Think Tony Danza is nothing more than the adorable blockhead he played on Taxi and Who's The Boss? Think again.
Sit down immediately and watch the seven episodes of Teach: Tony Danza, in which the television, film and Broadway actor (and holder of a history degree) spends a year teaching English in a struggling Philadelphia high school. (Your boss will understand.)
The experience inspired Danza to write a bestselling book, I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had, and he'll return to the theme of education when he's the headline speaker at The UP Experience in Houston on Oct. 25. Danza will join 15 other speakers including death row lawyer David R. Dow, neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman and economist Dambisa Moyo.
With people talking about the 61-year-old Danza's surprise rap performance at the Brooklyn Books Festival over the weekend, this is a performer carrying plenty of buzz toward UP.
UP Experiences are the creative, think tank conferences that are often seen as a competitor to TED.