Who is Patrick Labyorteaux?
Patrick Francis Labyorteaux was born on July 22, 1965, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an American citizen and bears the zodiac sign of Cancer. He is an actor, TV writer, and producer, but arguably still best remembered for playing Andrew “Andy” Garvey in Blanche Hanalis’s romantic family drama “Little House on the Prairie,” which ran from 1974 until 1983. The Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, and Karen Grassle-led television series, which followed the Ingalls family as they lived in the mid-west of the United States in the nineteenth century, won 17 awards and was nominated for 42 more, including three Golden Globes.
Childhood And Education
Patrick Labyorteaux parents neglected him and left him before he turned one. Ronald Labyorteaux, a talent agent who passed away in 1992, and Frances Mae Labyorteaux, an actress who passed away in 2012, eventually adopted Patrick. Before turning one, Frances and Ronald adopted Patrick’s sister Jane in 1967 and his brother Matthew in 1966.
After Frances began bringing Patrick to the film and television sets of her projects, Patrick developed an interest in acting. Since Frances was also a theatre performer, Patrick was able to appear in a number of her plays (uncredited appearances).
He joined the drama club at his elementary school and participated in all of the productions there. After enrolling in high school, he continued acting in plays and received accolades for his talent. After graduating in 1983, Patrick chose to concentrate on his acting career rather than attending college.
Television Show Roles
In TV shows and movies, Patrick has played about 60 different roles. In this post, we’ll highlight some of his best work.
At the age of eight, he made his television debut in the episode of the Christian drama series “This Is the Life” titled “Child of Rage, Child of Tears,” in which he guest featured as Eric Barrington. Three years later, he played Bill Sherwood in a single episode of the live-action series “Shazam!”
He rose to fame in 1976 after being chosen to play Young Rory Armagh in the miniseries “Captains and the Kings,” which was adapted from Taylor Caldwell’s historical novel of the same name. The majority of his performances in the ensuing years were in single episodes of numerous series, including the comedy-drama “The Love Boat,” the medical drama “Trapper John, M. D.”, both of which were released in 1979, and the detective drama “21 Jump Street,” which was released in 1989. (after a very long break). Patrick debuted as a voice actor in the superhero animated series “Spider-Man” in 1995 as Flash Thompson, and he was a part of the main cast until 1998.
In the episodes “Contact” and “Are We Having Fun Yet?” of the superhero series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” he also had a guest appearance as Howie and Bob Fences, respectively.
Patrick appeared in six episodes of the sitcom “The Last Frontier” in 1996, the episode “The Engagement: Part 2” of the comedy series “Living Single” in 1999, and the episode “Let’s Get Jaggy with It” of the sitcom “Yes, Dear” in 2003 before being cast to play the lead character Lt. Bud Roberts Jr. in the legal drama series “JAG” in 1995. He went on to appear in 208 episodes of the show before it ended in 2005.
He then made cameo appearances in a variety of series over the ensuing years, including the procedural forensics drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2008, the science fiction disaster miniseries “The Storm” in 2009, and, after a seven-year hiatus from television, the anthology true crime series “American Crime Story” in 2016.
In three of his most recent TV appearances, Patrick played Glen Hume in an episode of the criminal comedy “Castle,” Doug Morton in a single episode of the political thriller “Scandal,” and Dr. Adam Loyton in the police drama “Rebel” episode “Brother’s Keeper,” both of which were in 2016.
In 1974, Patrick made his (uncredited) film debut as Henry in the blackly comedic Western satire “Blazing Saddles.” The same year, he also portrayed Peter in the musical “Mame” and Peter West in the drama “Only With Married Men.”
He rose to fame after playing Ted Kennedy in the biographical film “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy” in 1977. He also had an appearance in the drama “Opening Night” that same year. Patrick first appeared in the romantic comedy “Prince of Bel-Air” in 1986, playing the supporting role of Justin. He then went on to appear in several critically acclaimed films, including the comedy “Summer School” in 1987, the science fiction movie “Terminal Entry” the following year, as well as the dark comedy teen movie “Heathers” in 1988.
He performed his first voiceover role in the 1991 film “Adventures in the Dinosaur City,” where he provided the voices of Rex and Mr. Big. Patrick later had appearances in the 1992 comedy “3 Ninjas” and the 1994 comedy “National Lampoon’s Last Resort.”
He played Marv in the critically acclaimed comedy film “Yes Man,” which stars Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel and centers on a man who must say “yes” to everything, 2008. In 2010, Patrick played the role of Rob in the suspense thriller “In My Sleep.” In 2011, he played Bill Hart in the disaster film “2012: Ice Age.” And in 2018, he played Julius Caesar, the main character in the science fiction comedic disaster film “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.”
At a party in 1994, Patrick and Tina Albanese were first introduced by a common friend. Tina is a writer, producer, and editor best known for her work on the television shows “Picket Fences” (1992-1995), “JAG” (1995-2000), and “See Dad Run” (2012-2015). On October 3, 1998, the couple exchanged vows in front of just their closest friends and family members. Their son Jean Bennett was born in July 2001. No rumors or controversies surround Patrick’s marriage, and the family of three appears to be living a happy life in Los Angeles.
Patrick is married and has a son as of September 2020 because he hasn’t mentioned any previous ladies he may have dated before he met Tina.
Activities And Other Passions
Since he was a teenager, Patrick has been interested in stand-up comedy. He has performed in numerous clubs all across Los Angeles, but he hasn’t established a reputation in this industry.
One of his favorite pastimes is traveling, and he likes to do so abroad rather than within the United States. He has visited many European nations as well as numerous African and Asian nations, including Egypt in Africa and Japan, and China (Asia).
He has many pets, including dogs, cats, and hamsters, because he loves animals.
Jim Carrey, Will Smith, and Sandra Bullock are some of Patrick’s favorite performers and actresses, and “Bruce Almighty,” “Ace Venture: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls,” and “I, Robot” are some of his favorite films. He enjoys watching sitcoms, with “That ’70s Show” being his favorite.
Patrick is 55 years old. He has brown eyes and short, brown hair that he periodically dyes white. He is approximately 156 lbs. and 5 ft. 9 in. (1.75 m) tall (71kgs).
Patrick’s net worth is thought to be around $18 million as of September 2020.