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Tony Danza

Tony Danza at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade
Born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza
April 21, 1951 (1951-04-21) (age 58)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Television personality
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Rhonda Yeoman Iadanza (1970-1974; 2 children)
Tracy Robinson (1986-2007; 2 children)
.Tony Danza (born April 21, 1951) is an American actor best known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which Danza was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards.^ I love Who the boss.I love Tony Danza is very handsome and funny.
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^ This week, the star of Who's the Boss?
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^ Television star Tony Danza , of such TV hits "Who's the Boss" and "Taxi" is hoping to star in a Reality television series for the A&E channel called "Teach."
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.In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his role on the sitcom The Tony Danza Show.^ Danza, who loves to cook and who whipped up his own Tony Danza Roasted Chicken Soup on the show last week, always knew the cooking segments were a natural.
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^ Mamapop on Tony Danza 's reality TV show , where he plans on teaching at a school in Philadelphia .
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^ "The Tony Danza Show" features Ereka Vetrini of "The Apprentice" as Danza's banter buddy and "favorite second banana."
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Personal life

.Danza was born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Anne Cammisa (1925-1993) and Matty Iadanza (1920-1983).^ Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danza received a wrestling scholarship to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History Education.
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^ Danza does a bout face as host of 'Contender' Tony Danza, a former club fighter in New York City, is back in the ring again - sort of.
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^ "It's really hard at a time of war, I think, to celebrate," Danza said on the phone from New York last Thursday.
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Anne was born in Campobello di Mazara (Trapani) Sicily and immigrated to the United States with five brothers and sisters in 1929. Danza has one younger brother, Matty Jr. (born 1954), who owns a restaurant in Los Angeles called Matty's on Melrose[1]. .When Danza was 14, he and his family relocated to the Long Island community of Malverne, and Danza attended Malverne High School, graduating in 1969 and was said to score a near perfect SAT score.^ Tony Danza might be teaching in a city high school this fall.
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^ If approved by Philadelphia education officials, cameras would roll at Northeast High School as Danza co-teaches a 10th-grade English class.
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^ I was home in Malvern, Long Island and it was kind of cool.
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[citation needed]. .Danza earned a bachelor's degree in history education from the University of Dubuque[citation needed], which he attended on a wrestling scholarship, graduating in 1973. It was during his first year of college that he got the Robert Crumb Keep on Truckin' tattoo on his upper right arm.^ Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danza received a wrestling scholarship to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History Education.
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^ And Danza, who earned a degree in history education from Iowa's University of Dubuque before launching his acting career, insists the program will carve out a new genre for reality TV. He says, "I was talking about going back and answering the call to service and doing something...
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^ Tony Danza, who earned his BA in History Education from Dubuque University added, "I'm really proud to help Samsung support public education.
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In a 1985 interview in Us Weekly magazine, Danza remarked, "I was playing pool with a guy who had all these tattoos, and I wanted to be friends."[2] Danza now also sports a "Keep Punching"/boxing gloves tattoo on his right shoulder.[3] Also while in college, Danza met and married his first wife, Rhonda (Yeoman) Iadanza, and they have two children together.
.Shortly after his college graduation, Danza was discovered by a producer at a boxing gymnasium in New York.^ "It's really hard at a time of war, I think, to celebrate," Danza said on the phone from New York last Thursday.
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^ Discovered at a boxing gymnasium in New York, Danza was ultimately cast in the critically acclaimed series "Taxi," earning him a place in television history.
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^ The bureau wanted Danza to mention New York's cold weather, and he did.
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.He then earned a spot on the television show Taxi.^ Discovered at a boxing gymnasium in New York, Danza was ultimately cast in the critically acclaimed series "Taxi," earning him a place in television history.
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.From 1976 to 1979, Danza was a professional boxer with a 9-3 record, with all of his fights, wins and losses, ending by knockout.^ He's been a professional boxer, an award-winning actor, dancer, singer, author, and TV talk-show host.
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.In 1986, Danza married for the second time, to Tracy Robinson.^ Tony Danza: Oh, Marc and his wife had been married a long time and, you know, I didn't want to push or put any pressure on them.
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The couple divorced in 2007 and have two daughters, Katherine (born 1987) and Emily (born 1993).
.In 2005, Tony Danza became a grandfather when his son Marc and his wife, Julie, had a son, Nicholas.^ We were chatting about his new cookbook, Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza's Father-Son Cookbook , due in stores May 13.
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^ Tony Danza: Oh, Marc and his wife had been married a long time and, you know, I didn't want to push or put any pressure on them.
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^ (Be sure and check out that link -- you'll see a very fun video of Tony and his son, Marc Danza .
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In 2008, Danza and his son Marc published a cookbook Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza's Father-Son Cookbook.

Acting and show business

Danza is best known for his roles in Taxi (1978-1983), in which he played cab driver and part-time boxer, "Tony Banta," and Who's the Boss? (1984-1992), portraying housekeeper and single father, "Tony Micelli."
.Danza also starred in the short-lived sitcoms Hudson Street (1995) and The Tony Danza Show (1997), not to be confused with his talk show of the same name.^ Tony Danza adjusts to show business .
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^ I have injoyed all of Tony Danza's Shows, Movies, and Talk show.
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^ Now Tony Danza, there's a real talk show host.
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He had a role in the TV drama Family Law from 2000 until 2002. He took his first role with a nonspeaking part as a poker player in National Lampoon's Animal House.
.He was nominated for an Emmy Award for a guest-starring 1998 role in the TV series The Practice.^ Television star Tony Danza , of such TV hits "Who's the Boss" and "Taxi" is hoping to star in a Reality television series for the A&E channel called "Teach."
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^ He followed with a starring role in the ABC comedy series "Who's the Boss?"
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^ Danza received an Emmy nomination for his performance on David E. Kelley's award-winning series "The Practice."
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His movie debut was in the comedy The Hollywood Knights (1980), which was followed by Going Ape! (1981). .He received critical acclaim for his performance in the 1999 Broadway revival of the Eugene O'Neill play The Iceman Cometh.^ On stage, Danza received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Rocky the bartender in the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" opposite Kevin Spacey in its return to Broadway at the Brook Atkinson Theater.
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.In 2002, Danza released his debut album The House I Live In as a 1950s-style crooner.^ But when the talk show made its debut in September, Danza found himself slightly overwhelmed by the multitasking demands of a live television host.
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^ He released his debut album The House I Live In last year.
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.Danza hosted his own TV talk show, The Tony Danza Show, a nationally syndicated program produced each weekday morning in his hometown of New York (where it aired live).^ Now Tony Danza, there's a real talk show host.
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^ It's also a team sport hosting a talk show.
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^ Tony Danza adjusts to show business .
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.On May 9, 2005, during a go-kart race with NASCAR star Rusty Wallace, who was a guest on the show, Danza's kart flipped after Wallace accidentally bumped him.^ Tony Danza Hopes to Star in Reality Show "Teach" for A&E home celebrities hot topics photos video twitter NEW! .
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^ Tony Danza is slated to star in a new Reality show on A&E called Teach .
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^ But networks aren’t all it’s changed: the show has a new host, Tony Danza (who replaced Sugar Ray Leonard); new trainers; and a new location, Singapore.
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Neither he nor Wallace was wearing a helmet at the time. Danza returned to go-kart racing on October 20, 2005, to challenge IndyCar driver Danica Patrick, but his brakes malfunctioned and he skidded into a wall, unharmed. His daytime talk show ended in May 2006; the last live episode aired on May 26, 2006. The last episode was celebrated with performers from the Ringling Brothers Traveling Circus.
He starred on Broadway as "Max Bialystock" in The Producers, from December 19, 2006, to March 11, 2007.[5]
As of August 2007, he is continuing his starring role in The Producers at the Paris Las Vegas.[6]
He reprised his role as "Max Bialystock" in The Producers, at the Paris Las Vegas from August 13, 2007,[7] to February 9, 2008.[8]
.In May 2008, Danza released, Don't Fill Up On the Antipasto: Tony Danza's Father-Son Cookbook,[9] a cookbook written by him and his son Marc, a chef.^ We were chatting about his new cookbook, Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza's Father-Son Cookbook , due in stores May 13.
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^ (Be sure and check out that link -- you'll see a very fun video of Tony and his son, Marc Danza .
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^ Tony Danza's Quotation: Don't try too hard to be young.
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.In September 2008, it was reported that Danza will host The Contender Season 4. The full season was recorded in Singapore and will start December 3, 2008, on the Versus TV sports channel.^ You're the host of the fourth season of The Contender , set in Singapore.
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^ Danza does a bout face as host of 'Contender' Tony Danza, a former club fighter in New York City, is back in the ring again - sort of.
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^ But networks aren’t all it’s changed: the show has a new host, Tony Danza (who replaced Sugar Ray Leonard); new trainers; and a new location, Singapore.
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.In August 2009, it was reported that Danza will star in a new A&E reality show "Teach" in which he will co-instruct a 10th Grade English class at Northeast High School in Philadelphia.^ Tony Danza is slated to star in a new Reality show on A&E called Teach .
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^ Tony Danza might be teaching in a city high school this fall.
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^ The A&E show would bring the actor Tony Danza to Philadelphia as a 10th-grade English teacher.
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Filming has begun since September 8, 2009 during the school hours.
.The mathcore band The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza is named after Tony Danza.^ Video Premiere: Architects Craft Personal ‘Always’ Eclectic British deathcore band Architects is currently tearing it up on the Agents of Chaos tour with Beneath the Massacre, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Stray From the Path, Abacabb and others.
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^ Danza, by the way, will swing with his three-piece band on tomorrow's " Tony Danza Show " (10 a.m./ Ch.
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Filmography

TV appearances

References

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Preceded by
Donny and Marie Osmond
Host of Miss America
2002
Succeeded by
Wayne Brady

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