Baio's looks and talent elevated him to the status of teen idol when he took the role of Chachi Arcola, Fonzie's cousin, which Marshall created especially for him on Happy Days. He was so successful in the part that it led to the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.
After Chachi came Baio's equally successful title role in the series Charles in Charge, which ran from 1984 to 1990. He then went on to star as James Holbrook in the ABC series Baby Talk.
In addition to his success in comedy, Baio has also proven himself as a dramatic actor. On television, he starred in the Emmy-nominated Luke Was There, the ABC After School Special All The Kids Do It, both of which earned him Emmy nominations, and The Boy Who Drank Too Much, a personal favorite of Baio's in which he plays a teenage alcoholic. Other dramatic projects include Run Don't Walk, the HBO movie The Truth About Alex, and Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion, a telefeature in which Baio starred as a prosecuting attorney who puts Mason on the witness stand. He also starred for two years as Dr. Jack Stewart on the CBS series Diagnosis Murder.
Baio also starred in the NBC movie Danielle Steele's Mixing Blessings.
In addition to acting, Baio has successfully launched a directing career. His credits include Charles in Charge, The New Lassie, Out of this World, Harry & The Hendersons Family Man, Shaky Ground and First Time Out.
He will also appear in Wes Craven's werewolf thriller Cursed.
In his free time, Baio devotes himself to sports, his second greatest passion.
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Scott Baio Facts
|Birth Name||Scott Vincent Baio|
|Birthday||September 22, 1961 (62)|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is Scott Baio compared to you?|
|A Wedding for Bella|
|Alice in Wonderland|
|Danielle Steel's: Mixed Blessings|
|Charles in Charge: Season 1|
|Buddy in Charge|
|The Arrested Development Documentary Project|