Mostly Credited As: Tony Tripoli
Birth Name: Anthony Tripoli
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
Tony Tripoli grew up in Phoenix, Arizona; and while he wouldn’t relive a single minute of his childhood for any amount of money, it will always be home…He began singing at the age of two, and toured the U.S. and Taiwan with the Phoenix Boys’ Choir. He did a number of shows throughout high school and smoked pot twice…both times, he cried and fell asleep. Yep, this guy LOVES to party…
Tony moved to Los Angeles in 1989, attended the acclaimed American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and immediately upon graduation, put his degree to use by moving to Japan to work for Tokyo Disneyland.
He has sung on NBC’s “Must-See Monday”, worked as a Chippendale (yeah, that’s right…. the strippers), and, in a real moment of pride, sang
Cole Porter songs for the American Plumber’s Association, on stage with a dozen toilets.
He is the only male writer on STYLE’S hit comedy, “The Dish”. (It’s “The Soup”, for gals and gays...He’s in heaven.) He also performs his hilarious stand-up around the U.S., and on gay cruises. If you watch “Two and a Half Men”, then you saw him as the prissy gay guy with the black husband and the adopted Chinese son. If you missed it, they may be back this season. Trust me: it’s hilarious.
Tony Co-Starred alongside BO DEREK, MORGAN FAIRCHILD, and TIPPI HEDREN in “Fashion House”, the very first English-language Telenovella,airing on the new MY NETWORK TV (owned by FOX Television). Someone told him that being on TV 6 nights a week changes your life. That person obviously never worked for Fox.
Previously, Tony appeared on BRAVO’s EMMY WINNING hit show, “Kathy Griffin: my life on the D-list”, as Kathy’s main gay; a role he beat out half of West Hollywood to get. It helped that they had been best friends for a decade, and that Tony has a LOT of dirt on her, since he was her very first personal assistant, back in 1998. From 2001 to 2005, he owned the Studio City location of MY GYM Children’s Fitness Centers, teaching gymnastics to kids from 3 months to 12 years of age. In 2005, he sold the business to pursue his dream of becoming "THE GAY OPRAH."