From 1981's 'Happy Days', through 'Joanie Loves Chachi' to 'Charles in Charge', Ellen Travolta has played an onscreen mother to Scott Baio.
Ellen Travolta, the sister of 'Pulp Fiction' star John Travolta, has ended a 30-year working relationship with actor Scott Baio, after playing his onscreen mother in three separate television series. Travolta and Baio became colleagues in 1981 when they landed the roles of Louisa Arcola and Chachi Arcola, respectively, on the US television sitcom 'Happy Days'. They then portrayed the same family dynamic on both 'Joanie Loves Chachi' and 'Charles in Charge'.
Travolta was supposedly going to collaborate with Baio again on his new show, 'See Dad Run', however Michele Lee, star of 'Knot's Landing', received the part instead. With Biao becoming the show's executive producer, it fell upon him to break the news to Travolta that their long-time collaboration was at an end.