Danny Pintauro

Danny Pintauro

Born: January 6, 1976
Age: 47
Birthplace: Milltown, New Jersey, U.S.
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Daniel John "Danny" Pintauro (b. January 6, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his role as Jonathan Bower on the popular American sitcom Who's the Boss? as well as 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

Pintauro was born in Milltown, New Jersey, the son of John J. Pintauro, a manager, and Margaret L. (née Sillcocks).[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.

In 1997, the National Enquirer tabloid[7] outed him as gay. In April 2013 he was engaged to his boyfriend, Wil Tabares,[5] and they married in April 2014.[8]

Pintauro revealed in 2015 that he was HIV positive, having contracted the virus as the result of unsafe oral sex in 2003.[9] He also disclosed that he had previously been addicted to methamphetamine.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Cujo Tad Trenton
1985 The 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 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Episode: Ben There, Done That
2015 Oprah: Where Are They Now? Himself Interview with Oprah Winfrey
2016 Unsure/Positive.[11] Greg Web series

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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