Jimmy Baio

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Jimmy Baio
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.

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.


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]

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]


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


  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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