Scott Baio Biography

Birthday: 1960-09-22
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York USA
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Wiki Biography: Scott Vincent James Baio was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land small roles in commercials. His first real taste of success occurred in 1976 when he beat out 2,000 other child actors for the starring role in the child gangster film Bugsy Malone (1976). The following year, Scott's popularity soared after he was chosen for the role of Chachi, Fonzi's cousin, on the ABC hit sitcom, "Happy Days" (1974). Soon after, Scott's parents moved him to Hollywood to help him keep up with the demands of his acting career. Throughout his stint on "Happy Days" (1974) from 1977 to 1984, Scott still managed to appear in several films, including Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) and Zapped! (1982) and even starred in three other short-lived sitcoms ("Blansky's Beauties" (1977), "Who's Watching the Kids" (1978), and the "Happy Days" (1974) spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi" (1982)). This exposure helped him become a major teen idol in the early 1980s. After "Happy Days" (1974) went off the air in 1984, Scott moved to CBS where he was given the starring role on the sitcom "Charles in Charge" (1984). He played a college student who was hired to watch over three children. After one season on CBS, the show was retooled and moved to first-run syndication where it ran successfully from 1987 to 1990. Since "Charles in Charge" (1984) ended, Scott has been able to stay busy, albeit with a relatively lower profile. He's had starring roles on "Baby Talk" (1991) and "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) and guest starring roles on "Veronica's Closet" (1997) and "Arrested Development" (2003). He has even tried his hand behind the camera, directing episodes of "The Wayans Bros." (1995) and "Unhappily Ever After" (1995). Offscreen, Scott has made a few headlines as well. In 1997, he was rumored to have died in a car accident, but this was quickly declared as false. He has gained a reputation for dating several high-profile (mostly blonde) actresses, most notably Pamela Anderson , Heather Locklear and former co-star Nicole Eggert. In 2007, VH1 played this reputation into a reality series called "Scott Baio Is 45... And Single" (2007). On the show, he meets with a life coach to try and find reasons why he is still single. In order to accomplish this, he must revisit his ex-girlfriends (including Erin Moran and Julie McCullough) to find out what went right and what went wrong in the relationships. Follwing the completion of the first season, he announced that his girlfriend, Renee Sloan, was pregnant with his first child. On November 2, 2007, she gave birth to a baby girl.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Charles in Charge Charles - 1987 Comedy
Happy Days Chachi Arcola 1974 - 1984 Comedy
Blansky's Beauties Anthony DeLuca 1977 Comedy
Who's Watching the Kids Frankie 'the Fox' Vitola 1978 Comedy
Joanie Loves Chachi Chachi Arcola 1982 Comedy
Baby Talk James Halbrook 1991 - 1992
Mixed Blessings 1995 Drama
Before They Were Stars 1996
Scott Baio is 46...and Pregnant Himself 2007 -
Confessions of a Teen Idol 2009 Reality Tv
See Dad Run David Hobbs 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Truth About Alex 0000
Bugsy Malone 1976 Comedy, Crime, Family
Foxes 1980 Drama
Zapped! 1982 Comedy, Sci Fi
I Love N.Y. Mario Cotone 1987 Comedy, Drama
Detonator Zack Ramses 1998 Action
Bar Hopping 2000
Very Mean Men Paulie Minetti 2000 Comedy, Crime
Dumb Luck 2001
Italian Ties Richie 2001 Drama, Family, Comedy
Face Value Barry Rengler 2002
SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Stan Bobbins 2004 Comedy, Family
Happy Days Chachi Arcola 2007
Found Footage Festival Volume 6: Live in Chicago Himself 2012 Comedy