Matthew Laborteaux (Actor) - Little House on the Prairie
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Updated: 10/21/10

Name: Matthew Laborteaux

Born: December 8, 1966, Los Angeles, California

Claim To Fame: He is known for playing Albert Quinn Ingalls on the hit NBC series, Little House on the Prairie, from 1976 to 1983.

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Family Life: Laborteaux was adopted by Ronald Labyorteaux, an interior designer, and actress Frances Marshall. He has an older brother, Patrick Labyorteaux, himself adopted, and Jane Laborteaux.

Info: Laborteaux was discovered at the age of seven while tagging along with his brother on a casting call, and soon began work in commercials. Shortly after, he landed his first role in the drama A Woman Under the Influence, where he played one of Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands' children.

From 1976-1983, he enjoyed his most prominent television role, playing Albert Quinn Ingalls on the hit NBC series, Little House on the Prairie. He also starred in the short-lived 1980s television series, The Red Hand Gang and Whiz Kids, and appeared in several made-for-television movies.

In 1986, he starred in Wes Craven's feature, Deadly Friend, as a young genius who brings a girl back from the dead. Laborteaux has made guest appearances on a bunch of TV shows over the years, including The Bob Newhart Show, Lou Grant, The Love Boat, Simon and Simon, Highway to Heaven, Amazing Stories, Night Court, and Silk Stalkings.

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Trivia: Was born with a congenital heart defect, which eventually healed on its own.

Exhibited symptoms of a developmental disorder, most likely autism, in his early years.

Founded the Youth Rescue Fund with his brother in 1992. The Youth Rescue Fund is a charity organization that assists young people in crisis.

Brother-in-law of Tina Albanese.

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Where Are They Now: Laborteaux has recently turned to voice acting. He's provided characterizations for the Dot Hack video game series, as well as additional voices for animated features and films like 2009's Bride Wars.

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Videos: Little House on the Prairie - Theme Song


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