Tony Danza Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Awards.
Tony Danza Net Worth 2020 – One interesting fact about the career history of Tony Danza is that he tried his hands at several professions before discovering his love for acting.
The famed actor went from teaching to wrestling dancing, writing and singing before he finally settled down as an actor when he made his acting debut as one of the main characters on Taxi, portraying the character of Tony Banta.
Biography of Tony Danza
The veteran artist was born on the 21st of April 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Matty LaDanza earned a living as a waste collector while his mother, Anne Cammisa worked as a bookkeeper.
Both his parents were Italians. Tony’s younger brother, Matty Jr., later became a restaurateur in Los Angeles.
When his family moved to Malverne, New York, he joined Valley Stream North High School where he graduated from in 1969, he proceeded to the University of Dubuque on a wrestling scholarship and bagged a BA in History in 1972.
Tony tried his hands at wrestling after graduation when his friends encouraged him to join the New York City Golden Gloves.
He achieved some level of success in the rings but left wrestling to join the acting profession when he landed the role of Tony Banta in the ABC television show Taxi which debuted in 1978.
Tony Danza’s Career
He was first a professional boxer with a record of 9–3 (9 knockouts, 7 in the first round), with all but one of his fights, wins, and losses, ending in a knockout.
After his college graduation from the University of Dubuque, he was discovered by a producer at a boxing gymnasium in New York.
He then earned a spot on the television show Taxi, which he was playing a cab driver and part-time boxer Tony Banta, and thereafter starred on Who’s the Boss?, in which he played a former baseball player, housekeeper, and single father Tony Micelli.
For his contribution to the television industry, in 1988, the American former boxer was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
He also plays the role of a baseball player in Angels in the Outfield in 1994.
The actor also starred in the short-lived sitcoms Hudson Street in 1995 also The Tony Danza Show in 1997, not to be confused with his 2004–2006 talk show, The Tony Danza Show. He also had a role in the TV drama Family Law from 2000 until 2002.
Tony Danza has seen several prestigious awards and nominations in the course of his high-profile career.
In 1980 he was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV.
Seven years later, in 1987, he got another Golden Globe nomination but this time in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy; he was also a nominee for the same award in 1989.
Tony’s Emmy nomination came in 1999 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Practice.
In 1998, he was declared the winner of People’s Choice Awards in the category of Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his role as Tony DiMeo in The Tony Danza Show.
Tony Danza Net Worth
Tony Danza is an American actor, teacher, dancer, and former boxer who has a net worth of $40 million dollars.