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Tony Danza

Biography

Played widowed housekeeper, Tony Micelli in the television display, Who’s the Boss? and obtained popularity for his function within the series, Taxi cab. He received a wrestling scholarship or grant from the School of Dubuque and graduated using a bachelors ever sold. He gained a People’s Choice Prize in 1998 for his function within the Tony Danza Present. He had kids, Marc and Gina, along with his initial wife Rhonda Yeoman. He afterwards acquired daughters, Katherine and Emily with second wife Tracy Robinson, whom he divorced in 2013. Judd Hirsch caused him on the tv screen series, Taxi cab.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tony Danza
Date Of Birth April 21, 1951
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.75 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Malverne High School, University of Dubuque
Nationality American
Spouse Tracy Robinson, Rhonda Yeoman
Children Marc Anthony Danza, Emily Danza, Katherine Danza, Gina Danza
Parents Matty Iadanza, Anne Cammisa Iadanza
Siblings Matty Danza Jr.
Awards TV Land The Medallion Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host, TV Land Single Dad of the Year Award
Movies Don Jon, Angels in the Outfield, She's Out of Control, The Hollywood Knights, Going Ape!, 12 Angry Men, The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon, Deadly Whispers, Crash, Stealing Christmas, Cannonball Run II, Love to Kill, A Brooklyn State of Mind, Illtown, Meet Wally Sparks, Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace, Doing Life, The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone, Single Bars, Single Women, Noah, Aftermath, Glam, North Shore Fish, Wall of Tyranny, Housecoat 3, Freedom Fighter
TV Shows Taxi, Who's the Boss?, Baby Talk, The Mighty Jungle, Hudson Street, Family Law, The Tony Danza Show, Teach: Tony Danza, The Contender, The Good Cop, Retrosexual: The '80s
Star Sign Taurus

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  • Awards
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#Fact
1Danza, a race horse named for the actor, finished third in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Danza attended as an invited guest of the horse's owners, who had been attracted to him and his name from his old Who's the Boss? (1984) TV show.
2Is a Republican.
3His acting mentor was Judd Hirsch.
4Teaching a 10th grade English class at Northeast High School in Philadelphia [April 2010].
5Has two children with ex-wife Rhonda "Yeoman" Ladanza: Marc Anthony Danza (b. 1971) and Gina Danza (b. 1983). Gina was born during a reconciliation. Tony and Rhonda later separated again.
6Has two children with ex-wife Tracy Robinson: Katherine Danza (b. 1987) and Emily Danza (b. 1993).
7His first "Hollywood girlfriend" was Taxi (1978) co-star Marilu Henner.
8Turned down the role of "Swan" in The Warriors (1979) for the role of "Tony Banta" on Taxi (1978).
9Almost always watches the television series 24 (2001) with Liza Minnelli.
10As a professional boxer, he fought in such cities as Brooklyn, New York, Long Island, Nanuet, White Plains, and Phoenix.
11He 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.
12On September 9, 1977, he was knocked down by Ralph "Rocky" Garcia, but climbed off the canvas to knock out Garcia in the 1st round.
13Retired from boxing following his 3rd round knockout victory over Johnny Heard on May 5, 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona.
14Has an Italian-Canadian cousin named Daniel Gianotti.
15Became a grandfather for the first time on August 27, 2005 when son, Marc Anthony Danza, 34, and wife Julie, also 34, welcomed baby Nicholas David.
16The metal rock band The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza was named after the actor.
17His character "Tony Banta" in Taxi (1978) was originally called "Phil Banta". The producers thought with him being an inexperienced actor that he would not respond to the name Phil, so they changed it to his real life name.
18Escaped serious injury on 9 May 2005 when the mini stock-car he was driving flipped over and he wasn't wearing a helmet.
19Danza scored first round knockouts over Earl Harris, Joe Marcetti, Ralph Garcia, Ray Bryant, Tony Rodriguez, Billy Perez, and Max Hord.
20Made his professional boxing debut on August 3, 1976 by knocking out Earl Harris in the first round.
21Tony's son, Marc Anthony Danza, also appeared in another episode of Taxi (1978) in which Marc portrayed a foster child that Tony wanted to adopt.
22Tony Micelli, Danza's character on Who's the Boss? (1984), was ranked #23 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
23Wrote to the late Tupac Shakur while he was in prison. The two later became friends.
24Italian-American
25Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1999
26Has two daughters Katie (b. 1987), Emily (b. 1993) and one son, Marc Anthony Danza (b. 1971). Marc Anthony guest starred in an episode of Taxi (1978) playing a handicapped kid.
27Before he starred in Taxi (1978), Tony was a boxer and was still fighting professionally during the first few seasons.
28He is actually behind the wheel of the cab that's driving across the bridge during the beginning credits of every episode of Taxi (1978).
29He graduated from the University of Dubuque.
30He broke his back skiing in Utah in 1993, and has plates, rods, and screws in his spine. He lost his house in the Northridge quake January 17, 1994.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sebastian Says2016TV MovieSalvo
Broad City2016TV SeriesMr. Abrams
Aftermath2013/IKing
Don Jon2013Jon Sr.
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone2009Chickie
Rita Rocks2008TV SeriesMatt Morelli
Cloud 92006Tony Danza
All My Children2005TV SeriesErica Kane's Wedding Planner
The Whisper2004Simon
Crash2004/IFred
Stealing Christmas2003TV MovieJack Clayton
Family Law2000-2002TV SeriesJoe Celano
Homewood P.I.2000TV SeriesJoe Crane (2000)
The Practice1998TV SeriesAtty. Tommy Silva
Noah1998TV MovieNorman Waters
The Tony Danza Show1997-1998TV SeriesTony DiMeo
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon1998TV MovieBarney Gorman
A Brooklyn State of Mind1998Louie Crisci
Glam1997Sid Dalgren
12 Angry Men1997TV MovieJuror #7
North Shore Fish1997TV MovieSal
The Girl Gets Moe1997Moe
Meet Wally Sparks1997New York Cab Driver
Illtown1996D'Avalon
Hudson Street1995-1996TV SeriesTony Canetti
Deadly Whispers1995TV MovieTom Acton
Angels in the Outfield1994Mel Clark
The Mighty Jungle1994TV SeriesVinnie, the Alligator (voice)
Baby Talk1991-1992TV SeriesMickey Campbell
Who's the Boss?1984-1992TV SeriesTony Micelli / Tommy Toon / Grandpa Micelli
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace1991TV MovieGus Farace
The Whereabouts of Jenny1991TV MovieRowdy Patron
Living Dolls1989TV SeriesTony Micelli
She's Out of Control1989Doug Simpson
Freedom Fighter1988TV MovieVictor Ross
Doing Life1986TV MovieJerry Rosenberg
Charmed Lives1986TV SeriesTony Micelli
Single Bars, Single Women1984TV MovieDennis
Cannonball Run II1984Terry
Don't Ask Me, Ask God1984TV MovieItalian Soldier
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesBud O'Hara / Bud Ohara
Taxi1978-1983TV SeriesTony Banta
Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show1983TV MovieTony Banta (uncredited)
Likely Stories, Vol. 41983TV Movie
Going Ape!1981Foster
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MoviePony Lambretta
The Hollywood Knights1980Duke
Supertrain1979TV Series
Fast Lane Blues1978TV MovieTony

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tony Danza Show2004TV Series co-executive producer
Out of Time2000TV Movie executive producer
The Tony Danza Show1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
Crowned and Dangerous1997TV Movie executive producer
Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #171996TV Movie executive producer
Bermuda Triangle1996TV Movie executive producer
Hudson Street1995-1996TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
The Jerky Boys1995executive producer
George1993TV Series executive producer
The Road to Hollywood1993TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Whereabouts of Jenny1991TV Movie executive producer
Freedom Fighter1988TV Movie co-executive producer
Doing Life1986TV Movie co-executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mamamia1998Short
Who's the Boss?1986-1990TV Series 5 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taxi1980TV Series performer - 1 episode

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taxi1982TV Series stunt coordinator - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taxi1983TV Series fight choreography - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crash2004/Ithe producers gratefully acknowledge the help of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
Mr. Belvedere1987TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Tonight1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1986/ITV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 2th Annual Stuntman Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
The ABC All-Star Spectacular1985TV MovieHimself - Actor
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team Captain
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XVII1984TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars1984DocumentaryHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1979-1983TV SeriesHimself
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
American Video Awards1983TV SpecialHost
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing / Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The Merv Griffin Show1981TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Midnight Special1981TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A Loss of Shadows2017post-productionHimself
Dancing with the Stars2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows2016TV SpecialHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Chabad Telethon2015TV MovieHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2004-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself -Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2014TV MovieHimself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Who's the Boss
HitRECord on TV2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer (segment "Oh It's Fantastic") / Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chabad Telethon2013TV MovieHimself
SXSW Flashback 20132013TV MovieHimself
Rock Center with Brian Williams2013TV SeriesHimself - Actor (segment: 'Austin Power')
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2010-2012TV SeriesHimself -Guest / Himself - Guest
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Today2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael1996-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Bromance w/ Michael Cera, Tony Danza, & Martin Starr2011ShortHimself
The Fran Drescher Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teach: Tony Danza2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shatner's Raw Nerve2009TV SeriesHimself
The Contender2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Show Girl2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chabad: To Life Telethon2008TV MovieHimself - Video Guest
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1997-2007TV SeriesHimself
A Capitol Fourth2007TV MovieHimself - Host
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner ("Medallion Award")
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Host
That's Kentertainment!2006TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade2005TV MovieHimself
TV Land Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Party Planner with David Tutera2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sports List2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Speaker
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Wayne Brady Show2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Tales2002TV SeriesHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself
National Memorial Day Concert2002TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show2000-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Miss America2001TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Family Guy2001TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2001TV SeriesHimself
Bette2001TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2001TV SeriesHimself
King of the Hill2000TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Musical
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth About Cigarettes1996TV Short documentaryPremium (voice)
Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wheel of Fortune1996TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents1996TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Host
Dear God1996Himself (uncredited)
ESPY Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Host
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies, a Concert of Hope1995TV Special documentaryHimself
The Best of Taxi1994TV MovieHimself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
CBS This Morning1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHimself
The Road to Hollywood1993TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '921992TV SpecialHimself
The 2th Annual American Teacher Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas1991TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentaryHimself
The 1st Annual American Teacher Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieHimself - Host
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1990TV SeriesHimself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986-1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Saturday Night Live1982-1989TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Gary 'The RUssian' Snyder / ...
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHimself (1990)
I'm from Hollywood1989DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983-1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Designated Acceptor
Sesame Street1986-1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesJon Sr.
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Stand-by Host
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Medallion AwardTV Land AwardsTaxi (1978)· Danny DeVito
· Jeff Conaway
· Judd Hirsch
· Carol Kane
· James L. Brooks
· Randall Carver
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
1998Short Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest Short Film Based on a True StoryMamamia (1998)· John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia
1998People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
1988Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 21 November 1988. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorDon Jon (2013)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Daytime Talk Show Host
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsSingle Dad of the YearWho's the Boss? (1984)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorShe's Out of Control (1989)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalWho's the Boss? (1984)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalWho's the Boss? (1984)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalWho's the Boss? (1984)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Television SeriesTaxi (1978)


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#Quote
1Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck. You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself. Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned into compelling television.
2The joke I wanted to put into one of the promos for this new season, was to have a guy come up to me and say, Hey! Tony! I love your show, I've watched you every night since you started! And then I'd say, Ah! You're the one!
3I did Vibe, and I felt old and paternal. I've got ties older than people in that audience. I had a talk with myself. I said, You've got to deal with this better.
4In an earthquake, I shouldn't run out of the house - I should run into it.
5We did 112 shows and had 112 parties.
6I got this call that they wanted me to join this cast. They called it a family show, and it thought that it would be similar to all family shows. I wasn't sure about this until I watched some tapes, and was amazed.
7Don't try too hard to be young. Be who you are.
8I love to cook and I know a lot of people watching love those segments, but so often they feel rushed to me. If we give 'em a bit more time to breathe, people will get more out of them.
9We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can't survive without you kids. It's all about you kids.
10Hold back the tide. Keep your kids innocent as long as possible.
11Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself. Be yourself. I kept thinking, there's got to be more to it than that!
12I am looking forward to getting to do things I have never done before.

#Trademark
1Brooklyn accent

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