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.
ResidenceNew York, New York
NationalityAmerican
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.
ResidenceNew York, New York
NationalityAmerican
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 film, in which he was always credited as 'Matthew Laborteaux'. 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]

Matthew 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 the 1986 Wes Craven failure Deadly Friend 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]

Matthew Labyorteaux is the adoptive 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.

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
1976–1983Little House on the PrairieYoung Charles Ingalls (1976, 1978)
Albert Quinn Ingalls (1978–83)
TV series (7 seasons, 89 episodes)
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Drama Series, 1983 and 1984
1976NBC Special TreatBillyEpisode: "Papa and Me"
1977A Circle of ChildrenBrian O'ConnellTelevision film
1977The Red Hand GangFrankie12 episodes
1977Tarantulas: The Deadly CargoMatthew BeckTV movie
1978King of the GypsiesMiddle Dave
1979The Little House YearsAlbert IngallsSpecial episode
1983Little House: Look Back to YesterdayAlbert IngallsTV movie
1983–84Whiz KidsRichie Adler18 episodes
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a New Television Series, 1984
1985Amazing StoriesAndyEpisode: "Fine Tuning"
1986Shattered SpiritsKen MollencampTV movie
1986Deadly FriendPaul Conway
1991The Last to GoNathan HoloverTV movie
1993Barbarians at the GateTeenage F. Ross JohnsonTV movie (uncredited)

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