(born on July 4, 1940) is an American actor
, and composer
Tony Tarantino was born in Queens, New York
on July 4, 1940, to Elizabeth and Dominic Tarantino (1915–2004), who was a World War II
veteran. He is of Italian
descent. In 1952 he moved with his family to Los Angeles, California
, where he later graduated from high school in 1958. He later entered the Pasadena Playhouse
where he learned modern dance
. While studying, he worked for tips playing guitar and singing folk songs in local coffeehouses.
Tarantino has many hobbies, including aviation
. He is also a black belt in Karate
. As an professional musician he played lead
and bass guitar
for several bands in the South Bay
area. Tony has performed from San Francisco to San Diego and from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas.
Tony is a recipient of the 2001 Los Angeles Music Award, along with Paula Abdul and Gary Busey. Tony is also a composer and is a present member of BMI
. He has been a member of Musician's Union Local 47 since 1960.
He is the father of Quentin Tarantino
. During a recent interview, the younger Tarantino said: "Well, I never knew my father. That's the thing. I never knew him. He wanted to be an actor. Now he's an actor only because he has my last name. But he was never part of my life. I didn't know him. I've never met him."Secher, Benjamin. , Today online
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