Danny Bonaduce 1959-2009, and Beyond … Probably

Partridge Family child star. Reality TV train wreck. And now, morning-radio host on WYSP. But through it all, Danny Bonaduce has really just had one role to play

The night of the match, at the Ice Works in Aston, the situation is looking bleak for Bonaduce. Canseco unexpectedly has been pounding him with left jabs to the face and rights to the belly. As the bell rings to begin the final one-minute round, Bonaduce rises from his stool and paces a ragged circle around the big guy. Canseco throws a left and a hard right, and Bonaduce is eating leather again. He lowers his head and bull-rushes the bigger man, but celebrity referee Vince Papale separates them, and moments later, Canseco connects with the hardest blow of the fight, a right to Bonaduce’s nose. The crowd roars. Bonaduce takes a deep breath. His nose feels broken. His mouth is full of blood. The bell rings, and it’s over. The judges score it a draw. You were expecting the celebrity fight at the skating rink to have a legitimate decision?

Monday morning, Bonaduce arrives at work with a picture-book black eye. He tells listeners that when he woke up the day after the fight, there was blood all over the sheets: “My bedroom looked like a murder scene.” So there’s plenty to talk about. For all those years, Bonaduce’s act was hurting, and his life was hurting. Ever since his act has been his life, he’s been on a roll.

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  • Paul

    Danny, has had a life only riveled by authors writing scripts for soap operas, but when he wakes up its all to real. I give him codos, Bonaduce keep it up you give the rest hope. He has a tendency of coming out on top when all is said and done.

  • Annette

    I used to listen to Jamie and Danny in LA. Wondered what happened to him after he was axed from that show. Looks like the boy wonder is still going strong! Go Danny!

  • Samantha

    … by this puff piece. As of March 2009, Danny's "show" ranked 22nd out of 22 in the Philly market. It is absolutely atrocious and unlistenable. He is "on top" of nothing.

  • Christy

    I listened to Danny when he was a part of the Jamie & Danny show, I watched his show, I listen to him now. He is entertaining & full of wonderment. He is an entertainer & I enjoy all of his work! Give kuddos when they are deserved & Danny deserves kuddos for getting up after all of his battles! He's a good dad, loves his kids & work. Happy that he is back in Philly…makes my morning drive worth while!!

  • Pauline

    I have to say I listen to Danny on the drive to work in the morning and I love the life coach sessions. He is right on. I am an old bird (62) and I have to say experience counts. Danny gives good, solid advice.

  • Mr

    Im sorry to say that this is a fluff write up. Dannys show is a JOKE in the Philly media. He had excited advertisers in the beginning because he’s “known” but they are now leaving because there is NO ONE listening. Good luck returning after your final year.