Scott Vincent James Baio
September 22, 1960
|Occupation||Actor, television director|
|Relatives||Jimmy Baio (cousin)|
Scott Vincent James Baio ( // ; born September 22, 1960 ) is an American actor. He is known for playing Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), 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 role of the musical film Bugsy Malone (1976), his onscreen debut.
Baio has guest-starred on various television programs, appeared in several independent films, and starred on the Nickelodeon sitcom See Dad Run (2012–2015).
Baio was born in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City in 1960, the son of Italian immigrants Rose, a homemaker, and Mario Baio, who worked as his manager. He graduated from Xaverian High School.
In 1976, Baio played the title character Bugsy Malone in the children's gangster musical directed by Alan Parker, which also co-starred Jodie Foster. Baio and Foster later worked together again in the teen girl drama Foxes (1980), helmed by Adrian Lyne.
When he was 16, Baio was cast as The Fonz's cousin Chachi Arcola on Happy Days . During his time on Happy Days, Baio earned two Emmy Award nominations, for his lead performances in the television movies Stoned (1981) and All the Kids Do It (1985). He won two Young Artist Awards during the Third Annual Youth in Film Awards (1980–1982) as Best Young Actor in a Television Special for Stoned and Best Young Comedian in Television or Motion Pictures for Happy Days. He also starred in the made-for-television youth drama specials The Boy Who Drank Too Much and Senior Trip .
In 1982, Baio was in a spin-off of Happy Days entitled Joanie Loves Chachi with Erin Moran, which ran for 17 episodes. That same year, he appeared in the 1982 film Zapped! and recorded an album for RCA (he also recorded a second album The Boys Are Out Tonight the following year), including the single "How Do You Talk To Girls".
During this same period, he also starred as Francis Geminiani in the special HBO presentation of Gemini, an adaptation of the Broadway comedy-drama Happy Birthday, Gemini . From 1979 to 1984, Baio made seven appearances on Battle of the Network Stars ; six as a competitor for the ABC team (once as team captain) and one as co-host.
From 1984 until 1990, Baio starred in the syndicated comedy series Charles in Charge . In 1985, he was part of an ensemble cast for Alice in Wonderland , where he portrayed Pat the Pig. From 1987 through 1991, he was a director of the children's comedy series Out of This World .
During the 1990s, Baio appeared in various television programs, including the short-lived Look Who's Talking small screen spin-off Baby Talk . In 1991, he appeared in the NBC Monday Night Movie Perry Mason and the Case of the Fatal Fashion, as a young prosecutor. Between 1993 and 1995, he portrayed Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical mystery series Diagnosis: Murder . Baio was a guest-star on a variety of series, including Full House , Touched by an Angel , Veronica's Closet and The Nanny . He also starred in several films on television and video releases such as Detonator, Bar-Hopping, Dumb Luck, Face Value and Mixed Blessings .
Baio's other movies include the independent films Very Mean Men (2000), Face to Face (2001) and The Bread, My Sweet (2001). Very Mean Men was a comedy about a mob war between two families. Baio served as a co-producer with his older brother Steven on the film, and played the role of crime scion Paulie Minnetti.
Face to Face (renamed Italian Ties) is a comic drama about three young men (including Baio as Richie) who kidnap their emotionally distant fathers for a weekend of bonding. Baio co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey L. Gurian. The movie won the 10 Degrees Hotter Best Feature Award during The Valley Film Festival.
The Bread, My Sweet (retitled A Wedding for Bella) was a romance film directed by Melissa Martin and produced by Adrienne Wehr. Baio portrayed Dominic Pyzola, a corporate raider during the day, and a pastry chef at night. He earned a Best Lead Actor prize at the San Diego Film Festival.
In 2004, Baio starred in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 with Bob Clark. The film was widely panned by criticsand nominated for four Razzie Awards.
In 2005, Baio played himself in the Wes Craven film Cursed . Baio also appeared in Arrested Development as the Bluth family's serious but overpaid lawyer, Bob Loblaw taking over the role from former Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler in four episodes. The Online Film and Television Association nominated him as Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the role.
In 2007, Baio starred in the VH1 celebrity reality series Scott Baio Is 45...and Single and its successor the following year, Scott Baio Is 46...and Pregnant . Baio was also the co-host of the VH1 reality show Confessions of a Teen Idol , in which former teen idols attempt to resurrect their careers.
Baio starred in and produced the Nick at Nite situation comedy See Dad Run , which ran for three seasons. That same year, Baio guest starred in an episode of Sam & Cat as a police officer who arrests the girls.
In 2001, Baio became engaged to his girlfriend Jeanette Jonsson.
In 2007, shortly after the birth of their daughter, Baio married 34-year-old Renée Sloan, whom he met in the 1990s at the Playboy Mansion.Baio is stepfather to Renée's daughter Kalyn, born in 1989. In July 2007, he told E!: Entertainment Television's Ted Casablanca that they were expecting a baby girl in December. Initially pregnant with twins, Renée lost one of the babies in the 11th week of her pregnancy. Their daughter, Bailey, was born in 2007, five weeks premature. After the child tested false positive for a rare metabolic disorder, the family started the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation to provide financial support to other families who are dealing with metabolic disorders. Renée Baio was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor in June 2015, another one later, and was diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease in October 2017.
He is a cousin of former actor Jimmy Baio, and first cousin once-removed of Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio.
Baio is a registered Republican and has described his politics as conservative.He campaigned for Ronald Reagan in his youth and attended Reagan's state funeral. Upon Reagan's death in 2004, he was quoted by the New York Daily News as saying, "President Reagan made me feel proud to be an American. Today, I feel sadness."
Baio endorsed Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney in 2012and Donald Trump in 2016, and he spoke at the opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention. He also supported Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
In an interview with Ashley Webster, Baio described President Barack Obama as being "either dumb, a Muslim, or a Muslim sympathizer, and I don't think he's dumb".
On December 15, 2016, Baio accused Nancy Mack, wife of Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, of physically assaulting him at their children's elementary school function. Baio claims Mack began berating and cursing him over his support of Trump and at one point attacked him, grabbing him under his arms and then shaking and pushing him. Mack said she was merely trying to show Baio how Trump hugs women and denies any intentional physical aggression.
On August 26, 2017, Baio re-tweeted a Sandy Hook "truther" meme, insinuating that the recent death of Heather Heyer and the Sandy Hook shooting were linked hoaxes.
On January 29, 2018, sexual misconduct allegations made by Nicole Eggert against Baio resurfaced. Eggert first made the allegations on the Nik Richie Radio show in 2013 and then repeated them on her Twitter account and on The Dr. Oz Show . She claimed that Baio molested her for three years beginning when she was 14, and that when she was 17, she had intercourse with him. Baio has denied the allegations. He contends that he had sexual relations with Eggert only once, and that the encounter occurred after she had turned 18. Baio pointed to Eggert's own words to Nik Richie as proof that he had not had sexual relations with Eggert when she was a minor.
Several months later, Alexander Polinsky accused Baio of verbally abusing and physically assaulting him on the set of Charles in Charge .
|1976||Bugsy Malone||Bugsy Malone|
|1987||I Love N.Y.||Mario Cotone|
|2000||Very Mean Men||Paulie Minetti||Also associate producer|
|2001||A Wedding for Bella||Dominic||Formerly titled The Bread, My Sweet|
|2001||Italian Ties||Richie||Also writer; formerly titled Face to Face|
|2002||Face Value||Barry Rengler|
|2003||Dumb Luck||Steve Hitchcock|
|2004||Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2||Stan Bobbins|
|2021||Courting Mom and Dad||Brent Lambert|
|1976||NBC Special Treat||Julius||Episode: "Luke Was There"|
|1977||Blansky's Beauties||Anthony DeLuca||Main cast (13 episodes)|
|1977–84||Happy Days||Chachi Arcola||Main cast (130 episodes)|
|1977||The Love Boat||Graham D. Pickrel II||Episode: "Ex Plus Y/Golden Agers/Graham and Kelly"|
|1978||The Runaways||Tommy||Episode: "No Prince for My Cinderella"|
|1978–79||Who's Watching the Kids?||Frankie 'the Fox' Vitola||Main cast (11 episodes)|
|1979||Fantasy Island||Rob 'Robbie' Collins||Episode: "Amusement Park/Rock Stars"|
|1980||The Boy Who Drank Too Much||Buff Saunders||Movie|
|1980||Goodtime Girls||Tommy||Episode: "Growing Pains"|
|1980||Here's Boomer||Ronald||Episode: "Overboard"|
|1980||ABC Afterschool Special||Jack Melon||Episode: "Stoned"|
|1981||Senior Trip||Roger Ellis||Movie|
|1982–83||Joanie Loves Chachi||Chachi Arcola||Lead role (17 episodes)|
|1983||Hotel||Nick Tomasino||Episode: "Faith, Hope & Charity"|
|1984||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Buddy Elder||Episode: "All the Kids Do It"|
|1984–90||Charles in Charge||Charles||Lead role (126 episodes); also director, 36 episodes, writer, 1 episode|
|1985||The Fall Guy||Merrick Thorson||Episode: "Femme Fatale"|
|1985||Alice in Wonderland||Pat the Pig||Movie|
|1986||The Truth About Alex||Brad Stevens||Movie|
|1987||Kids in Motion||Narrator||Special|
|1988||My Two Dads||Scott Cameo||Episode: "She'll Get Over It"|
|1988–89||Out of This World||Scott Gold / Prince Cornelius||3 episodes; also director, 11 episodes|
|1989||Full House||Pete Bianco||Episode: "Dr. Dare Rides Again"|
|1991||Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion||Asst. D.A. Peter Whelan||Movie|
|1991–92||Baby Talk||James Halbrook||Main cast (23 episodes); also director, 1 episode|
|1993||Jack's Place||Woody B. King||Episode: "The Hands of Time"|
|1993–95||Diagnosis: Murder||Dr. Jack Stewart||Main cast (41 episodes)|
|1995||Mixed Blessings||Charlie Winwood||Movie|
|1996||Can't Hurry Love||Matt||2 episodes|
|1997||Rewind||Rob DiPaulo||Unaired series, 2 episodes|
|1998||The Nanny||Dr. Frankie Cresitelli||Episode: "Rash to Judgment"|
|2000||Veronica's Closet||Kevin||2 episodes|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Frank McCovey||Episode: "A Death in the Family"|
|2005–13||Arrested Development||Bob Loblaw||5 episodes|
|2006||Van Stone: Tour of Duty||Lt. Perry||Movie|
|2008||Scott Baio Is 45...and Single||Himself||Reality (8 episodes)|
|2008||Finish Line||Frank Chase||Movie|
|2009||Confessions of a Teen Idol||Himself (host)||8 episodes|
|2012–15||See Dad Run||David Hobbs||Lead role (55 episodes); also executive Producer, 45 episodes|
|2014||Sam & Cat||Officer Kelvin||Episode: "#MagicATM"|
|2014||A Fairly Odd Summer||Foop||Movie|
|1987–90||Charles in Charge||36 episodes|
|1989–91||Out of This World||11 episodes|
|1989||The New Lassie||"Dangerous Party"|
|1992||Baby Talk||"Warren Piece"|
|1991||The Family Man||"A Tiny Advantage"|
|1991||Harry and the Hendersons||"Halloween"|
|1992||Baby Talk||"Warren Piece"|
|1993||Shaky Ground||"Pet Sematary", "The Scarlett Letter", "Sudden Impact"|
|1995||First Time Out||"Psyched Out"|
|1996||Kirk||"Strangers in the Night", "Hire Learning"|
|1996||The Wayans Bros.||4 episodes|
|1996–97||The Jamie Foxx Show||5 episodes|
|1997||Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher||"Pain in the Schneck"|
|1998||Guys Like Us||"Maestro's Big Break"|
|1998||Malcolm & Eddie||"Silenced Partner"|
|1998||Unhappily Ever After||"I Know What You Did in the Closet"|
|1998||The Parkers||"Three's a Shag"|
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Born in Brooklyn, New York on Sept. 22, 1960
Scott Vincent James Baio was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 22, 1960