TD: My grandfather on my mother's side was a bounty hunter in Sicily. I want to be the guy who takes my grandson fishing and the guy he wants to go fishing with. Would you want Nicholas to follow in either career path? Just the other day they were playing Steamroller on the bed.
TD: The only thing I would say is he has to finish school, be a college graduate. GP: How has your relationship changed with your son since he became a father and you became a grandfather? The way he conducts himself with his kid makes me so proud.
"I paid enough attention to understand that [HIV] was 'off' a lot of people's radar," he later told The Huffington Post, "and that needed to change." 5.
Katherine Helmond Then: Helmond's Mona was as likely to be going on a date with a strapping gentleman as she was to deliver a saucy one-liner.
There's even a recipe named for his grandson; "Pasta Nicky" is a tricky way for the boy eat his peas and carrots.
Danza stopped singing and stirring the marinara long enough to dish on fatherhood, grandchildren, and how to make a great meal with a toddler. GP: You were a young father and now a young grandfather. TD: I think being a young father was tougher on Marc than on me. And I have two daughters, one who just turned 21 and the other is 16. GP: How is it different raising a son in the 70s from taking care of a grandson today?
Featuring family, fun, lots of food — and 7-year-old grandson Nicholas — the book is chock-full of recipes and real-life stories from Tony's Italian-American family dinners.
Granted, my family was a lot bigger when Marc was growing up, but that's okay. GP: Your book is all about family — what did your grandfathers mean to you? GP: What are yours and Nicholas's favorite foods to eat together? TD: For pizza, we crush the tomatoes and squeeze them and make faces. When I was growing up, I remember my father yelling at me not to be afraid to add the salt and pepper.
What kind of grandfather do you hope to be with Nicholas? He was the patriarch, but he was so fun and smart and would give me quarters. GP: You wanted to be a boxer, but now you're an actor and entertainer. Then I give Nicky a piece of his own dough and he can make it any way he wants.
Judith Light Then: As Angela, the buttoned-up professional and Tony's de facto boss in the pilot episode, Light played the straight woman to counterbalance Tony's playful and unorthodox behavior.
Along the way, their chemistry fueled musings of "Will they or won't they?