09:51 PM EDT 12/18/2014
Originally posted 10/19/2010 07:15PM
Scott Baio grew up on the set of Happy Days, and now he is sharing his memories of Tom Bosley, the ultimate TV dad, who died Tuesday at age 83.
"He was always a father to us, both on screen, of course, and backstage. He was always giving us advice – little pieces of wisdom, whether it was about acting or finances or life in general," Baio, 50, who played The Fonz's cousin Chachi Arcola, tells PEOPLE. "He played that father part so well because that is who he was. I don't know what he was like at home, but in my mind and I think for the rest of us on Happy Days, there was very little distinction between Tom, the man, and Mr. C, the character.
"He was also an incredibly calm guy. He never got rattled. I think that was a really important aspect to Happy Days, where so many of us were so young. He was a very grounding influence on us.
Originally posted 06/01/2009 02:45PM
Scott Baio and his wife Renee raised over $16,000 in just six hours on Saturday for their Bailey Baio Foundation – by selling celebrity baby hand-me-downs.
The Celebrity Baby Yard Sale featured the finest toys and togs enjoyed by celebrity offspring, as well as new clothes from hip L.A. baby boutiques such as Mabel’s Labels, Ju-Ju-Be and BuckleyBoo, including 500 new pairs of shoes donated by the event's principal sponsor, StrideRite.
"I thought that a celebrity baby yard sale was be the perfect way to raise money," said Renee Baio, who started the foundation with her husband to promote newborn screening and to help families with children who have metabolic disorders. "Being married to a celebrity, you get to see how much stuff you actually get for their kids. So it seemed a natural to marry the two."
Originally posted 11/12/2008 04:25PM
There was no Potsie, no Malph. Not even an Al or an Arnold. In fact, any resemblance that Bailey Baio's '50's Sock Hop themed first birthday party had to a certain TV show that made her father famous was purely accidental – and kind of a touchy subject.
Explains Scott Baio's wife, Renee, "After I started ordering all the decorations, Scott walked into the baby's room, and is like, 'Darn you! You know what's going to happen? Everyone is going to talk about Fonzie and Chachi.'"
"I told him, 'It's too late, it's already ordered,'" adds Renee, who ending up ordering a birthday cake shaped like a pink Cadillac. "He understood and I think it's fitting."
Originally posted 06/16/2008 04:00PM
Scott Baio went from confirmed bachelor to doting dad last November when his daughter Bailey DeLuca was born, telling PEOPLE, "I've loved my life. My life has been great, but this [fatherhood] makes it."
Then, just one day after his baby girl came home from the hospital, Baio, 47, and his then-fiancée Renee Sloan, 39, were hit with shocking news – Bailey had tested positive for a potentially fatal disorder, according to the couple's account on Celebrity Baby Blog.
"[I could] hear it in her voice," Renee said of a call from the pediatrician for them to bring Bailey to the hospital for more tests. After some tests showed the premature baby might have GA-1, a metabolic disorder that can cause seizures and leads to coma and even death, the couple were torn apart with worry. "It was the worst time in my life," Baio admitted.
Originally posted 02/24/2008 03:00PM
Scott Baio has moved seamlessly from confirmed bachelor to married to proud papa of daughter Bailey DeLucia – and even he's surprised!
"I thought that my life would end completely! I did, but it doesn't! It just gets really good," the reality show star told PEOPLE of shifting from bachelorhood to fatherhood. "I've loved my life. My life has been great, but this makes it."
Originally posted 12/08/2007 10:35PM
Scott Baio is 46... and married.
The former Happy Days star and legendary bachelor finally tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Renee Sloan in a rooftop ceremony at a luxury high-rise Saturday in Los Angeles.
Originally posted 09/03/2007 03:20PM
When Scott Baio found out that he and his fiancée, actress and former Playboy model Renee Sloane, were going to become parents, he hoped that it would be a boy.
Originally posted 06/20/2007 01:45PM
High-profile relationships, bad reputations – Scott Baio and Shannen Doherty know what it's like to be young and famous. And they've got some advice for the Britneys and Lindsays coping with celebrity today.
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