Canadian-American actor, writer, and producer, Linwood Boomer is very famous for appearing in the drama Little House on the Prairie. Also, he is known for creating the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He now serves as an executive producer on Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.”

Was Adam Kendall really blind?

Yes, Adam Kendall was really blind. Well, he was not born blind but after one accident he lost his eyesight. When he was fishing along with his dad during his childhood days, he was walking over the rocks to cross the rushing stream. At that time he fell down and hit his head. Later on, he woke up blind in hospital.

After several years in an accident, Adam’s sight was restored.

Who plays Adam Kendall on Little House on the Prairie?

Linwood Boomer played the role of Adam Kendall on Little House on the Prairie from which he received huge limelight. The American Western historical drama television series based on Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder was released on NBC Network from September 11, 1974 –March 21, 1983.

Linwood Boomer was a part of the series from its fourth season to seven and also he made guest appearances in its 8th season.

Linwood Boomer back in 1974 from the set of Little House on the Prairie
Image Source: Little House on the Prairie

The other cast of the series is Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson, among others.

While talking about his career, in brief, he made his acting debut from his appearance in the TV movie named Suddenly, Love as Dave Busby in 1978. After this, he was seen in movies and series such as Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Voyagers!, The Young and the Restless, and Santa Clarita Diet.

Nominations and Awards

  • Received Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in Comedy Series category for series named Malcolm in the Middle
  • Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards twice for Outstanding Comedy Series for Malcolm in the Middle and Night Court

How much is Linwood Boomer worth?

From his successful career in the entertainment industry, he has earned a huge amount. As of 2022, his net worth is calculated to be around $60 million.

As an actor, he received around, $55,420 per year, as a producer he earns around $66,762 per annum, and as a director, he makes around $92,220 per year. Will millions in net worth, Mr. Boomer lives a comfortable life with his wife and 4 children.

Moreover, he still makes thousands of dollars as an executive producer on Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.”


Linwood, with his wife Tracy, has also devoted himself to charity and has made huge donations so far. The Boomer couple partnered with California Community Foundation and founded Healing California which provides free medical, dental and vision care to Californians in need, with a particular focus on homeless veterans.

Besides, the couple has worked with several organizations to help the homeless.

Short-Bio and Family Of Linwood Boomer

Linwood Boomer was born on October 9, 1955, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada under the birth sign Libra. He was raised alongside three brothers in a lower-middle-class family in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In Longtime Marital Relationship with Tracy Katsky; Does he have Children?

The 65 years old, Linwood Boomer is a married man. He has shared the wedding vows with Tracy Katsky in a very private ceremony however the detail of their wedding and relationship history is missing.

Together, the couple shares four kids but the details about their children in undisclosed.

Linwood’s wife Tracy is currently working for Girls Inc., which provides mentoring, leadership development, and educational programs to female students in schools across the country.

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