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Tony Danza

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Tony Danza in Who's The Boss?

Tony Danza (born April 21, 1951) is an American actor.

Tony Danza was born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza in Brooklyn, New York, the older of 2 sons. He lived with his family in Brooklyn until they moved to Malverne, NY, when he was a teenager. He attended the University of Dubuque in Iowa on a wrestling scholarship (he majored in History). When he was 18, he got a tattoo on his upper right arm that was based on a design by the comic book artist Robert Crumb. The tattoo says "Keep on Truckin'." Danza was a boxer when he began his acting career. He married his college sweetheart in 1970 and the couple had a son, Marc (born 1971), together. Danza and his first wife divorced a few years after Marc's birth, and Danza married Tracey Robinson in the late-1980s. He has 2 daughters from his second marriage.

Danza is probably best-known for his appearances in the TV sitcoms Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss? (1984-1992). He was nominated for an Emmy Award for a guest-starring role in the TV series The Practice.

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.

Danza now hosts his own TV talk show, The Tony Danza Show. 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. Danza wasn't injured, which was miraculous, because neither Danza nor Wallace was wearing a helmet.

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