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|Born||Matthew Charles Labyorteaux
December 8, 1966
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Known for||Role of Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie|
Matthew Charles Labyorteaux (born December 8, 1966) is an American actor who has starred in television and film, in which he was always credited as 'Matthew Laborteaux'. He is perhaps best known for portraying the character Albert Quinn Ingalls on the hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie from 1978 to 1983.
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 tenure 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.
Labyorteaux's 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.
During his most active years, Labyorteaux made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including The Rookies, The Bob Newhart Show, Mulligan's Stew, Lou Grant, Here's Boomer (spin-off of The Red Hand Gang), The Love Boat, Simon and Simon (crossover episode with Whiz Kids), Highway to Heaven, Night Court, Paradise, and Silk Stalkings.
Most recently, 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.
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Laborteaux was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the adopted son of Ronald Labyorteaux (1930–1992), an interior designer and talent agent, and actress Frances Marshall (1927–2012). He is the younger brother of Patrick Labyorteaux, also adopted, and Jane Laborteaux, both of whom are also actors.
Laborteaux is a skilled video game player. In October 1981 he finished in tenth place for Centipede at the Atari, Inc. world championships, and in April 1982 became the United States Pac-Man champion at a People-sponsored tournament, with a score of 1,200,000.
In 1992, Matthew and his brother founded the Youth Rescue Fund (currently 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.
|1974||A Woman Under the Influence||Angelo Longhetti||Feature film|
|1976–83||Little House on the Prairie||Young Charles Ingalls (1976/78)
Albert Quinn Ingalls (1978–83)
|7 seasons, 89 episodes|
|1976||NBC Special Treat||Billy||Episode: "Papa and Me"|
|1976||The Bob Newhart Show||Richie||Episode: "My Boy Guillermo"|
|1977||A Circle of Children||Brian O'Connell||TV movie|
|1977||Most Wanted (TV series)||Billy Joe Nelson||Episode: "The Tunnel Killer"|
|1977||The Red Hand Gang||Frankie||12 episodes|
|1977||Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo||Matthew Beck||TV movie|
|1978||King of the Gypsies||Middle Dave|
|1979||The Little House Years||Albert Ingalls||Special episode|
|1979||Lou Grant||Mark Donner||Episode: "Kids"|
|1980||Here's Boomer||Jesse||Episode: "Jailbreak"|
|1982||The Love Boat||Chip Bronson||Episode: "The Same Wavelength/Winning Isn't Everything/A Honeymoon for Horace"|
|1983||Little House: Look Back to Yesterday||Albert Ingalls||TV movie|
|1983||Simon & Simon||Richie Adler||Episode: "Fly the Alibi Skies"|
|1983–84||Whiz Kids||Richie Adler||18 episodes|
|1985||Amazing Stories||Andy||Episode: "Fine Tuning"|
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Matt Haynes||Episode: "The Right Thing"|
|1986||Shattered Spirits||Ken Mollencamp||TV movie|
|1986||Deadly Friend||Paul Conway|
|1988||Hotel||Mark Daniels||Episode: "Double Take"|
|1989||Night Court||Bobby Johnson||Episode: "Branded" (Parts 1 and 2)|
|1990||Guns of Paradise||Sam Devitt||Episode: "The Coward"|
|1991||The Last to Go||Nathan Holover||TV movie|
|1991||Silk Stalkings||Jason Dietz||Episode: "Dirty Laundry"|
|1993||Barbarians at the Gate||Teenage F. Ross Johnson||TV movie (uncredited)|
|1995||Spider-Man (1994 TV series)||Flash Thompson||Episode: "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 8: Duel of the Hunters"|
|1995||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Rob / Chuck||Episode: "Eau de Krumm/O'Lucky Monster"|
|Year||Award||Category||Title of work||Result|
|1983||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor in a Drama Series||Little House on the Prairie||Nominated|
|1984||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor in a New Television Series||Whiz Kids||Nominated|
|1984||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor in a Drama Series||Little House on the Prairie||Nominated|
- Reilly, S. (September 11, 1978). Donovan, H, ed. "Landon's Little Kids". People Weekly (Chicago, IL: Time) 10 (11): 92–96. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
- Harris, H. (December 20, 1981). Roberts, E. L., Jr, ed. "Laborteaux Trio: Matt, Pat, and Mom" (PDF). The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA: J. S. Knight): TV04. ISSN 0885-6613. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
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