Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce


8/13/1959, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Name

Dante Daniel Bonaduce



Also Known As

Danny Bonaduce
  • Danny Bonaduce in season on I Know My Ki...
  • Danny Bonaduce in season on I Know My Ki...
  • Season 1 of I Know My Kid's a Star.
  • Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce in Breaking ...
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Danny Bonaduce is an actor and radio DJ who will be maneuvering a unicycle with members of The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Secret Talents of the Stars.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He is 5' 6" tall.

    • Danny owns a little Chinese Crested dog, named Sid.

    • In 2001 Danny appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He won a quarter of a million dollars for the charity of his choice The Children's Miracle Network.

    • For a brief time after The Partridge Family was cancelled, Danny worked for Kenny Rogers as a stable hand.

    • Danny has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since he was four years old.

    • Host of the new game show StarFace.

    • Danny: I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture.

    • Danny has been in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 1991, 2001 and 2005 (this one was during the filming of Breaking Bonaduce).

    • Danny was arrested for possession of cocaine twice, once in California, 1985 and once in Florida, 1990

    • Danny has appered as a Radio Disc Jockey / Talk Show Host on the following radio stations:

      * Philadelphia (WEGX)

      * Phoenix (KKFR) 1990 - 1991

      * Chicago (WLUP - morning show) 1996 - 1999

      * Detroit (WKQI - Danny Bonaduce and the Q-Crew) 1996 - 1999

      * New York (WNSR)

      * Los Angeles: Morning Show Star 98.7 (KYSR) 1999 - 2005

    • Danny was arrested in 1991, for beating up Darius Barney, a transvestite hooker.

    • Danny is ranked #10 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars."

    • Danny holds black belts in the following martial arts: Okinawan Chinan Ryu; Tae Kwon Do; Tokyo-Ryu; Shorin Ryu. He won the 1980 and 1981 International Championships.

    • He married his first wife Setsuko Hattori in 1985 and divorced her in 1988.

    • Danny has two children; a daughter Countess Isabella Michaela Bonaduce and a son Count Dante Jean-Michel Valentino Bonaduce.

    • Has studied martial arts under Chuck Norris for over 20 years.

    • He has written a book titled Random Acts of Badness, an autobiography detailing his fall into and recovery from drug addiction.

    • He and his wife, Gretchen Bonaduce, met on a blind date, and they were married that same day.

    • He went to high school with Michael Jackson and Christian Brando.

  • Quotes

    • Danny: I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture.

    • Danny: I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture.

    • Danny Bonaduce: My dad did not like me enough to hit. My dad thought he was disciplining. My dad never thought he was being abusive - ever. He always thought he was doing the right thing, and he did not like me enough to do the right thing by me. Which would have been to whip me - literally - into shape.

    • Danny Bonaduce: Being a child star is great. It's being a former child star that sucks.

    • Danny: (talking about being a TV actor) It's not a real job for real people who have any skill. I mean, they tell you what to say. They pick out all your clothes, and put your name on your chair in case you can't figure out where to sit.

  • The guy has zest for life!

    Danny Bonaduce has been run over enough and I am not going to be another Mac truck. Danny is Italian, I am Sicilian, and we tend to have a larger than life zest for life. Not thay can't get you in trouble, lord knows that it certainly can, but it can also give you a drive to do important things in life. Danny, has just got to turn his zest in the right direction. He can act, that is a proven fact, the question is, is he ready to get serious and really try to make an honest career again? Hit the summer stock and work back up the ladder. I truly, believe that this man has it in him for one more try, if he will only give himself the chance!moreless
  • He did not try to commit suicide. He wanted attention and pity. He is a \\\"car wreck\\\", and I feel sorry for him, bit I really feel sorry for his kids. To commit suicide, one would slice UP the arm, not across.moreless

    Time for the Bonaduce family to GO!! It is enough that we have so much ACTUAL strife in the world without having to watch a grown man self destruct on cable television. Send Danny to Iraq. Maybe that will give him some perspective on how good his life REALLY is!!