Little House on the Prairie is one of the most famous classic TV shows. This show is based on the book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Later the show was filmed at Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, California.
The collection of books The Little House is an autobiography set in the late 19th century. Central characters in the story include the patriarch Charles Ingalls, his wife Caroline, and their three daughters, Mary, Laura, and Carrie. Princess Grace began joining later in their series, followed by adopted children Albert, Cassandra, and James.
Including as one of the biggest and most popular shows, it’s not uncommon for fans to occasionally rewatch this show. Even though it’s been a few years, how’s the cast now?
Michael Landon As Charles Ingalls
Michael Landon quickly moved to Little House after the western series Bonanza was canceled. Landon initially got an offer to direct the pilot episode. But He would only agree if he could also land the role of Charles Ingalls. He went on to produce 87 of the 204 episodes.
But unfortunately, Landon died in 1991 after battling pancreatic cancer he was suffering from.
Melissa Gilbert As Laura Ingalls Wilder
In perhaps the biggest role of the show, Melissa Gilbert started acting on the show when she was just ten years old. From 1974 when the series first aired, until the last episode in 1983, fans could watch her grow into maturity every week.
After her days in “Little House” ended, Gilbert continued her career in acting. She has appeared in several TV films as well as various TV shows, including Stand By Your Man, Sweet Justice, 7th Heaven, Nip/Tuck, and Secrets and Lies. She was also a contestant on the show Dancing with the Stars.
Melissa Sue Anderson As Mary Ingalls
After the show stopped shooting, Melissa Sue Anderson came up in various TV shows such as The Equalizer, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CHiPs, and Murder. Later, she also wrote and published an autobiography inspired by her days as a child star, The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House. She currently lives in Canada with her husband.
Jason Bateman As James Cooper Ingalls
Jason Bateman made his debut for his first TV appearance in Little House on the Prairie. He appeared in a total of 21 episodes of the show.
Since then, Jason has managed to play the main star. He is famous for his leading roles in several TV series, such as Arrested Development and Ozark. He has also acted in many films such as Horrible Bosses, Zootopia, and Game Night. Apart from that, he has succeeded in becoming a respected director; he directs many episodes for the TV shows he appears in.
Karen Grassle As Caroline Ingalls
For Karen Grassle, Little House on the Prairie was the first TV show of her acting career. After the show was over, she moved to Santa Fe and founded the Resource Theater Company. There she served as artistic director. Later he moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and worked with the Louisville Actors Theatre.
Richard Bull As Nels Oleson
After the show Little House ended, Bull still had time to appear in various events, such as Hill Street Blues, Highway to Heaven, Designing Women, ER, and Boss. Unfortunately, he died of pneumonia in 2014.
Kyle Richards As Alicia Sanderson Edwards
In the Little House series, Kyle Richards, who at that time was very young, played the adopted daughter of Grace and Isaiah Edwards. Kyle is currently the last member of the original cast on Bravo’s series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Kyle has also continued to improve his career in acting over the years. He appeared in various TV shows such as Down to Earth, ER, Beverly Hills, 90210, 7th Heaven, and Days of Our Lives. The latest news about Richards is that he is prepared to appear in the film Halloween Kills in 2021.
Shannen Doherty As Jenny Wilder
The next news from Doherty is that she has become a major star after her breakthrough role in the teen TV drama Beverly Hills, 90210. She has also become more famous for starring in the supernatural show, Enchanted.
Dean Butler As Almanzo Wilder
Butler is famous for his role as “Moondoggie” in The New Gidget. Many people also know him as Buffy’s father, Hank Summers. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Butler also narrates the docuseries, The Little House Phenomenon. But currently, Butler is mostly active as a producer for entertainment, sports, and documentary programs.
Lindsay Greenbush As Carrie Ingalls
Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush, identical twin sisters, played the role of Carrie Ingalls. Greenbush has been married to her husband, Daniel Sanchez, since 2014. They initially met on the set when Lindsay was a child and Daniel was already in his teens. At that time, the two of them lived close together.
Greenbush recalled that at the time, Michael Landon allowed him to hang out on set and watch the filming. Years later, they meet again and get married at the same place where they first met.
Alison Arngrim As Nellie Oleson
Arngrim then appeared in several feature films, including The Last Place on Earth, Make the Yuletide Gay, and Le Deal. She also published an autobiography in 2010, entitled Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.
Decades after the end of the Little House On The Prairie series, the cast is back together for news interviews.