OUTtv’s For The Love Of DILFs wouldn’t be complete without the Mr. Gay World USA 2022 champion, Tony Cannoli. Humor, wisdom, and a lot of drama — this hunk was exactly what viewers signed up for.
Keep reading this Tony Cannoli Bio to learn more about him.
Tony Cannoli On For The Love Of DILFs
Tony Cannoli has been to LA, NYC, and Singapore, and has toured the country performing for years. So, now that he’s at a stable point in his life, he’s literally looking for his fairytale ending.
“I’m looking for Prince in the streets and the Beast in the sheets — the American dream, am I right?” the star said before confessing, “Honestly, I’m looking for someone to laugh and go on spontaneous adventures with. Someone who is not just my boyfriend but my friend.”
But while Tony did say he wanted a “Prince,” he wasn’t exactly looking for a partner who looks like they’d just stepped out of a movie. He would be happy if they’d just pass for an understudy. That being said, he also wants someone he can connect with on a deep level.
“Looks fade, more than anything I want someone to laugh and be goofy with. To wait in a line at Disney World and have it fly by because we’re so deep in conversation or we’re critiquing the churros. That’s what happily ever after is to me…oh and a great credit score — kidding,” he explained.
Also, before the show premiered, Tony took to his IG to share several posts, one of which wrote “For the Love the Dilfs Premier!” Here we go!!! Look designed by: Me with a glue gun and endless episodes of dance moms while my dog watched in judgment.”
Is Tony Cannoli Dating Anyone?
At the time of writing this article, Tony Cannoli kept his dating life private as DILF was still ongoing.
So, instead, let’s talk about his past dating life.
According to Tony, he dated Mr. Gay Boston before he even knew the Gay pageant was a thing. Infact, it was his former boyfriend who first informed him about it and when he said he wanted it, Mr. Gay Boston replied, “I don’t know, Tony. I don’t know if you’re ready.”
Also, whilst recalling the experiences, Tony talked about what it was like growing up gay in New Jersey. “I was so different. I felt like the kids were singing, ‘Look there he goes, that guy is gay, no question,’” he said. It seems that Tony also got bullied relentlessly, so much so that there were Facebook pages about how he was” gay and useless.”
But Tony was a fighter. In 5th grade, he pushed back and defended himself, and his family always had his back. No wonder, he wants to start a family of his own and live “happily ever after” with his husband and kids.
Tony Cannoli Age
Tony Cannoli was 31 years of age when he appeared on DILF in 2023.
Where Is Tony Cannoli From?
Tony Cannoli was born and raised in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. But right after grafting high school, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
His parents are Desi Ardolino and Rosemarie Ardolino. They celebrated their 25th anniversary in July 2014.
According to the star, when he first told his mother that he was gay, she was scared — “Not because I was gay, but because she was fearful of how the world was going to treat me as a gay man,” he explained. Now, things are better and she’s his biggest fan.
The last we checked, Tony’s mother worked at Picatinny Arsenal. She’s a Morris County School of Technology, and County College of Morris graduate.
As for his siblings, Tony has three younger brothers — Antonio, Mario, and Joe Ardolino. So, he didn’t have anyone he could talk to (about his sexuality). This was also exactly why he started the “My Gay Big Brother” project.
Trivia: Tony’s grandmother passed away in late 2022. She was from Maine, and he used to visit her every summer.
Tony Cannoli Job
Tony Cannoli is an actor, writer, and director. He was working as a Marketing Director at Picatinny Arsenal and a Ryder at PAW Patrol Live in 2023.
Looking back, Tony started his career in theater ever since he was a kid. After moving to LA, he did a lot of commercials with stars such as David Hasselhoff and Elvira and then worked at Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Knotts Berry Farms.
During his time with Universal, he even had the chance to stay in Singapore for two years.
After he came back, he then booked a national tour for Paw Patrol Live, followed by the musicals Grease and Happy Days.
As for his time as an actor, you might have seen him in the movies and TV shows such as Waking Up Dead, Far Far Away, Eden, I’d Kill for You, Sex Sent Me to the ER, Tattoo Nightmares, and more.
But almost all his ventures, the one that got him the spotlight was his victory in Mr. Gay World 2022. “I want to be an inspiration for kids. I want to be a voice for people who don’t have anyone. I want to be a light for someone who may feel like they are in a tunnel in total darkness,” Tony shared his aspirations after the win.
Trivia: Tony’s book is called Gill the Merboy. It’s about the Merboy who always knew he was different and longed to fit in with the rest of the sea creatures.
Tony Cannoli Height
Tony Cannoli stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).
When Is Tony Cannoli Birthday?
Tony receives his birthday wishes on July 17 and is of the Cancer zodiac.
Is Tony Cannoli On Instagram?
Find him on Instagram @tony.cannoli.
Also, here’s his Facebook @antonio.ardolino.92.