Who is Linwood Boomer?

Linwood Boomer was born on 9 October 1955 under the zodiac sign of Libra, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He’s a 43-year-old actor, director, producer and writer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Adam Kendall in the NBC Western historical drama series “Little House On The Prairie” (1978-1981), and for creating and producing the Fox sitcom “Malcolm In The Middle” (2000-2006).

How rich is he, as of now? Linwood Boomer Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Linwood Boomer’s net worth is estimated at over $60 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, working on numerous television and film titles during the time his career was active from the late 1970s to the early 2010s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Linwood Boomer spent his early years in his hometown of Vancouver, where he was raised in a middle-class family by his parents; however, little is known about them except that the name of his mother is Eileen Boomer. He is the second youngest of four sons. He holds Canadian nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Linwood was enrolled in a gifted program at a local school, then upon matriculation, he went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career as an Actor

Linwood Boomer started his professional career as an actor in 1978, making his debut TV appearance with the role of Dave Busby in the NBC romantic drama film “Suddenly, Love”. His big break came later that year when he joined the main cast of the Western historical drama TV series “Little House On The Prairie”, in which he starred in the role of Adam Kendall until 1981, appearing in more than 30 episodes. The series was developed by Blanche Hanalis and based on the best-selling series of books of the same title by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Thereafter, he started focusing on working behind the scene, concurrently guest-starring in such TV series as “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Young And The Restless”, and “Santa Clarita Diet”, to name a few.

Rise to Fame as a Writer, Director, and Producer

Linwood Boomer tried himself as a writer, when he wrote several episodes of the NBC sitcom “Silver Spoon” from 1985 to 1986; it’s about a spoiled boy who hails from a wealthy family, and his relationship with his father. Linwood then worked on another NBC sitcom, entitled “Night Court”, writing several episodes between 1986 and 1988, also serving as a producer for more than 20 episodes.

For his work on the series, Linwood received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, which he shared with Tom Straw and Reinhold Weege. His next project came in 1992, when he created and executive produced the pilot episode for the American version of the sci-fi comedy “Red Dwarf”. He then wrote the episode “Ted Over Heels” of the short-lived Fox sitcom “Flying Blind” in 1993.

Continued Success

Between 1994 and 1995, Linwood Boomer wrote the script for two episodes of the CBS sitcom “The Boys Are Black”, and was a co-executive producer for its pilot episode.

In 1996, he wrote two and produced almost 20 episodes of the NBC sitcom “3rd Rock From The Sun”, created by Bonnie and Terry Turner, and which starred John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston and French Stewart. The series received numerous awards, including eight Primetime Emmys and two Golden Globes. During the same year, he also worked as a writer and producer for the short-lived sitcom “Townies” that ran on ABC for a single season. In 2000, Linwood served in the position of a co-executive producer for the NBC / Adult Swim animated sitcom “God, The Devil And Bob”.

“Malcolm In The Middle”

Linwood Boomer’s biggest project came in 2000, when he created and produced the Fox sitcom “Malcolm In The Middle”, based on his own childhood and family. The series premiered in January 2000, and ran for seven seasons until May 2006, starring Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield and Erik Per Sullivan. The series was critically acclaimed, and rated one of the best and most popular sitcoms in the history of the network,being named the 50th greatest American TV series of all time. Linwood was awarded the 2000 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the pilot episode. He also directed five episodes in the sixth and seven seasons of the series, from 2005 to 2006.

Further Work

Following the end of “Malcolm In The Middle”, Linwood Boomer continued to work on other projects; he took the job of a consulting producer for the made-for-TV comedy film “Drive/II” in 2006. During the same year, he directed three episodes of the ABC sitcom “Help Me Help You”, after which he also directed the made-for-TV comedy film “I’m With Stupid” in 2007. Two years later, he wrote the script, and was the executive producer for another made-for-TV comedy film “The Karenskys”, directed by Pamela Fryman. His most recent project was the Fox / Hulu romantic comedy series “The Mindy Project”, for which he worked as a consulting producer from 2012 to 2013. Since then, Linwood hasn’t been active in the industry.

Personal Life, Charity Work, and Appearance

Linwood Boomer manages to keep his private life far away from the spotlight. However, it’s known that he’s a married man – his wife is Tracy Katsky Boomer, who’s an entertainment executive by profession. They are the parents of four children, and their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

The couple is known for their charity work since they co-ordinate fundraisers for California Community Foundation. They also established Healing California, an organization that provides free medical care to people in need.

Speaking about his appearance, Linwood Boomer has short grey hair and blue eyes. Information about his height, weight, vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size hasn’t been revealed.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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