Matthew Laborteaux

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Matthew Laborteaux
Little House on the Prairie Katy Kurtzman Matthew Laborteaux 1977 No 2.jpg
BornMatthew Charles Labyorteaux
(1966-12-08) December 8, 1966 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1972–present
Known forRole of Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie
 
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Matthew Laborteaux
Little House on the Prairie Katy Kurtzman Matthew Laborteaux 1977 No 2.jpg
BornMatthew Charles Labyorteaux
(1966-12-08) December 8, 1966 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1972–present
Known forRole of Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie

Matthew Charles Labyorteaux (born December 8, 1966) is an American actor who has starred in television and films.[1][2]

He is perhaps best known for portraying the character Albert Quinn Ingalls on the hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie from 1978 to 1983.

Career[edit]

Labyorteaux began working in commercials at the age of seven, having been discovered while accompanying his older brother, Patrick Labyorteaux, to a casting call. He shortly thereafter landed his first dramatic role in A Woman Under the Influence, where he played one of Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands' children.

Aside from his tenure on Little House on the Prairie, Labyorteaux also starred in the short-lived television series The Red Hand Gang (1977) and Whiz Kids (1983–84), in addition to several made-for-television movies.

Labyorteaux's most prominent film role was in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend (1986), as Paul Conway, a young genius who resurrects a dead girl using an artificial intelligence microchip from a robot he created that had previously been destroyed by a malicious neighbor.

During his most active years, Labyorteaux made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including The Rookies, The Bob Newhart Show, Mulligan's Stew, Lou Grant, Here's Boomer (spin-off of The Red Hand Gang), The Love Boat, Simon and Simon (crossover episode with Whiz Kids), Highway to Heaven, Night Court, Paradise, and Silk Stalkings.

Most recently, Labyorteaux has worked as a voice actor, providing characterizations in video games and animated features, additional dialogue recording in film and television, and voice-over in advertisements.

Personal life[edit]

Laborteaux was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the adopted son of Ronald Labyorteaux (1930–1992), an interior designer and talent agent, and actress Frances Marshall (1927–2012). He is the younger brother of Patrick Labyorteaux, also adopted, and Jane Laborteaux, both of whom are also actors.

Laborteaux is a skilled video game player. In October 1981 he finished in tenth place for Centipede at the Atari, Inc. world championships, and in April 1982 became the United States Pac-Man champion at a People-sponsored tournament, with a score of 1,200,000.[3]

In 1992, Matthew and his brother founded the Youth Rescue Fund (currently partnered with Los Angeles Youth Supportive Services), a charity organization that assists young people in crisis, and they have since engaged in fundraising for youth shelters across the U.S.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearFilmRoleNotes
1974A Woman Under the InfluenceAngelo LonghettiFeature film
1976–83Little House on the PrairieYoung Charles Ingalls (1976/78)
Albert Quinn Ingalls (1978–83)
7 seasons, 89 episodes
1976NBC Special TreatBillyEpisode: "Papa and Me"
1976The Bob Newhart ShowRichieEpisode: "My Boy Guillermo"
1977A Circle of ChildrenBrian O'ConnellTV movie
1977Most Wanted (TV series)Billy Joe NelsonEpisode: "The Tunnel Killer"
1977The Red Hand GangFrankie12 episodes
1977Tarantulas: The Deadly CargoMatthew BeckTV movie
1978King of the GypsiesMiddle Dave
1979The Little House YearsAlbert IngallsSpecial episode
1979Lou GrantMark DonnerEpisode: "Kids"
1980Here's BoomerJesseEpisode: "Jailbreak"
1982The Love BoatChip BronsonEpisode: "The Same Wavelength/Winning Isn't Everything/A Honeymoon for Horace"
1983Little House: Look Back to YesterdayAlbert IngallsTV movie
1983Simon & SimonRichie AdlerEpisode: "Fly the Alibi Skies"
1983–84Whiz KidsRichie Adler18 episodes
1985Amazing StoriesAndyEpisode: "Fine Tuning"
1985Highway to HeavenMatt HaynesEpisode: "The Right Thing"
1986Shattered SpiritsKen MollencampTV movie
1986Deadly FriendPaul Conway
1988HotelMark DanielsEpisode: "Double Take"
1989Night CourtBobby JohnsonEpisode: "Branded" (Parts 1 and 2)
1990Guns of ParadiseSam DevittEpisode: "The Coward"
1991The Last to GoNathan HoloverTV movie
1991Silk StalkingsJason DietzEpisode: "Dirty Laundry"
1993Barbarians at the GateTeenage F. Ross JohnsonTV movie (uncredited)
1995Spider-Man (1994 TV series)Flash ThompsonEpisode: "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 8: Duel of the Hunters"
1995Aaahh!!! Real MonstersRob / ChuckEpisode: "Eau de Krumm/O'Lucky Monster"

Accolades[edit]

YearAwardCategoryTitle of workResult
1983Young Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Drama SeriesLittle House on the PrairieNominated
1984Young Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a New Television SeriesWhiz KidsNominated
1984Young Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Drama SeriesLittle House on the PrairieNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reilly, S. (September 11, 1978). Donovan, H, ed. "Landon's Little Kids". People Weekly (Chicago, IL: Time) 10 (11): 92–96. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ Harris, H. (December 20, 1981). Roberts, E. L., Jr, ed. "Laborteaux Trio: Matt, Pat, and Mom" (PDF). The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA: J. S. Knight): TV04. ISSN 0885-6613. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pac-Man Champ: Ready on the Set". Softline. September 1982. p. 9. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 

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