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What is ‘Partridge Family’ Actor Danny Bonaduce Age and Net Worth 2023? The Untold Truth About His Marriage and Illness; Movies & TV Shows

What is ‘Partridge Family’ Actor Danny Bonaduce Age and Net Worth 2023? The Untold Truth About His Marriage and Illness; Movies & TV Shows

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Danny Bonaduce is a multi-talented American radio personality, actor, television personality, and professional wrestler who made history by playing on the TV sitcom The Partridge Family as a child actor. His VH1 reality show Breaking Bonaduce made him popular among viewers’ hearts and minds.

His popularity skyrocketed when he hosted a Seattle radio station KZOK-FM in a morning talk/music show. He grabbed the opportunity to play in an episode of the series, Bewitched.

Early Life of Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce was born on August 13, 1959, in Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States. As of now, he is 63 years old and his birth sign is Leo.  Dante Daniel Bonaduce is his real name and he cuts his birthday cake on the 13th of August. Danny was born as the son of television writer/producer Joseph Bonaduce (father) and Elizabeth Betty Steck (mother), a screenwriter. He spent his early life with Tracy Partridge and Chris Partridge who are percussionists by profession.

 Danny in his childhood
Caption: Danny in his childhood (Source: Daily Mail)

His father used to abuse him physically and emotionally. His mother couldn’t stop the abuse but only stand helplessly. Danny’s paternal grandparents are John Bonaduce and Madeline Minicozzi while John Joseph Jack Steck, Jr, and Alice McTague are his maternal grandparents.

Danny holds American citizenship and he belongs to mixed (Italian, Irish, German, Swiss-German, Scottish) ethnicity. Danny follows the Christianity religion. He studied at Montclair College Preparatory School. After that, he joined Los Angeles Pierce College.

Danny Bonaduce’s Spouse

Danny married three times in his life. His current spouse, Amy Railsback, is a teacher. Danny met the love of his life, Amy at a Starbucks in the Los Angeles area. Then, they started dating each other in April 2007.

Danny with his wife
Caption: Danny with his wife (Source: CBS News)

Amy is 20 years younger than Danny and he proposed her in March 2009. They exchanged wedding vows at the Four Seasons in Maui, Hawaii on November 22, 2010.

Failed Two Marriages of Danny Bonaduce

He walked down the aisle for the very first time with Setsuko Hattori in 1985. Setsuko works as a Japanese real estate agent but only after three years of marriage they divorced in 1988.

Danny with his ex-wife
Caption: Danny with his ex-wife (Source: RadarOnline)

Danny met his second wife, Gretchen Hillmer, an actress on a blind date. They tied the wedding knot on the day of their first meet on November 4, 1990. They divorced due to irreconcilable differences on April 9, 2007. His divorce with Gretchen ended with him paying a divorce alimony of $16,000 per month as child support.

Danny Bonaduce’s Past Relationships

In 1975, he had an affair with Vicky Christy. Vicky is an actress and they dated for a few months only. He was rumored with Susan Olsen and Jaid Barrymore. He was rumored with Cherie Currie in 1975 and with Lita Ford in 1975. In 1974, he was rumored with Joan Jett.

Danny with his ex-partner
Caption: Danny with his ex-partner (Source: RadarOnline)

Danny Bonaduce, Father of Two

Danny shares a son and daughter with his second wife. Bonaduce shared the joint custody of his two children according to the court’s papers. His children are Countess Isabella Michaela Bonaduce (daughter) and Count Dante Jean-Michel Valentino Bonaduce (son).

Danny with his son
Caption: Danny with his son (Source: GH Gossip)

His daughter, Isabella is an actress and was born on November 23, 1994, and his son, Jean was born on February 14, 2001, who is also an actor.

Danny Bonaduce’s Net Worth & Real Estate

Danny’s net worth is $5 million which he earned through his professional career. He received $400 per episode from the show, The Partridge Family.

Danny infront of the car
Caption: Danny in front of the car (Source: Twitter)

In 2007, he and his wife bought a condo in Hollywood at $825,000. After a decade they listed it on sale for $1.05 million in March 2019. He also bought a house for $2.6 million and listed it for sale at $5 million.

Danny Bonaduce’s Battle of Drug Addiction

Bonaduce became popular as a child actor in the show, The Patridge Family but when the show ended he became a drug addict. In 1970, he was very famous but didn’t have a home to shelter so he used to live in his car right beside the dumpster. He recalled his teenage drug struggle to Oprah Winfrey‘s show, Where Are They Now? as:

“I lived right behind this dumpster but I lived in my car. I was still famous, and people had no idea I lived behind the dumpster… I’d be taking pictures with people and signing autographs.”

Danny Bonaduce to Undergo Brain Surgery

Bonaduce is having brain surgery. He is diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which means water on the brain. If the surgery doesn’t go well he would lose his life as well. This is characterized as a neurological disorder and he revealed his surgery with TMZ as:

“My life was talking to doctors. I had meetings with five doctors on one single day, and nobody could figure out what it was. And I thought, Well, this is a big deal. I’m falling down now. That can’t be good.”

He also added:

“From what I hear, if the diagnosis is correct, it’ll be 50 percent better right [away]. But I’d rather be safe than sorry, I don’t wanna get my hopes up too much that I’ll be cured … I will be completely bummed out if this doesn’t work. I can’t walk currently, I just can’t.”

Professional Career of Danny Bonaduce

  • Danny stepped into acting by playing the role of Robert in the fifth episode, Going Ape of the series, Bewitched on February 27, 1969.
  • He appeared as Danny Partridge, in The Partridge Family.
  • Danny released his self-titled debut LP with Lion Records in 1973.
  • He appeared as a host at Philadelphia’s WEGX-FM in 1980.
  • He became the host of his own radio show, The Danny Bonaduce Show on The Loop WLUP.
  • Danny and John Heffron, a comedian hosted a morning radio show, WKQI.
Danny on the farme
Caption: Danny on the frame (Source: KIRO 7 )
  • He was also appointed as host of the morning show at Big105 WBIX in 1998.
  • Danny won the fight against Donny Osmond by gaining a decision.
  • He and Brady Barry Williams fought for a charity event and he won the fight with a TKO over Williams.
  • He defeated attorney Robert Shapiro on June 11, 2007.

Movies & TV Shows

Danny hit movies are The Fight, Charlotte’s Web, Baker’s Hawk, Corvette Summer, Born Again, America’s Deadliest Home Video, and Dr. Dolittle 3. He appeared in popular tv shows like Accidental Family, The Second Hundred Years, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, My World, and Welcome to It, The Good Guys, Call Holme, Goober, and the Ghost Chasers.

Songs & Albums

Some popular albums are The Partridge Family Sound Magazine, The Partridge Family A Partridge Family Christmas Card, and The Partridge Family Come On Get Happy!: The Very Best of The Partridge Family, David Cassidy The Definitive Collection, and so on.

He is a singer of songs like I Think I love you, I’ll meet you halfway, Could it be forever, Together We’re Better, Doesn’t somebody want to be wanted, and I woke up in love this morning.

FAQs of Danny Bonaduce

Is Danny Bonaduce Sober now?

Yes, Danny is sober. He spent two months for the recovery and even stop his career for it. After returning from the journey of recovery, Danny said:

“I’ve lived kind of a hard and fast life. And that’s how I think the people think of me. Danny Bonaduce, nothing good can ever come of him.'”

Does Danny Bonaduce know karate?

Yes, Danny knows Karate. Danny holds a black belt in karate. Bonaduce is a popular writer, tv personality, and actor by profession.

Did Danny Bonaduce write a book?

Yes, Danny wrote a book. He published his autobiography titled, Random Acts of Badness in 2002.

What happened to Danny Bonaduce from Morning Show?

Danny is suffering from hydrocephalus due to which he is going to surgery. So, Danny is leaving his Seattle radio show for a short period of time.

Did Danny Bonaduce attempt suicide?

Yes, Danny attempted suicide, At that time he was in the middle of his VH1 reality series and attempt to die after his ex-wife, Gretchen asked for a divorce.

Why was Danny Bonaduce arrested?

Danny has been arrested twice. At first, he got arrested for beating and robbing a transvestite sex worker. He made the victim’s nose break and even cut his face on March 31, 1991. Danny was also arrested in charge of buying cocaine in Daytona Beach, Florida on March 9, 1990.

What is Danny Bonaduce’s Height?

Bonaduce’s height is 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 75kg. His eyes are dark-brown in color while his hair is blonde.