Danny Pintauro, who starred in the ABC
sitcom Who's the Boss?, says coming out gay ended his career.
In an upcoming OWN TV Oprah: Where
Are They Now? interview, Pintauro, 39, discusses coming out in
1997 after the National Enquirer threatened to reveal his
The former child star told Oprah
Winfrey that his life changed “100%.”
“I never got a job again as an actor,
partly, and that happens,” Pintauro
said. “And back then you didn't have Will & Grace,
you didn't have any of that and other factors were involved too.
Then, three years later, when I actually started trying, everyone has
forgotten about me and all they knew is these two things, which is
that I'm a child celebrity, Jonathan Bower, and that I'm gay.”
In Saturday's episode – which airs at
10 PM – Pintauro also discusses the epidemic of crystal meth use
within the LGBT community.