Tony Danza is an American actor, host, author and boxer.

Early years

He was born on April 21, 1951. In Brooklyn, New York in an Italian family.

At the age of fourteen  the whole family  moved to New York where Toni attended Malverne High School.

After that he got himself  a wrestling scholarship so he earned his Bachelor’s degree in History in 1972. at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. 

Career development

While he was in college he got married to his first wife Rhonda Yeoman and he started his professional boxing career.

He was discovered by a producer in New York during his boxing matches and he got a role in the show named “Taxi”.

He tried to continue his boxing career at the same time but eventually he decided to pursue only his acting career.

From 1978-1983 he became very famous for his role in „Taxi“ and later on ,from 1984-1992 he was a part of the show „Who’s the Boss?“

In 1988. he got his Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His roles in films often included playing sportsmen, f.e. boxers and baseball players and he loved playing them very much.

He is also  a very huge fan of go-karting and even had some bad experiences in car crashes.

In 1998. he guest-starred in the TV series „The Practice“ and was nominated for an Emmy.

In the comedy „The Hollywood Knights“ he had his first film debut.

In 1999. he joined a cast in the revival of „The Iceman Cometh“, a Broadway play for which he got great critics.

He starred in „The Toni Danza Show“  and had a role in the „Family Law“ from 2000.-2002.

He is a great fan of music so he even had his debut album released in the name „The House I live in“ and that album acclaimed him as a serious jazz artist.

In 2008. he published a cookbook.

Another book came in 2012. and it was about his experience as a teacher at Northeast High and the book vas very popular amongst critics and public. Tony also loved talking about this experience and stated that it enriched him as a person.

In 2013. he made an outstanding performance in Gordin Levitt’s film  „Don Jon“ and confirmed himself as a star actor.

Philantropic work

He is supporting The American Heart Asocciation and The American Stroke Association.

In 2012. he participated in the concert for people who lost their homes by Hurricane Sandy.

Personal life

His first  wife was Rhonda Yeoman and the marriage  lasted from 1970. to 1974.

They have a daughter and son together.

Then he got involved with Tracy Robinson and married her in 1986. They broke up and got together for a few times.

Their final split up was in 2013.

He has three children with Tracy

Quick summary

Full name: Antonio Salvatore Iadanza

Date of birth: April 21,1951

Birth place: Brooklyn, New York

Age: 66

Profession: actor , boxer, TV host

Height: 1,75 m

Weight: 77 kg

Net worth: $ 40 million