He was one of the biggest child stars of the 80s on the charismatic ‘Charles in Charge’, and now Scott Baio is passing on his wisdom and insights about Young Hollywood to Justin Bieber.
The actor, 53, shares with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY his advice for today’s biggest teen stars — including Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. Keep reading to see what Scott wants Justin and Chris to know about fame and the dangers of superstardom.
Scott Baio’s Advice For The Biebs
If anyone knows how to keep your career on the right track, it’s Scott Baio. The talented actor has had a drama-free career that’s lasted over 30 years and he can currently be seen starring on the hit Nick at Nite show, See Dad Run. So when we asked Scott his advice for today’s troubled teen stars, he told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the answer is a simple one.
“The simple secret is don’t do drugs! It is just stupid,” Baio told us EXCLUSIVELY. “That is the biggest thing.”
Although he was a huge star in the 80s, Baio says he never felt tempted to experiment with drugs. ” I was never intrigued by it and I had a fear of my father,” he says. “I worked for Gary Marshall on a clean show and that is probably it. I always thought if I had a healthy body, why would I do anything to ruin that and screw it up?”
Great advice, Scott! He adds that it all boils down to “circumstances and parenting.”
Scott Baio Gives Us The Scoop on Nickelodeon’s ‘See Dad Run’
With his Young Hollywood days behind him, Baio is focusing on his new show See Dad Run on Nickelodeon’s Nick At Nite, and he tells HollywoodLife.com he can’t wait for the show’s newest guest star to arrive on set.
“We have Lee Majors coming on to play my father-in-law,” says Baio. “Getting Lee on the show is a huge thing for me! I talked to him on the phone and tried to work it out for him to be here and I am so excited because he is a hero of mine.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Baio’s advice for The Biebs? And, are you a fan of See Dad Run? Hit us in the comments!
— Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Lee Hernandez