The Red Hand Gang was an children's adventure series that aired on NBC in 1977.
The Red Hand Gang was a group of five inner-city pre-teens (and their dog, Boomer) who unwittingly found themselves foiling heists, robberies and kidnaps. They were so called because they left their trademark red hand prints on fences to mark where they had been.
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Matthew Charles Labyorteaux (born December 8, 1966) is an American film, television and voice actor. In many of his credits, his last name is spelled as “Laborteaux”. He is also credited as Matthew Charles for his work in animation. He may be best known for portraying Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie from 1978–83.
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Labyorteaux was born in Los Angeles and adopted by interior designer and talent agent Ronald Labyorteaux (1930–1992) and actress Frances Marshall (1927–2012). He is the younger brother of Patrick, also adopted and also an actor, and Jane. According to a biography about Matthew published by A&E Television Networks, “He was diagnosed as being autistic, and experts told his parents that Labyorteaux might never lead a normal life.” An article in People magazine from 1978 said he was thought to be fully autistic for the first five years of his life. Labyorteaux is a skilled video game player. In October 1981, he finished in 10th place for Centipede at the Atari, Inc. world championships. In April 1982, he became the United States Pac-Man champion at a People-sponsored tournament, with a score of 1,200,000. In 1992, Matthew and Patrick founded the Youth Rescue Fund (which was partnered with Los Angeles Youth Supportive Services), a charity organization that assists young people in crisis, and they have since engaged in fundraising for youth shelters across the U.S. The organization is no longer active.
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