Albert from 'Little House on the Prairie' is 51 years old now and still looks like a dream

Pedro Marrero
May 01, 2018
05:03 P.M.
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Labyorteaux is a really talented person, he became a voice-over artist and has given his voice in video games, commercials, and animated features.


The American film and TV actor, Matthew Labyorteaux is well known for portraying the character of Albert Ingalls, the adopted son of the Ingalls family, in the series Little House on the Prairie. He played the role of Albert from 1978 to 1983 in the series.

According to a Daily News report, 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 role 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.


His most prominent film role was in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend (1986) 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.

He made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including The Rookies, The Bob Newhart Show, Mulligan's Stew, Lou Grant, Here's Boomer, The Love Boat, Simon & Simon, Highway to Heaven, Night Court, Paradise, and Silk Stalkings.


Labyorteaux was born in Los Angeles and adopted by interior designer and talent agent Ronald Labyorteaux (1930–1992) and actress Frances Marshall (1927–2012). He was thought to be fully autistic for the first five years of his life.

Over the last decades, 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.


He is a skilled video game player. In October 1981, he finished in 10th place for Centipede at the Atari, Inc. world championships and in April 1982, he became the United States Pac-Man champion at a People-sponsored tournament, with a score of 1,200,000.

In 1992, Matthew and Patrick founded the Youth Rescue Fund (which was 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.