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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: Cast ... 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 as his career.

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