Michael Boxleitner is the only child of former power couple Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner. His parents were married for more than 11 years before they separated. Although the former couple separated long before then, their love and support for their son Michael have never waned. He also has three half-siblings from different marriages of his parents.
And the star child, a graduate of Lansing Community College, starred in Animals Out of Paper. He is also involved in philanthropy and supports the non-profit organization The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Here are some things you didn’t know about Michael!
Michael Boxleitner Date Of Birth And Affluent Childhood
Michael Boxleitner is the son of Melissa and her then-husband, Bruce. Melissa gave birth to Michael two months ahead of schedule. He was born on 6 October 1995 in Illinois. Born to two successful actor parents, Michael grew up in an upper-class family.
He is American by nationality and of Caucasian ethnic origin.
He Was Named After Late Actor Michael Landon
Michael Garrett Boxleitner was named after Michael Landon, creator, and star of the NBC series Little House on the Prairie, who played the father of Michael’s mother Melissa in the project. It was also one of the first and longest-running TV series, with Melissa playing Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1974 to 1984.
In addition, Boxleitner’s middle name was inspired by Gareth Pechinpa, the son of his mother’s friend Sandy Pechinpa, who died of meningitis at the age of 16.
The 24-year-old child of celebrities attended Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan, where he majored in theatre. During that time, he also participated in several college productions.
What Is Michael Boxleitner Up To These Days? Once Appeared In A TV Series
Despite deep family roots that have been involved in the entertainment world for a long time, Michael has only one acting job so far. He was in the TV series Animals Out of Paper. In the series, he played the role of Andy, a 45-year-old high school maths teacher. Melissa Gilbert’s son said of the character: “He’s..,
“He’s very naïve in things about the world. With Andy’s character, it’s almost as if you get to witness his great pain in his life. His big one happens in the show.”
The show was directed by the LCC Stage Department and designed by Rajiv Joseph. Nothing more is known about his latest effort.
Is An Ardent Supporter Of The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Back in October 2019, on the occasion of his 23rd birthday, Michael took to Facebook to encourage everyone to donate to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Giving the reason why he celebrated his birthday with a fundraiser for depressed and suicidal people, the child star wrote in his caption,
“I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal.”
The charity is funded by SAMHSA.
Michael Boxleitner Was 15 At The Time Of His Parent’s Divorce
His mother and father first met when they were both competing in Network All-Star Game. However, Boxleitner did not care because of their age difference. Years later, the two met again, but this time they started seeing each other occasionally. Later, they became engaged twice, but each time called off the engagement.
Although their relationship initially seemed unstable, when the duo met again for the third time, they finally exchanged vows on 1 January 1995. Their small wedding ceremony took place in Melissa’s mother’s living room. The duo soon started a family and welcomed a son in October of the same year they married.
They spent the next several years peacefully, but it was not for long. They separated in March 2011, and in August of that year, Gilberte filed for divorce.
Gilberta, who claimed joint custody of her then-15-year-old son, said,
“We have loved each other for a very long time and we share four incredible sons together.”
Apparently, Michael also has a pretty good relationship with both parents.
Has Three Half-Siblings
Boxleitner has two older half-brothers named Sam and Lee from his father Boxleitner’s previous marriage to actress Katherine Holcombe. A third half-brother, Dakota Paul Brinkman, is from his mother’s first marriage to Bo Brinkman. Michael is quite close to all his half-brothers, especially Dakota. He was also the best man at Dakota’s wedding to Marisa Brinkman.
What About His Love Life? Is Michael Boxleitner Married?
According to online tabloids, Michael is not currently married. The child star is quite secretive when it comes to his love life. As Michael tends to keep everything to himself, it is difficult to find out whether Michael has a girlfriend or lives a single life.
Net Worth Details
Michael Boxleitner’s net worth is $100 000. He currently lives in Manhattan, New York. In addition, his mother Melissa has an estimated net worth of $500 000, and his father Bruce has a net worth of $3 million.
Boxleitner’s parents owned a house in Los Angeles. In May 2005, they bought a 3300 square meter house for $1.26 million dollars. However, in 2013 they sold it for a slightly lower price of 840 000 dollars. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Quick Facts About Michael Boxleitner
|06 Oct 1995
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|Actor, Celebrity kid
|Lansing Community College
|3 (Dakota Brinkman, Sam Boxleitner, and Lee Boxleitner)
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