In the history of American television, the 20th century is perhaps the most important in history. However, the early 70s to late 80s may be among the most productive, as some of the greatest Hollywood productions were born during this period. Some greats graced the television screens, but perhaps very few were as remarkable and natural in the portrayal of their characters as the talented Jonathan Gilbert.
Most famous of all is Jonathan Gilbert, who is best known for his role as Willie Oleson in the television series “Little House on the Prairie”. Jonathan Gilbert is a former American actor who now works as a stockbroker. As a famous actor, he has appeared in many television series and movies.
Jonathan Gilbert’s Bio, Age
Gilbert was born on April 28, 1967, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and is an adopted son of Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane, who were both actors. He grew up at the side of Sara Gilbert and Melissa Gilbert – herself a television director and actress.
Raised by adoptive parents Gilbert had always had an interest in acting since his childhood. He attended and graduated from Hamilton College where he got his BA degree. He later attended and graduated from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, where he earned an MBA in Finance.
Jonathan Gilbert had his first television appearance at the tender age of 7 in the American drama series Little House on the Prairie. He played the character of Willie Oleson and remained in the series until 1983, nine years after his first appearance. During these nine years, he was followed by fame and fortune as his fan base among the audience grew.
He also starred in Little House Years in 1979, the same year he appeared in The Miracle Worker, an American biographical television movie.
Much later, in 1983, he also appeared in Little House: Looking Back to Yesterday, an American television show based on the book series Little House on the Prairie, in which he also played the character of Willie Oleson. In 1984 he came back to play the same character in Little House: The Last Farewell, which was also part of the book series.
Jonathan Gilbert’s Net Worth
In 2003 he started a career as a stockbroker and was described by friends and clients alike as hard-working and disciplined.
A surprisingly private person, Gilbert keeps his salary information to himself. However, with his many appearances in Hollywood and his job as a stockbroker, his net worth is estimated at around $2.4 million.
Is Jonathan Gilbert Married?
Jonathan Gilbert is known to be a very secretive and private person and keeps his private life to himself. It is assumed that he is currently single, although nobody is quite sure.
He hasn’t been seen in public with a date lately, and he doesn’t post pictures depicting his love life on any of the social media sites that are followed by thousands of fans.
In his early years, Jonathan Gilbert’s parents divorced, and in 1976, when he was only 9 years old, he lost his father, Paul Gilbert.
Melissa Gilbert – Jonathan’s adopted sister – wrote an autobiography, Prairie Tale, in which she revealed that Paul had taken his own life because of his constant pain.
Barbara later married Harold Abeles, and they had a daughter, Sara Abeles. Sara later took the surname Gilbert, although she was born a year and two weeks before his death and has no blood ties to Paul Gilbert.
Melissa also revealed in her autobiography that Jonathan moved away from California in his early 20s and the adopted siblings have had no relationship or contact with him since that time.
Jonathan Gilbert Then and Now Photos
Having been off the screen and the news for years now, it might be difficult to imagine what the boy wonder might look like now in his fifties.
Well, don’t fret your beautiful soul. Jonathan Gilbert is a much older man now, with grey hair and a much more mature look. Check this out.
1974-83: Small house in the prairie
1979: The small house years
1979: The miracle worker
1983: Small house: Review of yesterday
1984: Small house: The last farewell