Danny Bonaduce Bio - Biography

Name Danny Bonaduce
Height 5' 6"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 13 August 1959
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Famous for
Danny Bonaduce landed his iconic role of the wisecracking Danny Partridge at age 10 on the ABC sitcom ''The Partridge Family'' (1970-1974), alongside young co-stars David Cassidy and Susan Dey. Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones led the cast as the mother of the performing family. Bonaduce's self-titled LP was released in 1973 by MGM Records.

After “The Partridge Family” ended in 1974, Bonaduce made numerous television guest appearances on such TV shows as NBC's anthology television drama ''Police Story,'' NBC’s cop drama ''CHiPs,'' ABC's ''Fantasy Island,'' and ABC’s comedy-drama series ''Eight Is Enough,'' among other programs. He also appeared in a TV movie about a hijacked passenger plane, which featured Sonny Bono and Farrah Fawcett Majors, ''Murder on Flight 502'' (1975), and the Gerald Seth Sindell directed comedy feature ''H.O.T. S.'' (1979).

In spite of his resume, Bonaduce’s career became a study in eccentricity and disarray and like many other child actors who gained fame early, Bonaduce subsequently hit a ''dry spell'' in his career. He then turned to the radio airwaves in the late 1980s thanks to radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier.

Bonaduce worked guest spots on several radio programs and in December 1988, he was recruited as a late-night DJ on a call-in talk program on WEGX FM, a radio station in Philadelphia. He then went to KKFR in Phoenix, Arizona, a stint which ended in 1991 after he was charged with assaulting a transvestite prostitute. In time, he moved to the midday slot on Chicago's WLUP-FM, a "personality talk" station.

After returning to acting with ''America's Deadliest Home Video'' (1993) in which he starred as a home video enthusiast, Bonaduce took his radio-hosting experience to a filmed, syndicated daytime talk show called ''Danny'' (1995-1996), which is probably best remembered for its debut that featured a "Partridge Family Reunion." Meanwhile, in the early 1990s, David Cassidy signed Bonaduce as his opening act and Bonaduce made a cameo appearance in a 1994 episode of ''Married with Children.”

In 1996, Danny worked on the "Danny Bonaduce and the Q-Crew" morning show on WKQI in Detroit and then would fly to Chicago to do the afternoon drive show on WLUP in the Windy City. He also co-hosted "The Jamie and Danny Show" (1999-2005) on 98.7 Star FM in Los Angeles. He was a frequent guest on the “Loveline” radio program and was seen in a 1998 episode of ''The Drew Carey Show” and appeared in a TV commercial for Ball Park hotdogs.

While working on "The Jamie and Danny Show," Bonaduce also co-hosted the television talk show "The Other Half" (2001-2003), a male version to ''The View'' that he co-hosted with Dick Clark, fellow former child star Mario Lopez, and others. During this time, he was also a Hollywood correspondent for the Australian morning show ''Today'' and appeared on the game show ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'' in 2001 in which he won a quarter of a million dollars for the charity of his choice, ''The Children's Miracle Network.''

In 2002, Bonaduce released an autobiography titled 'Random Acts of Badness,'' which details his fall into and recovery from drug addiction. It has been heralded as a smart, well-written comedic tragedy and was a New York Times bestseller. He also appeared as himself in a 2003 episode on the detective series ''Monk.''

After Bonaduce was fired from his radio program in 2005, he opened his private life for public viewing by starring alongside wife Gretchen and their two children in the reality television series ''Breaking Bonaduce'' on the VH1 cable network. In the show, that focuses on the issues and events that have led Bonaduce to consider his life a "car crash," the cameras followed him everywhere as he struggled with drugs and alcohol and tried to save his marriage to wife Gretchen. It was also notorious for Bonaduce's off-camera suicide attempt. The series premiered on September 11, 2005.

In January 2007, Bonaduce returned to radio by joining the crew of ''The Adam Carolla Show'' on Los Angeles' KLSX-FM. On the program, in April 2007, Bonaduce publicly celebrated one year of sobriety. He reportedly earns over $29,000 a month as co-host of the program.

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