Linwood Boomer is a Canadian American television producer, writer, and former actor who is well-known for playing the role of Adam Kendall in the American Western historical drama television series ‘Little House on the Prairie’ alongside Sean Penn.

He is also famous for being the one behind creating the American television sitcom ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ which was based on his life story. Linwood Boomer belonged to a lower-middle-class family and struggled with his childhood.

Quick Infos
Full NameLinwood Boomer
Date of birth9 October, 1955
Birth PlaceBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent(s)Eileen Boomer
WifeTracy Katsky
OccupationActor, Writer, Producer
EthnicityWhite Caucasian
Net Worth
$5 Million

All of this changed with the sitcom as he not only gained widescale recognition but was also nominated by the Primetime Emmy award twice. In addition to this, he is also a winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in the year 2000.

Besides this, he had also appeared in his own sitcom in 2006 when he played the role of Loan Shark (Enzo Stussi) for an episode.

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Where was Boomer born and raised?

Boomer was born on 9 October 1955 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to a father whose identity has not been made public and to a mother, Eileen Boomer. He was the third of four siblings and was born to a lower-middle-class family.

Besides this, he is currently 65 years old with the zodiac sign of Libra. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white Caucasian ethnicity. He is an atheist and does not believe in or practice any religion as an adult. He has an average body figure with a pair of light grey colored eyes with grey colored hair.



Linwood Boomer studied and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the year 1977. It is also assumed that he has completed his high school at a local school.


How Boomer started his Career?

Linwood Boomer gave his debut performance in the entertainment industry in the year 1978 when he played the role of Dave Busby in the American television movie, ‘Suddenly, Love’ followed by the role of Nick Zano in an episode of the 1980 American police procedural drama series, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and the role of Adam Kendall for thirty-five episodes of the 1978 American Western historical drama television series, ‘Little House on the Prairie’.


Television Shows

He has also appeared in the 1982 American romantic comedy-drama television series, ‘The Love Boat’ alongside Tim Robbins and Lee Horsley where he appeared as Doug Bridges, the 1983 American fantasy drama television series, ‘Fantasy Island’ where he appeared as Alex Weston and the 1983 American science fiction television series, ‘Voyagers!’ where he appeared as Doctor Thomas Watson all for an episode each.

Moreover, he can also be seen in the 1985 American television soap opera, ‘The Young and the Restless‘ alongside Josh Lucas and Emme Rylan where he played the role of Jared Markson for an episode, and the 2006 American television sitcom, ‘Malcolm in the Middle ’ where he played the role of Loan Shark also for an episode.

His most recent work came in the year 2018 when he played Mr. Whetherton for an episode of the American horror-comedy web television series ‘Santa Clarita Diet.’


Linwood Boomer’s Wife: Tracy Katsky

Linwood Boomer likes to keep his life private to himself. However, it is known that he has been happily married to his wife, Tracy Katsky, with whom he has had four children.

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How many awards does Linwood Boomer have?

Linwood Boomer was nominated by the Primetime Emmy Awards twice and awarded with the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series once in his career.

Likewise, he has also been nominated by the Online Film and Television Association once, the PGA Awards twice, and the Writers Guild of America, the USA once in his career as a professional actor.

Moreover, he is also the winner of the PGA award for the Most Promising Producer in Television for his work in ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ in 2001.

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Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Linwood Boomer has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.


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