Antonio Sabato Jr. Biography

(Model, Actor)

Birthday: February 29, 1972 (Pisces)

Born In: Rome, Italy

Antonio Sabato Jr. is an Italian-American model, politician and actor. He rose to prominence in the 1990s, appearing in the most popular and successful Calvin Klein underwear campaign ever. As an actor, he is best known for playing Jagger Cates on the TV series ‘General Hospital’ from 1992 to 1995. In recent years, he has managed to garner media attention for his involvement in politics. Born in Rome to an Italian film star Antonio Sabàto Sr. and a realtor from Prague, Antonio grew up alongside his sister. He moved to USA in 1985, eventually becoming a naturalized citizen in 1996. Antonio’s parents are divorced and he has a stepfather. He earned his high school diploma from Los Angeles’ Palisades Charter High School. One of the most popular male models of the 1990s, Antonio has been linked with several women. The talented personality is an auto-racing and fitness enthusiast as well. He has also written a book called ‘No Excuses.’
Quick Facts

Italian Celebrities Born In February

Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes (m. 2012), Tully Jensen (m. 1992–1993)

father: Antonio Sabàto Sr.

mother: Yvonne Kabouchy

children: Antonio Harvey Sabato III, Jack Sabato, Mina Bree Sabàto

Born Country: Italy

Models American Men

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

City: Rome, Italy

Childhood & Early Life
Antonio Sabato Jr. was born on February 29, 1972, in Rome, Italy, to Antonio Sabato Sr. and Yvonne Kabouchy. He has a sister named Simonne.
He along with his family migrated to USA in 1985. In 1996, he became a naturalized citizen.
Antonio’s parents divorced and his mother went on to marry an American businessman, George F. Kabouchy, in 1997.
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In 1990, Antonio Sabato Jr. appeared in the music video for Janet Jackson's song "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" alongside actor Djimon Hounsou.
In 1992, he was cast as Jagger Cates in the TV series ‘General Hospital’. A year later, he graced the cover of ‘Playgirl’ for its April issue. That year, he also starred in the TV film ‘Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?’
The year 1994 saw Antonio cast as Alonzo Solace in ‘Earth 2’, a science fiction series following the journey and resolution of an expeditionary group.
In 1995, he joined the cast of ‘Melrose Place’ as Jack Perezi. The primetime soap opera focussed on the lives of a group of adults residing in West Hollywood’s building complex called Melrose Place. That year, the actor cum model also played Detective Matt Samoni in the TV movie ‘Her Hidden Truth’.
In 1996, he acted in many TV films, including ‘If Looks Could Kill’, ‘Thrill’ and ‘Code Name: Wolverine’. A year later, Antonio acted in Isaac Florentine's direct-to-video action flick 'High Voltage'.
In 1998, he starred as Vince in ‘The Big Hit’, an action comedy movie by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong. The following year, the actor had appearances in four episodes of ‘Tribe’.
Antonio began the new millennium with guest appearances in the dramas 'The Outer Limits' and 'Charmed'. In 2000, he also featured in the TV movies 'Vola Sciusciù', 'Final Ascent' and 'Guilty as Charged'.
In 2003, he played the role of Pablo Alesandro in the movie 'Testosterone' that also featured David Sutcliffe and Jennifer Coolidge. This was followed by his role in the sitcom ‘The Help’.
In 2005 and 2006, the actor acted in the drama series ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. During this time, he also participated in the reality TV show ‘But Can They Sing?’
After reprising his role of Jagger Cates in ‘General Hospital: Night Shift’, Antonio appeared in the reality shows ‘My Antonio’ and ‘Celebrity Circus’. This was followed by his guest appearances in the drama series ‘Femme Fatales’, ‘Baby Daddy’, and ‘The League’.
In 2016 and 2017, he got to play roles in various made-for-television films, including ‘Hometown Hero’ and ‘Inspired to Kill’.
Major Works
In 1996, Antonio Sabato Jr. rose to fame when he appeared as a Calvin Klein underwear model in a commercial. The advertisement campaign is considered to be the most popular and commercially successful in the company’s history.
Family & Personal Life
From 1992 to 1993, Antonio Sabato Jr. was married to model cum actress Alicia Tully Jensen. From 1993 to 1998, he dated Virginia Madsen. The couple has a son, actor Jack Antonio Sabato.
From 2000 to 2007, the actor was in a relationship with Kristin Rossetti. Together, they have a daughter, Mina Bree Sabato.
In 2012, he married television presenter Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes. They have a son named Antonio Kamakanaalohamaikalani Harvey Sabàto III. The couple divorced in 2018.

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