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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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Vote for your favorite DWTS Season 28 contestants here! This list includes all of the Dancing with the Stars main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Dancing with the Stars stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Dancing with the Stars focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Dancing with the Stars that are on here as well.

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Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Fairly OddParents, Malcolm in the Middle

Partner: Witney Carson

Season: 25 (Third place)

Francisco "Frankie" Muñiz IV is an American actor, musician, writer, producer, and racing driver. He is known primarily as the star of the FOX television family sitcom Malcolm ...more
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Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 9

Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin is a retired Russian-American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the ...more
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Chris Soules is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Chris Soules

Partner: Witney Carson

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 8

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Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Crocodile Hunter Diaries

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 21 (Winner)

Bindi Sue Irwin is an Australian actress, television presenter, and daughter of The Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, and Terri Irwin. Irwin has been involved in acting, singing, songwriting, ...more
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Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Wild On!, Life Is Great With Brooke Burke, Rank

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 7 (Winner)

Brooke Burke-Charvet, better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke, is an American actress, dancer, model and television personality. She is known for Rock Star, winning the seventh season of ...more
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Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
It's Like, You Know...

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 11 (Winner)

Jennifer Grey is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the 1980s films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Dirty Dancing. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the latter. She is ...more
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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

Shawn Machel Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson became a member ...more
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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Shake It Up

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 16 (Runner-up)

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career appearing as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her ...more
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Normani Kordei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Normani Kordei

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 24 (Third place)

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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Elena Grinenko

Season: 4

Eliminated: Week 4

Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Clyde the Glide," he was a ten-time All-Star during his career, and named ...more
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Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 10 (Third Place)

Erin Jill Andrews is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports, as well as Dancing with the Stars for ABC. Andrews ...more
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Evan Lysacek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Evan Lysacek

Partner: Anna Trebunskaya

Season: 10 (Second Place)

Evan Frank Lysacek is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time ...more
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Jason Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Edyta Śliwińska

Season: (Second Place)

Jason Paul Taylor is a former American football defensive end and linebacker who spent a majority of his career for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Over the course of his ...more
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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Benefactor, Bad Teacher

Partner: Kym Johnson

Season: 5

Eliminated: Week 5

Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also ...more
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Vivica A. Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., Missing

Partner: Nick Kosovich

Season: 3

Eliminated: Week 4

Vivica Anjanetta Fox is an American actress and television producer. She is best known for her roles in the films Independence Day, Set It Off, Soul Food, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Booty Call, ...more
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Lisa Vanderpump is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Lisa Vanderpump

Partner: Gleb Savchenko

Season: 16

Eliminated: Week 2

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Alexa PenaVega is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Alexa PenaVega

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 21

Eliminated: Week 7

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Belinda Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Jonathan Roberts

Season: 8

Eliminated: Week 1

Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven ...more
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Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 16 (Winner)

Kellie Dawn Pickler is an American country music artist and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and finished in sixth place. In 2006, ...more
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Nicole

Partner: Sasha Farber

Season: 17

Eliminated: Week 5

Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" LaValle is an American reality television personality and dancer who is best known for being a cast member of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore and currently ...more
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Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Willow Shields

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 6

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Rumer Willis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 20 (Winner)

Rumer Glenn Willis is an American actress, the oldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, stepdaughter of Emma Heming.
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Tinashe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Tinashe

Partner: Brandon Armstrong

Season: 27

Eliminated: Week 4

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Entertainment Tonight, Clash of the Choirs, Channel One News

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 14

Eliminated: Week 9

Maria Menounos is an American actress, journalist, TV hostess, and occasional professional wrestling personality. She is known in the United States for her appearances as a TV correspondent for ...more
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Cody Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Cody Simpson

Partner: Witney Carson

Season: 18

Eliminated: Week 3