Some Found Success, and Some Disappeared: Child Stars from the ’70s

Danny Bonaduce (Danny Partridge)

Born Dante Daniel “Danny” Bonaduce, his bright red hair and winning smile are instant reminders of his role as the precocious Danny Partridge, the middle-child, bass guitar musician in “The Partridge Family.” With a TV-writer-and-producer for a father, he’d always seemed destined for stardom.

Bonaduce also appeared in a number of films, including Corvette Summer(1978), and made guest appearances on “CHiPs.” After an acting hiatus, he appeared on episodes of a number of shows: “Married… with Children,” “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigations,” and “The Drew Carey Show,” among others. Bonaduce also appeared in the VH1 reality show, “Breaking Bonaduce” (2005). Over the years, he’s delved into a number of careers, including that of a professional wrestler, comedian, and radio/talk-show personality. He’s been a regular morning host at Seattle radio station KZOK-FM since November 2011.