Scott Baio

Actor, Singer, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1961 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

See Dad Run 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fairly Odd Summer 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Dumb Luck 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sam & Cat 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Arrested Development Documentary Project 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Big Time Rush! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 4th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scott Baio is 46...and Pregnant 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Teen Idol 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Finish Line 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1995, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full House 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack's Place 1992 - 1995, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1992 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cursed 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 2004 (Movie)

Stan Bobbins (Actor)

Ham & Cheese 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happy Days 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bread, My Sweet 2002 (Movie)

Dominic Pyzola (Actor)

The Love Boat 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Face to Face 2000 (Movie)

Richie Gallo (Actor)

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Very Mean Men 2000 (Movie)

Paulie Minetti (Actor)

Detonator 1997 (Movie)

Zack Ramses (Actor)

Before They Were Stars 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Before They Were Stars IV 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Talk 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles in Charge (Syndicated) 1986 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Happy Days Reunion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Search For the New Ideal Man 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday Night Surprise! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love N.Y. 1988 (Movie)

Mario Cotone (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be a Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

All the Kids Do It 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles in Charge 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 2 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Joanie Loves Chachi 1981 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XI 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Lily For President 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Run, Don't Walk 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Senior Trip! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Stoned 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

We're Movin' 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Zapped! 1982 (Movie)

Barney Springboro (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Foxes 1980 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Skatetown, USA 1979 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

Who's Watching the Kids? 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Legs 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Blansky's Beauties 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Bugsy Malone 1976 (Movie)

Bugsy Malone (Actor)

Bar Hopping (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Video Games (TV Show)

Actor

The Boy Who Drank Too Much (TV Show)

Actor

The Truth About Alex (TV Show)

Actor
Director (11)

First Time Out 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Guys Like Us 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Kirk 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Malcolm and Eddie 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Shaky Ground 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Jamie Foxx Show 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wayans Bros 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wayans Bros. 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1996, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Unhappily Ever After 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Parkers 1999 (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Face to Face 2000 (Movie)

(From Story)

Face to Face 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Very Mean Men 2000 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Pamela Anderson Actor

Companion
Dated in 1989 Briefly engaged, then separated Reunited in 1993 No longer together

Steven Baio Actor

Brother

Jimmy Baio Actor

Cousin
Born March 15, 1962

Mario Baio

Father

Rose Baio

Mother

Bailey Baio

Daughter
Born Nov. 2, 2007; mother, Renee Sloan

Stephanie Baio

Sister

Joseph Baio

Cousin
Acted in the series "The Hero"

Beverly D'Angelo Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in the 1990s Broke up over age difference

Nicole Eggert Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Charles in Charge" (CBS) Dated during the run of the series

Jeanette Jonsson

Companion
Dated c. 1999

Heather Locklear Actor

Companion
Dated in the 1970s; in 1983, Baio told People magazine that Locklear was his first true love

Erin Moran Actor

Companion
Met on the set of ABC's "Happy Days" Co-starred on "Joanie Loves Chachi" (ABC)

Nicollette Sheridan Actor

Companion
Dated in the late 1980s

Renee Sloan Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA

Lesley Ann Warren Actor

Companion
Briefly dated after being introduced by Warren's son Chris Peters; no longer together No longer dating

EDUCATION

Xaverian High School

Brooklyn , New York
Private, all-male, college-preparatory school

North Hollywood High School

Hollywood , California
Graduated

Milestones

2012

Returned to series TV with title role on sitcom "See Dad Run" (Nickelodeon)

2009

Hosted VH1 series "Confessions of a Teen Idol"

2007

Starred on VH1 reality series "Scott Baio Is 45...and Single"

2005

Landed recurring role on critically hailed Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" as the Bluth family lawyer Bob Loblaw

2004

Cast as Bill Biscane/Kane in the comedy "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2"

2001

Wrote and starred in "Face to Face"

2000

Starred in crime comedy "Very Mean Men" alongside Matthew Modine and Martin Landau

1997

Announced to star on Fox sitcom "Rewind," but show pulled two weeks before premiere

1995

Began hosting "Before They Were Stars" specials for ABC

1993

Co-starred with Dick Van Dyke for one season on "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS)

1991

Starred on ABC sitcom "Baby Talk"

1987

Reprised role of Charles in the syndicated version of "Charles in Charge"; made directorial debut

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

1982

Starred opposite Erin Moran on short-lived spin-off sitcom "Joanie Loves Chachi" (ABC)

1982

First screen teaming with Willie Aames, "Zapped!"

1980

First TV-movie, "The Boy Who Drank Too Much" (CBS)

1980

Starred in TV drama "Stoned," an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1977

Played regular role of Chachi Arcola on "Happy Days" (ABC); first teaming with Ellen Travolta as his mother

1977

Appeared as regular on ABC sitcom "Blansky's Beauties"

1976

Film acting debut, the title role in Alan Parker's "Bugsy Malone"

Began career doing voiceovers and commericals at age nine

Bonus Trivia

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

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