Italian actor Antonio Sabato Jr. was born on February 29, 1972 and first gained fame as a Calvin Klein underwear model. The Rome-bred actor initially had trouble speaking in English, but learned the language upon moving to Beverly Hills in 1984. He rose to popularity when he earned a spot on daytime television, appearing on the soap opera General Hospital in 1992. That same year, he was included in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful issue. Soon, he was cast in the science fiction series Earth 2 and the hit drama Melrose Place.
In 2005, Sabato Jr. joined the cast of the soap The Bold and the Beautiful, where he portrayed the character Dante Damiano. The next year, he was let go. Eventually, he regained his confidence and rebuilt his career. He chose to appear on the celebrity reality competition on VH1, called But Can They Sing? This was followed by his participation in the 2008 NBC contest Celebrity Circus, which he won. Later that year, he announced that he would reprise his role of Jagger on the sophomore season of General Hospital: Night Shift. Another endeavor of his is the lead role of a serial killer in the indie feature Drifter: The Henry Lee Lucas Story.
Other appearances of Antonio Sabato Jr.’s include the CBS hit drama NCIS and television movies like Ghost Voyage and Destination: Infestation. He also found himself with Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips in the movie The Big Hit. The actor was also seen on FOX’s Ally McBeal and the WB’s Charmed.
Now a fitness and auto-racing enthusiast, Antonio Sabato Jr. is also an accomplished author. In addition to that, he was pegged for his own VH1 reality show, a dating competition known as My Antonio. Fourteen ladies will be competing for his affections, as he goes on a quest to settle down with the right woman.