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Buddy Valastro stars on TLC's reality docu-drama, "Cake Boss."

Buddy Valastro is an accomplished fourth generation baker born into the business owned and operated by his parents. Buddy grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey in an old-fashioned Italian family. He showed a flair for cake decorating at an early age.

At the age of 17, Buddy's father died. Suddenly, the only son had to take on the responsibilities of the patriarch. He thrived under pressure. With the help of his family, Buddy has
Buddy Valastro on "Cake Boss"
Buddy Valastro Cake Boss
taken Carlo's Bakery to new heights.

Today Buddy oversees the day-to-day operations of the bakery. That entails managing over-the-top bridezillas, dealing with unreliable suppliers and late deliveries, addressing complaints of walk-in customers, drumming up new business and keeping the peace in his family while executing hundreds of elegant cakes. Buddy has a big personality and an even bigger heart. He is the glue that keeps the family together.

Buddy is married to Lisa Valastro and they have three children; Sofia (5), Buddy Jr. (4) and Marco (2). When he's not at the bakery, Buddy loves nothing more than spending time with his family. He also enjoys bowling and fishing.



BUDDY VALASTRO: FACTS

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Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Current Residence: Hoboken, NJ





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lonniec says:
My family and I really appreciate watching your show. We will visit New york in the future and we will have to visit Jersey now. You're cakes look awesome and you are a blessed man. And i thank you,your staff, and TLC for showcasing your show. Buddy my family and I give you and your family 5 Stars. Keep up the hard work. We'll visit the bakery when we visit NY and We love your Mother, thank God for her. We are praying for all of you.
alyse says:
i am going to new jersey tomorrow for my 11th birthday cake! i wonder if buddy will be there? 0.o im sooooo excited!!!
coolgirl says:
Buddy i am a huge fab and i love youre show i watch it every night! Congats on your new Baby Boy!

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