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Dean Butler was born on May 20, 1956 in Prince George, BC, Canada. He is a producer and actor best known to audiences for his portrayal of Almanzo Wilder from 1979 to 1983 on the iconic pioneer drama, Little House on the Prairie. He co-starred in the feature film, Desert Hearts, played Moondoggie in the syndicated The New Gidget, and Buffy's dad, ... See full bio »

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Little House on the Prairie Almanzo James Wilder
(1979-1983)
Desert Hearts Darrell
(1985)
Feherty Producer
(2011-2018)

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 2008 Chemical Wedding
Ceremony Man
 2003 JAG (TV Series)
Navy Appellate Court Judge #2
- Lawyers, Guns and Money (2003) ... Navy Appellate Court Judge #2
 1997-2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Hank Summers
- Normal Again (2002) ... Hank Summers
- The Weight of the World (2001) ... Hank Summers
- Becoming: Part 1 (1998) ... Hank Summers (voice, uncredited)
- When She Was Bad (1997) ... Hank Summers
- Nightmares (1997) ... Hank Summers
 2000 Ricky 6
Vic Portelance
 2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)
FBI Agent
- The Line (2000) ... FBI Agent
 1997 Fame L.A. (TV Series)
Producer
- Seize the Day (1997) ... Producer
 1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Cop
- Baby Makes Three (1996) ... Cop
 1995 The Final Goal
Valentine
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Sly
- Georgia on My Mind (1994) ... Sly
 1992 Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series)
Frank Avalon
- Brooklyn and the Beast (1992) ... Frank Avalon
 1991 Without a Pass
Officer #1 - 1965
 1991 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Dr. Ted Kolfax
- Till Death Do Us Part (1991) ... Dr. Ted Kolfax
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Howard Griffin
- The Fixer-Upper (1990) ... Howard Griffin
 1989 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Matthew Green
- Private Affairs (1989) ... Matthew Green
 1986-1988 The New Gidget (TV Series)
Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
- Perky Pirates Of The Pipeline (1988) ... Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
- Episode #2.16 (1988) ... Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
- Episode #2.15 (1988) ... Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
- Make Waves, Not War (1988) ... Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
- The Bare Facts (1988) ... Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
 1985-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Gary Marsh / Michael Korsak
- All the King's Horses (1987) ... Gary Marsh
- Anniversary (1985) ... Michael Korsak
 1982-1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Brent Harper / Scott Pryor / Stan Barber
- The Art Lover/Couples/Made for Each Other (1986) ... Brent Harper
 1985 Desert Hearts
Darrell
 1985 Gidget's Summer Reunion (TV Movie)
Jeff 'Moondoggie' Griffin
 1984 Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (TV Movie)
Almanzo Wilder
 1984 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Jason
- Mona Gets Pinned (1984) ... Jason
 1983-1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Harley Batten / Carl Peters
- Sing Melancholy Baby/The Last Dogfight (1984) ... Harley Batten
- The Devil Stick/Touch and Go (1983) ... Carl Peters
 1984 Little House: The Last Farewell (TV Movie)
Almanzo Wilder
 1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (TV Movie)
Almanzo Wilder
 1979-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Almanzo James Wilder
- Hello and Goodbye (1983) ... Almanzo James Wilder
- May I Have This Dance (1983) ... Almanzo James Wilder
- For the Love of Blanche (1983) ... Almanzo James Wilder
- The Last Summer (1983) ... Almanzo James Wilder (credit only)
- A Child with No Name (1983) ... Almanzo James Wilder
 1983 The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (TV Movie)
Steve Bensfield
 1981 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Gary
- Looking Good (1981) ... Gary
 1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Dean Butler
- The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2 (1980) ... Dean Butler (uncredited)
 1978 Forever (TV Movie)
Michael Wagner
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