What Happened To Matthew Laborteaux?

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Errr.... Who?

Dad in 'Little House on the Prairie'

Remind me what they look like...

They used to look like this...
What Matthew Laborteaux used to look like
Now they look like this...
How Matthew Laborteaux looks now

Check out Matthew Laborteaux in action...

This is what they are doing now...

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If in fact you are gay Mathew, don't allow the evil bigoted hypocrites who weaponize the bible while at the same time ignoring what it says about Hell-bound fornicating heterosexuals to deter you from coming out. You and I are about the same age and it's pretty clear that if by now there's no sign of heterosexual attraction what this means. It is cool to be who you honestly are dude. Honestly is ultimately all that ever really matters. I miss you on TV Matt. You are a true acting genius. You were born to perform. Thanks for the memories and please work your way back to us your devoted fans.
Missing Matt on TV!
The comment signed: "masked rapist blacksmith" is that from the actor who played the character in that episode?
Denise H
According to wikipedia (is it credible?) : 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 tenth 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 (his brother, both were adopted) 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. This organization no longer operates.
I grew up watching Little House & yeah, I thought Matt was rather cute(I mean, I'm about his age & I thought the guy who played Almanzo was rather "Old"-lol) My brother also was a child actor who great at video games so I think they would've gotten along (He's now into restoring old VW buses in his spare time) Anyway, Matt was a fine actor & I'm glad to see he's doing well :-)
I worked with your mother, Frankie, at California Bank in the early 50's.If you can give me any info about her I would appreciate it. Email ..... [email protected]
Stella Parker
Albert Ingalls Cool !!!!!!😃😄😉
I often watch repeats of Little House on the Prairie and think, what a wonderful and truly bunch of talented actors and actresses they all were and are.
How did he overcome autism? That's a story that needs to be told, to the World. He probably doesn't know, but his parents do.
The info I have is to tell you all to get a life. He certainly has one and it will never include dreaming whackos. He is not a sodomite homosexual and would like to be left alone. Trust me I know.
Non Sodomite Dude
Yes, I'm not the only chick that is in love with Matthew, but I am afraid to meet him in real life. I read so much gossip online about Matt, like he is very ignorant, mean & could care less about his fans. That for one explains a lot why no fan will ever get an autograph from him. And what scares me the most is the talk that Matthew having a criminal record in California & that he orders prescription medications a lot, by deliberately misspelling his last name. Matthew's birth name is Labyorteaux. I'm in love with him :-(
What happened to Matthew Labyorteaux? Well, he became one of the sexiest men alive .. and is still waiting for us to meet and fall in love of course! I remember writing letters to Matthew during his run on "Little House", not being able to resist a compliment or two on his good looks! We were born the same month and year -only days apart. I do have to admit I get a little excited and somewhat happy inside just thinking that Matthew could be gay, as I am a gay man myself, who has admired him since his days as a child actor. Even more thrilling is the thought that he could one day see this!.... Hey Matthew- Will forever love u man!!
I'm 15 years old and have a brother with the same form of autism. I'm from Belgium. My mother has see little house on the prairie when she was little.
I have see LHOP a week ago.
I want to know how he has overcome his autism, because my brother has a severe form.
He don't like to talk with sombody.
I want he overcome his autism.

Matthew and the cast from LHOTP reunited for Entertainment Weekly reunion special. Here are some pics and interview with the cast. I subscribe to the magazine so I can't wait to get this one and see all of the pics and the whole article.

I have always thought Matthew "Albert" was so hot and sexy. He's older than me but looking at images of him on Google remind me how beautiful he is. I'm a guy so if he is gay then that is perfectly fine with me, I wish I had a chance.

Hell I'd love to meet him and the girl who played Nellie, I loved that little bitch. She was awesome.
Hi, Matt was and is simply handsome, I understand he's single and gay.... Is this right??
I am a huge Matt Labyorteaux fan, and would like to mail a photograph for him to autograph. Does anyone know where to send it to?
Matt is still acting doing voice overs and yes still Single! He had a recent interview with the whole cast on Kathy and Hoda in April!
Hi.. I have been a fan of Matthew since I was a kid, and YES he played 'Pa' in Ma and Pa's flashbacks to their childhood on 'Little House' and also played Albert their son later on... he was also in some after school special's and another saturday morning tv show called 'The Redhand Gang'... not sure how many episodes of that particular series there were, but where I lived at the time I only saw a few before it was 'gone' and i have never again found it, i would like to see it again one day tho' :) anyway.... i really liked him and I hope that he is doing well and is happy.
Actually when "Ma" is talking about their anniversary and how she met "Pa" in the flash backs when Ma and Pa were kids and first met,they brought Matthew in to play Pa as a boy. I always read that Michael Landon liked him so well that he decided to bring him back as Albert. here and there,including M.L. own daughter Leslie,she has played 2 or 3 characters on the show. I don't care, I still love it.
I have always been a fan of yours and patricks loved when you were on Little House some of you might not know this yes Patrick and Matt are brothers but Patrick also played on Little House as Lauras friend first then became Alberts friend when they lived in the ciAndrew Garvey (Alice and Jonathans son)
Melinda Davis, Nettie, WV
matthew laborateaux war echt toll als albert kann mir einer sagen ob er in der serie murphium nemen wolte
did he play charles as a child in a previous episode? then he played albert ???? 20/10/12
Why didn't he go away a come back as a doctor, instead he died off the show. Of course caroline and the other kids just disappeared. left huge holes in everything, know it didn't fly after that.
Edwina Rowan
I think your the only idiot to say such a thing! Who do you think you are! This is for his fans who adore him!
antes la familia ingalle orta vez ahora nuevo ... antes matthew laborteaux tenia 12 años ahora ???? 2012años gracias...
I wondered why in the episode where he overcomes the morphine addiction...Laura ends the show saying that Albert came back to Walnut Grove as Dr. Albert Ingalls..but yet in another episode (when he climbs the mountain with the school group..."Yesterday"...he dies of leukemia before he enters college in Minnesota (4yr scholarship). Wondering if anyone else caught this?
I like "little house on the prairie" so i wrote to matt laborteaux on september 2011 to have a dédicaced photo but no answer on june 2012 . Someone could tell me if he answer to his letters?
I think that Matthew Laborteaux is lovely. I never heard of him until I started to collect the dvd's of the films. I am wondering if he is still acting.
I cant believe I just sat here and read through all of these posts. I didnt realize how bored I actually was. Most of the people who added a post were, well, to put it plainly, are a bunch of idiots. The only thing good about any of these posts were the fact that it made me realize just how dumb some poeple really are. Smh....
Gina H.
Hi, I'm sorry, I really do not have any current info on Matthew Labyorteaux. I just had to say... Matthew is just so cool. Really. The most coolest guy ever. and Matthew Laborteaux if you ever read this and want to make a new friend, if you are just like what the hell why not? please email me [email protected] it would be the best thing ever.
Has anyone seen or heard about him recently? There are no dates on these posts so I'm not sure how recent this is. Thanks! 5/14/12
Julie M.
I wonder if I am the only one who thought Albert on Little house on the prairie resemble JFK Jr., wjen JFK Jr. Was about 10 years old. Does anyone else see it?
Catherine Reynolds
I've seen him twice recently in Pasadena ...both times with a girl who was my age - *his* age - not some twenty year old which was nice :)

I saw them at Ralph's grocery and also at dinner in Old Town - he looked really happy - laughing a lot with his cute smile and looked really nice. xxxxxxxxxoooooooooo

Oh - also - he was not "dad" on Little House, he was their son Albert! He was only a kid. Michael Landon was Pa.
Fiona B.
I saw the post about the 1982 Celebrity Softball game at Valley High School. I was there as a teen with a press pass. I did not say that about Matt but I talked to girls that wanted me to get them on the field. I think the stars stayed at the Dunes Hotel. (related to a post below about Mathew). What a cool coincidence!
not sure but think he lives in New York City making movies
Shari Janoff
Hi fans!! Did you know that Matt was diagnosed and has overcome autism at a very young age!!! I am a huge supporter of his organization as I myself work with these children and has a son with ADHD. Find me on facebook if you want to connect, I plan to go public with my organization and hope to connect with Matt and his brother soon!!!
Shari Janoff
Hey, Matt, how do you make fake puke? You know for Tv? You know, on Little House when you were addicted to Morphine & had severe withdrawal. How did you puke for the show?
There hasn't been, and probably never will be another character played better than Matt played Albert. All the other junk about him on this site is typical of the world we live in today. The very world that Little House was the direct opposite of. I will always remember the love he portrayed for his father on that show. That is something that people today find it hard to relate to. Too busy with your cell phones and texting........ God Bless You Matt..... Hope all is well with you.....
well matt, im 41 yrs old and still watch littlehouse.
Dear Matthew,
I think you are the best actor on the planet(: I don't care what anybody says about you I will always think that you are an amazing actor!
Whether you are gay or straight it doesn't matter to me, because it's your business. Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read my comment. ~~ Kalee ~~<3
K.C. #1 Fan!
Mat u r so cute !!! I love u so much <3 did u die on little house everyone want to know love u so much hope u answer back ....!!! !!!!!
Navis medrano 13
I think that Matt is a great actor. I hear he is really nice. I have never seen a better actor than him. I love Little house on the Prairie. Albert is my favorite character. He is very talented. Matt, I hope to see you soon. :] I LOVE you!!
baylee K, age 12
Strangely, I was trying to find a way to get back in touch with him when I came across this website. I didn't know anything like this existed. It seems rather strange to me, but I guess if there is a call for it, then it should exist:) Matt is a very nice and open minded guy. He likes to take his time to get to know people well, but will open himself up to you if he trusts you. He is not a judgmental person, and didn't ever distinguish between someone who is gay, or straight, or bi. He never tried to label anyone, or stick them into a pre-fab box. He was very open to liking whomever he got along with, and didn't judge people by whether or not they were famous, etc, even. After the interesting talks I had with him I would say that he would not be bothered to call himself straight, or gay, or anything else of that nature. He would just be who he is, and like whatever or whomever he likes. It was a treasure knowing him, and I wish I hadn't lost track of him when I moved across the country. It is nearly impossible to get back in touch with someone that used to be famous, if you lose touch:/
Worked with him in the 90s
I would Gave anything to see Mattew Please Matthew call me I am in Valdosta Ga
julissa clapp
I am posting this letter on here knowing quite well that there will be people who will pick it apart and use it as an excuse to dish out their own brand of hatefulness. Personally I have had a life full of hate and whatever you say about me or this letter can be nothing to what I have experienced already. So I will just say take you're best shot and least I will have the consolation in knowing that if you are talking about me then that's means you are leaving some else alone. I post my life history here in the hopes that someone who knows Matthew Laborteaux directly will forward this letter to him. I don't have too much time left and it is very important that he knows what he has done for me. Without his and Michael Landon's portrayal of love for each other, I would have been just another statistic. Unlike others on here I could care less what his sexuality is and only want to thank him for the person he was. Please if anyone knows him, make sure he gets this letter and i would be forever grateful. Make an old man's wish come true. In the end I would say that if you were an orphan such as myself then by all means watch this LHOTP and feel the moment. You will never forget it. My email address is [email protected]

September 13th 2010

Dear Matt,

Let me give you a little history on myself and then maybe you can understand why I felt compelled to write you. I was born on July 14th, 1951 , I was an orphan my entire life and was in boarding schools for my whole child hood. I was one of the unlucky ones I guess when it came to adoption. I guess no one wanted me. I was peddled from one school to the next and it seemed no one could control me as I allowed no one to get close to me. I became very hard and trusted no one and, went out of my way to make sure no one trusted me. It was the only way for me to survive.

At the age of 15 years old I had enough of the boarding schools and ran away and lived under highways and alleys here in Chicago and, done some things that I am not proud of to take care of myself during this time. Life had no meaning for me and though I thought of suicide often I was too much of a coward to do it, and I knew one day, I would lose this fear later in years and actually do it.

I always thought in my heart that I done something wrong for my parents to leave me. The guilt was overbearing and forced me into a world of solid stone, where I allowed nothing to touch me emotionally. I also believed in no God and never prayed to him to give me what I desired most, just a family, I only wanted someone to tell me that they loved me, but this was never to happen.

My suicidal thoughts were getting stronger and my fear of doing it myself was dissipating and I knew it was only a matter of time and, this feeling made me feel the best I had ever felt. Most of my problem was I was very intelligent for my age (I don’t say this to boost up my profile) but, it was true. I had an ability to be able to listen to someone and not only did I know what they were going say before they actually said it but, I was able to pick apart what they said. I was actually too smart for my own good. It would have been better if I had been illiterate, at least I wouldn’t know when someone was lying to me. I hated being smart more than anything cause I could not fool myself. This became apparent with dealings of people who tried to get close to me and, though I knew it was what I needed and wanted most I knew they were lying in most cases.

The rest of my teen years was spent sneaking into the library at nights to stay warm in Chicago and reading what I could during the late night hours. Unfortunately this was not enough and never did fulfill my loneliness and I think I was ready to die at this point in time but fought very hard with these feelings and they were taking over my entire thought process.

In my 20’s I was content to die but just fought with myself over the process in which way I would accomplish it. In my teens I had stolen everything there is to steal but was never able to get my hands on a gun though I wished I would have. I tried once to hang myself late one night in the library but the cloth I used ripped apart when I jumped off the table and ended up laughing about it. I remember saying to myself “just my luck”. I always stayed away from television as I would be punished every time a movie came on about a family and would turn it off not subjecting myself to this torture any longer. However this was to change on Sept 18th, 1978 a day I will never forget.

This year I had already survived for 27 years by not letting the thought of suicide win the fight that was in me all this time, at this point I had turned the thought of death into a game between me and my brain and I was not going to let the system win (the system that stole from me my child hood), I wanted a reason to live just didn’t know at the time what would be the reason that could make me want to live again.

One day while reading a newspaper I had the television on to watch the news as this was all I ever watched anyways and I don’t know what made me look up at the television but when I did, I seen you running with a blue lamp and Michael Landon chasing you to an under the stair case dwelling. I really can’t explain what feeling I had at that point but I just knew that I had to watch this. In that moment in time I knew how this was going to turn out. Like I said I have a knack for figuring things out and I knew that he was going to take you with and eventually adopt you. This is the first time that I had actually wanted to watch a family situation and I think to this day that what made me comfortable was I could not pick apart what was happening. I had no experience in what was going on in front of my eyes on television but, for some reason I wanted to see how everything turned out for you. I was able to relate even at 27 years old to the situation you were in and I wanted to see what would happen. At this time I found my self waiting for the next episode.

I was hooked on what was going on here and I couldn’t explain it, I still get goose bumps at my age when I think about it. Throughout the episodes I found myself feeling things I didn’t think were possible and it scared me. I even had to question my own motives as I found myself attached to a young boy and didn’t know why. In the episodes when you would cry I found myself crying and I was an older male who isn’t suppose to be doing those things at his age. I had been sexually abused as a young boy in the boarding schools but I never had sexual feelings towards anyone of the same sex. This was scaring me really bad and my intelligence here was not a help for I was in an area I knew nothing about.

It had finally dawned on me after much soul searching that what was different here and what made me so comfortable was the fact that I was living my own childhood through your eyes and was finally able to see and understand that it was not my fault that my parents gave me up I remember crying myself to sleep many nights asking Mom and dad why did you leave me? Only to find myself now saying Ma and Pa why did you leave me.

You made the Albert character believable even to me. I found myself with feelings once again in my life. Through this story I was able to have a childhood even though pretend as it may have been, it changed me. I was able to cry once again and knew that if I could cry then everything would be okay. I think my favorite episode is you’re last episode where you are dying of leukemia because you handled it with such courage gave me the courage to face anything in my later years and I knew that suicide was no longer an option in my life.

In my later years I never married though I wanted to a few times but did not trust myself to be the father I should be or subject my children to what I went through. I mean I would have never left them but I’m not sure I could have loved them the way they needed to be loved, the way Michael Landon portrayed his love for you and I could not take that chance. What I went through I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. This series has changed me in ways I didn’t think possible and, I can honestly say that if I were to die today I would die not only happy but content. To feel the love that you and Michael Landon portrayed in this series as father and son and more importantly for me as Albert Ingall’s was adopted is by far the best gift I could have ever received from anyone. I believe if a situation moves you to tears then you have felt the moment and it does not really matter if it was true for the tears are real the love is real and the experience is wonderful.

I know I don’t have many years left and I’m too old to worry about change and I have had my share in writing pretend letters (the ones you write to your parent’s but have no where to send) but felt compelled to write you this letter. What I have spoken here I have never spoken to anyone and only write it to thank you for what you have done for me. I also owe gratitude to Michael Landon as it was both of you who taught me that love is real and it wasn’t my fault that my parents gave me up. I know Michael is dead now but lit a candle for him in church and I’m sure he saw me do that.

I think this series should be shown worldwide every 2 years or so to reach out to all the orphans so they can feel what it is liked to be loved by someone, what it means to have a family, the hardships of a girlfriend or a boyfriend, the ups and downs of life and the word that can conquer it all, Love!!

In conclusion Matt you are one of the lucky ones as I just found out something I didn’t know and, that is that you and you’re brother Patrick were adopted in real life. How ironic but, it makes sense to me. This is why I believe you were so able to get most people wishing they had a son like you a brother like you, a friend like you. Emotion can’t be bought not real emotion. I do miss the real Ma and Pa in my life and will always wonder what I would have become if they stuck around. I would like to think that it was the way you felt it, the way you showed it, the way you handled it in LHOTP after all I do believe that is the way it should be.

Note…I have written this letter many times knowing that I would never send it and it keeps coming back to me and feel now is the time to send it if I can hopefully find an email address on you. I want nothing in return but I would like only an acknowledgement that you received it. An acknowledgement by you of receiving this letter would complete my quest of setting things right in my life. Throughout my years I have been emotionally cruel to most good people who did attempt to help me and now I know that some of these people were sincere in their efforts and, though it is too late to make amends to them I will try by letting you know that you’re honesty in the portrayal Of Albert Ingall’s was the only thing that could make me believe it was all possible and I'm not 100% sure that this is the way it goes but I do believe that this is the way it should be. Thankyou so much. Jim.
James Cichochi
Matt your so handsome, from the time you were 12 till you were 25 i had a crush on you but i got over it ,i had so many hollywood crushes from age 7 to 12 but like i said i got over it. Im 18 now and i have a boyfriend and he kinda looks like you when you where 20 Brittney P.S. I wish i would have known you in your early years. xoxoxoxoxoxox
I have read online that Matthew has a form of Autism called Aspbergers Syndrome. I believe his brother Patrick (of JAG series) has said that his brother is no longer acting but does do voicework.I wish the guy well. Hope this helps someone as curious as I was.
I luv little house on the prairie! i wasn't born until 12 years after it ended but i still luv it! I started watching it when i was about 6. I didn't see the 1's with matt until i was about 9 i have had the biggest crush on him since! Also he seems sooo sweet! u don't c guys like that everyday! He also had extraordinary talent!!
In 1982 I attended a celebrity softball game at Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Matthew Laborateaux was on the field and I was standing with a group of girls waiting for Matthew Laborteaux to come over to us and sign autographes. A boy about 16 was on the other side of the gate, who had a VIP pass to be there. We asked him to go get Matthew for us and he said, "Maybe you should have me go get someone else, maybe Michael Damian? Matthew is gay." Well we wanted him to get Michael Damian too, but first Matthew because he was closer to where we were. Matthew did come over, and he told us a story, and there was something in his mannerish that seemed a little odd as he told a story from the night before at the hotel he was staying at with his parents.

I don't know it as a fact, but I thought he was gay.
I was hoping to find true information on Matthew. I often wonder what he has done after Little House on the Prairie. I hope he is doing well!
no name
I just found this web site. I have been looking for info on Matt for along time because I have always been a fan and wondered what has happened to him. I am 61 yrs. old and have seen all the Little House episodes at least 100 times each. Personally, I dont care about his sexuallity at all !!! I just know he was a very good actor with so much heart and talent. I also know that he did not ever come back on the show as a Dr. The last show of him was the one where he was told he had leukemia and was dying. That was it. I just wish that Matt would make some more films and act, because there are not many good actors these days with his talent and ability to break your heart. You take care, Matt, and just be yourself. That is all that God wants for you...Sandy
Sandy S.
I can't believe what i'm reading.
Ya'll are pathetic for believing those nasty rumors about Matt.
What's wrong with you people ?
You guys are a joke.
All the people who are spreading these rumors :
get a life !
And for the record : i'm very sure that MATT is not going to read this site.
Because it's full of bullshit.
Everyone needs to shut up,and leave Matt be.
Stop talking crap about him.
And don't pretend like you all know him personally.
IF he would be gay,and i say IF,then it doesn't matter.
As long as he's happy.That's important.
But personally i believe he is absolutely NOT gay.
I heard that Matt is living happily in NYC.
That's great.I'm very happy for him.
And let's keep it that way.
I sure can name the great and positive things about him.
He's a great guy.He's an amazing actor.
He's cute.He's hot.He's sexy.He's sweet.
He's funny.He's charming.He's smart.
He's clever.He's adorable.He's awesome.
He is everything! I love Matt.I miss Matt.
I have a huge crush on Matt.I'm in love with Matt.I'm Matthew's biggest fan.For ever.
MCL fan
hahaha...I see Matthew is reading this site!
also not an acquaintance....
Matt, who not only continues to work in the entertainment industry, was in "Deadly Friend" which is arguably one of the best movies ever to come out of that period whereas "an acquaintance" is a nobody who swallows sausage in an effort to feel better about their worthless life while having a go at everyone else due to his incredible jealousy. I wonder who the happier of the two is...
Not an acquaintance
I have know Matt for 3+ years now. I play World of Warcraft with him. He lives in California and has a home in NY. He claims to have a girlfriend but she is never around and my gaydar says differently. (I am gay) He is pretty conceited and contrary to what most people think I do not think he is a nice guy. He can't find a job as an actor so he does voice over work. All you people who idolize him should get a life or find a more worthy subject. So yeah.
an acquaintance
Matt is doing ADR work. I know that for sure.
Ethan Tudor W.
Matt's birthday is December 8, 1966. I talked to him yesterday. He is a great guy, and a good friend.
A Friend
I wish people would stop saying 'could care less'. It is could NOT care less, the other way makes no sense !!!!!!
maybe the reason people might think matthew laborteaux is gay is because of the last line of his bio on wikipedia: "Laborteaux is the adopted brother of actor Patrick Laborteaux and actress Jane Laborteaux. He is the adopted son of Frances Marshall Laborteaux. He's also close friends with violinist Joshua David Bell." no info about wife & children, just that he's close to the violinist joshua david bell. I thought they meant he was gay when I read it and I figured others might have thought that as well. either way it doesnt matter....he was great as albert ingalls and I still enjoy his acting. :-)
I want to tell the woman who said he had a son with autism, that probably Matthew had some form of Asperger's more than autism. If your child has autism, follow what your neurologist and psychiatrists tell you to do. ABA is especially effective. Also be very consistent and be an advocate with your child's school. Also, if he can follow directions, you could try acting and choir singing. He can improve, though whether he'll be able to live a basically normal life depend on how serious his symptoms are and how much he is affected on his cognitive area.
I'm an Asperger myself, I was adopted at half past four with a diagnoses of autism, but my psychiatrist believed it was really Asperger + something stress and attachment related. Now I'm on the lowest pint of the spectrum. I don't have stable relationships and I'm over organized, plus I still retain hypersensitivy to smells and tastes, and noises. Otherwise I'm typical, even qualified as a foster mother myself.
does little house on the prairie still come on?
if it does plese let me no [email protected]

or just write a mesge here
plses and thx

o and bout matt i used to no him i had a little seen in lhotp i do no that hes in new yorkit was just when i was a year or so
Ok PLabyorteaux is Patrick's Twitter username. I waited 4 my previous post to show up b4 I posted this. (see my previous post)
Saffron N
5-31-09 - According to Patrick (via a "tweet" from his twitter account a week or so ago), Matthew is living in New York. That's all I recall. I'll have to go back and see what Patricks Twitter is and post it next since i'm using iphone and don't want any crashes to lose this site address b4 I post this comment. I don't know anything else about Matthew but u can ask Patrick on Twitter if u keep it simple and nice otherwise you won't get an answer I'd suspect.
Saffron N
At age 11, I saw a handsome man who smiled just like my father. You can make all of the twisted comments you want regarding this comment, but don't we all attract to traits of people in our lives at times when life was good and secure?! Matthew Labyorteaux/Albert Ingalls embodied much of what I had dreamed of in a man for me and I am so happily married now to a man who embodies these attributes. Thank you, Matthew and to my father for showing me the attributes of what a true man is meant to be! :-)
At age 11, my crush on Matt began its development - one of the reasons being that he smiles the way my father always did. You can make all the twisted comments you wish regarding that but the truth is that I came from a very loving family and any man I see that attracts me will be much like my father. Face it ladies, many of your first crushes have at least some attributes like a stable man in your life whether it is your father or another someone who gave you the security and love you needed at THAT point in time! Matthew, God Bless You!

G.K. from North San Diego County, CA. And love to everyone! :-)
I have always loved LHOTP. I just recently startd taping the shows. Right now I am into Little House -A New Begining. I love seeing everyone all grown up. Willie finding love, The Engals selling their home to the Carters, And the MOST emotional of all is when Albert goes through his morphine addiction, and his getting his exceptance into medical school, and then falling ill. Boy him and Micheal Landon did their best acting in these episodes. Boy, I balled like a baby. Thats how I came to be here. I wanted to find out where some of the actors are now, and what they are doing. I wish they would make a reunion show of some kind. I know it wouldn't be the same without Micheal Landon and the others who have past. Its alot better show than most of the crap on tv today.
Sandy T.,Salem Or
Mathew Is not gay and who ever thought of that it was rude!!!!!!
so what if he is gay? Why is that so tragic? Get a life people.
As a child I loved LHOTP. A short while ago I found many episodes on the internet and I enjoyed it again. This time I was really impressed by the acting of Matthew (Albert)and trying to find out what happened to him I found some information about him I didn`t know before. That gave me another look at the episodes about Albert and there were so many moments in it that could refer, in a symbolic way, to the real Matthew...
And you know, in a way, that seems so wrong. Like they used the story of the boy he really was.
It hurts thinking about it and I hope he didn`t suffer from it, later on in his life.
I LOVE Matthew Laborteaux!!!!! He was my first LTHOTP crush and still is and I think he is adorable. I have to say I think whoever spread those nasty rumors ought to be ashamed of themselves. I believe in Matt and he is not gay. It makes me sick when rumors get spread around about actors and actresses they're normal people like us. Nobody wants untrue or just plain rude rumors spread around about them. Matt is a great actor with tons of talent, and he will always be my first, and biggest LHOTP crush.
i think so too.
matthew, don't let anyone get to you.
whatever they say, just be you.
and you are really the greatest !!
despite all the rumours and lies, only you know the real truth. just be yourself. you're a wonderful actor, and a fantastic great guy.i know that you're sweet, funny, smart, handsome,and very sexy. i love you forever, and i really miss you, and i will be forever your fan. you truly are the most amazing, incredible, hottest, and nicest man ever in the hole wide world ! on this planet ! on this earth ! i luv u. XxX Love Always.
i am Matthew Labyorteaux's greatest fan, and i am proud to say that i know him personally. and i know for a fact, that the rumors that you guys are spreading all over this website, are all NOT true. i know that he had certain relationships with all different kind of girls. so he is certainly Not gay. i always already knew that he isn't anyways. and i also know that he,on Little house on the prairie, as Albert Ingalls, DIDN'T die.
Laura said at one off the last films : a few years later Albert returned as Doctor Albert Ingalls. so he really didn't die. he got well, and became a doctor. end of story.
Never heard of Matthew being gay,you know people and their nasty rumors!!!Anyways...Happy Birthday Matthew...Hope you have many more!!!
I loved Matthew in Little House, and wondered where he might be now. What a fantastic actor!
I miss you Matthew!!
I noticed at the top that the question was 'What happened to Matthew Laborteaux'. But my question is what happened Matthew Laborteaux? The majority of the postings on the site do not relate to the question.
Jazzy Itz
Matt you are the greatest. We are the same age. And I'll always remember you as my first real crush. I recently purchased the little house series on DVD and if I'm honest to myself It was because of (Albert Ingalls) you will always have a very special place in my hart no matter what you do or where you decide to venture much love
Eddie Kilby, North Carolina
i some how stumbled across this site and started ready the post,i came to the realization that there are some really bizarre people on here Mathew Laborteaux, come on people
I wish Mateo all the very best of Love Health & Hapiness. I, like so many of you out there miss my teen magazines and posters of Matt & Pat . I to wish he were in front of the cameras again but when you love some one or some thing you cant really have, you let them go with love . His eyes and smile still warm my heart. I wish I still held on to all those posters :-[ Jamie :-]
jamie from australia
Matthew Laborteaux: do YOU think Albert Ingalls really died at the end of the series, or did he live on?
why do all you people who right crap about matt,love slandering him,if hes gay it is none of our business.it is his life and we are no part of that. i wish people would grow up.and why don't you saddo's put your name are you embarrassed by your own views???
all you people who haven't put your names you need to take stock of your own lives and stop judging matt.hes a sweet guy.
Matthew Laborteaux is so up my alley. He is only two years older than me and if he was my hubby I would be so thrilled. Even though I am nearly 40yr old female, I could really make him a good wife.
Queen Cleopatra
i know my bff thinks im crazy for liking him....but i really could care less. i have liked.....and maybe even loved him for a long time. ever since he came on to little house. i may b just 13.....but i still like him.he is amazing and i love him soooo much!!!!! you r soooo cute!!! :-)and yes.....i am all the way from alaska. i love and adore you matt!!!!!!

-alaska girl
i just wanted to say.... you are an amazing actor and the way your career has allowed you to have such a great life...it has made want to stride to do the same with my life.i dont mean acting....but becoming a great person like you.you are the main reason that i watch little house. i must say.... you were rather cute.:-)those girls that you acted with on little house made me just a little jealous. needless to say.i hope you know just how truly amazing you are to me. i know you probably hear this all the time.... but to me, without you, little house would just be dull and boring. i cant even begin to imagine it without you. thanks!!!!by the way....i love your scrapbook website!!!!!
matt is sooooo hot and i dont care what anybody else says.....its true!!!:-)
alaska girl
I don't care what anyone says about him but he is totally hot and gorgeous!!!!
I don't care what you guys think .... he was Albert and i love him he is my favorite character and always will be !!!!!!!!!
realy wats the big deal if hes gay or not? thats his buisness and his buisnees only. i know i dont. im might be 11 but i still like him and hav 4 a long time. i started liking him by watching little house i liked his talent and his looks. so gay or not i realy dont care i just like him!
...well I had a friend in high school who looked like Matt, he would get mad when we would tell him that. I always thought he was a cutie...lol.
Don't you guys get it? The person who signed "RN" is the one who played Sylvia - "Raped Nymph." That explains the difference in personalities - he just wouldn't give her any. Blah blah.

Plus, if Matthew is indeed on the autism spectrum - it would be natural for him to avoid being in long-term relationships, straight or not. One of the main problems people with Autism/Asperger's etc. have is trouble forming close bonds/relationships with others (though it's not impossible - just harder.)
Masked Rapist Blacksmith
im Gay and Think your a great actor! I Wish you All the Best in your Life. im 27 and a Fan too.
Jeffrey~ from Sacramento
You people are PATHETIC!!!
I was 10 when Little House came on and from the first night that I saw Matthew I had my first tv crush and I know I am not alone. I was excited that I found this site I thought oh maybe someone found out information - then I came here and I was rudely reminded how truly rude people can be. Some of these comments on this page - you should be ashamed of yourself for posting them.

Can someone anyone tell me how on earth it is anyone business except for this seemingly from all I hear or read very nice man that has now chosen to have a private life out of the spotlight. How it is any business except for his - who he chooses to share his life and for the record woman or man in my opinion the one I can say for certain that person is damn lucky. Last time I checked and oh I'm sorry also possibly their immediate family that is all that should care what orientation Matthew is. As much as we can speculate - guess what we have no right to know and honestly to speculate and post that speculate is just plain rude in my opinion anyway. Notice how quickly we found this site - what makes you think Matthew can not find surfing the net just as quickly - do some of you want your comments read - for some of them I hope not. Think about someone feelings before you post - whatever you think he is - last time I checked he was human and had them. No matter what I am just going to forget that I am ever found this and try to remember the good in people again. I just had to post my opinion.
I was nearly 20 years old when, "Little House on the Prairie" first aired, so I was a grown adult when Matthew Laborteaux was added to the cast. My family and I found him extremely talented and, of course, adorable. All this speculation on his sexuality is very foreign and odd to me, and I grew up in the L.A. basin. It makes about as much sense to me as having an insatiable curiosity about his religious beliefs or whether or not he is a serial killer. I guess since it's the norm to be straight, I would assume he is - if I had ever thought of it before - which I hadn't. I think you're all very strange.
Hi, I saw on another site where it says that Matthew was born with autism. My child suffers with autism. I'd like to know what treatments he took because he has apparently done GREAT! I hope someone has this information. I can be emailed at [email protected] Just looking for help for my sweet girl with autism.
Kristi in Alabama
Hi there. I met matthew in a hotel in Miami Beach 12/3/07. I had a 10-15 minutes chat with him and got answers to questions I've been asking since the 1980s. I didn't come straight out and say "are you gay?" or anything like that, I asked if he was seeing anyone, he said he wasn't but I asked if he'd had previous relationships with any actresses and he said he'd had a relationship with actress Olivia Barash who played the rape victim in "Sylvia" in the early 80's which ended due to a clash of persoanlity and interests. I asked him what his favorite episode of little house was, and he confessed to it being "I'll be waving as you drive away" though he was not in it. I asked if he would consider going back into acting, and he said right now he's focusing on his voice over work/commercials, and daytime job (i didn't ask what that was) but in the future, he would definatley like to be on the screen again, and possibly behind the cameras too. he was looking well, he was wearing a sweatshirt and jeans, and a cap with the nike sign on it. We talked about some more things, and a little bit more into his relationship with olivia barash. and then our conversation came to an end when a friend he was meeting up with arrived. Hope that answered some of your questions.
Seems then anytime someone is questioned on whether or not they are gay there is someone that comes out of the woodwork to "claim" that they dated the person....in this case we have a lady named with the initials "rn". "RN" states that she knows for a fact that he is not gay because she "dated" him. If that IS the case...why not use your REAL name instead of just initials? Why? Because "rn" is just a "name-dropper" claiming to have dated a famous person for the sake of being able to say that she knows all the details about someone's life....how lame!!
Gay or Straight who cares.....he was the brother I always dreamed of when I was 12. As a gay man myself, I had fantasies about Matt, always found him sexy and very attractive. Hope we will see him soon on the big screen or on tv.
Hi , does anybody have matt on a circle of children ? write [email protected]
Matt is definitely NOT gay, I know this for a fact becuz I was his girlfriend. He is the sweetest, caring person. I hope he's happy where he is and I wish him nothing but the very best in life!!
I don't have any information about Matthew but I am a fan. I came to this sight searching for info. Unfortunately, I found many messages where people were critisizing one another, and Matthew, and arguing amongst themselves about random issues. How Sad. Get an appointment with Dr. Phil and let Matthew live his life.
Kerry, Indiana
we met Matt last weekend...what a really nice man.
No info to report. I always thought that Matt was awesome and I had such a huge crush! I don't care whether he is straight or gay- that's his business and his business ONLY. I respect him for all of the charity work that he and Patrick continue to do and for the talent that he possesses. Wherever he is and whatever he is doing, I just wish him happiness. And the person who signed their name "sorry" and went on and on about Christianity is practically illiterate and should go back to school (both regular school AND Sunday school) before judging others! That's all I got to say about that!

-Cheri E
a huge Little House fan and even bigger Matt L fan :)
Cheri E
Dear All,
I knew Matt when he lived in North Hollywood (close to the studios) but have lost touch with him. He was NOT NOT NOT GAY. He had a long term relationship with the daughter of one of the male lead actors on Little House (I've forgotten his name), and, after that break up, he had other girlfriends. He is a genuinely nice person. As for his "non-existence", keep in mind that it is hard for anyone to get consistent work in entertainment, but he clearly is making an effort and doing okay with voiceover work, etc.
Friend from Burbank
I had seen the Verizon Commercial quite a few times and I am positive that is Matt. The voice pretty much gives it away. I was so happy to finally see him after all these years. I have always been a huge fan, was in the Matt and Pat fan club back in the day! Hope to see more of Matt!!


Sherry W.
Hi Matthew, I have known you since I was 9 years old by watching Little House on the Prairie. Just to let you know that you inspired me a lot. I could hardly understand English then but you made me strive to learn the language so that I could understand every single line you will deliver for all the episodes of the show. You are just one year older than I am and can't imagine the joy to see your grown up pics in the internet. Though I am now married with two kids, want to let you know that you will always be in my heart and will always love you for who you are. May the good Lord bless you in all your endeavors in life. In Christ, Liezel
(e-mail:[email protected]
Liezel Villalon Casalla
Hey girls (well some of you anyway)i share the same fantasies of meeting Matt i am only just 19 but have loved his work since i first saw the repeats of Little house on tv.he is talented and lovely.i think people think he is gay because he has not really had a girlfriend and this may be because of his autism,my 21 year old bro has autism and is very very shy around girls but he is so charming and caring i dont know why,so if matt is gay its his life but i dont think he is.i will always love him anyway and i hope i get to meet him as he is a role model to me and always will be,you can see so much love and care that radiates from him.he and Patrick have raised over 11 million dollars for their homeless charity that shows he is a good humanitarian and cares about others.if i had own wish in life it would be to meet Matt and get his autograph.
please post any comments that you have about this to me if you want at [email protected] or just post them here and if you want me to read them then please put that you do cos i would love some feedback on my comments of that truly wonderful guy.MATT I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.
Davina Mary
Hi! My comment doesn't so much shed any new light on the whereabouts and sexual preference of Little Houses' favorite son, but I did want to interject a few thoughts, if I may.

I think that people's interest in his private life, esp his sexuality is not so much coming from a nosey, judgemental place but rather romantic interest and the hope that we -either gay or straight-entertain the fantasy that we might one day end up with him. Hey, I had my share of daydreams about suddenly joining the cast as his girlfriend. I'm a female and like so many others, admired both his talent, and his good looks. I have heard about his good work to help children and that makes me respect him even more. I am myself a recording artist and writer and so I understand the challenges of deciding what and when to disclose personal information. It may not even be that he's gay. He just may prefer to keep his personal life private as a rule. Many people do. Speculation only leads to more speculation, and very often to incorrect assumptions. And if he is gay, who is to say he wants to be the poster child for it? I don't brag that I'm straight, nor would I want to be categorized or considered for anything but my own talents and character. And when all is said and done, it isn't anyone's business really, but Matthews. I don't know Matthew, but if I ever have the great pleasure of speaking to him, I would be respectful of whatever his wishes are for his life and for his privacy. He has given so much of himself to this world, in entertaining us and helping to raise money for good causes. I am thankful. That is what I would say first to him--a simple and sincere thankyou. The world is a better place for his being in it. I wish him only the best, and he deserves no less.


[email protected]

hey Matt

your role as Albert Ingalls made me change the way i thought about life,i cant take anything not even my family for granted.

im 19 now and was not around when you were on tv,but i love you on little house and i think you are a talented guy.the issues you had to deal with on the show were harsh but reality i admire you so much for working with the late great michael landon on home again episode.it really touched my heart and i cry every time i watch it.

i have every episode of little house and all the movies except for christmas at plum creek and the pilot but can i just say you gave it a great addition,you lit the screen up with your face and smile and were ever so believable.

if you are gay or whatever its your life and noone has the right to judge you on that.i think you won the hearts of loads of people men and women and that is good.you will always be one of my top three actors i love you to death on screen.

if i had one wish in life it would be to meet you and talk to you and get your autograph.

i wish you would go back into acting though and show us your talent as a 40 year old man.i love the voices you do though.

can i say a big congratulations to you and Patrick on raising so much money for runaways you are an inspirational guy and i hope you will go on to more great things.

i will always love you and your acting even if you never read this i know many other people have.

i just wanna finish by saying to those of you out there who speculate about matt's sexuality,grow up he is 40 and allowed his own views and sexuality,you all need to get a hobby if all you can do is talk about someone who you may have met or not met and judge him,so what if he is gay God still loves him anyway.

love to you always matt thanks for being a great role model and for changing my life from your (probably)youngest british fan davina aged 19

Davina Rabjohns
I think that is Matt in those Verizon commercials. He looks adorable - and, I've wondered what happened to him. I hope he's gay - being a gay LA Angeleno - maybe it gives me a chance! :) He looks as great as ever and very sexy!

And, to all the self-hating "Christians" - who cares about your opinions and judgments (isn't there something in the Bible about that?) I'm confident that Jesus didn't preach to judge and hate other people or their lifestyles just because they somehow threaten your own fragile sense of self and place in the World. Maybe a child molester pastor or drug/gay reverend is a much better role model for you? Makes you wonder, eh?

I ran into Matthew at Peter McManus Pub on 19th & 7th Ave on 2/27/07. Very nice - asked him if he played Albert and he seemed happy to chat. Was real nice and talked to me and my nephew for a few minutes, asked our names and was just a nice guy. He laughed when I told him I was still scarred by those scenes when he was coming off the morphine. He asked why I wasn't scarred too by the clown raping the girl & everyone accusing his character of being the rapist. I told him I hadn't thought about it in a long time - must've traumatized me so much I blocked it out.

He still looks the same, just older (don't we all). He seemed really genuine & friendly.

I just saw Matt on a Verizon commercial 2-4-07. It was the first time I have seen him in years. Always wondered what happened to him. As a teenager I had so many posters,but seemed he just disappeared. I loved him! Has anyone seen the commercial, I could swear it was him?
Are you all so pathetic and have nothing better to do in your own lives then to speculate over the lifestyles of another? Reading the crap on this site was the most regretful waste of time I have had in a while(besides taking this time to respond to all of this nonsense.) Little house was great-he was great but now it is over and if he wants everyone to know his life story he will write the book and you can buy it then! Why are you wasting your time trying to figure out something that is not any of your concern...try worrying about global warming or something!
Jesus never spoke against kidnapping, either. Does that mean it's ok?
Re:E-mail you received by sorry.
I am really sad when I read that email, this morning; First: I'd like to say to the person who wrote that email, if he really believes what he says, he should sign he's name.
secondly: lots of great men have made war and destroyed lots of human beings and lives in the name of God; I read all of the bibles and the only passage I retained, is the one of the life of Christ. All important messages that Christ delivered, He never spoke against homosexuality and if it was against His wish, He would have preached against it. No! Christ Loved all human being too much to condemn them. Moise said to stone adultery women, Christ forgave them and I respect more Christ than the Bible and their cruel stories like some presidents that makes war to day.
Third: incest is recognized as a sickness, homosexuality is not. About having sex with animals, is a sickness too and there is no Love in it. Homosexual is like all human beings, he can Love just like heterosexual when he is in a relationship; its not just sex.
forth: I hope peoples on this site does not start a debate about homosexuality and religion, because this is not a place for it. This site is about you (Mat) and your talent and your successes and your contribution to movie pictures and T.V.series; whether you are homosexual or not, does not make any difference.
I Love you and I hope you win and Academy Award.
I don't know much about Matt, but he's 6 days older than my mom. I marked his b-day on all my calenderz. And I'm sorry i visited this website cuz da gayness. I mean, i think itz hipocracy that Matt played lil Albert Ingalls who was christian, and rumorez has it he's gay, and the bible is against gayness and stuff. And little house on the prairie was a christian show! The Bible is against unhealthy relationships, like daughter with father, man with man, and dog with man, ect. I konw it kinda may sound sissy, but itz the truth. And i really hope, Matt, where ever you are, that you aren't gay. It just makes my stumac churn!
sorry i visited this website
Hey Matt, I dont know where you are, I dont care if you are gay or not, that's not my business. I'm gay now and all my childhood I watched you in the tv shows in south America, You leave a great foot print in my soul and in my heart, keep going where ever your heart tells you. Find your happiness whereever you feel free. A big hug. Carlos. [email protected]
Carlos Sosa

All yours mexicans fans we waiting for you, we miss you much, TV, movies; please fight!, contract a new agent! you're figter!

Hi Matthew, I love you and I'm gay, but I don't love you not because you are gay. You played in the film "shattered spirit" and really played your role to the extreme. I identified myself with your character and the way you played your role, really made me cry; I think, nobody could have played it better.
I'm a psychologist and it's not because I'm gay, that I don't respect myself; I make sex just when I'm in love, and I love you.
René-Jean, Canada,Québec
I don't know who wrote that they met Alison arnigrim in nyc and that she told em that he's gay.

but I do know this, that it isnt true because I have emailed her and she dosn't know if he is gay or not.

Rachael DuCharme
You are a great actor even from when you were just a little boy! I just watched the last episode/movie of the little house on the prarie and was so mad that they picked you to die! I'm a big fan of you and hope to see in the movies some time soon!! I love you!!!
Where are you? would be very fantastic meet you again in tv. Please don`t talk anymore more from your sexuality, we love to the actor, as actor he gave greats moments, nobody can said nothing for other people,

Nellie Olson I dont remember her name, only can to talk bad for other pals in the serie, is her job because she havem`t works and she said, Mike is alcoholic, Mat gay, and she ? sharap Nellie !!!
You are zero, you are a fracased, dont talk anymore about Mike and Mat and other actors, you`re a piece of...

02/05/06 I have met the original actress who played Nellie while in NYC. She told me that Matthew is infact Gay. Who ever feels this is prying into ML's personal life must be straight! Matthew, if you read this, you are an excelent actor and a very attractive man. What ever your endevors may include I hope you are happy.
The Truth, COPE!
I respect the fact that Matthew has been able to live a private life since Little House ended. His posters were on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager. I still enjoy watching re-runs of Little House, now with my own children. I hope peace and happiness find him today. If his current "life" is such a mystery to us all, then I say MORE POWER TO YOU MATTHEW! Can't control what other people say or think. I wouldn't want the world to know about my private life...would you?
Matthew played Albert Ingalls, not the father as you so put it. Michael Landon played the Father.
Matthew if you happen to read this. I loved you then and I love you even more now. Black or white gay or straight. I will always love you. I fell in love with your photo's. Your eyes and your smile. You brought compfort to my heart and my life. You can do no wrong in my eyes. Be safe. Be well. Be happy. Jamie {a fan} xo
Jamie {female}
You losers who complain about people posting musings on ML's gayness or lack thereof: You need to get a life. What's wrong with wondering whether someone is gay? Are you all bigots?
He was at the Little House reunion in 1999. Quite the handsome man now. He remains single, rumors are that he may be gay. His brother Patrick is str8, married and has a child. Matt continues to do voiceover work for movies. I would love to meet him...
I believe he is currently doing ADR voices for movies. He did one in 40 Days and 40 Nights, Mulan, and possibly one in Down With Love. Other than that, I'm not sure what he's doing or where he is. Whoever put that thing about them being gay, get a life.
Matthew Laborteaux: Patrick was married recently, but rumor has it that Matthew IS in fact gay. ALthough I don't have any proof of this. His birthday is 8 December. He is rumored to be living in either Burbank or North Hollywood California.

I, too, hope he is gay. *grin* He is more adorable now as an adult than when he was a kid. hehhehheh

I just noticed one of the messages on the page about actor Matthew Laborteaux said that the writer "wished Matthew and his brother, also on "Little House", would come out as being gay because they were so cute". What does this have to do with anything factual about Matthew? It's an opinion, and likely based on a false rumor.
Matthew is an obnoxious spoiled brat former child star has been.

You don't see him because he can't get any work. In the late 1990s he was working at Disney Interactive as a video game tester. He displayed nothing but unbridled immaturity there.

Personally I wish both Matthew and his brother who also appeared on 'litte House...' would come out as gay. they were so cute.
"Still trying to make a go of his acting career. Marital status is unknown to me."
"When is his real birthdate some sights say Dec 1st/1966 others say Dec 8th/1966?What is he doing now,the last work was a voice over in the Disney film Mulan?And is he married with children or single?"