Who is Fabio?
Fabio (Fabio Lanzoni) is an Italian-American Fashion model, actor, and spokesman who is known for his wide-ranging career. He has been a spokesperson for I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and the American Cancer Society. He is known for his wide-ranging career including appearing as a romance novel cover model throughout the 1990s. His acting and television roles include multiple cameo appearances as himself, and his music and books.
He started his career after he was discovered by a photographer while he was working out. After that, he got a role of Claudio in the syndicated TV series Acapulco H.E.A.T. After that he was featured in calendars a fragrance campaign for Mediterraneum by Versace and in addition, he got a role in a commercial for ” I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”.
Lanzoni also appeared in Bold and Beautiful a couple of times as a close friend of Sally Spectra. However, Fabio and the late Darlene Conley who was Sally Spectra were friends in real life not only in the movies. During the Step by Step series, Fabio appeared in one episode which was known as “Absolutely Fabio”. He appeared on the Big Time Rush and Ned’s Declassified which aired on Nickelodeon. Fabio played as a Captain Hawk in an episode of The Suite Life on Deck which was known as “Senior Ditch Day” in 2010. Films like Zoolander, Dude, Where’s My Car? and Spy Hard were some of the Cameo done by Fabio.
Fabio released an album which was called Fabio After Dark in 1994, The album included soliloquies on his philosophy of love.
In 1989, video game Ironsword: Wizard & Warriors II for the Nintendo Entertainment System, he appeared as the hero Kuros on the cover of the Game. In 2005 he hosted the American reality TV series, Mr. Romance. Mr. Romance series featured twelve males who were competing for the title of “Mr. Romance” and also a chance to appear as a romance novel cover model. Together with Eugena Riley, the duo has written a series of historic romance novels such as Rogue, Pirates, Viking, and Champion. After that, they collaborated with Wendy Corsi Staub and they wrote other three books including Dangerous, Wild, and Mysterious. In 1992 Robert Gottlieb became Fabio’s literary agent.
In 1996, he starred as himself in the comedy film Spy Hard. The following year, he was featured as himself in a Step by Step episode “Absolutely Fabio”. In 2002, 2003, and 2012, he appeared as a close friend of the character Sally Spectra played by Darlene Conley in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2005, he hosted the American reality television series, Mr. Romance. And in 2010 he was featured in Big Time Rush and played the character Captain Hawkin in The Suite Life on Deck episode “Senior Ditch Day”.
How Old Is Fabio?
He is 63 years old as of February 2023, having been born on March 15, 1959, in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Fabio shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lil Dicky, Derkslurp, Paul Pogba, will.i.am, Nigel Ng, and many more.
He was born to Flora Carnicell Lanzoni (Mother) and Sauro Lanzoni (Mother). His father was a mechanical engineer and owned a conveyor belt company. He was raised in Catholic where he served as an altar boy.
He has two siblings. An elder brother by the name of Walter Lanzoni. And a younger sister by the name of Cristina Lanzoni. However, his sister died in August 2013 due to Ovarian Cancer.
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is still private.
Despite his age, Fabio has never been married. However, he currently dating Larissa Meek. The two have been dating since January 23, 2001, and they have been together for 20 years.
During I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Fabio appeared prominently and since then he has been the company, Spokesman. In 2007, he became the spokesman for the Geek Squad and in 2006 he became a spokesman for Ora-B’s Sensitive Advantage Toothbrush whose Ads were also featured in Time Square. His most famous Ads until today are for Nationwide Insurance.
During the Super Bowl, the Nationwide commercial aired in 2016 and it was one of the most viewed commercials for the game getting over 1 million views in just two weeks. Old Spice launched a campaign on YouTube in July 2011, where Fabio challenged Isaiah Mustafa to try and replace him as the New Old Spice Guy.
The challenge was titled Mano a Mano en el Bano which meant hand-to-hand in the bathroom. However, Isaiah won the challenge, though Fabio Old Spice YouTube Channel received more than 9 million views in just two weeks after it was launched and it became No. 4 on YouTube for the week.
While he was a spokesman for the American Cancer Society, he spoke at the controversial Burzynski Clinic where his sister was receiving treatment for Ovarian Cancer.
In April 2013, Fabio stated in an interview that he was a genius and he believed he had a cure for cancer and they had to let him get his office back and let him do his work. However, his sister died in August 2013.
Fabio launched his own clothing line at Sam’s Club in 2003 which was casual wear for women. Before his clothing line, he created a workout video and also wrote a book called Fabio Fitness. After that, he launched a Healthy Planet Vitamin in 2008. The company was selling whey protein, glutamine, and colostrum products. In 2021, he launched a hair and skincare line for men titled Aston James, with the help of two Australian entrepreneurs. He has stated that the company name Aston James is a portmanteau of Aston Martin and James Bond.
He has no children as of February 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Adding up to his well-built body he stands at a height of 6ft 3 inches (1.91m) and a weight of 102kg (224 lbs).
Fabio’s Net Worth
Fabio has a Net Worth of $10 million.