Born August 2, 1960 Danny Zaino, originally from Long Island New York, is a noted actor, producer, TV / radio host and hand to hand combat fight choreographer for the motion picture and television industries. He is an instructor at the famous Kahana Stunt & Film School located in Groveland, Florida. He is the owner and operator of his own production company Living The Dream Productions which produces the digital media publicity & promotions company MASBTV NETWORK home to Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Martial Arts Entertainment Radio, and Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine. His latest accomplishments include "The Road To Hollywood" MASBTV 7 Show News Season filmed in Los Angeles / Hollywood and San Francisco, California, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida; "Hard Core Cooking" with Danny Zaino where the audience will learn to cook traditional Italian and American dishes to include slap stick comedy routines with plenty of action and stunts; and the making of the documentary film "Born To Compete" - The Zaino's which is a 10 year project in the making, still in the pre-production phase to include a book which will be released to the public first by MASBTV Hollywood Publications. Danny Zaino is a professional martial artist with over four decades of dedication to the industry currently holding the rank of "Kudan" (9th degree Black Belt) and is the Founder of the American / Japanese & Okinawan GoJu-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Federation. Excelling in sports throughout his school years to include wrestling, football, and baseball Danny began his martial arts career in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1976 at the age of 15 with the local YMCA. Danny was a natural and gifted athlete and received the "Presidents Award" in High School for outstanding athleticism signed by President Nixon. Dabbling in the arts of Kang Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do and GoJu-Ryu, Danny began serious training after High School when he joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer in 1979. While stationed in Korea on the DMZ he studied the art of Moo Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do. After a 12 month tour in Korea he was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas where he joined the United States Army Karate Team studying the art of Japanese GoJu-Ryu. During this time Danny competed and performed extensivly on the international level. Upon completion of his Military service in 1982 Danny became a Florida Police Officer and earned the title of "Kumite (fighting) Champion" at the Florida Police Olympics in 1985. During his extensive martial arts career Danny has produced over 50 plus Black Belts under his tutelage producing numerous State and World Champions to include martial arts actors. Among his many students Danny also taught his wife Theresa and three children Tony, Joey, and Dominque Zaino who are all accomplished martial artists and State / World Champions. From 2000 to 2008 he ran one of the top martial arts competition and performance teams in the United States sponsored by Pepsi Americas called National Team Pepsi "Show Team" (now "Team Americas") known for their unique and entertaining performances. Danny has been recognized by his peers numerous times and is the reciipient of many Hall of Fame Awards to include: 1994 - 2007 - "Promoter of the Year" for his Battle of the Arts National Martial Arts Championships, 1997 - 1998 - "Outstanding Martial Arts Weaponry" for Innovative Weapon Design for his creation of the "Pure Warrior" Sports Tonfa for competition, 2002 - 2007 - "Coach of the Year" for his National Team Pepsi "Show Team", 2006 - "Outstanding Show Team Award" National Team Pepsi "Show Team" awarded by famous martial arts actor YK Kim, 2009 - "Demo Team of the Year" Team Americas, 2012 - 2016 - "Outstanding Contribution in Publishing and Media Coverage" for his MASBTV NETWORK "Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Radio & Magazine", and 2018 - "Goodwill Ambassador to the Martial Arts" for his years of dedication to the arts. Danny Zaino served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer from June 13, 1979 to June 12, 1982. He served on the DMZ in Korea from October 18, 1979 to October 14, 1980 during the time of the assassination of South Korean President Park Chung-hee, the Gwangju Uprising (Massacre), and the Iran Crisis. He is the recipient of the Korean Service Medal. When his tour in Korea ended Danny was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas where he became a member of the United States Army Karate Team performing numerous demonstrations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico as a recruiting tool for the United States Military. Danny was honorably discharged and to this day is an advocate for the PTSD Program for traumatized combat Veterans and their families. Among his many accomplishments Danny also worked as a professional tile, marble and stone contractor by trade.
Born an "Air Force Brat" January 29, 1963 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Talent Agent Theresa Zaino spent most of her early childhood in England and upstate New York eventually settling in Palm Beach County, Florida when her father retired from the United States Air Force in 1973. Early on Theresa discovered she had a love for music and dance and during her teenage years was an active member of the North Palm Beach Country Club where she studied Jazz Dance and performed on stage in several musical shows. Theresa was also a dedicated member of the Jupiter "Warriors" Chorus throughout her middle and high school years performing in numerous school variety shows and holiday events throughout Palm Beach County. She was also a member of the Jupiter High School all girls chorus "Serenity" which in her Junior year won First Place for their outstanding performance at the Palm Beach County annual music contest in 1980. After High School Theresa followed other avenues of interest to include Nursing and Dental Assisting but soon found her way back to entertaining the public when she joined her future husband Danny Zaino with his martial arts program performing in many self defense demonstrations throughout the 1980's and 90's to later include her role as assistant head coach of their National Team Pepsi "Show Team" sponsored by Pepsi Americas. From 2000 to 2008 the team performed around the country with their unique and entertaining martial arts shows with Theresa in charge of running the music and announcing for all of their performances. In 2006 the team was the recipient of the award "Outstanding Show Team" Of The Year which led to Theresa's career in online radio with The Danny & Theresa Zaino's "Martial Arts Radio Hour" co-hosted with husband Danny Zaino. The show originally aired on the Action Radio Network later moving to the Martial Arts Entertainment Radio they formed together in 2007 on the MASBTV NETWORK. In 2009 Theresa helped create the online magazine Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine followed in 2010 with the creation of Martial Arts Show Biz TV, an online interview reality based news show originally starring the Zaino family. In her spare time Theresa continued to audition for roles in television commercials but took a different direction with her entertainment career with the suggestion of her manager Hollywood Stunt Legend Kim Kahana Sr. from the Kahana Stunt & Film School and started her own Florida State talent agency in 2012 located in Jupiter, Florida. Always reaching for the stars, in 2017 Theresa took her agency to the next level becoming a Hollywood Franchised Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) agent. Today Theresa runs a unique agency that not only is dedicated to finding her clients work, but because of her promotional background helps get the word out with her Action Entertainment "Hollywood News" a format she created to include promotional articles, radio, and TV interviews. Theresa Zaino is a professional martial artist currently holding the rank of "Hachidan" (8th degree Black Belt). Theresa began her martial arts training in 1984 under the tutelage of future husband Danny Zaino and has remained dedicated to the arts for the past thirty five years. While committed to the GoJu-Ryu style she has also studied the arts of Kang Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do and Thai Boxing. From 1985 to 2006 Theresa competed professionally on a state, national and world level and assisted with the training of their National Team Pepsi "Show Team" (now "Team Americas") which included the training of their three children Tony, Joey, and Dominique Zaino who are all accomplished martial artists.