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Tony Danza

Mostly Credited As: Tony Danza
Birth Name: Antonio Salvatore Iadanza
Date Of Birth: April 21, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Tony Danza


Antonio Salvatore Iadanza was born on April 21, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Matteo was a garbage man in New York City, and his mother, Anna, was an immigrant from Sicily. Danza and his family lived in Brooklyn until they moved to Malverne, New York, when Danza was a teen. He graduated from Malverne High School. He then got a wrestling scholarship to the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in History Education.

Shortly after college graduation, Danza worked as a professional boxer, with a 9-3 record. He gave up his boxing career when he was cast as Tony Banta on the hit show, Taxi. The role made him famous, and he followed it up by starring on another hit sitcom, Who's the Boss? Besides those main roles, he’s done films and guest spots, including one on The Practice, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1998. He recently hosted his own television talk show, though it ended in May 2006.

Danza has been married twice, the first time to his college girlfriend, Rhonda Yeoman, in 1970, and together they had a son, named Marc Anthony Iadanza. The couple divorced in 1974. He married Tracy Robinson in 1986, with whom he has 2 daughters, named Katherine Anne and Emily Lyn. He and Robinson are separated. Danza is also a grandfather, as his son’s wife had a baby in 2005.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Teach: Tony Danza (2010)As: Himself
The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004)As: Host
Family Law (1999)As: Joe Celano (Episodes 24-68)
The Tony Danza Show (1997) (1997)As: Tony DiMeo
Hudson Street (1995)As: Det. Tony Canetti
Baby Talk (1991)As: Mickey Campbell -- [Voice]
Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988)As: Himself (Co-Host - 1988)
Who's the Boss? (1984)As: Tony Micelli
Taxi (1978)As: Tony Banta
People's Choice Awards (1975)As: Himself (Host - 2003)
Episode Cast Credits 

HitRECord on TV! (2014) 
  Fantasy 01x02: (Jan/18/2014) As Performer 
  The Number One (Pilot) 01x01: (Jan/18/2014) As Himself 

The Talk (2010) 
  Season 3, Episode 6 03x06: (Sep/17/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 5 16x05: (Sep/10/2012) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Tony Danza, Lou Dobbs, guest co-host Tina Fey 10x97: (Jan/25/2007) As Himself 
  Season 8, Episode 21 08x21: (Sep/27/2004) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 35 07x35: (Oct/20/2003) As Himself 

The Fran Drescher Tawk Show (2010) 
  Season 1, Episode 8 01x08: (Dec/13/2010) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Best of Oprah: Tony Danza, Serena Williams, Angie Harmon: Celebrities Take On Their Dream Jobs 25x11: (Sep/27/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Patti LaBelle; Tony Danza; John Leguizamo; Ben Widdicombe 03x73: (Dec/10/2008) As Himself 
  Tony Danza, John Walsh 02x184: (May/15/2008) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Tony Danza; Roselyn Sanchez; Jesse McCartney 01x67: (Dec/09/2008) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Tony Danza, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Fisher 03x137: (Aug/20/2007) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Tony Danza, Tony Shalhoub. 25x99: (Jan/18/2007) As Himself 
  Samuel L. Jackson/Tony Danza 23x252: (Aug/23/2005) As Himself 
  Keanu Reeves/Tony Danza 23x118: (Feb/16/2005) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Mark Burnett, Tony Danza, Judah Friedlander, MAtt Pond PA 04x17: (Feb/18/2005) As Himself 
  Tony Danza, Nia Long, G And B 03x124: (Nov/17/2004) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Tony Danza, Emma Roberts, Brian Regan 12x35: (Oct/15/2004) As Himself 
  Tony Danza, Michael Rapaport 04x198: (Aug/01/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tony Danza, Desmond Howard, Helena Bonham Carter 04x88: (Jan/28/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tony Danza, Lucy Lawless, R. Kelly 03x132: (Apr/09/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Megan Mullally, Tony Danza, Jud Hale 12x10: (Sep/15/2004) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  7/12/04 01x100: (Jul/12/2004) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Tony Danza 03x55: (Nov/21/2003) As Himself 

The Wayne Brady Show (2002) (2002) 
  10/23/03 02x39: (Oct/23/2003) As Himself 

Revealed with Jules Asner (2001) 
  Alyssa Milano 02x06: (Jun/18/2003) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Tony Danza 07x42: (Apr/08/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tony Danza 05x126: (Sep/28/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Family Guy (1999) 
  Ready, Willing, and Disabled 03x15: (Dec/20/2001) Voiced  Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #707 07x07: (Nov/24/2001) As Himself, [Uncredited]

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Peggy's Fan Fair 04x24: (May/21/2000) Voiced  Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Practice (1997) 
  Love and Honor 03x10: (Dec/13/1998) As Tommy Silva 
  State of Mind 03x09: (Dec/06/1998) As Tommy Silva 
  Swearing In 03x08: (Nov/29/1998) As Tommy Silva 
  Trench Work 03x07: (Nov/15/1998) As Tommy Silva 

Late Night With David Letterman (1982) 
  Show #1675 11x91: (Aug/26/1992) As Himself 

Who's the Boss? (1984) 
  Split Decision 08x20: (Mar/21/1992) As Tom Ceratelli 
  Yankee Doodle Micelli 05x04: (Nov/22/1988) As Grandpa Micelli 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Tony Danza/John Hiatt 14x11: (Jan/28/1989) As Himself (Host) 
  Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson 11x15: (Apr/19/1986) As Himself (Host) 
  Danny DeVito/Sparks 07x19: (May/15/1982) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  1st Annual Kids' Choice Awards 01x01: (1988) As Host 

Mr. Belvedere (1985) 
  Separation 03x20: (May/01/1987) As Himself 

Battle of the Network Stars (1976) 
  Special #18 01x18: (May/23/1985) As ABC Team Captain 
  Special #17 01x17: (Dec/20/1984) As ABC Team 

Supertrain (1979) 
  Pirouette 01x07: (Mar/07/1979) As Reporter 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


George (1993)• Executive Producer
Hudson Street (1995)• Executive Producer
The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004)• Co-Executive Producer
The Tony Danza Show (1997) (1997)• Executive Producer
Teach: Tony Danza (2010)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Who's the Boss? (1984) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
 
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Her Father's Daughter 06x18 Feb/06/1990 As: Director
Ton-An-Enterprises 05x12 Jan/31/1989 As: Director
Older Than Springtime 03x20 Mar/03/1987 As: Director
Forgive Me, Tony 03x09 Dec/02/1986 As: Director
Junior Executive 02x13 Jan/07/1986 As: Director
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