Jonathan Gilbert Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Dec, 2019
Facts of Jonathan Gilbert
Date of Birth: 1967 , April-28
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jonathan Gilbert
Birth Name Jonathan J. Gilbert
Father Barbara Crane
Mother Paul Gilbert
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Prairie
Ethnicity White
Working For NBC TV
Net Worth $200,000
Famous for Little House on the Prairie
Affair with Sherri Stoner
Married Yes
Married to Keren Gilbert
Education Hamilton College
Awards 2008 Television Land Award nominee
Siblings Melissa Gilbert, Sara Gilbert, Claudia Cowan
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The former television and film actor, Jonathan Gilbert portrayed the character of Willie Oleson in the classic TV series, ‘Little House on the Prairie.’ He played the role of Willie from 1974 to 1983, in the series. Currently, he is working as a stockbroker in New York City.

Adopted By Actor Couple: Family Relationship

Jonathan Gilbert was born on April 28, 1967, in Los Angeles, California,  the USA. Soon after his birth, he was adopted by actors Barbara Crane and Paul Gilbert. He is also an adopted brother of Mellissa Gilbert, who appeared on ‘Little House on the Prairie’ as Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Also, he became a step-sibling to Sara Gilbert (from Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles) and Claudia Cowan (from Warren Cowan as Warren later married Crane).

The information about his biological parents is hidden from the media. Jonathan is an American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Raised in Los Angeles, Jonathan attended Hamilton College and earned his BA. Later, he joined Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and received his MBA in Finance.

Brief Career As Child Actor: What Is He Doing Now?

At the age of 7, Jonathan Gilbert made his screen breakthrough in 1974 with NBC TV series Little House on the Prairie that gained him wide fame as a child actor. He appeared in the series from 1974 to 1983, is one of the six actors who featured in entire episodes of the series alongside Kevin Hagen, Dabbs Greer, Katherine MacGregor, Matthew Labyorteux, and Richard Bull.

The TV series is rated 7.4 out of 10 by IMDB.

The 2008 Television Land Award nominee later appeared in The Miracle Worker (1979), Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984).

In 1984, Gilbert retired from acting and ever since, is working as a stockbroker in New York City.

Jonathan Gilbert's Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship, Gilbert is a married man and has a wife named Keren Gilbert. No report on his courtship or wedding detail is out. 52-year-old Jonathan Gilbert remains low-key from media radar and has not flashed much of his private details to the public. Also, Gilbert is not much active on social media like Instagram and Twitter.

Even though some sources claimed Jonathan's alleged love interest to Sherri Stoner,  the Little House on the Prairie actress, however, they were revealed as good friends.

Jonathan Gilbert's sister Melissa Gilbert is married to third husband Timothy Busfield since April 24, 2013, after divorcing Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner

How Much Is Jonathan's Net Worth?

With brief acting stint and current career as a stockbroker, Jonathan Gilbert owns surely a considerable sum of money. As of December 2019, he has a net worth of $200,000. On average, a stockbroker in New York City earns the salary in the range of $64,127-$79,849 per year.

As for a fact, his sister, Melissa, the President of the Screen Actors Guild, has a fortune of $500,000. She earns $750,000 annually.

Gilbert appeared alongside Melissa Gilbert in the NBC TV series Little House on the Prairie.

Jonathan Gilbert's Body Measurement 

  • Jonathan Gilbert's height: The actor stands quite tall.
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Age: April 28, 1967 (age 52)
  • Birth Name: Jonathan J. Gilbert


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