Glenn Scarpelli

Glenn Scarpelli

Birth name: Glenn Christopher Scarpelli
Born: July 6, 1966
Age: 52
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York City
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Glenn Christopher Scarpelli (born July 6, 1966) is an American former child actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Alex Handris from 1980 to 1983 on the sitcom One Day at a Time.

Born in Staten Island, New York City, New York, he is the son of long time Archie Comics artist Henry Scarpelli. (Glenn would be featured in issue #330 of Archie, dated July 1984[1]). He attended a private Catholic school, St. Joseph Hill Academy, from kindergarten to 8th grade.



In 1977, at the age of 10, Scarpelli made his Broadway debut, appearing in the play Golda with Anne Bancroft. He returned to the stage in 1979 with the role of Richard, Duke of York in the Broadway revival of Richard III starring Al Pacino.

Scarpelli's role as Alex Handris (1980-83) on the long-running television situation comedy One Day at a Time is his most prominent. He left that sitcom to appear in the NBC sitcom Jennifer Slept Here. Other television appearances include 3-2-1 Contact, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, MacGyver and The Love Boat. He was also a co-host in summer 1983 of the NBC game show/human interest show Fantasy.

He released a self-titled pop album in 1983, which included the single "Get a Love On".[2]

Personal life

Scarpelli came out as gay in adulthood.[3] He resides in Sedona, Arizona,[3] where he and his then-partner Jude Belanger established the Sedona Now Network, a community television station, in 2003.[4] Scarpelli and Belanger were married in California in 2008, but filed for divorce in 2012.[5]

He has remained close friends with One Day at a Time co-stars Mackenzie Phillips[6] and Bonnie Franklin until her death in 2013.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Forced Entry Glenn Ulman Alternative title: The Last Victim
1978 Nunzio Georgie
1980 One-Trick Pony Acappella Singer
1981 Rivkin: Bounty Hunter Keith
1981 They All Laughed Michael Niotes
1989 The Favorite Mustafa Alternative title: Intimate Power
2016 Sacred Journeys Marco Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1980 3-2-1 Contact Cuff Episode: "Noisy/Quiet: Production & Processing of Sound"
1980-83 One Day at a Time Alex Handris 60 episodes
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series (1982-84)
1983 The Love Boat Mark Hammond
Alan Stevens
Episode: " Vicki's Dilemma"
Episode: "Youth Takes a Holiday"
1983-84 Jennifer Slept Here Marc 13 episodes
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a New Television Series
1985 The Love Boat Boomer Panner Episode: "Getting Started"
1986 Amazing Stories Jeffrey Gelb Episode: "Mirror, Mirror"
1990 MacGyver Tony Milani Episode: "Live and Learn"
1995 ABC Afterschool Special Eddie Laporte Episode: "Fast Forward"
2005 The One Day at a Time Reunion Himself TV special
2012 Interns: The Web Series Suit Episode: "Accepted"

Stage productions


Year Title Role Theatre
1977-78 Golda Menachem as a Boy / Nahum Morosco Theatre
1979 Richard III Richard, Duke of York Cort Theatre


Year Title Label
1983 Glenn Scarpelli Estate Record Corporation / CBS

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