Bonaduce became famous as a child actor of the 1970s on the TV sitcom The Partridge Family. He co-starred as Danny Partridge, the wisecracking, redheaded middle son of the singing family band (headed by Shirley Jones), and he portrayed the fictional pop group's bass guitar player.
Since then, Bonaduce has starred in several other TV series, including the VH1 reality show Breaking Bonaduce in 2005, radio shows in Los Angeles and Philadelphia and has been hosting a morning talk/music show at Seattle radio station KZOK-FM since November 14, 2011.
The 62-year-old took medical leave from his job as a host on the Seattle-based radio show, “The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show.” Bonaduce added: “I couldn’t keep my balance. I slurred really badly. I was afraid of everything. I was afraid of my stairs for God’s sake – I was hoping for a diagnosis but did not get one.”
This past May, Bonaduce also gave some insight as to what it was like during the days of filming The Partridge Family. According to the former child star, while David Cassidy earned a paltry $600 per episode, he made even less with $400 and felt Cassidy was still robbed.
Bonaduce reflected on Cassidy’s decision on not wanting to be Keith Partridge anymore, so he quit the show, wanting to go on tour and be a real rock n roll star only to eventually become the “Partridge Family” theme song, becoming the act of looking like David Cassidy. Bonaduce continued: