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Former child star Danny Pintauro returns to Hollywood with a fitness glow-up that’s the boss

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A post shared by Danny Pintauro (@dannypintauro)After decades away from Hollywood, former child star Danny Pintauro has been working on his fitness and is ready to reignite his acting career.The 48-year-old rose to fame as a child actor in the 1983 horror film Cujo and as the adorable son of Judith Light in the long-running ’80s TV series Who’s the Boss.Starting at the age of eight, Pintauro played Jonathan Bowers opposite Light, Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano and the late Katherine Helmond for the show’s entire eight-season run that ended in 1992.Subscribe to our newsletter for a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) of LGBTQ+ entertainment and pop culture, served up with a side of eye-candy.They grow up so fast!?Danny Pintauro turns 48 today pic.twitter.com/8q4fN1AgykA post shared by Danny Pintauro (@dannypintauro)Following the show’s end, Pintauro attended Stanford University and soon found his life turned upside down when the National Enquirer outed him just after graduating in 1997.While he tried to get back into acting, the homophobic climate at the time didn’t offer many roles to someone who was out.

So he left Hollywood.“It didn’t work. So, I left. All my life, I really felt like I wanted to figure out who I was as a normal human being outside of celebrity,” Pintauro recently told GED Magazine.“So, I said, look, the universe is telling me this is a bad time to try and be an actor.”A post shared by Danny Pintauro (@dannypintauro)Over the years, Pintauro worked as a sales rep, restaurant manager and a veterinary technician.But with society and Hollywood becoming more inclusive over time, Pintauro began questioning if he should give acting another shot.After enjoying a “normal life” in Austin, Texas with his husband of 10 years, Wil Tabares, Pintauro became motivated to get back in front of the camera after watching openly gay actors Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp kissing on Star Trek: Discovery.Love unites us.

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