Dean Butler Credits This Person for Helping Him Land the Role of Almanzo
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Dean Butler was an aspiring actor when he was cast as Almanzo Wilder on Little House on the Prairie. Working with show creator and star Michael Landon, Butler portrayed the love interest of main character Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) and immediately given plenty of screen time. Butler expressed his gratitude for a specific person who was key in getting him the coveted part.

'Little House on the Prairie': (l-r) Melissa Gilbert, Michelle Steffin, and Dean Butler

‘Little House on the Prairie’: (l-r) Melissa Gilbert, Michelle Steffin, and Dean Butler | NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Dean Butler praised ‘Little House’ casting director

As an aspiring actor in the late 1970s, Butler quickly learned how significant the job of a casting director can be when recruiting for a show.

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