Matthew Labyorteaux is a famous American film and television actor as well as a voice artist. The actor is well known for his role as Albert Quinn Ingalls in the series Little House on the Prairie.
Matthew Labyorteaux was born as Matthew Charles Labyorteaux on 8th December 1966 in Los Angeles, California. He was adopted by an interior designer as well as an actress Frances Marshall (1927-2012) and Ronald Labyorteaux (1930-1992). He has two siblings, Patrick, who was also adopted, and Jane.
As for his educational background, Matthews has not disclosed any details regarding his academic qualifications.
Labyorteaux started his career from a young age of seven by working in commercials alongside his older brother, Patrick. Shortly after that, he did his first dramatic role in A Woman Under the Influence, starring Gena Rowlands. Then, he started performing in television series like Whiz Kids (1983-1984) and The Red Hand Gang (1977), starring late James Hampton.
One of his prominent roles was in the film Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend (1986) as a young genius who brings a dead girl back to life using an artificial intelligence microchip from a robot made by him. Matthew Labyorteaux has made guest appearances in several TV shows like Silk Stalkings, Paradise, Night Court, Highway to Heaven, The Love Boat, Simon & Simon, Here’s Doomer, Lou Grant, Mulligan’s Stew, and The Rookies, which also features Season Hubley and Kate Jackson.
According to Matthew Labyorteaux’s biography that was published by A&E Television Networks, he was diagnosed with Autism and that experts told his parents that he might never be able to lead to a normal life. Another article about him in People magazine, 1978, revealed that he was fully autistic for the first five years of his life.
Labyorteaux recent works include his voice over acting for the animated film Next Gen(2018), which also features John Krasinski.
Besides acting, Matthew is very much interested in video gaming as well. In October 1981, he finished Centipede at the Atari, Inc world championships in the tenth place. Again in April 1982, he became the Pac-Man champion at a people-sponsored tournament in the whole United States, with a score of 1,200,000.
In 1992, Matthew along with his brother Patrick founded the Youth Rescue Fund, a charity organization that helps young people in crisis. Since then, they have been engaged in fundraising for youth shelters across the United States. The organization worked with Los Angeles Youth Supportive Services. However, this organization no longer operates.
Matthew Labyorteaux kept his life private for several years and has still managed to do so. It is challenging to trace his details in the social media. He has never disclosed about his girlfriend, or wife or marriage. The only girlfriend of Matthew we know is Kirsty Swanson, who was an on-screen match up with Matthew in ‘Deadly Friend’ in 1986. However, they are surely not dating in real life.
Just like his personal life, Matthew Labyorteaux keeps his professional progress also private. With his acting career as well as voice lending career, he must have earned a handsome amount. According to the richest, one of Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert, a sister of Jonathan Gilbert has the net worth of $0.5 million. Hence, we can assure that his net worth is also somewhere around half a million dollar which is, fortunately, a huge sum of money.