Scott Baio is an American actor and director. He’s most known for his participation in old comedy TV shows, such as 70’s Bugsy Malone and 80’s Happy Days and his own Charles in Charge. Although he’s had a number of successful parts in the past, since the 90’s he’s been mostly reserved to small participation in a few movies and TV shows.
Baio is a Christian and leans on his faith to deal with his personal problems, including his wife’s recent health issues.
The actor tries to fill all his time with work, declaring he’d work every day of the year if given the opportunity. “I can work every day of the year. TV is easy. My call’s at 8:30 a.m. I’d like to break out of the comedy thing and take a shot at something serious like theater. The off-season allows me to do movies, but I’m not tired of TV yet. There’s nothing like it. I’ve got the best of both worlds.”
Baio is a Republican and has endorsed current candidate Donald Trump. He’s also campaigned for Ronald Reagan when he was younger and also endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012. About Barack Obama, he’s said “[I don’t know] whether he’s dumb, he’s a Muslim or he’s a Muslim sympathizer, and I don’t think he’s dumb.”
The actor married Renee Sloan in 2007, whom he met in the Playboy Mansion in the 1990s. Baio is stepfather to his wife’s previous daughter, born in 1989. They both had a kid of their own in 2007, after losing her twin. The baby was born with a rare metabolic disorder. Renee, still together with Baio, has been diagnosed with meningioma brain tumor in June 2015.
In 1997, a rumor spread that Baio had been killed in a car accident. It’s not known how the rumor started, especially considering he hadn’t even been in a car accident (and seeing as he’s still alive, hadn’t been killed either).