Achieving fame as a child/teen actor can be problematic. You can go on to become an accomplished and award-winning adult superstar just like Leonardo DiCaprio, or you may also not get to take your career further than your glory teen years. In the case of Scott Baio, he became a teenage sensation in the 80s/90s, thanks to a series of popular sitcoms and while his career has suffered a lull, he still has a lot of credits which he has built up since his debut in the 1970s.
Find out more about Baio here, including his bio, age, wife, children and more.
Scott Baio – Biography (Age)
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on the 22nd of September 1960 in Brooklyn New York. He spent his formative years in the big apple and attended schools such as Xaverian High School. He also attended North Hollywood High School (L.A.) but did not finish due to the fact that he focused on his career at an early age. Scott Baio commenced his career in his teens; appearing in commercials for several companies.
He landed the first big break of his career at the age of 16 when he played the lead role in the 1976 children musical, Bugsy Malone. The comedy film parodied the various gangsters that held sway during the prohibition era (a time when the sale and importation of alcohol were legally prohibited in America 1920 to 1933). Baio’s co-stars in the movie included Jodie Foster who would go on to become a multiple Oscar winner. Bugsy Malone was a major success and was nominated for the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival and is regarded as one of the greatest films of all times.
Following that impressive debut, Scott Baio went on to play small roles in a string of TV series until 1977 when he was cast as Chachi Arcola in the sitcom, Happy Days. He featured in over a hundred episodes of the show between 1977 and 1984. His character proved so popular that he even got his own spinoff sitcom titled Joanie Loves Chachi in 1982. The sitcom followed him and his love interest, Joanie Cunningham, as they try to break into the music industry. Since his days as Chachi, Scott Baio has gone on to appear in other TV series such as Who’s Watching The Kids, Blansky’s Beauties, Charles in Charge, Baby Talk, Diagnosis Murder, and See Dad Run. The New York native has also appeared in several movies such as Skatetown U.S.A, Stoned (TV movie), Very Mean Men, A Wedding for Bella, Dumb Luck, Cursed and Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2.
Scott Baio is also a budding director. He has directed several episodes of different TV shows including Out of This World, Charles in Charge, Shaky Ground, The Jamie Foxx Show, and The Wayans Bros.
Family (Wife, Son, Daughter)
Scott Baio has been in some high-profile relationships, however, he has only been married once. The Happy Days star has dated actresses such as Pamela Anderson and Heather Locklear. He also dated Erin Moran who was his co-star in Joanie Loves Chachi. Another co-star that Baio reportedly dated was Nicole Eggert. Eggert featured in his comedy series, Charles in Charge.
Scott Baio is now married to Peaches Renée Baio (nee Sloan). She has worked as a stunt double on the set of various movies such as Baywatch and Silk Stalkings. The couple tied the knot on the 14th of September 2007. They have a daughter together. Her name is Bailey DeLuca and she was born in November 2007. Baio also has a step-daughter named Kalyn, from Renée’s first marriage. Baio and his wife have a foundation known as the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation. The organization assists children suffering from metabolic disorders. The couple were motivated to set up the foundation after their daughter was wrongfully diagnosed with the disorder at birth. Having experienced the anguish that it can cause firsthand, the couple decided to set up an NGO that can help others in need.
Scott Baio hails from a family of five. His father’s name is Mario while his mother’s name is Rose. His parents were migrants from the Italian town of Sicily. Baio also has a brother named Steven and a sister named Stephanie. His parents encouraged him to pursue acting as a profession. They had witnessed the success that some of his paternal cousins achieved in sitcoms and commercials and decided to send him for auditions.