Scott Baio Republican National Convention

Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato, Jr. to Speak at Republican National Convention

The GOP is showing Chachi some love.

Scott Baio, of Happy Days and Charles in Charge fame, has reportedly been chosen to speak at the Republican National Convention, being held next week in Cleveland.

Though Baio’s name was not included on the initial list of speakers, as obtained by The New York Times, he made the announcement himself during a Saturday evening appearance on Fox News:

Baio will be joined at the RNC by fellow actor Antonio Sabato, Jr., as revealed in an interview with People.

“It is refreshing to have a candidate like Trump who is so honest about his feelings because he speaks for many of us when he says we are in a bad place,” the General Hospital/Melrose Place vet tells the magazine.

A handful of familiar names appears on the list obtained by the Times, including Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, and Donald Trump’s wife and children. But one name on that list, NFL star Tim Tebow, insists he won’t be in attendance:

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Late-night TV hosts, from both network and cable, are making big plans for the convention; Seth Meyers is taking Late Night live, HBO is prepping RNC specials for Real Time With Bill Maher, and Trevor Noah is bringing The Daily Show to Cleveland.

To top it all off, Stephen Colbert has strongly hinted that we’ll see the return of his Colbert Report persona during The Late Show‘s (live!) post-convention installments.

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