Danny Pintauro Biography
Danny Pintauro born as Daniel John Pintauro is an American actor best known for Portraying the role of Jonathan Bower on the television series, Who’s the Boss?, Cujo (1983) and As the World Turns (1956).
Danny Pintauro Age
He was born on January 6, 1976 in Milltown, New Jersey, USA. He is 43 years old as at 2019.
Danny Pintauro Height
The American actor stands at a height of 1.7 m.
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Danny Pintauro Family | Parents
He is the son of John J. Pintauro, a manager and Margaret L. Pintauro (née Sillcocks), an agent.
Danny Pintauro Husband | Wil Tabares
In April 2013 he was engaged to his boyfriend Wil Tabares. They married in April 2014 in Dana Point, California.
Danny Pintauro Children
He has no children.
Danny Pintauro Career
He first appeared as the original Paul Ryan and in the movie Cujo on the television soap opera As the World Turns. He came to prominence on the television series Who is the Boss?. He was cast less frequently after the series ended. He then went on to perform in stage productions such as Gary’s The Velocity and Mommie Queerest. He also worked as a sales representative for Tupperware and managed a restaurant in Las Vegas as of 2013.
Danny Pintauro Hiv | Aids
In 2015 he revealed that he was HIV positive, he contracted the virus as the result of unsafe oral sex in 2003. He also disclosed that he had previously been addicted to methamphetamine.
Danny Pintauro Wedding
As previously reported, the couple based in Las Vegas said “I do”Opens a New Window. In Dana Point, California, in front of friends, family and even some fans who were able to watch part of the festivities through Livestream. For their big day, both Pintauro and Tabares wore light-colored suits, with what appeared to be chrysanthemums tucked into their vest pockets. Also, a source said, the reception was “beautiful,” adding that Tabares sang a special song for Pintauro. “It was all very sweet and romantic.”
Danny Pintauro Movies And Tv Shows
The Still Life
The Beniker Gang
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Highway to Heaven
Who’s the Boss?
As the World Turns
Danny Pintauro Net Worth
The American actor has an estimated net worth of $600 thousand.
Danny Pintauro Gay
In 1997, the National Enquirer tabloid outed him as gay. In 2014 he married Wil Tabares. That confirms him to be gay.
Danny Pintauro Cujo
He played the role of Tad Trenton in 1983 American horror film, Cujo.
Danny Pintauro Who’s The Boss
Pintauro played Jonathan Bower’s role.
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Danny Pintauro Interview
Danny Pintauro, ‘Who’s the Boss?’ child star, reveals he got HIV while on crystal meth
In 2003, Danny Pintauro realized he had a problem. Unlike countless other child stars who crash and burn before they can legally drink, the 27-year-old man who once played the tow-headed child sprite Jonathan on “Who’s the Boss?” was not dead or in jail. But after graduating from Stanford University and heading to New York, he was a bit adrift.
“So as soon as I got to New York all that stopped and I suddenly went, ‘Who am I?’ ” he said in 2004. “I had no idea. I was so focused through school and college that I never tried to figure out the difference between DannyPintauro and Dan Pintauro. We’re very separate people.”
Work wasn’t necessarily the problem — Pintauro has been performing on-and-off since he finished college, even if only in modest productions of “Shear Madness.” Perhaps surprisingly, his sexuality wasn’t an issue either. Pintauro came out “before everybody,” he said, on the advice of TV mom Judith Light, way back in 1997 after a tabloid threatened to do the job for him.
The young man, whose character used to confide in Light and Tony Danza on national television, told Oprah Winfrey in a dramatic interview aired over the weekend, about his crystal meth use and HIV diagnosis.
“I’m HIV positive,” a tearful Pintauro told Winfrey. “And I have been for 12 years.”
Pintauro told Winfrey he was diagnosed in March of 2003.
“I went in for a regular checkup,” he said. “You know, as a responsible gay man, you’re getting an HIV test done every six months …. And you sort of waited two weeks on pins and needles, or at least I did, because I was just terrified of the idea of getting HIV.”
The diagnosis was, he told Winfrey, even a bit of a relief.
“It’s backwards,” Pintauro said. “You’ve spent so much time terrified that you’re going to get it, and then you have it. You don’t have to be terrified anymore.”
Winfrey asked for more details.
“There was more that I wanted to explore sexually,” Pintauro told Winfrey. “Crystal meth takes away your inhibitions. You have no limits. And if you want to explore that adventurous side, taking the drug is going to put you there.”
“Does it make you more sexual?” Winfrey asked.
“Heightened,” Pintauro said. “Very, very heightened.”
His readiness to experiment led to a drug-fueled sexual encounter, Pintauro said, with a man whose name he did not know.
“I truly thought I was being safe, and obviously, I wasn’t,” Pintauro said.
“Just paint a picture for me,” Winfrey said. “You’re doing crystal meth … swinging from the chandeliers, having sex for days?”
“Something like that, yeah,” Pintauro said.
“What I vowed at time was that I wasn’t going to be the guy who gave it me,” he said. “And I never became that guy.”
Pintauro said he is now looking forward to life as an HIV activist.
“I missed the opportunity to be a beacon of light for gay kids who were going through what I was going through,” Pintauro said.
“I feel like one of the ways the community is going to listen is for me to be pretty harsh,” he told People in a separate interview about his HIV status and past drug use. “It’s not going to be, ‘Hey guys, let’s work on fixing this.’ It’s going to be, ‘Get your f—ing s— together,’ pardon my language.”
Before he was HIV-positive, Pintauro had expressed frustration with closeted Hollywood stars.
“What really pisses me off these days is the number of actors who are gay — who are living that lifestyle — but who are not out in their public lives,” he said in 1999. “My point is that somewhere out there is a 13- or 14-year-old kid who knows that he’s gay and who is having a very hard time with it. And he or she sees this actor or actress on television and just knows in their hearts that they are also gay, but see them totally living the lie. That really bothers me.”
In that 1999 interview, Pintauro also responded to the oft-discussed schoolyard speculation that he and/or Jonathan, the character he played on “Who’s the Boss?” was gay.
“I can’t tell you how many people have said that to me,” he said. “But at the time, I really wasn’t at all aware of it.”
But more than two decades after the show went off the air, Pintauro seemed ready to help make change.
“Last meal as a nobody,” Pintauro wrote below a picture with his husband on Instagram posted over the weekend. “First meal as an activist.”