Warren SappEliminated: Nov. 25, 2008
Recently retired defensive tackle Warren Sapp played in the NFL for 13 years. Warren was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1999, played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003. He co-hosts Showtime's "Inside the NFL" and is a studio analyst and game commentator for the NFL Network. Warren is teamed with Kym Johnson.
Lance BassEliminated: Nov. 25, 2008
He's sold over 50 million records as a member of the phenomenally successful pop group *NSYNC. He also executive-produced and starred in a number of film and TV projects. In 2002 he successfully trained to be a cosmonaut at Russia's Star City and was certified by both the Russian Space Program and NASA. 2007 World Swing Dance Champ Lacey Schwimmer teamed with Lance.
Cody LinleyEliminated: Nov. 18, 2008
Linley was the youngest contestant to compete on "Dancing with the Stars." He is best known for his role as Jake Ryan on the wildly popular Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana." For part of the competition, Linley was paired with professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska when original partner Julianne Hough missed two weeks of competition because of surgery to remove her appendix.
Maurice GreenEliminated: Nov. 11, 2008
The winner of two gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, track star Maurice Greene was dubbed the "World's Fastest Man" during his career. In addition to being the former world record holder in the 100m sprint and winning multiple world championships, he also won silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Games. He teams up with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
Susan LucciEliminated: Nov. 5, 2008
As the most famous face in daytime TV history, Lucci has held audiences spellbound as the sexy, sassy, "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane, on ABC's "All My Children." In May 1999, all of America stood and cheered when she won the Emmy for Best Actress. She will continue her work on "All My Children," markingher 10,000th episode in November. She teams with Tony Dovolani.
Cloris LeachmanEliminated: Oct. 28, 2008
Actress Cloris Leachman's storied career has been recognized with nine Emmys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She has the distinction of being the only woman to win eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy. Cloris has starred in a wide range of theater, television and motion picture projects. She teams with World Latin Champion Corky Ballas, making his series debut.
Toni BraxtonEliminated: Oct. 21, 2008
Winner of six Grammy Awards, Braxton has sold over 40 million records. Her No. 1 hit, "Un-Break My Heart," is the second-biggest single by a female artist ever. She has also appeared in Disney Broadway shows "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aida." "Dancing" marks her return to the spotlight after a six-month health hiatus. She teams up with Season One champ Alec Mazo.
Rocco DiSpiritoEliminated: Oct. 14, 2008
A James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef and author, DiSpirito combines his world-class cooking with a passion for empowering home cooks. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he opened Union Pacific in New York in 1997. In 2003 he launched Rocco's for the reality series "The Restaurant." Set to appear on the A&E series "Rocco Gets Real," he teams with Karina Smirnoff.
Misty May-TreanorDropped out because of injury: Oct. 6, 2008
Beach Volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor and partner captured their 2nd Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the first team ever to repeat as back-to-back champs. The victory also marked their 108th straight match win. They were AVP Team of the Year for 4 consecutive years (2003 through 2006). Misty's dance partner is Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Kim KardashianEliminated: Sept. 30, 2008
Actress, model and reality television star Kim Kardashian shot to stardom after the first airing of her hit E! reality series, "Keeping up with the Kardashians." The series follows the exploits of Kim, her siblings, her mother, Kris, and her stepfather Bruce Jenner. Kardashian recently completed her first feature film, "Disaster Movie." She teamed with defending champ Mark Ballas.
Ted McGinleyEliminated: Sept. 24, 2008
Actor Ted McGinley's extensive TV credits include "Married ... with Children," "Hope & Faith," "Happy Days," and recurring roles on the critically-acclaimed series "The West Wing." He has starred in such films as "Pearl Harbor," "Wayne's World 2" and the cult hit "Revenge of the Nerds." Newcomer Inna Brayer was paired with Ted.
Jeffrey RossEliminated: Sept. 23, 2008
Ross, a.k.a. the "Roastmaster General," has delivered numerous show stopping performances at celebrity roasts honoring the likes of William Shatner, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, Bob Saget and Emmitt Smith, inspiring New York Magazine to crown him "The Meanest Man in Comedy." He has appeared on several late night and morning shows. He teams with Edyta Sliwinska.