You know him from "Taxi," "Who’s the Boss" and a host of other shows, and we always love spending time with Brooklyn’s own, TV icon Tony Danza.
As usual, he has a lot on his plate, including a brand new show on Netflix, "The Good Cop."
Tony plays a cop recently released from jail , who, because of the terms of his parole, has to live with his detective son -- played by singer-songwriter Josh Groban.
“We’re like the odd couple,” he tells us. And though the two didn’t know each other previously, the actors have formed a close bond on set.
“He’s just such a great guy and so much fun,” he gushes, referencing his co-star's sense of humor. “He’s hysterical!”
An added bonus of the show? It shoots in New York, so Tony can sleep in his own bed.
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A proud New Yorker, Tony’s also very invested in his hometown and has been actively involved in New York City’s Police Athletic League (PAL) since he was a kid. Now, not only is he on the board of directors (and a main attraction at their recent benefit performance), he’s also helped to develop an incredible (and free!) program called PAL Acting which leads after-school acting classes for New York City kids. It started with twelve kids, he tells us, and now it has over 200. Wow!
We also got the scoop on yet another gig he’s got going on: a cabaret show!
Tony and his band charm audiences with songs, stories and even some dancing. We’re pretty jazzed (no pun intended!) about a certain trick he’s got up his sleeve on stage: a talent for playing the ukelele!
You can catch Tony and his band on his upcoming tour:
September 27th, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA
October 7th at 7 p.m. at the St. George Theater in Staten Island, NY
October 17th at 8 p.m at the Algonquin Commons Theatre in Ottawa, ON
October 19th at 8 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington, ON
October 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT