Former child actor, comedian and radio/TV personality Dante Daniel “Danny” Bonaduce was born on August 13, 1959 in Broomall, Pennsylvania. His father is Joseph Bonaduce, a writer and producer of many shows such as California Fever, the Andy Griffith Show and One Day at a Time. His mother, Betty, also wrote for programs like The Bill Cosby Show and Temperatures Rising. Danny Bonaduce
was just ten when he entered the limelight, portraying the role of Danny Partridge on ABC's sitcom The Partridge Family in the 1970s.
When The Partridge Family ended, Danny abused drugs and became homeless for some time. His career also withered but he revived his career by becoming a radio personality in the late 1980s. Eventually, projects started to come in again.
Danny was seen on cHiPs, Rags to Riches, Pacific Blue, That 70's Show and on CSI
: Crime Scene Investigation. His other notable TV appearances were on shows Less Than Perfect, Diagnosis Murder, Fantasy Island, Eight is Enough and Police Story to name a few.
On the big screen, Danny Bonaduce was in Deadly Intruder, H.O.T.S., Corvette Summer and in Murder on Flight 502.
In 1996, he hosted the Danny Bonaduce Show, wherein he brought in all the former cast members of The Partridge Family for a reunion on the program. He also co-hosted the Emmy nominated talk show The Other Half, alongside Dick Clark, Mario Lopez and Dr. Jan Adams. He was host for the game show Starface.
In 2005, he starred on VH1's reality TV series Breaking Bonaduce
, which focused on the events in his life that led him to believe that his life is a car crash.
Danny Bonaduce also hosted I Know My Kid's a Star
, in which ten parent and child pairs compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to further the child's career, and to win the $50,000 cash prize.
His voice was lent to characters Ranch Steer in Dr. Dolittle 3, Roscoe in Firedog and Ugly Midget in Lil' Pimp videos.
Danny Bonaduce landed the tenth spot in VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars list.
Danny Bonaduce is a contestant on CBS' reality TV series Secret Talents of the Stars
, a show that pits celebrities against each other as they showcase their hidden abilities. His hidden talent is maneuvering a unicycle with members of The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
(Photo courtesy of CBS Radio)