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Matthew Labyorteaux Biography

Matthew Labyorteaux
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Sagittarius
  • Name: Matthew Labyorteaux
  • Birth Name: Matthew Charles Labyorteaux
  • Father: Frances Marshall
  • Mother: Ronald Labyorteaux
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Los Angeles
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: $11 million
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Face Color: White
  • Affair with: N/A
  • Girlfriend: N/A
  • Siblings: Patrick Labyorteaux, Jane Laborteaux
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The American film and TV actor, Matthew Labyorteaux is well known for portraying the character of Albert Ingalls, adopted son of the Ingalls family, in the series ‘Little on the Prairie.’ He played the role of Albert from 1978 to 1983 in the series, Little on the Prairie. Labyorteaux, a talented person, is also a voice-over artist. He has given his voice in video games, commercials, and animated features.

Early Life and Education

Born on December 8, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, US, Matthew Labyorteaux was adopted by the interior designer and talent agent, Ronald Labyorteaux and actress Frances Marshall. Labyorteaux has an older brother, Patrick who was also adopted. 

Although Matthew was an adopted child, he was supported by his family even then when he started his acting career. He spent most of his childhood days in Los Angeles along with family. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Matthew is a White American.

Professional Career

At the age of seven, Labyorteaux appeared in commercials. He later worked as a voice-over artist in movies, including Mulan, Bride Wars, and The Wind Rises. Labyorteaux made his movie debut with the drama film ‘A Woman Under the Influence.’

Little House on the Prairie

Labyorteaux added ‘Little House on the Prairie’ to his acting resume where he featured the younger version of Charles Ingalls in 1976. Michael Landon portrayed the lead role. 

In 1977, Labyorteaux also made an appearance in two other television series ‘The Red Hand Gang’ and ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’ alongside Mary Kay Place. He stepped into a new character, Albert, an abandoned boy who is an adopted son of Carolina Ingalls (Karan Grassle) in the series. In 1978, he again portrayed the character, Charles in Little House’s fifth season.

Labyorteaux also appeared in the show till the eighth seasons that ended in 1982. After a year, he appeared as a guest on the spin-off ‘Little House: A New Beginning.’ In the same year, Labyorteaux appeared in the TV movie ‘Little House: Look Back to Yesterday,’ which was his last performance in the TV movie.

Besides his acting career, Labyorteaux is also a skilled video game player.  He participated in a People-sponsored tournament, where he became the US Pac-Man champion with a score of 1,200,000.

Personal Life

The famous actor of 70s and 80s, Matthew Labyorteux, has perfectly managed to keep his private life far from the social media and limelight. Matthew has never disclosed about his marriage, dating, and affairs. Kristy Swanson played the character of Matthew’s girlfriend in ‘Deadly Friend,’ in 1986; however, they are just colleagues in real life.

Besides, the actor is also active on Facebook, where he often posts images of him working on different projects and short movies.  According to A&E TV Networks, he was diagnosed with autistic, and experts told his parents that he might never lead a normal life.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

Matthew Labyorteux has earned a good amount of net worth from his career as an actor. However, Matthew has not disclosed his actual net worth in the media.

One of his NBC series ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Melissa Gilbert has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million, according to The Richest. Thus, it can be assumed that Matthew might have a net worth close to his co-star’s.

Matthew also founded the Youth Rescue Fund along with his brother, actor Patrick Labyorteux in 1992. The charitable organization is dedicated to help runaways and raised $11 million for youth shelters throughout the US. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.7m).

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