Welcome to the Little House on the Prairie TV Cast website. Each photo below should link to a page for each of the actors. It may be awhile before I finish all of the pages. Most of the actor pages will have articles, interviews, video filmography, and links for each actor.
Here is my Facebook page that shares photos and videos about the Little House cast.
Here is my YouTube channel with videos and slideshows about the cast.
I created this website in 2008 that is dedicated to the career of Melissa Sue Anderson.
The Little House on the Prairie Pilot aired on March 30, 1974. The six original actors of the Ingalls family (Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, and Rachel Lindsay and Sidney Robyn Greenbush (twins) were in the Pilot and returned for the TV series. The Little House on the Prairie TV series premiered on September 11, 1974. Grace Ingalls played by twins, Wendi Lou and Brenda Lea Turnbaugh were added to the cast at the beginning of season 5. Albert Ingalls (a fictional character) played by Matthew Labyorteaux was introduced at the beginning of season 5 and was eventually adopted in the Little House season 6 episode, The Family Tree. The fictional characters, James (Jason Bateman) and Cassandra Cooper (Melissa Francis) were adopted by the Ingalls after their parents were killed in an accident in the season 7 episode, The Lost Ones.
The Oleson family was introduced in the first season of Little House on the Prairie. Harriet and Nels owned the Oleson's Mercantile. Nels was the only nice character in the Oleson family. Harriet and her daughter, Nellie thought they were better than everyone in the town. They were both unpopular with the town and the Ingalls. Willie spent a lot of time in the corner of the classroom for misbehavior, but eventually grew out of that phase. Nellie and Laura were enemies from the beginning of the series. Nellie gets married to Percival and becomes a better person. After Nellie leaves town, Harriet adopts Nancy (in season 8) who was as spoiled as Nellie.
Mr. Edwards was introduced in the Little House on the Prairie Pilot. His character returned in the season 1 episode, Mr. Edward's Homecoming. Mr. Edwards left the series at the end of season 3 and returned in season 6. Victor French left for his own series and Michael Landon was not happy about it. Grace Snider was introduced in season 1 and marries Mr. Edwards. They adopt John, Carl, Alicia Sanderson after their mother passed away in the Little House season 2 episode, Remember Me.
The Garvey family was introduced at the beginning of the Little House on the Prairie season 4. Jonathan became the friend of Charles after Victor French left the series at the end of season 3. Albert and Andy became friends. Alice occasionally taught school in Winoka and Walnut Grove. She perished in a fire at the blind school in season 6. Jonathan and Andy left the series in season 7.
Almanzo and his sister, Eliza Jane moved to Walnut Grove at the beginning of season 6. Laura developed a crush on Almanzo and they eventually married at the beginning of season 7. Laura and Almanzo take care of Jenny after her father (Almanzo's brother) dies at the beginning of season 9. Baby Rose Wilder is born in the season 8 episode, Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow. The twins Jennifer (Donati) and Sarah Coleman played Baby Rose in the TV series while the twins Jennifer and Michelle Steffin played Baby Rose in the TV movies, Bless All the Dear Children and The Last Farewell.
At the end of season 4, Adam Kendall meets Mary Ingalls at the blind school where he teaches her to adapt to being blind. They eventually get married in the season 5 episode, The Wedding. In the season 6 episode, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, the Olesons hire Percival Dalton to teach Nellie how to cook and manage her restaurant. Their relationship blossoms and they get married at the end of part 2 of He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.
The Carter family buy the Ingalls' house and start their life at the beginning of Season 9. The TV series was renamed as Little House: A New Beginning. It only lasted one season before it was cancelled.