Tony Danza Biography

Birthday: 1951-04-21
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Tony Danza received an Emmy nomination for a guest-starring role in "The Practice" (1997) and acclaim for his performance in the Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill. He is best known, however, for his lovable sitcom personae. Following a five-year run in "Taxi" (1978), he starred in "Who's the Boss?" (1984) for eight seasons. He also starred in the comedy series "Hudson Street" (1995) and "The Tony Danza Show" (1997), for which he was executive producer. His additional television credits include an acclaimed performance opposite George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon in the remake of the film classic 12 Angry Men (1997) (TV) and the television movies The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998) (TV), Noah (1998) (TV), The Girl Gets Moe (1997), North Shore Fish (1997) (TV) and Deadly Whispers (1995) (TV). Danza's additional stage credits include the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning "A View From the Bridge". His theatrical debut in "Wrong Turn" at Lungfish earned him an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Among his motion picture credits are Angels in the Outfield (1994), She's Out of Control (1989), A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998), Glam (1997) and Illtown (1996). He also wrote, directed and starred in the short film Mamamia (1998) and continues to garner accolades performing in his song-and-dance stage show, which debuted in Atlantic City in 1995. He has since taken it on the road to major venues throughout the country, from Las Vegas to New York. Danza earned a bachelor's degree in history education from the University of Dubuque, which he attended on a wrestling scholarship. Shortly after graduation, he was discovered by a producer at a boxing gymnasium in New York, and "Taxi" (1978) rolled into his life. Danza was born in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tracy, and three children. Grew up in a Long Island suburb, Malverne, New York. IMDb Mini Biography By: C G Zeh Mini Biography As a youngster, Anthony Iadanza never dreamed of an acting career. The New Yorker from Brooklyn instead envisioned himself the next Rocky Graziano. Changing his name to "Dangerous" Tony Danza, he entered the New York Golden Gloves in 1975. Shortly afterward, on Aug. 13, 1976, he started his professional boxing career. Fighting as a middleweight, Danza became a crowd favorite for his walk-in slugging style. He compiled a record of 9-3 with nine knockout victories, seven in the first round. It was during a gym workout that he was discovered for the part of "Tony Banta" on the TV show, "Taxi" (1978). Danza still had hopes of being a world champion and scored knockouts in 1978 and 1979 but, unable to secure a title shot, retired from boxing to dedicate himself totally to his acting career. Grew up in Malverne, Long Island, New York.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Who's the Boss? Tony Micelli / ... 1984 Comedy
Baby Talk Mickey Campbell 1991 - 1992
Hudson Street Tony Canetti 1995 Comedy
The Tony Danza Show (1997) Tony DiMeo 1997 - 1997
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray 2004
Crash 2008 - 2009 Drama
Collision Fred 2009
Teach: Tony Danza 2010 Reality Tv
Crash & Bernstein Fred 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Angels in the Outfield Mel Clark 1951 0, 0
Cannonball Run II Terry 1984 0
Illtown D'Avalon 1996
Meet Wally Sparks 1997
The Girl Gets Moe Moe 1997
A Brooklyn State of Mind Louie Crisci 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon 1998 Comedy, Drama, Sport
Glam Sid Dalgren 1998 Drama
The Whisper Simon 2004 Drama, Mystery
Crash 2005 Drama
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Chickie 2009 Drama
Aftermath King 2013 Crime, Thriller
Don Jon Jon Sr. 2013 Comedy
Noah 2014 0