Bonaduce, Danny

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Bonaduce, Danny Gender: M
Dante Daniel Bonaduce
born on 13 August 1959 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, 39n56, 75w16
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°45' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°08 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 27°10'

Danny Bonaduce
photo: Albert Domasin from Los Angeles, united states, license cc-by-2.0


American actor, comedian, radio personality, television personality, and professional wrestler, famous as a child star on the TV series, The Partridge Family, (1970-1974). He co-starred as Danny Partridge, the wisecracking, redheaded middle son of the singing family band (headed by Shirley Jones), and he played the fictional pop group's bass guitar player. After the sitcom finished, he became a radio D.J. in Phoenix, Arizona. Since then, Bonaduce has starred in several other TV series, including the VH1 reality show Breaking Bonaduce in 2005. In 2002, Bonaduce released an autobiography, Random Acts of Badness.

Bonaduce is the son of veteran TV writer and producer Joseph Bonaduce (The Dick Van Dyke Show, One Day at a Time, and others).

On 19 July 1991, he plead guilty to reduced charges stemming from his assault, in March 1991, of Darius Barney, a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix. Bonaduce paid the guy $20 for fellatio, but began beating him when he refused to do more. He was given three-years probation.

After 10 years away from acting, the publicity over his arrest led to a movie gig in Wisconsin. He opened a comedy club act on 14 September 1991 in Hershey, Pennsylvania as the opening act for David Cassidy, making jokes about his run-in with the law.

From 1995 to 1996 Bonaduce had a syndicated TV show, Danny! and a Chicago radio show. He sustained a minor head injury in a boating accident in the shallows near Venice, California on 20 June 2001.

From 2001 to 2003, Bonaduce co-hosted The Other Half, a daytime talk show positioned as a complementary show to The View, on which he starred with Mario Lopez, Dick Clark, and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams (who was later replaced by actor Dorian Gregory). During this time, he was also a Hollywood correspondent for the Australian morning show Today. In 2005, Bonaduce starred in Breaking Bonaduce, a VH1 reality show about his turbulent life with his wife Gretchen.

On 31 May 2005 he left a one-month rehabilitation program for an alcohol-abuse problem and returned to his job as a California radio program co-host.

Bonaduce married his first wife, Setsuko Hattori in 1985, and they divorced in 1988. On 4 November 1990, Bonaduce met second wife Gretchen Hillmer on a blind date and, on a whim, they married seven hours later on the same day. Despite the unusual start to the marriage, the two remained married for over sixteen years and had two children together, Isabella and Dante. On 9 April 2007, the two divorced, citing irreconcilable differences.

Bonaduce began dating his current wife, Amy Railsback, in April 2007. They married on 22 November 2010.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Clark, Dick (1929) (born 30 November 1929). Notes: Co-stars on "The Other Half," 2001-2003
  • associate relationship with Lopez, Mario (born 10 October 1973). Notes: Co-stars on "The Other Half," 2001-2003
  • business associate/partner relationship with Cassidy, David (born 12 April 1950). Notes: Co-stars on "The Partridge Family"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Dey, Susan (born 10 December 1952)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Jones, Shirley (born 31 March 1934). Notes: Co-stars on "The Partridge Family"


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1970 (The Partridge Family)
  • Work : End Major Project 1974 (The Partridge Family)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1989 (Gretchen)
  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration March 1991 (Beat up a male prostitute)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 19 July 1991 (Pled guilty to reduced sentence)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1995 (Daughter born)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 20 June 2001 (Boating accident, minor head injury)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 (Autobiography "Random Acts of Badness")
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 31 May 2005 (Left rehabilitation center after one-month stay)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 10 April 2007 (Wife filed for divorce)
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Source Notes

Debbi Kempton-Smith quotes him.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Black belt in karate)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Beat up male prostitute)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV, film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Age 11)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Club act)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (The Partridge Family, Danny!)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Conservative, right wing)
  • Vocation : Sports : Wrestling
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Random Acts of Badness")