The Cast of Little House on the Prairie

by Chinamom73 | created - 15 May 2017 | updated - 15 May 2017 | Public

1. Alison Arngrim

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

New York Times Best Selling author of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated", Alison Arngrim is best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty "Nellie Oleson" on the much loved, long running hit television series "...

Nellie Oleson Dalton

2. Allison Balson

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Allison Balson is an American actress, who was on Little House on the Prairie (1974) (1981-1984), Legend of the White Horse (1987), Best Seller (1987), Broken Blood (2013).

She began her acting career, at the age of five, as a child model for major department stores and clothing companies. She went ...

Nancy Oleson

3. Bonnie Bartlett

Actress | Twins

Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...

Grace Snider Edwards

4. Brenda Turnbaugh

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Brenda Turnbaugh was born on August 13, 1977 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA as Brenda Lea Turnbaugh. She is an actress, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Little House Years (1979). She has been married to Adam Weatherby since May 18, 1996. They have two children.

Grace Ingalls

5. Brian Part

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Brian Part was born on March 24, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Birch Interval (1976) and Max Dugan Returns (1983).

Carl Sanderon Edwards

6. Charlotte Stewart

Actress | Eraserhead

One of three children, Charlotte Stewart was born in Yuba City, California, USA on 27 February 1941. In the 1950s, she studied acting in Pasadena. She is famous for portraying the role of beloved schoolteacher "Miss Beadle" in the popular television series Little House on the Prairie (1974). She ...

Eva Beadle Sims

7. Dabbs Greer

Actor | The Green Mile

Dabbs Greer was a very familiar face in films and especially on TV. He was a sort of "everyman" in his roles and played merchants, preachers, businessmen, and other "pillars of the community" types as well as assorted villains. With his plain looking face, wavy hair and mellow, distinctive voice he...

Reverend Robert Alden

Date of Birth: April 2, 1917 Date of Death: April 28, 2007

8. David Friedman

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

David Friedman was born on June 10, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Mama's Family (1983) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984).

Jason Carter

9. Dean Butler

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Dean Butler was born on May 20, 1956 in Prince George, BC, Canada. He is a producer and actor best known to audiences for his portrayal of Almanzo Wilder from 1979 to 1983 on the iconic pioneer drama, Little House on the Prairie. He co-starred in the feature film, Desert Hearts, played Moondoggie ...

Almanzo Wilder

10. Hersha Parady

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Hersha Parady was born on 25 May 1945, and raised in Ohio, USA. She later became an actress, appearing on television and in the theatre.

Years later, while living in California, Hersha often used to look after a free-spirited dog named Lightening, who used to roam the streets of Hollywood. This is ...

Alice Garvey

11. Jason Bateman

Actor | Arrested Development

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).

He was born in Rye, New York. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...

James Cooper Ingalls

12. Jonathan Gilbert

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Jonathan Gilbert was born on April 28, 1967 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Miracle Worker (1979) and Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983).

Willie Oleson

13. Karen Grassle

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Karen Grassle was born on February 25, 1942 in Berkeley, California, USA as Karen Trust Grassle. She is an actress and writer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Wyatt Earp (1994) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984).

Caroline Ingalls

14. Karl Swenson

Actor | The Sword in the Stone

Of Swedish descent, burly, light-haired character actor Karl Swenson was born in Brooklyn and started his four-decade career on radio. Throughout the late 30s and 40s, his voice could be heard all over the airwaves, appearing in scores of daytime serials ("Lorenzo Jones") and mystery dramas ("Inner...

Mr. Lars Hanson

Date of Birth: July 23, 1908 Date of Death: October 8, 1978

15. Ketty Lester

Soundtrack | Blue Velvet

Ketty Lester was born on August 16, 1934 in Hope, Arkansas, USA as Revoyda Frierson. She is an actress, known for Blue Velvet (1986), Killing Them Softly (2012) and Little House on the Prairie (1974).

Hester Sue Terhune

16. Kevin Hagen

Actor | Yancy Derringer

Kevin Hagen is the son of professional ballroom dancers, Haakon Olaf Hagen and Marvel Lucile Wadsworth. His father left the family when Kevin was five. He was raised by his mother, two aunts and a grandmother, with some help from his uncle, a physician. The family moved to Portland, Oregon when ...

Dr. Hiram Baker

Date of Birth: April 3, 1928 Date of Death: July 9, 2005

17. Kyle Richards

Actress | Halloween

Kyle Egan Richards was born in Los Angeles, California to Kathleen Mary Dugan and Kenneth Edwin Richards, a business executive. Ken died in 1998. Kathleen was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year, and passed away in March of 2002. Kyle, like her sister Kim, began acting at a very young age. ...

Alicia Sanderson Edwards

18. Leslie Landon

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Leslie Landon was born on October 11, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Leslie Ann Landon. She is an actress, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Father Murphy (1981) and Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983). She has been married to Brian Matthews since 1990. They have four ...

Miss Etta Plum

19. Lindsay Kennedy

Actor | Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Lindsay Kennedy was born on January 4, 1969. He is an actor, known for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983).

Jeb Carter

20. Linwood Boomer

Producer | Malcolm in the Middle

Linwood was the second youngest of four sons. He grew up with a strict mother, Eileen, and was enrolled in a gifted program at school. Linwood's first behind-the-scenes work was as writer and producer on the NBC series Silver Spoons (1982) (1985-86) and Night Court (1984) (1986-88). After ...

Adam Kendall

21. Lucy Lee Flippin

Actress | A Perfect World

Lucy Lee Flippin was born on July 23, 1943. She appeared as the third obscene phone caller in the X-rated film, The Telephone Book (1971). With over 60 film and television appearances under her belt, she is best remembered as Eliza Jane Wilder in Little House on the Prairie (1974), Fran Castleberry...

Eliza Jane Wilder

22. Matthew Labyorteaux

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Matthew Labyorteaux was born on December 8, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Matthew Charles Labyorteaux. He is known for his work on Little House on the Prairie (1974), Deadly Friend (1986) and If I Stay (2014).

Albert Quinn Ingalls

23. Melissa Francis

Actress | The Dictator

Melissa Francis was born on December 12, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vini Melissa Ann Francis. She is an actress, known for The Dictator (2012), Something About Amelia (1984) and Little House on the Prairie (1974). She has been married to Wray Thorn since 1997. They have three children.

Cassandra Cooper Ingalls

(credited as Missy Francis)

24. Melissa Gilbert

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and producer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Guest Artist (2019) and Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since ...

Laura Ingalls Wilder

25. Melissa Sue Anderson

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She ...

Mary Ingalls Kendall

26. Merlin Olsen

Actor | Mitchell

Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Fathers and Sons (1986) and Little House on the Prairie (1974). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA.

Jonathan Garvey

Date of Birth: September 14, 1940 Date of Death: March 11, 2010

27. Michael Landon

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey.

When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, ...

Charles Ingalls

Date of Birth: Date of Death:

28. Pamela Roylance

Actress | The Social Network

Pamela Roylance was born on March 27, 1952 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is an actress, known for The Social Network (2010), The East (2013) and Cradle Swapping (2017).

Sarah Carter

29. Patrick Labyorteaux

Actor | Heathers

Patrick Labyorteaux was born on July 22, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patrick Laborteaux. He is an actor and writer, known for Heathers (1988), 3 Ninjas (1992) and Summer School (1987). He has been married to Tina Albanese since October 3, 1998. They have one child.

Andrew 'Andy' Garvey

30. Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Lindsay Greenbush was born Rachel Lindsay Bush, the elder sister of identical twin sister Sidney Robyn Bush (born three minutes later) on May 25th May, 1970 in Hollywood, California. Their father, Billy Bush, is an actor who starred in films such as "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "Alice Doesn't Live ...

Carrie Ingalls

31. Radames Pera

Actor | Red Dawn

Born in New York City in 1960, he moved to Hollywood with his mother in 1963 for her acting career. While pursuing a lead role herself, 8 year old Radames was discovered by classic film Director Daniel Mann and cast as Stavros, the dying son of Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, in A Dream of Kings (...

John Sanderson Edwards

32. Richard Bull

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Richard Bull was born on June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois, USA as Richard William Bull. He was an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sugar (2008). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

Mr. Nels Oleson

Date of Birth: June 26, 1924 Date of Death: February 3, 2014

33. Katherine MacGregor

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Best known for her performance as the nasty, gossiping, greedy and arrogant Mrs. Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie (1974). Katherine (Scottie) MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India.

Before...

Mrs. Harriet Oleson

(credited as Katherine MacGregor)

34. Shannen Doherty

Actress | Mallrats

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...

Jenny Wilder

35. Sidney Greenbush

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Sidney Greenbush was born Sidney Robyn Danae Bush (born three minutes later), is the identical twin sister of Rachel Lindsay Rene Bush on May 25, 1970 in Hollywood, California. Their father, Billy Bush, is an actor who starred in films such as "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "Alice Doesn't Live Here ...

Carrie Ingalls

36. Stan Ivar

Actor | Creature

Stan Ivar was born on January 11, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Creature (1985), NCIS (2003) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).

John Carter

37. Steve Tracy

Actor | Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

Steve Tracy was born on October 3, 1952 in Canton, Ohio, USA as Steve Crumrine. He was an actor, known for Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Tales from the Darkside (1983). He died on November 27, 1986 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Percival Dalton Date of Birth: October 3, 1952 Date of Death: November 27, 1986

38. Victor French

Actor | Highway to Heaven

Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie (1954), uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie (1974), (as Isaiah Edwards)....

Mr. Isiah Edwards

Date of Birth: December 4, 1934 Date of Death: June 15, 1989

39. Wendi Turnbaugh

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Wendi Turnbaugh was born in Los Angeles, California. She and her twin, Brenda, landed the part of Baby Grace Ingalls because the producer, Kent McCray, was a close friend to Wendi and Brenda's grandmother. The twins just happened to be what Michael Landon was looking for, one look and they were ...

Grace Ingalls



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