Who is “Happy Days” Actor, Scott Baio? His Wiki
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on 22 September 1960 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City USA, so his zodiac sign is Virgo and he is 57 years old. He is best known as the actor who played the role of Chachi Arcola in “Happy Days” and the same character in “Joanie Loves Chachi”. He also played the title character of “Charles in Charge”.
Wife, Children and Family
When it comes to Baio’s private life, many facts are known to the audience and media. In 2001 he was engaged to Jeanette Josson, and apparently they were still discussing getting married four years later. However, as of 2007 Scott married Renée Sloan, and shortly afterwards he announced that the couple was expecting a girl, actually originally expecting twins, but Sloan lost one of her babies. Their daughter, Bailey was born with a rare metabolic disorder, which led them to start the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation. Renée was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor in June 2015.
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) July 21, 2018
So just how rich is Scott Baio as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor has net worth of $6 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. The actor hasn’t disclosed any information regarding assets such as houses and cars.
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) June 30, 2017
Early Life and Background
When it comes to Baio’s ethnicity, he is Caucasian and the son of Italian immigrants from Castellammare del Golfo – Rose, a homemaker, and Mario, who worked as his manager. Scott was a student of Xaverian High School. Judging from the photos available on the internet, the dark haired and brown eyed actor has a fit figure.
Baio made his debut in 1976, portraying Bugsy, the main character in “Bugsy Malone”, a critically acclaimed comedy drama movie, nominated for an Oscar award. Having finished with that, he landed several roles in the following years, most importantly in 1977 portraying Anthony DeLuca in “Blansky’s Beauties”, collaborating with actors such as Nancy Walker, Caren Kaye and Eddie Mekka. In the same year, he joined the cast of his most acclaimed TV series, “Happy Days”, in which he played the role of Chachi. The series follows the story of a family that lives in the ‘50s, and has help from their almost superhuman greaser Fonzie – it was rewarded with three Golden Globes, and other awards such as Primetime Emmy PGA Hall of Fame – Television Programs and TV Land Award, in addition to being nominated for several more.
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) April 28, 2018
In the following year, Scott began working on “Who’s Watching the Kids”, appearing in its 11 episodes as Frankie ‘the Fox’ Vitola, then in 1982 began working on the spinoff of “Happy Days”, “Joanie Loves Chachi”, which follows the story of the adventures of his character Chachi Arcola, and Joannie Cunningham, as they pursue their music careers in Chicago.
In 1984, Baio began starring in the title role in “Charles in Charge”, a family comedy series which focuses on the life of Charles, who is a college student, and a live-in housekeeper of the Powell household. Working on the series, he had a chance to collaborate with actors such as Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert, Josie Davis and Alexander Polinsky. Having finished filming the series in 1990, the actor quickly moved on to yet another TV series, “Baby Talk”, in which he played James Halbrook over the course of a year. After that, Scott was cast to play Dr. Jack Stewart in “Diagnosis Murder”, then had several support roles in movies and series such as “Detonator” and “Touched by an Angel”. In addition, Baio appeared in projects such as “The Nanny”, a series which follows the story of a woman whose life takes a turn when she is dumped by her boyfriend and fired from her job, which she replaces with the job of a nanny for a wealthy English family. In 2001, Baio played one of the main characters in “Italian Ties”, and in 2005 worked on “Cursed”, a comedy horror movie. In the same year, he began appearing in “Arrested Development”, in which he played Bob Loblaw, a recurring character.
When it comes to his latest projects, he provided voice recordings for the role of Foop in “A Fairly Odd Summer”, and portrayed David Hobbs, the main character in “See Dad Run”, which follows the story of an actor who becomes a stay-at-home father so that his wife can pursue her career. Overall, Scott has had 55 acting gigs so far.
Political Views and Controversy
Speaking about Scott’s political views, he is republican and conservative. He was a supporter of Ronald Reagan, stating “President Reagan made me feel proud to be an American. Today, I feel sadness”. In 2012 he endorsed Mitt Romney, and in the next elections he supported Donald Trump, speaking at the opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention. In late January 2018, Nicole Eggert accused the actor of sexual misconduct. She originally spoke about that in 2013 on the Nik Richie Radio show, and repeated her accusations on her Twitter account, plus alleging further sexual contact in 2017.
Being in the entertainment field, Baio is active on social media as well. His Twitter account is followed by over 250,000 people, and his profile picture on the website is a photo he took with President Donald Trump. He often posts photos of himself and his wife. He is not active on Instagram and even spoke about the issue with fake accounts there saying “I do NOT have Instagram. Those accounts are FAKE.”