Stephen "tWitch" Boss

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Stephen tWitch Boss at Dizzy Feet Gala 2014.jpg
Boss in 2014
Stephen Laurel Boss

(1982-09-29)September 29, 1982
DiedDecember 13, 2022(2022-12-13) (aged 40)
Cause of deathSuicide by gunshot
Alma materSouthern Union State Community College
Chapman University
  • Dancer
  • choreographer
  • actor
  • television producer
  • television personality
Years active2002–2022
TelevisionSo You Think You Can Dance
Step Up films
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Allison Holker (m. 2013)

Stephen Laurel "tWitch" Boss (September 29, 1982 – December 13, 2022)[1] was an American freestyle hip hop dancer, choreographer, actor, television producer, and television personality.

In 2008, Boss finished in second place on the American version of So You Think You Can Dance. From 2014 to May 2022, he was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a co-host. He was also a co-executive producer of the program. He was featured as DeGeneres' sidekick in Ellen's Game of Games. Between 2018 and 2020, Boss and his wife Allison Holker hosted Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings on Freeform and Disney+.

Death[change | change source]

On December 13, 2022, Allison Holker told Los Angeles officers that Boss left their home without taking the car. This was unusual behavior. Boss died by shooting at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, Los Angeles without leaving the hotel. His death was ruled a suicide.[2][3][4][5] Boss was 40 years old.[6]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Blades of Glory Flamboyant Dancer Uncredited[7]
Hairspray Maybelle's Store Dancer Role in the dance number
at the platter party and in "You Can't Stop the Beat"[7]
2010 Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Taz [8]
Step Up 3D Jason Hardlerson[8]
2012 Step Up Revolution
2014 Step Up: All In
2015 Magic Mike XXL Malik [8]
2022 The Hip Hop Nutcracker Dad Disney+ release; final role[8]

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 So You Think You Can Dance Runner-up [7]
2010 Bones Russell Leonard [8]
2011 So You Think You Can Dance All Star [7]
Touch The Beastmaster [9]
2012 So You Think You Can Dance All Star [7]
Drop Dead Diva Billy Donaldson TV series, Season 6 episode 2: "Soulmates"[8]
2013 So You Think You Can Dance All Star [7]
Dancing with the Stars [8]
2014–2022 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show DJ/Host [8]
2015 Bound & Babysitting Ethan TV film[8]
So You Think You Can Dance Team Captain-Team Street [7]
2017–2021 Ellen's Game of Games Announcer [8]
2017–2020 Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings [8]
2018 Modern Family Episode: "Wine Weekend"[8]
Young & Hungry Himself [10]
2018 So You Think You Can Dance Judge [8]
2021 Clash of the Cover Bands Host[8]
2022 The Real Dirty Dancing
So You Think You Can Dance Judge [8]

Web series[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers LXD Trainer Season 2, Episode 1[11]
Teacher, Student Season 2, Episode 2[11]
2011 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers: The Secrets of the Ra Dr. E [12]
2016 Love Doobie [13]

Awards[change | change source]

Net worth[change | change source]

Stephen twitch Boss had an estimated net worth of around $5 million at the time of his death. During his first two seasons on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," twitch's salary was $500,000 per season, then it was raised to $1 million per season. In 2015, Boss paid $1.15 million for a 2,500+ square foot home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. He put the four-bedroom home on the market for $1.299 million in April 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. Evans, Greg (December 13, 2022). "Stephen 'tWitch' Boss Dies: Longtime 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' DJ Was 40". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2022.
  2. Evans, Greg (December 14, 2022). "Stephen "tWitch" Boss Dies: Longtime 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' DJ Was 40".
  3. Jackson, Dory; Chiu, Melody (December 14, 2022). "Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, Former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ and SYTYCD All-Star, Dead at 40". People. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  4. "Case Detail – Medical Examiner-Coroner". Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. County of Los Angeles.
  5. Vasquez, Whitney (December 14, 2022). "Stephen 'tWitch' Boss' Autopsy Complete, Cause Of Death Confirmed As Gunshot Wound To Head". RadarOnline. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  6. Jacobs, Julia (December 14, 2022). "Stephen Boss, Dancer and Reality TV Star Known as tWitch, Dies at 40". The New York Times. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Evans, Greg; Evans, Greg (December 14, 2022). "Stephen "tWitch" Boss Dies: Longtime 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' DJ Was 40".
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 "Stephen "tWitch" Boss".
  9. "Touch: Season 1, Episode 3" – via
  10. "Young & Hungry: Season 5, Episode 13" – via
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Cast & Crew – The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers". Kinorium.
  12. "Stephen Boss – Rotten Tomatoes".
  13. Koski, Genevieve. "Love Recap: The Perils of Andy Dick". Vulture.
  14. France, Lisa Respers (December 14, 2022). "Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, DJ for 'Ellen DeGeneres Show,' dead at 40". CNN.
  15. "A Look Back on Some of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss's Most Memorable Dance Performances". Peoplemag.
  16. "Yahoo is part of the Yahoo family of brands". Archived from the original on December 14, 2022. Retrieved December 15, 2022.

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