Bonaduce in May 2007
|Born||Dante Daniel Bonaduce
August 13, 1959
Broomall, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, radio/TV host|
|Known for||The Partridge Family|
Setsuko Hattori (m. 1985â€“88)
If you're a kid in Southern California, somebody – whether it's you or your parents – somebody throws your hat into the ring and I think everyone had a commercial or two.
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
The fact is, I made $400 a week and only for 26 weeks a year. I never had any money.
I think I would have had less tumult in my life if I hadn't grown up in my particular house.
As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food.
Being a child star is great. It's being a former child star that sucks.
There are all of these people that say, my mommy doesn't love me enough, my daddy doesn't hug me enough. There are some people that would want to coddle them somewhere. I want them to shut up and stop whining.
Now it seems like people want to do damage to young celebrities. They want to find them doing bad things. They encourage them.
I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture.
There's nothing like turning on the radio and listening to the high-speed chase that you're leading police on!
I married an excellent parent, but I'm not sure that I've made a great parent.
It's funny, because I'm a man of strong opinions and when I make one, I stand by it even if it starts to appear incorrect to me after a while.
There are people, radio talk show hosts, those kind of people, it's their job to only have one opinion, they can't tell you about their feelings. They have to go with what pays their bills.
My motto in life is, 'If anything is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.'
If you have an impossible dream, a dream that cannot be fulfilled, the friendly thing for me to do is to put a stop to you wasting your life at it.
I was married for 18 years to a woman who wanted me to get sober for all 18 years and I never did. She finally came to her senses and divorced me.
I often say television is not a job for grown men. You go to a set, they pick out your clothes for you, they tell you where to stand, what to say, and your chair has your name on it in case you can't find a place to sit.
When I was living on the street I would be standing out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater, leaning against my car and signing autographs and nobody had any idea that I was living in it.