume is even tired".
Johnny Weir came in 10th place in the free skate, earning 132.71 points, and earned 206.97 points overall.
Johnny Weir reported that people bought tickets to Stars on Ice just to see the routine in person.
Johnny Weir hired Zmievskaya because he needed more than Hill's "nurturing approach" and that Zmievskaya's "drill sergeant-like demands for discipline and rigor" would help him grow and win championships again.
Johnny Weir changed his choreographer and training routine, and moved out of his family home in Newark, Delaware to an apartment in New Jersey in order to train with Zmievskaya.
Johnny Weir told reporters that he felt homesick and nervous moving to a large city and living on his own for the first time in his life, resorting to sleeping with a kitchen knife next to his bed.
Johnny Weir said that the move taught him discipline and independence.
Johnny Weir worked on including a quadruple toe loop in his programs, and on making his triple Lutz and triple flip bigger.
Johnny Weir designed his own costumes and worked closely with his choreographers again.
Johnny Weir called the costume he wore for his free skating program "a sparkly onesie"; Sports Illustrated described it as "another of his bifurcated black and white, rhinestone-studded costumes with plunging backline".
At Cup of China, Johnny Weir came in second place, after Lysacek, in the short program, with 79.80 points.
Johnny Weir did not include a quadruple jump but completed a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination and had higher-scoring spins than Lysacek.
Johnny Weir came in first place in the free skate, with 151.98 points and "a nearly perfect" performance.
Johnny Weir earned 231.78 points overall, and "significantly beat" his personal best scores.
Johnny Weir won the gold medal at Cup of Russia, beating Lambiel by over 11 points.
Johnny Weir came in first place in the free skate, which was described as "somewhat business-like and more suited for the strong technicians rather than the artistic skater Weir is known to be".
Johnny Weir opened his program with a strong triple Axel-triple toe loop combination and underrotated his triple Axel, but successfully completed five more clean triple jumps.
NBC reported that Johnny Weir was "more about business in both his short and long programs", skating with "usual elegance, but not his fire".
Johnny Weir won the short program, with 83.40 points, 1.35 points separating he and Lysacek.
Johnny Weir was one of the few skaters who completed a triple Axel during his short program, his triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination was "done with ease and control".
Johnny Weir's footwork was "light and a perfect match for the music".
Johnny Weir followed up his quadruple toe with a triple Axel-triple toe combination, a triple Lutz, and a triple Axel.
Johnny Weir received low marks for an upright spin because he did not clearly change skating edges.
Johnny Weir chose not to compete at the Four Continents Championships due to fatigue; he was replaced by Jeremy Abbott, who came in fourth place at US Nationals.
At Worlds, Johnny Weir was in second place after the short program.
Johnny Weir did not include a triple-triple combination, and his quadruple jump was downgraded to a double.
Johnny Weir won his first worlds medal, a bronze, with a total score of 221.84 points, and secured three slots for the American men in the 2009 Worlds championship.
Johnny Weir came in second place in the short program by less than one point behind Lysacek, and came in second place overall, with 225.20 points.
Johnny Weir began his short program with three successful jumping passes.
Lysacek and Johnny Weir both scored the same on their triple Lutz-triple toe loop combinations, 11.60 points, although Johnny Weir lost points on a two-footed landing on his triple flip.
Johnny Weir later told reporters that he was disappointed in his spins, but his footwork sequences were "spectacular", and he scored 80.55 points.
Johnny Weir later said that he felt his performance in the short program was "a big improvement" over his performance at Skate America.
Johnny Weir was unprepared for Nationals because he was "compromised" by his illness.
Johnny Weir needed to excel during the free skate to win a bronze medal, but instead popped his first triple Axel, doubled his planned triple loop, and fell on his triple flip.
Johnny Weir's footwork was difficult, but as the AP said, he "appeared to just be going through the motions with it".
Sundance commissioned and aired, beginning in January 2010, an eight-episode documentary series, Be Good Johnny Weir, which depicted the "recent ups and downs of his career".
Johnny Weir began the season with "something to prove"; despite his previous season's difficulties, he was ranked eighth in the world.
Johnny Weir later said that his Russian fans gave him the encouragement to continue and perform better at the NHK Trophy, his next Grand Prix slot.
Johnny Weir skated a clean short program and gave his best performance up to that point in the season, with 78.35 points.
Johnny Weir successfully accomplished all his triple Axels in both programs.
Johnny Weir's planned triple toe loop became a double jump, and he left off a double toe loop on his next two combination jumps.
Johnny Weir earned 217.70 points overall; the gold medalist, Brian Joubert from France, earned 15 points more than Weir.
At the Grand Prix final, all six qualifiers, including Johnny Weir, had skated in at least one previous final; Golden Skate called it "one of the most equally matched fields in several years".
Johnny Weir came in third place, with a total of 237.35 points.
Johnny Weir was in fourth place in both his short program and free skate.
Johnny Weir placed third overall at the 2010 US Nationals, with 232.09 points.
Johnny Weir accomplished three clean triple jumps, but he popped his planned second triple Axel and struggled completing the final jump of his triple-triple combination jump.
Johnny Weir came in fifth place in the free skate, but his short program, which was the third-best with 83.51 points, kept him in medal position.
Johnny Weir came into the Olympics "a legitimate medal threat", although he did not anticipate winning a medal and suspected that it would mark the end of his competitive career.
Johnny Weir stayed at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, despite wanting to stay at a hotel, for security reasons.
Johnny Weir had received "very serious threats" from anti-fur activists for wearing fox fur trim on the left shoulder of his free skate costume during US Nationals.
Johnny Weir changed to faux fur for his costume at the Olympics, denying that it was in response to the threats, although he wore fur at a news conference for the US men's team.
Johnny Weir's roommate was his "longtime friend", American ice dancer Tanith Belbin.
Johnny Weir held a press conference to respond to "offensive" remarks made by two Canadian sports commentators about him.
Johnny Weir was in sixth place and earned 82.10 points after the short program; sportswriter Nicholas Benton called it a "flawless program" and reported that the audience "booed lustily" when his scores were announced.
Johnny Weir came in sixth place in the free skate, which he later admitted was technically less difficult.
Johnny Weir earned a personal best score of 156.77 points and 238.87 points overall.
Johnny Weir took the next two seasons off from competitive skating, focusing on his personal life, figure skating shows, a singing career, and celebrity events.
In 2013, Johnny Weir began writing a weekly column in the Falls-Church News Press, a newspaper published in the Washington, DC area.
Johnny Weir went back to working with his previous coach, Galina Zmievskaya, and retained the same off-ice trainers, designers, and costume seamstresses as before.
Johnny Weir used music from "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga, someone he admired, for his short program; she provided him with versions of the song without lyrics.
Johnny Weir's choreographers worked with him, but most of the choreography was developed by Weir and Zmievskaya.
Johnny Weir competed at small competitions and qualifying events in order to be eligible to compete at the 2013 US Nationals.
Johnny Weir competed at the 2012 Finlandia Trophy, attempting a quadruple jump in both his short program and free skate for the first time, and coming in fourth place overall.
Johnny Weir was in fourth place after the short program, earning 69.03 points.
Johnny Weir later told reporters that he was nervous, that his legs felt stiff, and that the competition was the hardest thing he had done in his career.
Johnny Weir had boot problems to overcome, but felt that he had done well.
Johnny Weir came in sixth place in the free skate, earning 132.39 points; he earned 201.42 points overall.
Johnny Weir made several mistakes, finished in 10th place, and decided that he was not in good enough physical condition to participate in the free skate.
Johnny Weir did not compete at the 2013 US Nationals, but still hoped to make the US Olympic team in 2014.
Johnny Weir did not register for a qualifying event that would have made him eligible for the 2014 US Nationals, ending his bid to compete in Sochi.
Johnny Weir was not eligible for a bye into Nationals because he did not place in the top five at the 2013 Nationals or medaled at the 2010 Olympics or 2013 World Championships.
Johnny Weir had two coaches in his competitive figure skating career, Priscilla Hill, who was, unlike many figure skating coaches, was "nurturing and gentle" and Russian Galina Zmievskaya, who had a different approach to coaching than Hill.
Johnny Weir considered his style of figure skating artistic and classical and was known for his lyricism.
Johnny Weir believed that his style was "a hybrid of Russian and American skating", which was brought out by hiring coaches from those countries and often caused conflicts with US Figure Skating, as did many of his costume choices.
Johnny Weir was instructed by Yuri Sergeev, a dancer for the St Petersburg Ballet, taught himself the Russian language, conversing with Zmievskaya in Russian, and compared himself to Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko.
In 2014, Johnny Weir designed Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu's costume for his free skating program, worn during the Sochi Olympics.
Johnny Weir's outspokenness caused conflict between him and US Figure Skating.
Johnny Weir was praised for being one of the few figure skaters who spoke his mind, even when he knew it would get him in trouble with federation officials and judges.
In October 2013, Johnny Weir retired from competition and joined NBC as a figure skating analyst at the Sochi Olympics.
Johnny Weir was teamed up with sports commentator Terry Gannon and fellow figure skater, Olympic gold medalist, and good friend Tara Lipinski; their instant comedic chemistry and harmony was a success and they have worked together ever since.
Johnny Weir's commentating style was met with mixed responses from figure skating fans and skaters.
Johnny Weir appeared as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2020.
In January 2012, Johnny Weir married his partner Victor Voronov, a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and whose family was from Russia, in a civil ceremony in New York City, five months after the state legalized same-sex marriages.
Johnny Weir served as fellow figure skater Tara Lipinski's "bridesman" at her 2017 wedding to sports producer Todd Kapostasy.