- Age: 57
- Residence: Tampa Bay, Florida
- Hometown: Fremont, Ohio
- Family: Three sons, one daughter
- Claim to fame: America`s Personal Trainer, TV personality, Mr. HyperActive
Born September 16 in Fremont, Ohio.
Moves to Florida to live with uncle.
Graduates from St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins High School.
Wins Mr. St. Petersburg bodybuilding competition.
Mr. Suncoast champion.
Mr Southern States champion.
Mr. Florida, Mr. Southern USA champion.
Finishes second to eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney by one point at Junior Nationals. Sustains serious back and neck injuries from car accident that effectively ends bodybuilding career.
Introduces his first exercise show on local cable television – “Work Out & Shape Up with Tony®”.
Successfully lobbies Home Shopping Network to sell his exercise tapes. First celebrity (along with Phyllis Diller) ever to appear on any shopping channel.
Has $32 million in annual sales for HSN.
Releases first infomercial (Target Training), which brings in more than $100 million to rank No. 1 in sales in both the U.S. and Europe.
Releases Ab Isolator infomercial — over 7 million units are sold. Was cover story for December issue of Muscle & Fitness Magazine.
Needs 200 facial stitches after being involved in another serious car accident. Begins promoting the Gazelle product line.
On New Year’s Eve, sells more than 200 tractor trailer truckloads of the Gold Gazelle Glider on QVC.
Hosts Ms. Fitness USA, Ms. Fitness World and Ms. Venus Swimwear competitions.
Sets United Kingdom record by selling 8,000 units of the Gazelle Platinum in less than two hours of airtime on QVC UK.
Releases the book One-on-One Trainer with Tony Little.
Appears on popular TV commercial for Geico Insurance. Starts Cheeks® Footwear. Becomes HSN’s largest footwear supplier.
Inducted into National Fitness Hall of Fame; Appears on VH1’s Celebrity Paranormal Project; Begins endorsing HyperActive Extreme Energy drink.
Appears on popular CNBC show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.
Appeared on NFL Countdown on 12/7/08. He was “training” the players on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Begins selling the Body by Bison® line. Becomes the 2nd largest distributor of Bison in the U.S.
Won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year®
Releases his 3rd book “There’s Always a Way™”
Introduces Cheeks® Footwear Barefoot technology, Cheeks® socks, the Health Rider and Smart Health Watch
Winner of the HSN Legend Award.
The Smithsonian Institution National Zoo names a newborn Dama Gazelle (a critically endangered species) after Tony. His name – “Little Tony”
Inducted into the DRTV (Direct Television) Hall of Fame.