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Also Known As: Scott Vincent Baio Died:
Born: September 22, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, singer

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During his heyday as a teen idol, Scott Baio received 5,000 letters per week from adoring fans. Just as the urban edge had worked for a number of rising screen stars in the 1970s (i.e., John Travolta), Baio adopted a similar stance. His thick Brooklyn accent, disco mop of hair, bronze color and tight jeans were turn-ons for young teens who tuned into "Happy Days" (ABC-CBS, 1969-1984) to watch him as Chachi Arcola. Baio gave them not just sitcom froth, though, but also a host of dramatic performances of teens in trouble. When the teen idol days petered out and the offers for feature films and dramatic roles dissipated, Baio turned to silly sitcoms such as "Charles in Charge" - which also allowed him to move behind the camera as a director - while continuing to maintain a strong following with fans. Though he seemed poised for a return to stardom in 1993 with a dramatic turn on "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS, 1993-2001), Baio left after the first season - a sign that his career was taking a downward turn. But he returned to prominence in 2007 by riding the reality series gravy train with "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (VH1, 2006- ), a journey of self-discovery that promised to resurrect his love life as well...

During his heyday as a teen idol, Scott Baio received 5,000 letters per week from adoring fans. Just as the urban edge had worked for a number of rising screen stars in the 1970s (i.e., John Travolta), Baio adopted a similar stance. His thick Brooklyn accent, disco mop of hair, bronze color and tight jeans were turn-ons for young teens who tuned into "Happy Days" (ABC-CBS, 1969-1984) to watch him as Chachi Arcola. Baio gave them not just sitcom froth, though, but also a host of dramatic performances of teens in trouble. When the teen idol days petered out and the offers for feature films and dramatic roles dissipated, Baio turned to silly sitcoms such as "Charles in Charge" - which also allowed him to move behind the camera as a director - while continuing to maintain a strong following with fans. Though he seemed poised for a return to stardom in 1993 with a dramatic turn on "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS, 1993-2001), Baio left after the first season - a sign that his career was taking a downward turn. But he returned to prominence in 2007 by riding the reality series gravy train with "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (VH1, 2006- ), a journey of self-discovery that promised to resurrect his love life as well as his career.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Finish Line (2008)
2.
 Ham & Cheese (2007)
3.
 Cursed (2005) Cast
4.
 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) Stan Bobbins
5.
 Face Value (2002)
6.
 Face to Face (2001) Richie Gallo
7.
 Bread, My Sweet, The (2001) Dominic Pyzola
8.
 Very Mean Men (2000) Paulie Minetti
9.
 Detonator (1998) Zack Ramses
10.
 Mixed Blessings (1995) Charlie Winwood
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Milestones close milestones

:
Began career doing voiceovers and commericals at age nine
1976:
Film acting debut, the title role in Alan Parker's "Bugsy Malone"
1977:
Appeared as regular on ABC sitcom "Blansky's Beauties"
1980:
Starred in TV drama "Stoned," an "ABC Afterschool Special"
1980:
First TV-movie, "The Boy Who Drank Too Much" (CBS)
1977:
Played regular role of Chachi Arcola on "Happy Days" (ABC); first teaming with Ellen Travolta as his mother
1982:
Starred opposite Erin Moran on short-lived spin-off sitcom "Joanie Loves Chachi" (ABC)
1982:
First screen teaming with Willie Aames, "Zapped!"
1984:
Played title role on CBS sitcom "Charles in Charge"; Aames played his best friend and Travolta guest-starred on numerous episodes as his mother
1987:
Reprised role of Charles in the syndicated version of "Charles in Charge"; made directorial debut
1991:
Starred on ABC sitcom "Baby Talk"
1993:
Co-starred with Dick Van Dyke for one season on "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS)
1995:
Began hosting "Before They Were Stars" specials for ABC
1997:
Announced to star on Fox sitcom "Rewind," but show pulled two weeks before premiere
2000:
Starred in crime comedy "Very Mean Men" alongside Matthew Modine and Martin Landau
2001:
Wrote and starred in "Face to Face"
2004:
Cast as Bill Biscane/Kane in the comedy "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2"
2005:
Landed recurring role on critically hailed Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" as the Bluth family lawyer Bob Loblaw
2007:
Starred on VH1 reality series "Scott Baio Is 45...and Single"
2009:
Hosted VH1 series "Confessions of a Teen Idol"
2012:
Returned to series TV with title role on sitcom "See Dad Run" (Nickelodeon)
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Education

Xaverian High School: Brooklyn , New York -
North Hollywood High School: Hollywood , California -

Notes

According to TV lore, the character played by Baio in "Charles in Charge" never revealed his surname.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Lesley Ann Warren. Actor. Linked romantically after being introduced by Warren's son, Chris Peters.
companion:
Heather Locklear. Actor. Dated from 1984 to 1986.
companion:
Nicole Eggert. Actor. Co-star on "Charles in Charge"; dated during the run of the series.
companion:
Nicolette Sheridan. Actor. Dated in the late 1980s.
companion:
Pamela Anderson. Actor. Starred in the TV series "Baywatch"; dated in 1989; engaged to be married; separated; reunited briefly in 1993.
companion:
Beverly D'Angelo. Actor. Born in 1954; dated briefly; broke up over age difference.
companion:
Jeanette Ulrika Jonsson. Born c. 1975; attending UCLA; together since 1999.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Mario Baio. Manages Scott's career.
brother:
Steve Baio. Former actor. Older.
cousin:
Jimmy Baio. Actor. Was in TV series "Soap".
cousin:
Joey Baio. Child actor. Was in the series "The Hero".
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