News EXCLUSIVE: Scott Baio Remembers Garry Marshall: 'He Changed My Life Completely' By Raphael Chestang 6:18 PM PDT, July 22, 2016 This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. 43:29EXCLUSIVE: Scott Baio on Garry Marshall: 'He Inspired Me to Be G…02:47Mod Sun Dishes on Working With Avril Lavigne in 'Good Mourning' …01:17Mike Myers Shares How He Manages to Play 8 Characters in ’The Pe…02:21Tom Brady Says He Was ‘Nervous’ to Work With Hollywood Icons in …08:09Jon Gosselin Wants a Reunion With Ex-Wife Kate and Family as He …08:06James Corden Reflects on the Importance of Knowing 'When to Go O…03:30Rebecca Romijn Reflects on Marriage to John Stamos With Current …02:20Donna Mills on Why She Took Time Away From Acting to Raise Daugh…08:03Rebel Wilson on Her 'Work Hard, Play Hard' Approach to Health Af…01:40Adam Demos on 'Sex/Life' Season 2 and His Girlfriend's Reaction …03:16Nick Jonas on Singing to His Daughter as He’s Honored With the G…02:36Hilary Duff Calls Posing Nude a Combination of Terrifying and Fr…02:01Tim McGraw & Faith Hill on Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford Joinin…04:06Watch Angelyne in Rare Interviews About Her Iconic L.A. Billboar…02:11David Oyelowo on Joining the 'Yellowstone' Universe With Bass Re…02:30Johnny Depp Not Dating His Attorney Camille Vasquez (Source)03:57Kourtney Kardashian's Kids Cringe Over Her PDA With Travis Barker02:06Prince William and Kate Middleton Go Hollywood Glam at ‘Top Gun:…01:54Ryan Reynolds Recalls 'Beautiful' Moment With His Brothers Prote… Just days after Garry Marshall's death, Scott Baio opened up to ET about the man he credits with changing his life forever. Marshall turned Baio into a household name with the role of Chachi Arcola on the '70s sitcom Happy Days. The character later got its own spinoff series, Joanie Loves Chachi, in 1982. WATCH: 13 Careers Garry Marshall Helped Launch"It's not so much that the world lost a talented guy, he was a good human being," Baio told ET. "Garry inspired me to be good and in ways that I could never explain to people." The late producer plucked Baio from obscurity after seeing his performance in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone when Baio was just a teenager."Garry found me and brought me to Hollywood," said the native New Yorker. "He changed my life completely."Baio went on to reveal that Marshall's loyalty to him kept him on the show when other producers wanted him gone.WATCH: Ron Howard Remembers Garry Marshall and How He Became a 'Guiding Force' for His Career"Some other people wanted to fire me," Baio shared. "Garry said, 'No, give him a chance.' He saved me." Baio posted a heartfelt tweet following his mentor's passing, referring to him as a second father, but long before that, the 55-year-old actor made sure Marshall knew how much he meant to him.I'm heartbroken. My mentor and 2nd father has passed. #GarryMarshallpic.twitter.com/Gpn7beNJyu— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) July 20, 2016"Garry, I wanted to tell you for so long that I owe you everything," Baio said on the set of See Dad Run in 2013. "I want to thank you."Marshall was guest starring on Baio's Nick at Nite sitcom.PHOTOS: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years "I am so proud of him and all this talent," Marshall said at the time. "He grew up very well and I'm so proud that he did."Marshall died on Tuesday due to complications from pneumonia. He was 81. For more on Marshall's life and legacy, check out the video below.Garry Marshall Dies at 81 This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.