Dante Daniel Bonaduce, widely known by the name of Danny, is an American television and radio personality. His role in the famous musical sitcom, The Partridge Family as the red-headed little boy is the most celebrated performance of his career.
Early career details
Danny Bonaduce was born in Broomall, Pennsylvania on August 13, 1959, as the descendant of famous TV writer and producer, Joseph Bonaduce. He grew up with a lot of conflicts and misbehavior as a kid and had to suffer grievous abuse at the hands of his father. His mother, Betty Bonaduce tried to keep the peace between father and son but her attempts were usually ineffective.
Danny started his career at the age of 10 with small appearances in television commercials and shows. Later in 1970, he starred in the television series, The Partridge Family. He played as a wise cracking middle child of a musical family with four other siblings starred by Susan Dey, David Cassidy, Jeremy Gelbwaks, and Suzanne Crough raised by widowed mother Shirley Jones.
For the remarkable performance in the series, Danny was later honored by the Young Artist Foundation by its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award .
Additionally, he went on to appear on the television shows like The Drew Carey Show, CHiPs, , Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and Married… with Children. He was also featured in many films among which Corvette Summer is considered to be his most memorable work.
Despite the rising fame, Danny had to battle drug and alcohol addiction in his late teens and early twenties. His addiction even led him to the homelessness at one point of his career.
What is his net worth in 2018?
Battling the drug obsession, Danny started his career as a radio host at Philadelphia's WEGX-FM in the late 80's. After few years, he went on to host the syndicated talk show, Danny! and also hosted his own radio show named The Danny Bonaduce Show.
In 2001, Danny co-hosted a daytime talk show, The Other Half and was also working as a correspondent for the Australian Morning show, Today. Along with the shows, Danny also released his first autobiography, Random Acts of Badness in 2002.
Additionally, he also starred in a VH1 reality show, Breaking Bonaduce in 2005. A year later, Danny also appeared in a recurring role in a crime drama series, CSI. In 2007, he hosted and judged a reality show named I Know My Kid’s a Star which soon became a famous platform for both the parents and children trying to get into show business.
Danny not only hosted the radio and television shows but he was also a professional boxer and wrestler. He boxed in few charity events and made his professional wrestling debut in Allstate Arena. Danny was also a key wrestler in the Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
Since November 2011, Danny has been hosting a music/talk show in KZOK-FM, Seattle. Along with his career, his net worth has also flourished over time. As of 2018, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Do you remember the Danny Partridge, the red-headed little boy on the 1970s famous TV family, The Partridge Family?
The man behind the famous character was Danny Bonaduce, then 10-year-old child actor.
Danny was born on August 13, 1959, in Broomall, Pennsylvania, U.S. to TV writer and producer, Joseph Bonaduce.
He grew up in a dysfunctional family and suffered severe physical and emotional abuses from his father, though his mother tried to maintain peace.
He started at the age of 10 on ‘The Partridge Family’ and garnered a huge fan base playing the bass guitar player in the series.
Along with David Cassidy, Shirley Jones and Susan Dey, he was one of the highlighting cast members of the 70s’ popular series.
He and David remained good friends before he died on November 21, 2017.
Danny got into drug addiction and saw a period of homelessness in his late teens and twenties.
He became an on-air radio personality in the late 1980s and has since worked as a media personality.
While hosting his own syndicated talk show, The Danny Bonaduce Show in 1996, he brought together the Partridge Family for a reunion on his own show.
From 2001 to 2003, Danny co-hosted a daytime talk show, The Other Half with Dick Clark and Mario Lopez.
In 2005, he had a VH1’s reality TV show, Breaking Bonaduce, documenting his daily life with his family and career.
Since 2011, he has been working on a morning talk show on the Seattle-based radio station, KZOK-FM.
A black belt in Karate, Danny boxed several times for charities. He boxed Donny Osmond, Barry Williams, “Reverend” Bob Levy, Jose Canseco and others.
In 1994, he made his professional wrestling debut against Christopher Knight at Rosemont Horizon and won the match.
He was a key player in Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling Championship.
In 1985, he married Setsuko Hattori, a Japanese real estate agent. The marriage lasted three years.
On Nov. 4, 1990, he met his second wife, Gretchen Hillmer on a blind date and married her the same day.
The couple welcomed two children, Isabella and Dante before they divorced citing irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage.
In April 2007, he met his current wife, Amy Railsback at a Starbucks and the two married in November 2010.
Currently, he is active on social media and has been entertaining people in various ways.
|Birthday||August 13, 1959|
|Age||61 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||Broomall, Pennsylvania|
|Net Worth (USD)||$ 3,000,000 - Three Million US Dollars|