Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Francis Labyorteaux (born July 22, 1965) is an American actor, television producer and television writer. In many of his earlier credits, his last name is spelled as "Laborteaux".[1] He is best known for his roles of Andrew "Andy" Garvey on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie as well as Bud Roberts on the CBS series JAG and NCIS.

Patrick Labyorteaux
Patrick Francis Labyorteaux

(1965-07-22) July 22, 1965 (age 55)
OccupationActor, television producer, television writer
Years active1973–present
(m. 1998)
FamilyMatthew Labyorteaux (brother)

Early lifeEdit

Labyorteaux was born on July 22, 1965, in Los Angeles, California to unknown parents.[2] He was adopted by Ronald "Ron" Labyorteaux (1930–1992), a talent agent, and Frances Mae "Frankie" Labyorteaux (1927–2012), an actress better known by the stage name Frances Marshall, at the age of nine months.[3][4][5] Little is known of his personal life before he was adopted, though his adoptive mother commented that when they first met Labyorteaux, he was suffering from malnutrition and had been labeled "unadoptable" by social workers.[6][7] His brother, Matthew Labyorteaux, was adopted by Ronald and Frances in 1966, when he was 10 months old, and his sister, Jane Labyorteaux, at an unknown date.

Life and careerEdit

Labyorteaux, also credited as Patrick Laborteaux in his early career, starred on television and in film. His well-known TV roles are on the hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie as Andrew "Andy" Garvey from 1977–81, and on the CBS hit series JAG as Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts from 1995 to 2005, a role he reprised in three episodes of JAG's spin-off, NCIS. Other TV shows on which he has made guest appearances include Starsky & Hutch, 21 Jump Street, Living Single, Yes, Dear, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Love Boat, Ghost Whisperer, and iCarly.

He starred in films as well. He played Peter, great-nephew to Lucille Ball in the 1974 film "Mame."[8] One of his well-known roles is in the 1987 comedy film Summer School as football player Kevin Winchester alongside future JAG/NCIS costar Mark Harmon.[9] He appeared in the 1989 cult film Heathers as Ram Sweeney.[10] He voices cartoons such as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Godzilla: The Series and others.[citation needed][11]

Personal lifeEdit

Labyorteaux has been married to Tina Albanese, a TV producer, since 1998. Together, they have one child, a son named Jeau Bennett Labyorteaux (b. 2001).[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1974 Blazing Saddles Henry Uncredited
1974 Mame Peter
1974 Only With Married Men Peter West TV movie
1977 A Circle of Children Patrick TV movie
1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Ted Kennedy TV movie
1977 Opening Night Child Actor Uncredited
1978 The Comedy Company Davey Byron TV movie
1986 Prince of Bel Air Justin TV movie
1987 Summer School Kevin Winchester
1987 Terminal Entry Bob
1989 Heathers Ram Sweeney
1991 Ski School Ed Young
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Mookey Direct-to-video
1991 Adventures in Dinosaur City Rex / Mr. Big Voice
1992 3 Ninjas Fester
1994 National Lampoon's Last Resort Young Hemlock Direct-to-video
1995 High Lonesome Postmaster TV movie
1995 The Stranger Beside Me Police Officer Lane TV movie
2001 Hollywood Palms Clark
2002 Redemption of the Ghost Cameron
2008 Yes Man Marv
2009 Melancholy Baby Zachariah Block Short
2010 In My Sleep Rob
2011 2012: Ice Age Bill Hart Direct-to-video
2018 The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Julius Caesar TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
1973 This Is the Life Eric Barrington Episode: "Child of Rage, Child of Tears"
1976 Shazam! Bill Sherwood Episode: "Ripcord"
1976 Captains and the Kings Young Rory Armagh TV miniseries (Chapter V)
1977–1981 Little House on the Prairie Andrew "Andy" Garvey 43 episodes
1977 Starsky & Hutch Richie Yeager Episodes: "The Plague" (Parts 1–2)
1979 The Love Boat Bobby Trymon Episode: "Ages of Man / Bo 'n Sam / Families"
1979 Trapper John, M.D. Billy Episode: "One for My Baby"
1981 The Love Boat Todd Andrews Episode: "The Lady from Laramie/Vicki Swings/Phantom Bride"
1989 21 Jump Street Pvt. Jack Weaver Episode: "A.W.O.L."
1990 Paradise Jerome Episodes: "The Gates of Paradise", "Shadow of a Doubt"
1995–1998 Spider-Man Flash Thompson Voice, 15 episodes
1995 Hope and Gloria Howie Episode: "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Bob Fences Episode: "Contact"
1995 New York Daze Stairmaster Guy Episode: "Rebound Guy"
1995–2005 JAG Lt. Bud Roberts Jr. 208 episodes
1996 The Last Frontier Andy 6 episodes
1996 Living Single Officer Solis Episode: "The Engagement: Part 2"
1999 Godzilla: The Series Dr. Hoffman Voice, Episodes: "Monster Wars" (Parts 1–3)
2003 Yes, Dear Lt. Bud Roberts Jr. Episode: "Let's Get Jaggy with It"
NCIS Lt./Cap. Bud Roberts Jr. 3 episodes
2007 Without a Trace William Broeder Episode: "The Beginning"
2008 Wildfire Derek Polk Episode: "Flames"
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bob Lenz Episode: "Say Uncle"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Jeffrey Crockett Episode: "Ghost Busted"
2009 The Storm Carter TV miniseries
2009 Dexter Cook (Sandwich Shop) Episode: "Dirty Harry"
2009 iCarly Wilson Episode: "iFind Lewbert's Lost Love"
2016 American Crime Story Mike Walker Episode: "100% Not Guilty"
2016 Castle Glen Hume Episode: "Dead Again"
2016 Scandal Doug Morton Episode: "That's My Girl"
2017 Rebel Dr. Adam Loyton Episode: "Brother's Keeper"


  1. ^ "Patrick Labyorteaux". IMdb. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Beck, Marilyn. “’Unadoptable’ child bright, new star of ‘Prairie.’” The Tucson Arizona Daily Star. 9 June 1978.
  3. ^ "About Patrick Laborteaux and Matthew Laborteaux". Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  4. ^ "Actress Frances Labyorteaux Dies at 85". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  5. ^ "Frances Mae Labyorteaux Obituary". February 2, 2012.
  6. ^ People, "Landon's Little Kids", September 11, 1978.
  7. ^ Reilly, Sue. “Michael Landon’s Amazing Kids.” People Weekly. 11 September 1978
  8. ^ "Her Nephew's Son". Nanaimo Daily News. 28 July 1973.
  9. ^ "Paramount Announces Summer School". The Germantown News. 16 July 1987.
  10. ^ Benson, Sheila (31 March 1989). "Heathers' Gets Lost in a Moral Thicket". Los Angeles Times.
  11. ^ Couch, Aaron (1 November 2014). "'Spider-Man: The Animated Series' Cast Reunites and Reveals New Project". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Jeau Bennett Labyorteaux". Variety. 2001-08-20. Retrieved 2018-11-15.{dead link}

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