Scott Baio

BirthDay:

22 Sep 1960

BirthPlace:

Brooklyn, New York, USA

BirthName:

Scott Vincent James Baio

Bio:

Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land in small roles in commercials. His first real taste of success occurred in 1976 when he beat out 2,000 other child actors for the starring role in the child gangster film Bugsy Malone (1976). The following year, Scott's popularity soared after he was chosen for the role of Chachi Arcola, The Fonz's cousin, on the ABC sitcom Happy Days (1974). Soon after, Scott's parents moved him to Hollywood to help him keep up with the demands of his acting career. Throughout his stint on Happy Days (1974) from 1977 to 1984, Scott still managed to appear in several films, including Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), Foxes (1980) and Zapped! (1982) and even starred in three other short-lived sitcoms (Blansky's Beauties (1977), Who's Watching the Kids (1978), and the "Happy Days" spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982)). This exposure helped him become a major teen idol in the early 1980s.

After Happy Days (1974) went off the air in 1984, Scott moved to CBS where he was given the starring role on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984). He played a college student who was hired to watch over three children. After one season on CBS, the series was retooled and moved to first-run syndication where it ran successfully from 1987 to 1990. Since Charles in Charge (1984) ended, Scott has been able to stay busy, albeit with a relatively lower profile. He has had starring roles on Baby Talk (1991) and Diagnosis Murder (1993) and guest starring roles on Veronica's Closet (1997) and Arrested Development (2003). He has even tried his hand behind the camera, directing episodes of The Wayans Bros. (1995) and Unhappily Ever After (1995).

Offscreen, Scott has made a few headlines as well. In 1997, he was rumored to have died in a car accident, but this was quickly declared as false. He has gained a reputation for dating several high-profile (mostly blonde) actresses, most notably Pamela Anderson, Heather Locklear and former co-star Nicole Eggert. In 2007, VH1 played this reputation into a reality series called Scott Baio Is 45... And Single (2007). On the show, he meets with a life coach to try and find reasons why he is still single. In order to accomplish this, he must revisit his ex-girlfriends (including Erin Moran and Julie McCullough) to find out what went right and what went wrong in the relationships. Follwing the completion of the first season, he announced that his girlfriend, Renee Baio, was pregnant with his first child. On November 2, 2007, she gave birth to a baby girl, Bailey Deluca.
Filmography

Actor ( 88 credits )

Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013) Himself
Sam & Cat (2013)  Officer Kelvin (1 episode, 2014)
Found Footage Festival Volume 6: Live in Chicago (2012) Himself (archive footage)
See Dad Run (2012)  David Hobbs (55 episodes, 2012-2014)
Home & Family (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Marie (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Justice w/Judge Jeanine (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Celebrity Close Calls (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Totally Tracked Down (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Wrong Hole (2009) Scott Baio
Big Time Rush (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Confessions of a Teen Idol (2009)  Himself - Host (8 episodes, 2009)
Clarkworld (2009) Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Scott Baio Is 45... And Single (2007)  Himself (8 episodes, 2007)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Let's Kill Scott Baio (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Behind the Fangs: The Making of 'Cursed' (2005) Himself
Cursed (2005) Himself
The Girls Next Door (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) Stan Bobbins
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005)
Dumb Luck (2003) Steve Hitchcock
Arrested Development (2003)  Bob Loblaw (5 episodes, 2005-2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Love Chain (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) Himself (uncredited)
Face Value (2002) Barry Rengler
Italian Ties (2001) Richie
The Bread, My Sweet (2001) Dominic
Very Mean Men (2000) Paulie Minetti
Family Guy (1999)  Charles (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
After They Were Famous (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Veronica's Closet (1997)  Kevin (2 episodes, 2000)
Rewind (1997)  Rob DiPaulo
SAG Foundation Conversations (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Detonator (1996) Zack Ramses
Before They Were Stars (1996)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Can't Hurry Love (1995)  Matt (2 episodes, 1996)
Touched by an Angel (1994)  Frank (1 episode, 2001)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
The Nanny (1993)  Dr. Frankie Cresitelli (1 episode, 1998)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Dr. Jack Stewart (41 episodes, 1993-1995)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Jack's Place (1992)  Woody B. King (1 episode, 1993)
Baby Talk (1991)  James Halbrook (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1989-2008)
I Love N.Y. (1987) Mario Cotone
Full House (1987)  Pete Bianco (1 episode, 1989)
My Two Dads (1987)  Scott Cameo (1 episode, 1988)
Out of This World (1987)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2008)
Charles in Charge (1984)  Charles (126 episodes, 1984-1990)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)  Buddy Elder (1 episode, 1984)
Hotel (1983)  Nick Tomasino (1 episode, 1983)
Star Search (1983)  Himself - Acting Partner (1 episode, 1983)
Zapped! (1982) Barney Springboro
Joanie Loves Chachi (1982)  Chachi Arcola (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
Top 40 Videos (1982)  Host
The Fall Guy (1981)  Merrick Thorson (1 episode, 1985)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Foxes (1980) Brad
Here's Boomer (1980)  Ronald (1 episode, 1980)
Goodtime Girls (1980)  Tommy (1 episode, 1980)
Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) Richie
The Runaways (1978)  Tommy (1 episode, 1978)
Who's Watching the Kids (1978)  Frankie 'the Fox' Vitola (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Fantasy Island (1977)  Rob 'Robbie' Collins (1 episode, 1979)
The Love Boat (1977)  Graham D. Pickrel II (1 episode, 1977)
Blansky's Beauties (1977)  Anthony DeLuca (13 episodes, 1977)
Bugsy Malone (1976) Bugsy
NBC Special Treat (1975)  Julius (1 episode, 1976)
Happy Days (1974)  Chachi Arcola / ... (130 episodes, 1977-1984)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)  Jack Melon / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Himself (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself - Co-Host (1 episode, 1980)
Today (1952)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2012)

Producer ( 3 credits )

See Dad Run (2012) executive producer (38 episodes, 2012-2014)
Confessions of a Teen Idol (2009) executive producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Very Mean Men (2000) associate producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Charles in Charge (1984) (1 episode, 1990)

Director ( 14 credits )

The Parkers (1999) (1 episode, 1999)
Guys Like Us (1998) (unknown episodes)
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) (5 episodes, 1996-1997)
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1996) (1 episode, 1997)
The Wayans Bros. (1995) (4 episodes, 1996)
Unhappily Ever After (1995) (1 episode, 1998)
Kirk (1995) (unknown episodes)
Shaky Ground (1992) (3 episodes, 1993)
Harry and the Hendersons (1991) (1 episode, 1991)
Baby Talk (1991) (1 episode, 1992)
The Family Man (1990) (1 episode, 1991)
The New Lassie (1989) (1 episode, 1989)
Out of This World (1987) (11 episodes, 1989-1991)
Charles in Charge (1984) (36 episodes, 1987-1990)