Michael Boxleitner is the single child of the former power couple, Melissa Gilbert as well as Bruce Boxleitner. His parents were married for around more than 11-years. Earlier when they both parted their ways. Although the couple divorced long before, their love, as well as support for their son Michael Boxleitner, never seem to be decreased. Michael Boxleitner also has three half-siblings from his parents’ various marriages.

Moreover, the star kid, a Lansing Community College graduate worked in a TV series, Animals Out of Paper. He also undertakes some philanthropic works as well as supports the non-profit organization named The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Here are various things you didn’t know about Michael Boxleitner

Michael Boxleitner’s Date of Birth as well as Prosperous Childhood

Michael Boxleitner is the son of Melissa as well as her then-husband, Bruce. Melissa gave birth to Michael two months earlier than her due date. Michael Boxleitner was born on October 6 in the year 1995, in Illinois. He was born to two successful actor parents, Michael rose in an upper-class household.

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Michael holds an American nationality and has a Caucasian identity.

Michael Boxleitner Was Named After Late Actor named Michael Landon

Michael Garrett Boxleitner was named after Michael Landon, the NBC series Little House on the Prairie creator and star who acted as Michael’s mother Melissa’s father in that project. It was also one of the earliest as well as longest TV series for Melissa who played Laura Ingalls Wilder from the year 1974 to the year 1984.

Besides, Michael Boxleitner’s middle name was inspired by his mom’s friend named Sandy Peckinpah‘s son, Garrett Peckinpah, who died of meningitis at age of just 16.


Michael Boxleitner holds an American nationality. He descends from British as well as Irish ancestry through his parents. Moreover, he is supposed to be an Ashkenazi Jewish as his mother was raised in a Jewish family. Although, this has not yet been confirmed as there is no information about his religion as an adult at the moment. Additionally, he has white ethnicity.

Physical Features

Unluckily, there is no information about the exact height as well as the exact weight of Michael Boxleitner at the moment. However, judging by his looks, we can state that he has a decent as well as well-maintained body with a proper height. Moreover, he has a pair of brown-colored eyes and he has brown-colored hair. He is presently 25 years old. His zodiac sign is  Libra.

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The 24-year-old celebrity child studied in Lansing Community College, a community college which is in Lansing, Michigan where he majored in theater. Michael was also involved in various college productions at the time.

What is Michael Boxleitner doing these days? Michael Boxleitner once appeared in a TV Series.

Despite the deep family roots that comprised in the entertainment world for a long, Michael Boxleitner has only one acting credit up to date. He also worked in a TV series named Animals Out of Paper. In that played the role of Andy, who is a 45-year-old high school calculus teacher on the show.

Melissa Gilbert’s son stated of the character as that He’s very naïve in things about the world. With Andy’s character, it’s almost as if anyone gets to witness the great pain in his life. His all big one happens in that show.

It was produced by LCC Performing Arts Department and it was written by Rajiv Joseph. Other than that as per sources, we have got nothing more regarding his latest endeavors.

Supporter of The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Back in October in the year 2019, on the occasion of his 23rd birthday, Michael pleased everyone to donate something to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Facebook. He also gave the reason behind celebrating his birthday with fundraising for depressed as well as suicidal individuals, which was written by the star kid in his caption,
He had chosen this nonprofit as its mission means a lot for him, and he also hopes we all will consider contributing as a way to celebrate with him. Every little bit will help him to reach his goal.

The charity organization is funded by SAMHSA.

Michael Boxleitner was 15 at the time of his Parent’s separated

His mother, as well as father first, met when they both were on Battle of the Network Stars. But Boxleitner never cared about it because of their age difference. After years, the two again connected but this time they began dating on and off. They later engaged twice but called off their engagement two times.

Although their relationship looked shaky originally when the duo reunited for the third time they gradually exchanged their vows on 1st Jan in the year 1995. Their small wedding ceremony was held in Melissa’s mother’s living room. The duo soon began their family, welcoming their son in October of the same year when they both tied the knot.

They spent their next various years peacefully but it didn’t last long. They parted their ways in March in the year 2011. Gilbert filed for divorce from her husband in August of that same year.

Gilbert who had the joint custody of their then-15-year-old son said that they had loved each other for a very long time and they share four incredible sons.

Michael also has a very good connection with both of his parents.


Michael Boxleitner Half-Siblings

Boxleitner has two older half-brothers named Sam as well as Lee from his father Boxleitner’s earlier marriage to actress Kathryn Holcomb. His third half-brother named Dakota Paul Brinkman is from his mother’s first marriage with Bo Brinkman. Michael is quite close to all of his half-siblings, particularly with Dakota. He also performed as the best man for Dakota during his wedding with Marissa Brinkman.

Michael Boxleitner Relationship status
As far as the online sources and reports suggest, Michael Boxleitner is not married to anyone currently. The star kid remains quite mysterious when it is about his love life. Because of his tendency of keeping things to himself, it is very hard to get to know whether Michael Boxleitner has a girlfriend or he is living a single life.

Net Worth Details

Michael Boxleitner’s fortune is around $100,000. He presently resides in Manhattan, which is in New York. Besides, his mother Melissa has an estimated net worth Of around $500,000 while his dad Bruce’s wealth is around $3 million.

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Besides, Michael Boxleitner’s parents owned a house which is In Los Angeles. They bought the 3,300 sq ft home for around $1.26 million in May in the year 2005. But, they sold it at a little bit low price of around $840,000 in the year 2013. It features 4 bedrooms as well as 3 bathrooms.

Social Media Presence

Michael Boxleitner is also available on Instagram. His supposed Instagram account is (@michaelgarrett95). His account has more than 1700 followers, but the account has not yet been verified. Besides this, he is not active on social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook


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