Apr. 21st, 1951
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Tony Danza's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Cloud 9
2004 - Crash
1997 - Meet Wally Sparks
1996 - Dear God
1994 - Angels in the Outfield
1989 - She's Out of Control
1984 - Cannonball Run II
1980 - The Hollywood Knights
Guest TV Roles
Atty. Tommy Silva
Himself - Host
Himself - Host
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 ONeill (I). 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 (I) 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 (I)'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 (1997), 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.
- Danza scored first round knockouts over Earl Harris, Joe Marcetti, Ralph Garcia, Ray Bryant, Tony Rodriguez, Billy Perez, and Max Hord.
- Tony's son, 'Marc Anthony Danza' (qv), also appeared in another episode of _"Taxi" (1978)_ (qv) in which Marc portrayed a foster child that Tony wanted to adopt.
- Has two daughters Katie (b. 1987), Emily (b. 1993) and one son, 'Marc Anthony Danza' (qv) (b. 1971). Marc Anthony guest starred in an episode of _"Taxi" (1978)_ (qv) playing a handicapped kid.
- Wrote to the late 'Tupac Shakur' (qv) while he was in prison. The two later became friends.
- On September 9, 1977, he was knocked down by Ralph "Rocky" Garcia, but climbed off the canvas to knock out Garcia in the 1st round.
- Before he starred in _"Taxi" (1978)_ (qv), Tony was a boxer and was still fighting professionally during the first few seasons.
- He is actually behind the wheel of the cab that's driving across the bridge during the beginning credits of every episode of _"Taxi" (1978)_ (qv).
- He lost 3 fights as a professional boxer: a 1st round knockout to John LoCicero on October 1, 1976, a 4 round decision to Barry Hill on April 21, 1977, and a 1st round knockout loss to Morris Watkins on November 11, 1977.