Danny Pintauro

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Danny Pintauro
Born Daniel John Pintauro
(1976-01-06) January 6, 1976 (age 41)
Milltown, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice artist, film producer
Years active 1982–1992 (sporadically since then)
Spouse(s) Wil Tabares

Daniel John "Danny" Pintauro (born January 6, 1976) is an American actor best known for his role as Jonathan Bower on the popular American sitcom Who's the Boss? and his role in the 1983 film Cujo.


Pintauro first appeared on the television soap opera As the World Turns as the original Paul Ryan and in the film Cujo. He first came to prominence on the television series Who's the Boss?.[1] After the series ended, he was less frequently cast. Pintauro went on to act in stage productions like The Velocity of Gary[2] and Mommie Queerest.[3]

He also worked as a Tupperware sales representative[4] and, as of 2013, was managing a restaurant in Las Vegas.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Pintauro was born in Milltown, New Jersey, the son of Margaret L. (née Sillcocks) and John J. Pintauro, a manager.[6] In 1994 he took time off from professional acting and attended Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, and later Stanford University to study English and theater; he graduated in 1998.

He came out in 1997 in an interview with the National Enquirer tabloid.[7] In April 2013 he was engaged to his boyfriend, Wil Tabares,[5] and they married in April 2014.[8]

In 2015, Pintauro revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he has been HIV positive since 2003. He also disclosed that he had previously been addicted to methamphetamine.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Cujo Tad Trenton
1985 Beniker Gang, TheThe Beniker Gang Ben Beniker
1987 Timestalkers Billy McKenzie Television film
2006 The Still Life Stefan
Year Title Role Notes
1982–1985 As the World Turns Paul Ryan
1987 Highway to Heaven Alex 2 episodes, Man's Best Friend Parts 1 & 2
1984–1992 Who's the Boss? Jonathan Bower 196 Episodes
2010 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Episode: Ben There, Done That
2015 Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN) Himself Interview with Oprah Winfrey


  1. ^ Wiegand, David (September 5, 2000). "For Actor Danny Pintauro, There's Life Beyond TV". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ Jones, Kenneth (1999-07-30). "Last Chance: Danny Pintauro in Velocity of Gary Closes July 30". Playbill. Retrieved 2013-04-07. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Brunyanszki, Raymond (2012-10-17). "Camden Harbour Inn announces Internationally acclaimed actor for leading role Mommie Queerest". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  4. ^ Blair, Tom (January 26, 2011). "There's no business like show business". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  5. ^ a b Ravitz, Justin (2013-04-05). "Danny Pintauro Engaged to Wil Tabares: Who's the Boss Star to Marry Boyfriend". Us Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Danny Pintauro Biography (1976-)". Film Reference. Advameg Inc. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  7. ^ Hadleigh, Boze (2000). In or out?: gay and straight celebrities talk about themselves and each other. Barricade Books. p. 56. ISBN 9781569801567. 
  8. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-04-03). "Danny Pintauro Marries Wil Tabares: Details on Who's the Boss Star's Wedding". Us Weekly. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  9. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/danny-pintauro-hiv-positive_5602ffb9e4b08820d91b635a?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

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