Jimmy Baio

Despite his youth, Jimmy Baio brought an impressive list of credits to the role of Billy Tate in "Soap."

Jimmy started out on the Broadway stage in Eugene O'Neill's "All God's Chillun Got Wings" and went on to win the role of the precocious young son in the comedy series "Joe and Sons." His other television credits include "Love Boat #1," "Sheehy and the Supreme Machine," the comedy special "Freeman," and "MacLeish and the Rented Kid," in which he co-starred with the incomparable Dick Van Dyke.

Jimmy portrayed baseball pitcher, Carmen Ronzonni, in his first feature film, "Bad News Bears in Breaking Training.

Born March 15, 1962, Jimmy attended Lincoln Square Academy in New York City. He lived in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn with his parents, Joseph, a lithographer, and Mary, who acted as Jimmy's agent. His brother, Joseph, now a veteran lawyer, was also a child actor and started Jimmy on his way in show business. The Baio family includes three daughters: Janice; Jo Anne; and, Jennifer.

The sandy-haired, blue-eyed young actor is a movie buff and will view a favorite film as often as three or four times. Jimmy is interested in all sports and has won trophies for baseball, football and bowling. His other interests are girls -- preferably blondes, brunettes, or redheads -- horseback riding, sports cars and CB radios.

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