‘Who’s The Boss?’ Cast: Where Are They Now?
Who’s the Boss? was a popular sitcom in the 1980s, created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter. Tony Danza stars in the series as Tony Micelli, who moves himself and his daughter, Samantha to Connecticut from New York City, away from his previous career as an MLB athlete. He gets a job as a live-in housekeeper for a woman named Angela and her children. The show, which pokes fun at the role reversal of stereotypical male and female roles, ran from 1984 to 1992 on ABC.
Now, a revival is in the works, reportedly focusing on the adult father-daughter relationship between Tony and Samantha, who has kids of her own now. Several of the stars have signed on to reprise their roles, which begs the question, have you ever wondered what happened to the stars of the beloved series? Let’s find out!
Tony Danza (Tony Micelli)
Tony Danza was already a star when he was cast on Who’s the Boss? after starring in Taxi, The Tony Danza Show, Family Law, and more. After the series ended, he focused mainly on movies including Angels in the Outfield, Crash, Don Jon, and Darby and the Dead. He confirmed that he will reprise his role in an upcoming Who’s the Boss? revival series on Amazon Freevee. His most recent role was a few episodes in the series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Danza has four children and has been married and divorced twice. He wrote a cookbook with one of his sons called “Don’t Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza’s Father-Son Cookbook.” In addition to acting, he has also been a professional boxer.
Alyssa Milano (Samantha Micelli)
Alyssa Milano‘s role on Who’s the Boss? was one of her first major roles and she basically grew up on the show. The role launched her career and she went on to star in Charmed, Mistresses, Melrose Place, and My Name is Earl. Her most recent roles include the Netflix series Insatiable, TV movies Tempting Fate and You Are My Home, and films Brazen and Who Are You People. Milano has dedicated a lot of her life to activism, especially organizations that help women and animals.
Milano has been married to agent David Bugliari since 2009 and they have two children together. They live on a farm with horses, chickens, rabbits, and dogs.
Judith Light (Angela Robinson Bower)
Judith Light played successful executive and single mother Angela Bower who eventually fell for Tony during the series’ run. Prior to Who’s the Boss?, she was known for starring in One Life to Live. In the ’90s and on, she appeared on shows such as The Simple Life, Spin City, Ugly Betty, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and more recently Poker Face. She has several films and a television show in post-production, so she continues to work regularly.
In her personal life, she has been married to actor Robert Desiderio since 1985. Much like Milano, she is dedicated to LGBTQ+ and AIDS activism.
Danny Pintauro (Jonathan Bower)
Danny Pintauro appeared in Cujo, Highway to Heaven, and in several episodes of As the World Turns but is mainly known for his role as Angela’s son on Who’s the Boss? After the series ended, he chose not to continue acting but has appeared in a few projects in recent years including the 2020 reality series The Quarantine Bunch and the 2022 Lifetime movie A Country Christmas Harmony. During his acting hiatus, he reportedly worked different jobs over the years as a Tupperware sales representative, restaurant manager, and vet tech.
Pintauro has been married to Wil Tabares since 2014 and announced in 2015 that he is unfortunately HIV-positive.
Katherine Helmond (Mona Robinson)
Katherine Helmond was hilarious as Angela’s mother and earned two Emmy nominations for her performance. Before Who’s the Boss?, she was known for her role as Jessica Tate on Soap. After Who’s the Boss?, she appeared on Coach, Everybody Loves Raymond and voiced Lizzie in the Disney Cars franchise.
She sadly died in 2019 at the age of 89 after complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She had been married to David Christian since 1962.
Who’s the Boss? is now streaming on Hulu.