Actor Tony Danza appeared in court on Thursday (06Feb14) for jury duty in New York.

The former Taxi star was selected to sit on a panel for a drug-sale trial in Manhattan Supreme Court, and he joked that it was nice to be on the other side of the law 30 years after he faced a judge for attacking a security guard at a New York restaurant.

He tells the New York Daily News, "I think he last time I was here was in 1984 when I was in a lot of trouble. It's a pretty ironic situation.

"I'm a big believer in our system and it does give you a bit of civic pride to come and do your duty."