Date of Birth : Apr 21st 1951
American actor best known for starring in two popular TV series, Taxi and Who’s the Boss?, as well as appearing in the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Crash. He also hosted his own talk show, The Tony Danza Show. He is of Italian descent.
From 1976 to 1979, Danza was a professional boxer with a 9-3 record. All his wins and losses were by knockout. He quit fighting when he landed a role on the TV situation comedy Taxi.
Danza is best known for his roles in Taxi (1978-1983), in which he played cab driver and part-time boxer Tony Banta, and Who’s the Boss? (1984-1992), portraying housekeeper and single father Tony Micelli.
Danza also starred in the short-lived sitcoms Hudson Street (1995) and The Tony Danza Show (1997), not be confused with his talk show of the same name. He had a role on the TV drama Family Law from 2000 until 2002.
He was nominated for an Emmy Award for a guest-starring 1998 role in the TV series The Practice, but he did not win. 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.