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Tony Danza

Tony Micelli in Who's the Boss ?, Tony Banta in Taxi

Photos Tony Danza Birth name: Antonio Salvatore Iadanza
Birth date: 1951/04/21 (69 years old)
Birth place : Brooklyn (USA)
Height: 1.80 m

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Biography for Tony Danza

As a youngster, Antonio Ladanza never dreamed of an acting career. The Brooklyn, New Yorker instead visioned himself the next Rocky Graziano. Changing his name to "Dangerous" Tony Danza, he entered the New York Golden Gloves in 1975. Shortly afterwards, on Aug. 13, 1976, he started his professional boxing career. Fighting as a middleweight, Danza became a crowd favorite for his walk-in slugging style. He compiled a record of 9-3 with 9 knockout victories, 7 in the first round. It was during a gym workout that he was discovered for the part as "Tony" on the TV show, Taxi. Danza still had hopes of being a world champion and scored knockouts in 1978 & 1979, but unable to secure a title shot retired from boxing to dedicate himself totally to his acting career.

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Filmography

Title Role
Whisper, The (2003) Simon
Miss America (2001) (TV) Host
Family Law (1999) Serie TV Joe Celano (2000-2002)
Homewood P.I. (2000) Serie TV
Noah (1998) (TV) Norman Waters
Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon, The (1998) (TV) Barney Gorman
Brooklyn State of Mind, A (1997) Louie Crisci
Glam (1997) Sid Dalgren
Tony Danza Show, The (1997) Serie TV Anthony 'Tony' DiMeo
12 Angry Men (1997) (TV) Juror #7
North Shore Fish (1997) (TV) Sal
Girl Gets Moe, The (1997) Moe
Meet Wally Sparks (1997) New York Cab Driver
Illtown (1996) D'Avalon
Hudson Street (1995) Serie TV Tony Canetti
Deadly Whispers (1995) (TV) Tom Acton
Angels in the Outfield (1994) Mel Clark
Mighty Jungle, The (1994) Serie TV (voice) Vinnie, the Alligator
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991) (TV) Gus Farace
Baby Talk (1991) Serie TV (voice) Mickey Campbell
Whereabouts of Jenny, The (1991) (TV) Rowdy Patron
She's Out of Control (1989) Doug Simpson
Freedom Fighter (1988) (TV) Vic Ross
Wall of Tyranny (1988) (TV) Victor Ross
Doing Life (1986) (TV) Jerry Rosenberg
Single Bars, Single Women (1984) (TV) Dennis
Madame est servie (1984) Serie TV Anthony Morton 'Tony' Micelli
Cannonball Run II (1984) Terry
Going Ape! (1981) Foster
Murder Can Hurt You (1980) (TV) Pony Lambretta
Hollywood Knights, The (1980) Duke
Taxi (1978) Serie TV Tony Banta

Trivia

He 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.

He graduated from the University of Dubuque.

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).

Before he starred in "Taxi" (1978), Tony was a boxer and was still fighting professionally during the first few seasons.

Has two daughters Katie (b. 1987), Emily (b. 1993) and one son, Marc Anthony (b. 1971). Marc Anthony guest starred in an episode of "Taxi" (1978) playing a handicapped kid.

Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1999

Italian-American

Was the only celebrity to write to the late Tupac Shakur while he was in prison. The two later became friends

. Tony 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].

Marc, Tony's son, also appeared in another episode of "Taxi" (1978) in which Marc portrayed a foster child that Tony wanted to adopt.

Made his professional boxing debut on August 3, 1976 by knocking out Earl Harris in the first round.

Danza scored first round knockouts over Earl Harris, Joe Marcetti, Ralph Garcia, Ray Bryant, Tony Rodriguez, Billy Perez, and Max Hord.

Family

Spouse : Tracy Robinson (1986 - present) 2 daughters, Rhonda Yeomen (? - ?) (divorced) 1 child

Son, Marc, born 1971.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by abdest

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