Tony was a member of the West Beverly Hills High School football team. During his early storylines, he was on a team suspected of steroid use and was vocal against Steve Sanders and Brandon Walsh, all the while Kyle Conners was the one who squealed on the team.
Later, however, his personality was more relaxed. He spent the end of season 3 trying to woo Brenda Walsh, but was ultimately unsuccessful as she had no romantic interest in him. He did, however, take her to the prom, though his plan to rent a room with her did not succeed.