'As the World Turns' Child Actor Danny Pintauro to Share Big Secret on 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' (Updated)

Danny Pintauro on Oprah: Where Are They Now?
On the next episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, As the World Turns child actor Danny Pintauro will share a "big secret" with Oprah Winfrey.

While there were a few children to quickly play the character of Paul Ryan Stenbeck on CBS daytime drama As the World Turns before him, Pintauro is the first "Paul" that most fans remember. After leaving ATWT, he went on to huge success on the ABC sitcom Who's The Boss?. In April 2014, Pintauro married his boyfriend, Wil Tabares.

Also on this week's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, former Playboy Bunny and Hugh Hefner “girlfriend” Holly Madison shares memories of her years living in Playboy Mansion, and In Living Color funnyman Tommy Davidson talks openly about his surprising past.

Check out a sneak peek below:

Oprah: Where Are They Now? airs Saturday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

People magazine has revealed Pintauro will talk about "several secrets he's been harboring for years, including his past abuse of crystal meth, how he used the drug to explore his sexuality and the destructive impact he's seen meth have on the gay community. For Pintauro, these problems are deeply intertwined, and he's hoping Saturday's news will ignite a conversation that could stop a resurgent epidemic."

Pintauro ultimately realized he had a problem when he began relying on the drug every weekend, trawling dating sites in an "out-of-control" haze for up to an hour at a time and experiencing "severe" come-downs that would incapacitate him for days at a time.

"It would make me so angry with myself that I had done it and that I was now suffering through this three-day period of nonsense that I couldn't even go to work or find a job or make something happen or even make myself some food. For me, that was so deeply upsetting, and it made me so angry that that was enough."

Pintauro also revealed during the interview that he has been HIV-positive for 12 years.


  1. We already know that he's gay. That's not a secret. I'm afraid he's going to reveal that he's HIV positive.

  2. Confirmed. He is hov poz. 12 years now