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Damian McGinty Biography

Damian McGinty

Facts of Damian McGinty

Date of Birth: 1992 , September-9
Birth Nation: Ireland
Height: 6 Feet

Quick Timeline of Damian McGinty

1992 Born in Derry, Northern Ireland
2007 Started his career
2007 Dated Jenna Donnelly
2011 Left Celtic Thunder to join Glee
2011 Broke up with Jenna Donnelly
2012 Album raced upto iTunes charts to hit #3 in US
2023 Net worth of 5 million dollars

Detail Timeline of Damian McGinty

September 9 , 1992

Born in Derry, Northern Ireland

Damian McGinty was born in Derry, Northern Ireland as the son of Damian McGinty Sr. and Joanne McGinty has two siblings, Emmett and Gemma. He belongs to Catholic family in Derry. His nickname is Damo. He started singing from the early age since he was passionate about it.


Started his career

Damian McGinty recorded a CD for a charity right after winning the major singing competition year ago. This record was then passed to the producer of newly formed "Celtic Thunder" who was very much impressed. This turned out to be the major turning point in his career.


Dated Jenna Donnelly

Damian McGinty and Jenna Donnelly started dating just after he joined Celtic Thunder. The speculation lit up when Jenna was spotted on Damian's concert. They started sharing each other’s picture on social media. In an interview he didn't hesitate to openly express about his relationship with Jenna.

August 12 , 2011

Left Celtic Thunder to join Glee

During his time at Celtic Thunder, the group did four tours of USA and Canada and able to sell millions of records. Celtic Thunder was named top world album for three years according to Billboard magazine. Then Damian McGinty decided to leave Celtic Thunder after being selected as one of the twelve finalists for the reality television called “The Glee Project".


Broke up with Jenna Donnelly

After 3 years of a relationship when Damian McGinty was in a situation to choose between the love of his life and career, he chose career over his girlfriend. It is believed that it was a very hard decision for him. This caused him to pick "Numb" as his vulnerability because he is not sure if he will be able to pick someone for the amount of time needed. 


Album raced upto iTunes charts to hit #3 in US

It was the time fans were urging more from the singer then Damian McGinty decided to self-produce an eponymously titled EP. The album consisting of 5 tracks was able to climb up the iTunes chart to hit #3 in the US and ranked as #1 in Ireland and sold over 20,000 units till now.


Net worth of 5 million dollars

According to various sources, Damian McGinty's net worth has grown significantly in 2023. However, it is difficult to find out the actual amount but it is estimated that the value is in the range of 5 million dollars in 2023 which includes all stock properties and luxury goods.


Damian McGinty is an actor and singer from Derry, Northern Ireland. He is best known for appearing in films like Moonlight on the Water and Celtic Thunder: Storm. Damian has also acted in television shows like Glee and The Glee Project.

Early life

Damian was born on September 9, 1992. He is the son of Damian McGinty Sr. and Joanne McGinty. He has two siblings, Emmett and Gemma.


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He belongs to the Catholic ethnicity and Northern Irish nationality.


McGinty won his first singing completion at the early age of 5. He won another major singing competition when he was just 14 and recorded a CD for the charity.

This caught the eye of the newly formed Celtic Thunder which he joined in 2007 and chipped in the album to make it to the top album for almost three years.

As an actor Damian McGinty has appeared in Glee, starring Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, and Jane Lynch. He also appeared in its spin-off series The Glee Project, featuring Samuel Larsen and Blake Jenner.

Personal life

Jackie Ibanez often referred to as "the little Irish guy" stands with a height of 6 feet and a normal weight of 65kg.

Although McGinty has never spoken about his relationship in public the speculation around social media suggests he had an affair with Jenna Donnelly for almost three years and when the time came when he had to choose between a girlfriend and a career.

It was a hard decision to make and he chose the latter. 

McGinty has managed to stay out of controversies but once on his first time in the bottom three on "The Glee Project" instead of singing " I wish that I had Jesse's girl" he accidentally sang "I wish that I was Jesse's girl".

Net worth

 His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. There are no details as to what salary he received from his work in the Tv shows.