Jimmy Baio

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Jimmy Baio
Born
James Joseph Baio

(1962-03-15) March 15, 1962 (age 56)
Occupation Actor
Years active19751996
Cast of Soap (1977). Back row, L-R: Robert Urich, Ted Wass, Richard Mulligan, Robert Guillaume, Robert Mandan, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Arthur Peterson Jr.. Seated: Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond, Jennifer Salt. Soap full cast 1977.JPG
Cast of Soap (1977). Back row, L-R: Robert Urich, Ted Wass, Richard Mulligan, Robert Guillaume, Robert Mandan, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Arthur Peterson Jr.. Seated: Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond, Jennifer Salt.

James Joseph Baio (born March 15, 1962) is an American actor. [1] He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the cousin of actor Scott Baio [2] as well as Vampire Weekend band member Chris Baio.

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Scott Vincent James Baio is an Italian-American actor and television director. He is known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), and for playing the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984–1990), Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical-mystery-drama series Diagnosis: Murder (1993–1995), and the titular hero of the musical film Bugsy Malone (1976), his onscreen debut.

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Baio first appeared onscreen in 1975 at age 13. He made guest appearances on series such as The Facts of Life , Fantasy Island and The Love Boat , but his best known role was probably as Billy Tate on the comedy series Soap (1977–81). [3]

<i>The Facts of Life</i> (TV series) Television series

The Facts of Life is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s. The series focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

<i>Fantasy Island</i> 1977 television series

Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the ABC network from 1977 to 1984. It starred Ricardo Montalbán as the mysterious Mr. Roarke, who grants the fantasies of visitors to the island for a price. The series was created by Gene Levitt. A revival of the series aired on the same network 14 years later during the 1998–1999 season.

<i>The Love Boat</i> television series

The Love Boat is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984.

Baio's other credits include Matlock , Trapper John, M.D. , Matt Houston , Too Close for Comfort and Family Feud . Baio, along with Susan Richardson, participated in the Junior Pyramid special of The $20,000 Pyramid in 1979. He also appeared in the comedy movie The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) as Carmen Ronzonni. [4]

<i>Matlock</i> (TV series) Television series

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<i>Trapper John, M.D.</i> television series

Trapper John, M.D. was an American medical drama television series and spin-off of the film MASH (1970). Pernell Roberts portrayed the title character, a lovable surgeon who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS from September 23, 1979, to September 4, 1986. Roberts played the character more than twice as long as had Wayne Rogers (1972–75) on the TV series M*A*S*H; Roberts took over the role played by Elliott Gould in the film.

<i>Matt Houston</i> television series

Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1975 Ellery Queen Graffiti ArtistEpisode: "Too Many Suspects"
1975–76 Joe and Sons Nick VitaleMain cast (12 episodes)
1976 The Love Boat Arnold MerrittTelevision film
1977 The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training Carmen RonzonniFeature film
1977–81 Soap Billy TateMain cast (63 episodes)
1978 The Love Boat NormanEpisode: "Rocky/Julie's Dilemma/Who's Who?"
1979 Fantasy Island Willie CollinsEpisode: "Amusement Park/Rock Stars"
1981 Fantasy Island Jimmy BlairEpisode: "The Lady and the Monster/The Last Cowboy"
1982 The Facts of Life Buzz RyanEpisodes: "The Academy", "The Big Fight"
1983 Matt Houston Jeb HarmonEpisode: "The Yacht Club Murders"
1983 Trapper John, M.D. JedEpisode: "South Side Story"
1983 Too Close for Comfort Freddy GaribaldiEpisode: "Family Business"
1985 Brass Tony CovelloTelevision film
1986 Playing for Keeps SteinbergFeature film
1987 Matlock Mark WilliamsEpisode: "The Rat Pack"
1991 Kiss and Be Killed RobertFeature film
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces Jimmy the WaiterFeature film

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References

  1. "Jimmy Baio". The New York Times .
  2. "Jimmy Baio". IMDb . Retrieved Dec 28, 2018.
  3. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. 1094: Ballantine Books. 2003. ISBN   0-345-45542-8.
  4. Canby, Vincent (August 20, 1977). "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) 'Bad News Bears' Make Comeback In an Effort to Go On to Japan". The New York Times .

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