Michael Landon

Michael Landon as Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza The Stranger
1936 - 1991

Michael Landon  American Actor

Rank
5922
Age
54
Zodiac

Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–73), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prair...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship17 yrs
Shortest Relationship6 yrs, 2 mths
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 10 mths
First Name Michael
Middle Name Maurice
Last Name Landon
Full Name at Birth Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Alternative Name Mike, Emo
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 31st October, 1936
Birthplace Forest Hills, Queens, New York, USA
Died 1st July, 1991
Place of Death Malibu, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer - Pancreatic
Height 5' 9½" (177 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature Good looks
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Collingswood High School, Collingswood, NJ (1954)
Occupation Text Actor/Director/Producer/Writer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to H
Year(s) Active 1956–1991
Official Websites ar.geocities.com/bonanza_la_reina_de_las_series/
Father Eli Maurice Orowitz
Mother Peggy O'Neill
Sister Evelyn Landon (sister)
Family Member Jennifer Rachel Landon, born 1983 (daughter), Mark Fraser Landon, born 1948 (adopted; Dodie's biological son), died May 11, 2009 (son), Josh Fraser Landon, born 1960 (adopted as infant), Cheryl Ann Pontrelli, born 1953 (step daughter), Leslie Ann Landon, born 1962 (daughter), Michael Landon, Jr., born 1964 (son), Shawna Leigh Landon, born 1971 (daughter), Christopher Beau Landon, born 1975 (son), Sean Matthew Landon, born 1986 (son)
Friend Victor French, Merlin Olsen, President Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, Ernest Borgnine, Johnny Carson, Dan Blocker
Associated People Melissa Sue Anderson (actress) (author), Melissa Gilbert (actress), Karen Grassle (actress)
More about Michael Landon
Less about Michael Landon

Dating History

Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Michael Landon54 ScorpioActor
American
Cindy Clerico59 Aquarius
American
Lynn Noe83 GeminiActress
American
Dodie Fraser-

Children

NameGenderBornAge
Mary Amelia
Female
Laura Elizabeth
Carrie
Grace
Mark Fraser
Male1st October, 195857 years old
Josh Fraser
Male11th February, 196056 years old
Leslie Ann
Female11th October, 196253 years old
Michael Jr.
Male20th June, 196452 years old
Shawna Leigh
Female4th December, 197144 years old
Christopher Beau
Male27th February, 197541 years old
Jennifer Rachel
Female29th August, 198332 years old
Sean Mathew
Male4th August, 198629 years old

Onscreen Matchups

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Us1991Jeff HayesTV Movie
Where Pigeons Go to Die1990Hugh as adultTV Movie
Sam's Son1984Gene OrmanMovie
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children1984Charles IngallsTV Movie
Little House: The Last Farewell1984Charles IngallsTV Movie
Highway to Heaven1984Jonathan SmithTV Show
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday1983Charles IngallsTV Movie
Love Is Forever1983John EveringhamTV Movie
Little House Years1979Charles IngallsTV Movie
The Loneliest Runner1976John Curtis as an AdultTV Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974Charles IngallsTV Show
The Special London Bridge Special1972Tennis PlayerTV Movie
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970Peter MinuitTV Movie
The Legend of Tom Dooley1959Tom DooleyMovie
Bonanza1959Joseph 'Little Joe' CartwrightTV Show
Johnny Staccato1959Freddie TateTV Show
God's Little Acre1958Dave DawsonMovie
High School Confidential!1958Steve BentleyMovie
Maracaibo1958Lago OrlandoMovie
The Rifleman1958Billy MathisTV Show
The Texan1958Nick AhearnTV Show
U.S. Marshal1958Don SayersTV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958Clay McGarrett, Carl MartinTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958AitchinsonTV Show
Frontier Doctor1958Jim MasonTV Show
I Was a Teenage Werewolf1957Tony RiversMovie
Goodyear Theatre1957Karl WallaceTV Show
Suspicion1957HowardTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Tad CameronTV Show
The Court of Last Resort1957Thomas ForbesTV Show
The Restless Gun1957TV Show
Tombstone Territory1957Chris Anderson, Barton Clark, Jr.TV Show
Trackdown1957Jack SummersTV Show
Alcoa Theatre1957Johnny RiskTV Show
Fight for the Title1957Kid LombardShort Film
These Wilder Years1956Boy in Poolhall (uncredited)Movie
Playhouse 901956Arthur Doner, Victor GordonTV Show
Sheriff of Cochise1956Don SayersTV Show
State Trooper1956Willie Losada, Joe DurandoTV Show
Telephone Time1956Caspar HauserTV Show
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956Armand De Nivernais, Jerome JuventinTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Vance Coburn, Dan OvertonTV Show
Wire Service1956PietroTV Show
Dr. Christian1956TV Show
Cheyenne1955Alan Horn, TrooperTV Show
Crossroads1955Race Stevens, Johnny Rico, DannyTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955EddieTV Show
Crusader1955Dick ManningTV Show
Luke and the Tenderfoot1955Clyde MeachamMovie
Studio 571954TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Dixon, Claude DuncanTV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953TV Show
Cavalcade of America1952FrankTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Don Burns, SandyTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Richest Boy in the WorldTV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Rafael MartinezTV Show
Show More
Show Less

Six Degrees

Connect any celebrity with Michael Landon to see how closely they are linked... romantically!

Comments on Michael Landon

Posted commentsView all comments (25)

piemeltjeFeb 1, 2012

you were so hot! you died to soon.

ljloverMar 27, 2011

I endorse all the comments about Mike dying far too soon; what a loss to us fans, but especially to his children and his wife. I loved him best as Little Joe and watched him from when I was 6. His relationship with his 'Pa' was a real one and was lovely to see. God bless him.

sharon DugganJun 23, 2010

I have been heart brocken since I heard about Michael`s cancer. I still watch Little House and cry. My children were 2 and five years old then. We watched it as a family. Since then my husband died and Michael also. It`s very sad for me.

charlotte ebelMay 20, 2010

Yes I agree with many he was a amazing man and gergous.Ijust loved watching him on little house on the praire Ithink I have all the episodes of him and Istill watch him as much as I can on t.v every night they are all reapeats but I just love little HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE. AND HIS CO- STARS WERE FANTASTIC ALSOiHOPE Micheal ask god for forgiveness and I am sure he did I know he is walking around with Merlin Olsen whoplayed Johnathon Nobody will ever take his place as an actor. LOVE YOU MICHEAL

Lloyd SavageMar 18, 2010

He was a great actor and I like the way he would laugh on Bonanza it sounded so realistic for one acting like they were laughing which can be difficult. I just hope he was saved and will be in heaven one day, I only pity the actors of the show who had to have things in the show that the divine might not have promoted like drinking in the longbranch and gunslinging etc. If Michael was and is a Christ follower until his death which likely was since he had time to consider the next life with his kind of illness, then may his soul rest in peace.

My Hero Michael LandonJan 28, 2010

Michael Landon is the greatest man in the world, is my Hero and my Idol, he is the best forever :D

Willie GreenSep 16, 2009

I too, am wondering if Michael Landon knew Jesus Christ as His personal Savior, he was such a great man.

Destiny J. AdamsJul 2, 2009

I love Michael Landon. There could be no other Little Joe!

karl59Jul 2, 2009

And a great singer Watch Hullaballoo on You Tube!

michealMay 13, 2009

Micheal Landon is so cute and very cute hes so good at acting in Little House On The Parire CCCCCUUUUTTTTEEEEEEE I love his hair so hot

natuchaApr 7, 2009

devin one the love

Landon fanFeb 18, 2009

He was/is one of my all-time favorites!


Join the FamousFix discussion board >>