As a kid, Antonio Iadanza didn't dream of acting; hedreamof being a boxer. He even boxed professionally briefly under the name 'Dangerous' Tony Danza. While working out at the gym, he was spotted by a casting director and invited to audition for a role in the sitcom Taxi.
While hosting his talk show, Tony appeared in 3 of NBC's public service announcements, The More You Know. His topics were child abuse, parental involvement, and teen pregnancy.
Tony's movie's from 2007:
Aftermath playing King
Tony's movie's from 2005:
Firedog doing the voice of Rocky
Tony's movie's from 2004:
The Whisper playing Simon
Crash playing Fred
Tony's movie's from 2003:
Stealing Christmas (made for TV) playing Jack Clayton
Tony's movie's from 2001:
Glam as Sid Dalgren
Tony's movie's from 1998:
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (made for TV) playing Barney Gorman
Tony's movie's from 1997:
12 Angry Men (made for TV) as Juror #7
North Shore Fish (made for TV) as Sal
The Girl Gets Moe as Moe
Meet Wally Sparks as New York Cab Driver
A Brooklyn State of Mind as Louie Crisci
Tony's movie's from 1996:
Illtown playing D'Avalon
Tony's movie's from 1995:
Deadly Whispers (made for TV) as Tom Acton
Tony's movie's from 1994:
Angels in the Outfield playing Mel Clark
Tony's movie's from 1991:
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (made for TV) as Gus Farace
The Whereabouts of Jenny (made for TV) as Rowdy Patron
Tony's movie's from 1989:
She's Out of Control as Doug Simpson
Tony's movie's from 1988:
Freedom Fighter (made for TV) as Victor Ross
Tony's movie's from 1986:
Doing Life (made for TV) as Jerry Rosenberg
Tony's movie's from 1984:
Cannonball Run II playing Terry
Single Bars, Single Women (made for TV) playing Dennis
Tony's movie's from 1981:
Going Ape! as Foster
Tony's movie's from 1980:
Murder Can Hurt You (made for TV) playing Pony Lambretta
The Hollywood Knights playing Duke
Tony's movie from 1977:
Fast Lane Blues (made for TV)
Tony described his character on Who's The Boss? as kind of like him in a good mood.
On his talk show he hosts a game show feature entitled Extravadanza that bears a disturbing resemblance to The Price is Right Plinko .
Tony reunited with cast of Who's The Boss? on his talk show.
For his talk show The Tony Danza Show the live studio audience is surprisingly mostly female.
The Tony Danza Show was shot in New York.
Tony had a tattoo of a Mr. Natural cartoon that said 'Keep On Truckin' on his right arm, but had it removed in '97 or '98.
After Tony recovered from his '93 skiing accident, he returned to the tree he crashed into and carved into it 'T.D. was here'.
Tony has a son named Mark Anthony and two daughters named Katie & Emily.
Both of Tony parents are from Italy. One from Naples, the other from Sicily.
Tony's mother's name is Anne (pronounced Annie) and his father's name is Matty.
Tony has a younger brother named Matty.
On September 9, 1977, Tony was knocked down by Ralph Rocky Garcia, but climbed off the canvas to knock out Garcia in the 1st round.
Tony made his professional boxing debut on August 3, 1976 by knocking out Earl Harris in the first round.
Tony escaped serious injury on May 9, 2005 when the mini stock-car he was driving flipped over and he wasn't wearing a helmet.
As a professional boxer, Tony fought in such cities as Brooklyn, New York, Long Island, Nanuet, White Plains, and Phoenix.
Tony befriended Tupac Shakur while he was in prison.
Tony is born Italian-American.
Tony was named the King of Brooklyn at a Welcome Back Festival. The festival took place in 1999.
Tony was still boxing while filming the first few episodes of Taxi.
Tony graduated from the University of Dubuque.
Tony lost his house during the Northridge earthquake in 1994.
Tony broke his back skiing in Utah in 1993, and has plates, rods, and screws in his spine.
Tony has a trademark, his Brooklyn accent.
Tony married Tracy Robinson in 1986 and they are still married today. They have 2 children together.
Tony was married to Rhonda Yeoman and they had one child together.
Tony has several nicknames. They include Brooklyn Tony Danza, The Brooklyn Brawler and The Brooklyn Bomber.
Tony was born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza.
In 2005 Tony did a few episodes of the soap opera All My Children.
Tony replaced Wayne Brady for his own talk show.
Tony Danza: I wanted someone who could embody this villainy and this very subtle villainy.
Tony Danza: It's the most amazing thing to watch your son be a father, and he's just wonderful at it. This is a real watershed moment for our family.
Tony Danza: For the last eight years, I have been touring the country with my live act, and it seems as I have been in training for this.
Tony Danza: Here's a guy out there lecturing people about drugs, but out-of-wedlock births don't seem to bother him.
Tony Danza: I wanted one bad. It was a way to be socially conscious and still cool.
Tony Danza: This isn't a sweeps stunt. This is real. I do have a remote control so when I think I'm funny [and] deserve applause I hit this button, and when I think I'm funny [and deserve laughs], I hit this button.
Tony Danza: I'm sorry about the inconvenience. It's kinda cold. ... But it's nice to have you here.
Tony Danza: You can't help but see a lot of young people storming the fort. It's hard for the guy who's been around 20 years to be the hot guy.
Tony Danza: With a good time slot in LA, that will change a lot of things - providing the kind of A-list guests that audiences want to watch.
Tony Danza: We've done a lot of tweaking. There are a bunch of new producers, and I'm blown away by some of the ideas they've come up with.
Tony Danza: We did 112 shows and had 112 parties.
Tony Danza: We 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.
Tony Danza: To get on The Tonight Show, you had to be a good guest. They'd interview you before you could go on.
Tony Danza: There's no school for this, you just have to observe and pay attention to what worked, and then figure out why it worked.
Tony Danza: The publicists are the gatekeepers, and they wield a lot of power. They're the ones giving you access to their clients.
Tony Danza: The 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!'
Tony Danza: Sometimes 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.
Tony Danza: : Sidney Poitier... is a dear friend of mine. I'm composing a note to Sidney - hopefully he'll come on.
Tony Danza: Not having the pressure allowed us to get our feet wet, to figure things out, to see where we were taking the show.
Tony Danza: My two best-known characters were both named Tony. For most people, I'm just Tony-period. They've never thought of me as some other character. I think that's another big part of that big connect thing.
Tony Danza: My mother always wanted me to be a lawyer.
Tony Danza: Last year no one in Los Angeles, for all practical purposes, could watch our show, so it was much harder getting good guests.
Tony Danza: It's a lot like sparring, like boxing. You're working so hard just to survive in there, you can't work on the details.
Tony Danza: In an earthquake, I shouldn't run out of the house - I should run into it.
Tony Danza: I was thinking about my mother instead of skiing. It was my first Christmas without her. I was having a big-time blah. Then-boom!
Tony Danza: I told my how-I-got-discovered story. It's a great story. It's gold. I caught an attitude.
Tony Danza: I think the title belies how provocative it is. It's smart, it's well acted, and it's terrific. So, I thought it sounded like a pretty good deal.
Tony Danza: I 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.
Tony Danza: I know this sounds funny, but in many ways the lack of good time slots in some key markets like Chicago was a favor in disguise.
Tony Danza: I 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.
Tony Danza: I 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.
Tony Danza: I am looking forward to getting to do things I have never done before.
Tony Danza: Hold back the tide. Keep your kids innocent as long as possible.
Tony Danza: Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself. Be yourself. I kept thinking, there's got to be more to it than that!
Tony Danza: Don't try too hard to be young. Be who you are.