Tony Danza - Rotten Tomatoes

Tony Danza

Highest Rated:   92% 12 Angry Men (1997)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Jerky Boys (1995)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
A graduate of the University of Dubuque, Tony Danza was busy with a profitable if not spectacular career as a boxer when he began tentatively moving into acting. His first important TV role was, appropriately, as erstwhile boxer Tony Banta on the popular sitcom Taxi. During his Taxi years, Danza built up the screen image of the pugnacious, not overly bright lug with a golden heart. In 1984, Danza was cast as Tony Micelli, the widowed housekeeper of divorced career woman Angela Bower (Judith Light), on the weekly domestic comedy Who's the Boss? enjoying a popular eight-season run. Danza's first starring film role in She's Out of Control (1988), as the overprotective father of teenager Ami Dolenz, was more or less an extension of his TV work; the actor demonstrated a wider range in the supporting role of a dying baseball player in the 1994 remake of Angels in the Outfield. He executive produced The Jerky Boys movie, and continued to appear in projects such as the remake of 12 Angry Men, Glam, and The Garbage-Picking, Field Goal-Killing, Philadelphia Phenome. At the start of the next century he made a handful of appearances as himself on animated shows like Family Guy and King of the Hill, and he appeared in the made-for-TV holiday film Stealing Christmas.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% Aftermath
  • King
2013
81% Don Jon
  • Jon Martello, Sr.
2013
No Score Yet The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone
  • Chickie
2009
82% Cloud 9
  • Himself
2006
No Score Yet Goodnight, We Love You: The Life and Legend of Phyllis Diller
  • Actor
2004
75% Crash
  • Fred
$55.4M 2004
No Score Yet Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Stealing Christmas
  • Jack Clayton
2003
No Score Yet Out of Time
  • Executive Producer
2000
No Score Yet Lady Liberty---A Musical Salute to America
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Noah
  • Norman Waters
1998
No Score Yet A Brooklyn State of Mind
  • Louie
1998
No Score Yet Garbage Picking, Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Crowned and Dangerous
  • Executive Producer
1997
92% 12 Angry Men
  • Juror #7
1997
50% Illtown
  • D'Avalon
1997
14% Meet Wally Sparks
  • New York Cab Driver
1997
No Score Yet North Shore Fish
  • Sal Matilla
1997
No Score Yet Glam
  • Sid Dalgren
1997
No Score Yet The Girl Gets Moe
  • Moe
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Whispers
  • Tom Acton
1995
9% The Jerky Boys
  • Executive Producer
1995
33% Angels in the Outfield
  • Mel Clark
1994
17% Renaissance Man
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Andy Kaufman: I'm from Hollywood
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Mob Justice
  • Gus Farace
1991
11% She's Out of Control
  • Doug Simpson
1989
No Score Yet Andy Kaufman: I'm from Hollywood
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Doing Life
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
1986
13% Cannonball Run II
  • Terry
1984
No Score Yet Single Bars, Single Women
  • Dennis
1984
No Score Yet Going Ape!
  • Foster
1981
20% The Hollywood Knights
  • Duke
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
43% Rita Rocks
2008-2009
  • Actor
  • 2008
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2005
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Silva
  • 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1989
  • 1986

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