Early lifeSabàto was born February 29, 1972 in Rome, Italy, the son of Yvonne, a realtor, and Antonio Sabàto, Sr., an actor. His father is Italian and his mother was born in the former Czechoslovakia to a Jewish family. Sabàto's family moved to the United States when he was 12, in 1985. He attended St. Bernard High School (Los Angeles, California) before transferring to Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California. Sabàto became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1996.
CareerSabàto first gained attention as a Calvin Klein underwear model, and appeared in Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" music video along with actor Djimon Hounsou, who is also a former CK underwear model, in 1990. Moving into acting, from 1992 through 1995 he appeared on the soap opera General Hospital, the science fiction series Earth 2 and on the prime-time soap opera Melrose Place.
In 2005, Sabàto joined the cast of the soap The Bold and the Beautiful as Dante Damiano. In October 2006, Sabàto was let go from the show after one year.
Sabàto appeared on But Can They Sing?, a celebrity reality singing competition on VH1, and in the 2008 NBC competition Celebrity Circus, winning it on July 16, 2008. He said on air, "My grandfather from my mother's side and my mother were both in the circus."
Sabàto reprised his role of Jagger Cates on the second season of General Hospital: Night Shift, in 2008. In August 2009, he began starring in his own dating reality show for VH1 called My Antonio, airing on Sundays in August. His mother will be participating in the show. Also, his ex-wife will be competing for his love in the show.
Sabàto is featured in the book "About Face" shot by celebrity photographer John Russo, published by Pixie Press Worldwide.
Sabàto will be making an appearance on Bones as a guido bouncer from a Jersey Shore club.
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Film and television appearances
- General Hospital as Jagger Cates (1992–1994, 1995)
- Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? (1993) as A.J. Treece
- Jailbreakers (1994) as Tony
- Earth 2 as Alonzo Solace (1994–1995)
- Melrose Place as Jack Parezi (1995)
- If Looks Could Kill as John Hawkins (1996)
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as Earl Gregg, aka Bob Stanford, aka Deathstroke in the episode "Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark" (1996)
- Code Name: Wolverine as Harry Gordini a.k.a. 'Wolverine' (1996)
- The Big Hit as Vince (1998)
- Ally McBeal as Kevin Wyatt (1999). Episode 221 - The Green Monster.
- Tribe' as Jack Osborne (1999)
- Guilty as Charged (Base II) as Sgt. Hawks (2000)
- Charmed as Bane Jessup (2000)
- Shark Hunter as Spencer Northcut
- Hypersonic (2002) as Grant Irvine
- " Flavor of Love: Season 1 Himself" (2006)
- The Chaos Factor as Jack Poynt (2000)
- The Outer Limits as Chad Warner in the episode "Skin Deep" (2000)
- Testosterone as Pablo Alesandro (2003)
- The Help as Dwayne (2004)
- Deadly Skies as Donovan (2005)
- Crash Landing as Major John Masters (2005)
- The Bold and the Beautiful as Dante Damiano (2005–2006)
- Ghost Voyage as Michael (2008)
- Celebrity Circus as himself (2008)
- General Hospital: Night as Jagger Cates (2008)
- Ugly Betty as himself (2009)
- My Antonio as himself (2009)
- Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas as notorious serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas (2009)
- Scrubs as Antonio (Episode Titled "Our Drunk Friend"-2009)
- Princess of Mars as John Carter (2009)
- CSI:NY as Davi Santos (2010)
- Rizzoli & Isles as Jorge
- The Arrangement as himself (2010