'Who's The Boss?' Star Danny Pintauro Tells Oprah He Has HIV
Danny Pintauro, best known for his role on the '80s sitcom "Who's the Boss?," told Oprah he's HIV-positive and is ready to be an activist.By Christine Slusser | September 28, 2015
Danny Pinaturo, best known for being Jonathan Bower on the '80s sitcom "Who's The Boss?," told Oprah a secret he'd kept for a more than a decade: He's HIV-positive.
"I went in for a regular checkup, you know, as a responsible gay man. ... This awful feeling of ... 'no one's ever going to want me,'" he told Oprah.
Pintauro was forced to come out in 1997 after a tabloid reporter allegedly threatened to publicize his sexuality. This time, the actor told everyone his news willingly, saying it could help others.