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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 August 1959Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameDante Daniel Bonaduce
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danny Bonaduce was born on August 13, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Dante Daniel Bonaduce. He is an actor and producer, known for The Partridge Family (1970), Charlotte's Web (1973) and World's Dumbest (2008). He has been married to Amy Railsback since November 22, 2010. He was previously married to Gretchen Bonaduce and Setsuko Hattori.

Spouse (3)

Amy Railsback (22 November 2010 - present)
Gretchen Bonaduce (6 December 1990 - 5 November 2008) (divorced) (2 children)
Setsuko Hattori (1985 - 1988) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Red hair and blue eyes
Deep raspy voice
Known for his short temper

Trivia (19)

Went to high school with Michael Jackson and Christian Brando.
Has stated that he and his wife, Gretchen Bonaduce, met on a blind date, and they were married that same day. However, in interviews he has mentioned Nov. 4, 1990 as the wedding date while divorce papers list Dec. 6, 1990 as the date.
Son, Dante Bonaduce, was born on 14 February 2001.
He and his wife, Gretchen Bonaduce, were featured on The Learning Channel's A Baby Story (1999), during Gretchen's pregnancy and the birth of their son, Dante Bonaduce.
Daughter is named Isabella Bonaduce (aka Countess Isabella Michaela Bonaduce). Son is named Dante Bonaduce (aka Count Dante Jean-Michel Valentino Bonaduce).
During auditions for The Partridge Family (1970) there were two different Partridge families. Danny was in the family that did not get hired.
Best known these days as a motor-mouthed radio deejay.
His fame as a Partridge led to jealousies at home, making an already bad family situation worse. To get him away from that atmosphere, TV mom Shirley Jones and the other adults from the cast had Danny stay with them some weekends. Jones had children around Danny's age, so he fit in at her house. Susan Dey and David Cassidy treated him like a kid brother, while Dave Madden was like a bachelor father or bad uncle, teaching Danny to play cards, drive a car . . . and smoke.
Has studied martial arts under Chuck Norris for over 20 years.
Appeared in eight episodes of CHiPs (1977) as a martial artist.
Holds black belts in the following martial arts: Okinawan Chinan Ryu; Tae Kwon Do; Tokyo-Ryu; Shorin Ryu. He won the 1980 and 1981 International Championships.
Ranked #10 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Said that he was so broke in the early 1980s that he lived out of his car near a dumpster. He would pose for pictures with fans during the day and sleep in his car at night.
Has said that he did not start drinking alcohol until after he kicked his cocaine habit in the early 1990s.
Studied American Tang Soo Do under Chuck Norris' black belt student Bob Burbidge. Burbidge got his black belt and trained under Pat E. Johnson, Norris' #1 and action/stunt director of all the "Karate Kids", "Ninja Turtles", "Mortal Kombats" series and more.
Has an older brother and sister.
Is a Republican.
Acting protégé of Shirley Jones.

Personal Quotes (5)

Most child actors were lucky enough to get the part in the first place. They cry and complain that now they are no longer little and cute Hollywood has no use for them. What we often fail to appreciate is that being little and cute may have been their only skill. Now that we are not so little anymore, and certainly not cute, some of us may have to face reality, stop whining, and get real jobs.
When I was living on the street I would be standing out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater, leaning against my car and signing autographs and nobody had any idea that I was living in it. No one had any idea that I was going to pull my car around the corner and go to sleep.
Being a child star is great. It's being a former child star that sucks.
There's nothing like turning on the radio and listening to the high-speed chase that you're leading police on!
Gretchen [wife Gretchen Bonaduce] was my light at the end of a long tunnel of pain and struggle. She made sure I got my act together and life has been so much better since she has been in it.

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