Dancing with the Stars 2016 Cast: Full List of Season 22 Contestants Announced!

By Jim Donnelly | Mar 8th, 2016

The Dancing with the Stars 2016 cast of Season 22 contestants and pros was announced on Good Morning America! There are actors, actresses, athletes (football stars galore), film & TV personalities and at least one mixed martial arts star to keep Bruno in line. They are all getting ready for the glitter, the glamour, the grind and, of course, the spray tans as 12 hopefuls begin a quest to bring home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. So who is headed for the ballroom? Check out the full list of the new Dancing with the Stars Season 22 cast below!

Mischa Barton: Mischa began her successful film, television and stage career in the NY theater scene. For three seasons, she portrayed Marisa Cooper, on the wildly popular drama The O.C. Mischa has officially left those TV beach days behind to test the waters on Dancing with the Stars with pro partner Artem Chigvintsev. Check out Mischa Barton’s cast page!

Antonio Brown: Antonio Brown is an NFL star for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The four-time Pro-Bowl selectee was the Steelers MVP in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He’s looking to transform his touchdown dances into some ballroom memories with pro partner Sharna Burgess. Check out Antonio Brown’s cast page!

Nyle DiMarco: Nyle is an actor, model and spokesman with a recurring role on Switched at Birth. He was the standout star and winner of America’s Next Top Model’s Cycle 22! He gained a lot of attention for being the first deaf contestant. He’s back in a brand new competition to bring home the Mirrorball with pro partner Peta Murgatroyd. Check out Nyle DiMarco’s cast page!

Kim Fields: As an actress, Kim Fields is best known for her starring roles in two iconic shows: Living Single and The Facts Of Life. She’s also directed hundreds of episodes of television on programs and is an award-winning film director. Now she’s onto her latest challenge with pro partner Sasha Farber. Check out Kim Fields’ cast page!

Doug Flutie: Doug Flutie was the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner known for the famous “Hail Mary” pass against the University of Miami for a win at the Orange Bowl. Doug went on to play in the USFL and the NFL. Now it’s a whole new ballgame for Doug as he strives to bring home the Mirrorball with pro partner Karina Smirnoff. Check out Doug Flutie’s cast page!

Marla Maples: As a Broadway professional, having starred in The Will Rogers Follies and Love, Loss and What I Wore, Marla is no stranger to the stage. She has appeared in over 15 films and has guest-starred on numerous television shows. She back on TV once again with pro partner Tony Dovolani on Dancing with the Stars! Check out Marla Maples' cast page!

Von Miller: Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was named MVP of Super Bowl 50 and was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl in 2015. In 2012, he started Von’s Vision, a foundation dedicated to providing eye care and glasses to underprivileged youth. Now he tackling what may be his biggest challenge yet with pro partner Witney Carson. Check out Von Miller’s cast page!

Wanya Morris: Wanya first rose to fame as an original member of the R&B group Boyz II Men, which became the bestselling R&B group of all time. Boyz II Men were featured on Grease Live as the teen angels who sing “Beauty School Dropout,” which became the most tweeted moment of the show. Wanya goes from singing to dancing with pro partner Lindsay Arnold. Check out Wanya Morris’ cast page!

Geraldo Rivera: Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera is a Fox News senior correspondent and host of breaking news specials the Geraldo Rivera Reports. He was is a member of the original cast of Good Morning America where he and pro partner Edyta Sliwinska recently told the world they’ll be dancing for the Mirrorball. Check out Geraldo Rivera’s cast page!

Jodie Sweetin: Jodie garnered the love of millions in her role as Stephanie Tanner on ABC's Full House and now the popular spin-off Fuller House, which was recently picked up for season two on Netflix. With such a busy schedule, we’re glad Jodie found time to join pro partner Keo Motsepe to compete on Dancing with the Stars. Check out Jodie Sweetin’s cast page!

Paige VanZant: With a record of 6-2-0, she is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, and is currently a top-ranked contender in the women’s straw-weight division. Paige grew up dancing in Dayton, Oregon where her parents owned a dance studio. We’ll see how that experience pays off with pro partner Mark Ballas. Check out Paige VanZant’s cast page!

Ginger Zee: Emmy Award-winner, Ginger Zee is Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist. Additionally, she reports across all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms and also serves as chief meteorologist for ABC News. We’ll just have wait and see what her dancing forecast is with pro partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Check out Ginger Zee’s cast page!

Hosted by the Emmy-winning Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews (a Season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities and pros perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

Speaking of Bruno, let’s journey back to the behind-the-scenes magic of his writers’ room with the two videos Mr. Tonioli doesn’t want you to see.


The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities who will brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

Take a look back at the journey of last season’s champ, Bindi Irwin, as she made us smile, cry and cheer every time she and partner, Derek Hough, hit the dance floor.

The all-new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres MONDAY, MARCH 21 8|7c.


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