NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Actor Danny Pintauro, best known for his role as 'Jonathan Bower' on the 1980s sitcom 'Who's The Boss?' has revealed that he is HIV positive. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on the OWN Network on Saturday, Pintauro, 39, said had waited for the right time to make the revelation.
"I'm HIV-positive and I have been for 12 years," said Pintauro who came out as gay years ago.
In the interview, Pintauro said actress Judith Light, who played his TV mother, gave him advice and encouragement about what to say to the media and when.
“He has kept me informed all the way along. He called and I said 'Danny, I think you need to have a conversation with Herb (my longtime manager) about how to do this. They’re going to out you so you should be talking about how you want to handle it with the press'," said Light.
The vocal gay rights supporter and star of the show 'Transparent,' said Pintauro is doing well and has a wonderful husband named Will.
“He is being very proactive. He’s giving a different face to a disease that has still not been handled. You can see how well he is doing," said Light.