Baio, Scott 1961(?)–

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Baio, Scott 1961(?)–

(Scott Vincent Baio)


Full name, Scott Vincent James Baio; born September 22, 1961 (some sources cite 1959), in Brooklyn, NY; son of Mario (a personal manager) and Rose Baio; brother of Steven Baio (an actor); cousin of Jimmy Baio (an actor) and Joey Baio (an actor). Education: Attended high school in Brooklyn, NY. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses: Agent—Henry Gold, TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505; (voice work) Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Chuck Binder, Binder and Associates, 1465 Lindacrest Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, director, writer, and singer. Appeared in commercials, beginning at age nine; director of commercials, beginning c. 2000.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nominations, best young comedian, 1981, best young actor in a television series, 1982, and Young Artist Award, best young comedian in a motion picture or television program, 1982, all for Happy Days; Young Artist Award, best young actor in a television special, 1982, for Stoned; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a new television series, 1983, for Joanie Loves Chachi; Festival Award, San Diego Film Festival, best actor, 2002, for The Bread, My Sweet.


Television Appearances; Series:

Anthony DeLuca, Blansky's Beauties, ABC, 1976–77.

Charles "Chachi" Arcola, Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, 1977–84.

Frankie "The Fox" Vitola, Who's Watching the Kids? (also known as Legs), NBC, 1978–79.

Host, We're Movin', syndicated, 1981–82.

Charles "Chachi" Arcola, Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 1982–83.

Charles, Charles in Charge, CBS, 1983–84, syndicated, 1986–92.

James Halbrook, Baby Talk, ABC, 1991–92.

Dr. Jack Stewart, Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1993–95.

Host, Before They Were Stars, ABC, 1996.

Also appeared as host of Hollywood Teen, syndicated; and in Shorts.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Roger Ellis, Senior Trip!, CBS, 1981.

Assistant District Attorney Peter Whelan, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (also known as The Case of the Deadly Deadline and The Case of the Fatal Fashion), NBC, 1991.

Charlie Winwood, Mixed Blessings (also known as Danielle Steel's "Mixed Blessings"), NBC, 1995.

Damian, Bar Hopping, Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Julius, "Luke Was There," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1976.

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1979, three specials, 1980, then 1981.

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1979, 1980.

Buff Sanders, "The Boy Who Drank Too Much," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1980.

Circus of the Stars #5, CBS, 1980.

Jack Melon, "Stoned," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1981.

ABC team captain, Battle of the Network Stars XI, ABC, 1982.

Johnny Jay, "Run, Don't Walk," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1982.

Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars #7, CBS, 1982.

Magic with the Stars, NBC, 1982.

Singer, Lily for President, CBS, 1982.

The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CBS, 1982.

Host, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1983, 1984.

Gold team member, Battle of the Video Games, syndicated, 1983.

Buddy Elder, "All the Kids Do It," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1984.

Host from Toronto, CBS All—American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1984.

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 2, ABC, 1984.

Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

How to Be a Man, CBS, 1985.

Brad Stevens, The Truth about Alex, HBO, 1987.

Special guest, Battle of the Network Stars XIX, ABC, 1988.

Friday Night Surprise!, NBC, 1989.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1989.

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills, ABC, 1989.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989.

(With Arlene Sorkin) Host, The Search for the New Ideal Man, ABC, 1992.

The Happy Days Reunion Special, ABC, 1992.

Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland (also known as Circus of the Stars #19), CBS, 1994.

Host, Before They Were Stars IV (also known as Before They Were Stars 4), ABC, 1995.

Interviewee, TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms, Fox, 2000.

Playboy: The Party Continues, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Interviewee, Celebrity Profile: Scott Baio, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Interviewee, TVography: Happy Days, 2001.

Interviewee, Happy Days, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Interviewee, The Love Boat, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion, ABC, 2005.

Cohost of The United Cerebral Palsy Weekend with the Stars Telethon; also appeared in "A House in the Woods," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC; Gemini; The Joe Namath Special; Muggsy; and Us Against the World.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Graham D. Pickrel II, "Ex Plus Y/Graham and Kelly/Goldenagers," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977.

Operation: Runaway, NBC, 1978.

Rob "Robbie" Collins, "Amusement Park/Rock Stars," Fantasy Island, 1979.

Nick Tomasino, "Faith, Hope, & Charity," Hotel, ABC, 1983.

Interviewee, 20/20, ABC, 1983.

Guest, American Bandstand, 1983.

Merrick Thorson, "Femme Fatale," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

Prince Cornelius/Neil, "Princess Evie," Out of This World, syndicated, 1988.

Scott Cameo, "She'll Get Over It," My Two Dads, 1988.

Pete Bianco, "Dr. Dare Rides Again," Full House, ABC, 1989.

Woody B. King, Jack's Place, 1992.

(Uncredited) Chachi, "The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate," Friends, NBC, 1994.

Guest, Howard Stern, 1994.

Matt, "Valentine's Day Massacred," Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1996.

Matt, "Between the Lines," Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1996.

Dr. Frankie Cresitelli, "Rash to Judgement," The Nanny, CBS, 1998.

Kevin, "Veronica's New Bookshelves," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 2000.

Kevin, "Veronica's Candy Panties" (also known as "Veronica's Sticky Situation"), Veronica's Closet, NBC, 2000.

Frank McCovey, "A Death in the Family," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

(Himself; in archive footage) "Pamela Anderson," Love Chain, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

"Happy Days," ET in TV Land, TV Land, 2003.

Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Guest, The Early Show, 2004.

Also appeared in episodes of The Bay City Rollers Show, NBC; Dinah!, syndicated; The Hollywood Squares, NBC and syndicated; and The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Frankie, Legs (pilot for Who's Watching the Kids?), ABC, 1978.

The Real Trivial Pursuit, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Pat the guinea pig, Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice Through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985.

Television Director; Series:

Charles in Charge, syndicated, 1987–90.

The Jamie Foxx Show (also known as Good to Go), The WB, multiple episodes, 1996–97.

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (also known as The Teacher and What Rules?), The WB, 1996–98.

Television Director; Episodic:

(As Scott Vincent Baio) "The Skateboard Dare" (also known as "Trapped"), The New Lassie, syndicated, 1990.

"Halloween," Harry and the Hendersons, 1991.

"A Tiny Advantage," The Family Man, 1991.

"Always a Bridesmaid," First Time Out, The WB, 1995.

"It Takes a Thief," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996.

"Unbrotherly Love," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996.

"Movin' On Up," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996.

"Drama for Yo' Mama," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996.

"Strangers in the Night," Kirk (also known as Life Happens), The WB, 1996.

"Hire Learning," Kirk (also known as Life Happens), The WB, 1996.

"Maestro's Big Break," Guys like Us, UPN, 1998.

"Silenced Partner," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1998.

"I Know What You Did in the Closet," Unhappily Ever After (also known as Unhappily…), The WB, 1998.

Also directed episodes of Baby Talk, ABC; Out of This World, syndicated; (as Scott Vincent Baio) The Parkers, UPN; Partners; and Shaky Ground, Fox.

Film Appearances:

Title role and violin player, Bugsy Malone, Paramount, 1976.

Richie, Skatetown, U.S.A., Columbia, 1979.

Brad, Foxes, United Artists, 1980.

Barney Springboro, Zapped! (also known as The Wiz Kid), Avco Embassy, 1982.

Mario Cotone, I Love N.Y., Manhattan Films, 1987.

Zack Ramses, Detonator, 1997.

Paulie Minetti, Very Mean Men, Miracle Entertainment, 2000.

Barry Rengler, Face Value, New Concorde Home Entertainment, 2001.

Steve Hitchcock, Dumb Luck, Desert Rock Films/Tag Entertainment, 2001.

Richie Gallo, Face to Face (also known as Italian Ties), Bayshore Media Group, 2001.

Dominic Pyzola, The Bread, My Sweet (also known as My Bread, My Sweet and A Wedding for Bella), Panorama Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Frank McKlusky, C.I., Buena Vista, 2002.

Stan Bobbins, SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Triumph Films, 2004.

Himself, Cursed, Dimension Films, 2005.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Very Mean Men, Miracle Entertainment, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.



Recorded The Boys Are Out Tonight and Scott Baio, both RCA.


Host of The Facts, Feelings, and Wonders of Life (series of sex-education tapes for children ages eight through seventeen), Multiscope Video.



Face to Face (also known as Italian Ties; also based on story by Baio), Bayshore Media Group, 2001.



Empire, December, 1997, p. 54.

Entertainment Weekly, February 6, 2004, p. 156.

People Weekly, June 26, 2000, p. 117.

Shoot, March 10, 2000, p. 8.


Celebrity Profile: Scott Baio (television special), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

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