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Tony Danza joins NYC's Police Athletic League board

Tony Danza attends the off Broadway opening night

Tony Danza attends the off Broadway opening night of "Heathers The Musical" at New World Stages on March 31, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Kim

Brooklyn-born actor Tony Danza will be joining other bold-faced names such as Barbara Taylor Bradford, Dolly Lenz, John Catsimatidis, Ronald Perelman and Donald Trump on the board of NYC's Police Athletic League.

"I love our city and I love our city's kids," Danza said in a statement. Danza, 63, thanked Honorary PAL President and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton for giving him a chance to bring NYC's cops and kids "closer together."

Best known for his roles in "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?", Danza was a PAL member when he was a little boy in Cypress Hills.

"He brings tremendous energy and passion for the children and the communities served by PAL and the NYPD," Bratton said in a statement.

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