Matthew Labyorteaux, a 51-year-old actor and voice artist, is most famously known for his role of Albert Quinn Ingalls in Little House On The Prairie.
Labyorteaux was barely 12 years old when he joined the cast, and 17 when the TV show came to an end. It's been three decades but Labyorteaux is still the charmer he was back then.
As reported by NY Daily Beast, Labyorteaux lives life on the Autism spectrum, but that never deterred him from pursuing a career in the film industry.
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Both Labyorteaux and his brother, Patrick, were already household names before they started working on Little House on the Prairie. Their mother made sure that they were well represented and taught them to be professional actors from a young age.
Labyorteaux has 60 film and voice credits to his name, and his career spans more than four decades. His first role was that of Angelo Longhetti on the 1974 film, A Woman Under the Influence.
He also went on to appear in King of The Gypsies, Bravo Two and Killing Stone. He received a Daytime Emmy for his work on Papa and Me, as reported by Little House on the Prairie.
In 1983, Labyorteaux landed a role in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend. While still taking on the occasional film roll today, Labyorteaux mostly works as a voice artist for television shows, animated films, and games.
He can be heard in Pokemon, Bride Wars, Spiderman, and as Jaden Yuki in the Yu-Gi-Oh video games. He also adds several voices to the Star Wars video games.
Labyorteaux said that his TV-dad, Michael Landon, was his role model.
“Michael Landon was the biggest influence. As a child, I watched him write, direct, star, and produce a TV show every week. He showed me what was possible.”
Matthew Labyorteaux, Little House on the Prairie, July 22, 2017.
Labyorteaux also credits his parents for his success. He grew up in a loving and supportive home. To show their gratitude, Labyorteaux and his brother created the Youth Rescue Fund in 1992.
The organization helped 'others who aren't lucky enough to have a home and parents' like theirs. The fund also provided counseling where needed, as well as assisted homeless teenagers and those who struggled with depression and substance abuse.
Unfortunately, the fund is no longer operational. In his spare time, Labyorteaux likes to play video games. He is skilled in the craft and came in at tenth place for Centipede at the Atari championships in 1982.
He also achieved a score of 1,200,000 at the Pac-Man championship the following year.