Matthew Laborteaux

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Matthew Laborteaux
Little House on the Prairie Katy Kurtzman Matthew Laborteaux 1977 No 2.jpg
Matthew Laborteaux and Katy Kurtzman on Little House on the Prairie, 1977
BornMatthew Charles Labyorteaux
(1966-12-08) December 8, 1966 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, USA
ResidenceNew York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1972–1993 (TV and film)
1994–present (voice acting)
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
Matthew Laborteaux and Katy Kurtzman on Little House on the Prairie, 1977
BornMatthew Charles Labyorteaux
(1966-12-08) December 8, 1966 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, USA
ResidenceNew York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1972–1993 (TV and film)
1994–present (voice acting)
Known forRole of Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie

Matthew Labyorteaux (born December 8, 1966) is an American actor who has starred in television and film. 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 (1983–1984), 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, Laborteaux 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, himself adopted, and Jane Laborteaux, both of whom are also actors.

In 1992, Labyorteaux 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.

Selected filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1974A Woman Under the InfluenceAngelo LonghettiFeature film.
1976–1983Little House on the PrairieYoung Charles Ingalls (1976–1978)
Albert Quinn Ingalls (1978–1983)
Television series (7 seasons, 89 episodes).
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Drama Series, 1983 and 1984.
1976NBC Special TreatBillyTelevision series; first season episode "Papa and Me".
1977A Circle of ChildrenBrian O'ConnellMade-for-television feature.
1977The Red Hand GangFrankieTelevision series (1 season, 12 episodes).
1977Tarantulas: The Deadly CargoMatthew BeckMade-for-television feature.
1978King of the GypsiesMiddle DaveFeature film.
1979The Little House YearsAlbert IngallsTelevision series special episode.
1983Little House: Look Back to YesterdayAlbert IngallsMade-for-television feature.
1983–1984Whiz KidsRichie AdlerTelevision series (1 season, 18 episodes).
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a New Television Series, 1984.
1985Amazing StoriesAndyTelevision series; first season episode "Fine Tuning".
1986Shattered SpiritsKen MollencampMade-for-television feature.
1986Deadly FriendPaul ConwayFeature film.
1991The Last to GoNathan HoloverMade-for-television feature.
1993Barbarians at the GateTeenage F. Ross JohnsonMade-for-television feature; uncredited role.

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