Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons was born on 12 July 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He is an American fitness personality, actor, and video producer.
His other names include Milton Teagle Simmons, Milton Simmons, and Richard Teagle Simmons.
Simmons who was raised by a Methodist father and a Russian Jewish mother converted to Catholicism and went to Cor Jesu High School for his high school education.
He enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette but graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Arts.
Simmons was obese as a child due to excessive eating; he weighed 83 kilograms at the age of 15.
He desired to be a priest but moved to Los Angeles where he worked at a Beverly Hills restaurant called Derek’s as the maître d’hôtel.
Simmons opened a gym in Beverly Hills, California called Slimmons where he catered to persons who were overweight.
Richard Simmons Parents: Shirley May Simmons, Leonard Douglas Simmons
Shirley May Simmons and Leonard Douglas Simmons are the parents of Richard Simmons.
Shirley worked as a cosmetics store saleswoman after she had previously worked as a traveling fan dancer.
Leonard worked as a Master of Ceremonies (MC).
They had another son aside from Richard. His name is Leonard Simmons Jr.