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 film, television and voice actor. In many of his credits, his last name is spelled as "Laborteaux". He is also credited as Matthew Charles for his work in animation.
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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. 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 (spin-off of The Red Hand Gang), The Love Boat, Simon & Simon (crossover episode with Whiz Kids), Highway to Heaven, Night Court, Paradise, and Silk Stalkings.
More 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.
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 is the younger brother of Patrick, also adopted and also an actor, and Jane. According to a biography about Matthew published by A&E Television Networks, "He was diagnosed as being autistic, and experts told his parents that Labyorteaux might never lead a normal life."
An article in People magazine from 1978 said he was thought to be fully autistic for the first five years of his life.
Labyorteaux is a skilled video game player. In October 1981, he finished in 10th place for Centipede at the Atari, Inc. world championships. 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. The organization is no longer active.
|1974||A Woman Under the Influence||Angelo Longhetti|
|1978||King of the Gypsies||Middle Dave|
|1986||Deadly Friend||Paul Conway|
|2011||Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time||Jaden Yuki (voice)||English dub|
|2013||The Wind Rises||Additional Voices||English dub|
|2018||Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost||Riker Williams (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1975||The Rookies||Jody Gifford||Episode: "Lamb to the Slaughter"|
|1975||Phyllis||Child||Episode: "There's No Business Like No Business"|
|Little House on the Prairie||Albert Quinn Ingalls, Young Charles Ingalls||89 episodes|
|1976||NBC Special Treat||Billy||Episode: "Papa and Me"|
|1976||The Practice||Pete||Episode: "Judy Sinclair"|
|1976||Doc||David||Episode: The Death of a Turtle|
|1976||The Bob Newhart Show||Richie||Episode: "My Boy Guillermo"|
|1977||A Circle of Children||Brian O'Connell||Television film|
|1977||Most Wanted||Billy Joe Nelson||Episode: "The Tunnel Killer"|
|1977||Mulligan's Stew||Duane||Episode: "Biggest Mansion"|
|1977||The Red Hand Gang||Frankie||12 episodes|
|1977||Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo||Matthew Beck||Television film|
|1977||Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman||Johnny Doe / Wild Child||23 episodes|
|1978||Killing Stone||Christopher Stone||Television film|
|1979||Little House Years||Albert Ingalls||Television film|
|1979||Lou Grant||Mark Donner||Episode: "Kids"|
|1980||Here's Boomer||Jesse||Episode: "Jailbreak"|
|1980||The Aliens Are Coming||Timmy Garner||Television film|
|1982||The Love Boat||Chip Bronson||Episode: "Winning Isn't Everything"|
|1983||Little House: Look Back to Yesterday||Albert Ingalls||Television film|
|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||Television film|
|1988||Hotel||Mark Daniels||Episode: "Double Take"|
|1989||Night Court||Bobby Johnson||2 episodes|
|1990||Paradise||Sam Devitt||Episode: "The Coward"|
|1991||The Last to Go||Nathan Holover||Television film|
|1991||Silk Stalkings||Jason Dietz||Episode: "Dirty Laundry"|
|1993||Barbarians at the Gate||Teenage F. Ross Johnson||Television film|
|1995||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Rob, Chuck (voices)||Episode: "Eau de Krumm/O'Lucky Monster"|
|2005–06||G.I. Joe: Sigma 6||Scott Abernathy (voice)||7 episodes|
|2005–08||Yu-Gi-Oh! GX||Jaden Yuki (voice)||180 episodes|
|2007||Winx Club||Nabu (voice)||6 episodes|
|2003–04||.hack series||Additional Voices|
|2006||Thrillville||Adult Male #1|
|2007||Thrillville: Off the Rails||Accountant, Adult Male #1, Announcer, Tank Player|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Additional Voices|
|2012||Kinect Star Wars||Gold 5, Padawan #2|
|2017||Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links||Jaden Yuki|
|1983||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actor in a Drama Series||Little House on the Prairie||Nominated|
|1984||Best Young Actor in a New Television Series||Whiz Kids||Nominated|
|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.
- "Matthew Labyorteaux". IMdb. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- "Matthew Labyorteaux". Biography.com. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- "Cover Story: Landon's Little Kids – Vol. 10 No. 11". September 11, 1978.
- "Pac-Man Champ: Ready on the Set". Softline. September 1982. p. 9. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
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