Josh Fraser Landon is the adopted son of an American actor Michael Landon with his first wife Dodie Levy Fraser. While his father Michael is best known for his role in the series Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven, his mom is for her marriage to the then- Hollywood star Michael.
Despite coming from a celebrity family, Josh has an incredible private lifestyle. The celebrity son has reached his early 60s as of now but still, there’s much more about his personal and professional life that has left to discuss in the media.
So, today, we have done our best to shed light on the inside life of Michael Landon’s second adopted son Josh Fraser Landon. To know, be in touch with us till the end.
Profile Summary of Josh Fraser Landon
|Full Name||Josh Fraser Landon|
|Age/ Birthday||63/ February 11|
|Date of Birth||Fen 11 1960|
|Parents||Michael Landon and Dodie Levy Fraser|
|Famous for||Michael Landon’s adopted son|
|Ethnicity/ Nationality||Mixed/ American|
How Old Is Josh Fraser Landon? Know His Birthday And Early Life?
Josh Fraser Landon was born on February 11, 1960, which makes him 63 years of age as of 2023. As mentioned, he celebrates his birthday on February 11 every year.
Soon after his birth, Josh was adopted by one of the most celebrated artists of the then time Michael Landon and his wife Dodie Levy Fraser. Then after, he grew up in a luxurious lifestyle with his adoptive parents in their residence alongside his siblings.
Talking about his nationality, Junior Landon is an American citizen.
What Is Josh Fraser Landon’s Ethnicity?
Since the detail about Josh’s biological parents hasn’t been shared in the media, his real ethnic background is yet to be discovered.
But, based on his adoptive dad and mom’s background, he belongs to mixed descent as his mother Dodie was Caucasian while his dad Landon was Jewish.
Josh Fraser Landon And His Adoptive Father Michael Landon; How Was Their Relationship?
Though Josh Fraser was an adopted child, his father Michael never considered him less than his own son. In fact, he used to feel hurt whenever people called Fraser his non-biological kid. In an exclusive talk with People, the Highway to Heaven actor told,
“I hate it when someone calls [Josh and Jason] ‘adopted’…. They’re my sons—period. Not my ‘adopted sons.’ They’re my sons and I’m their father until they die—or I die.”
Like Josh, Jason is also Michale and Dodie’s non-biological son.
Josh Fraser Landon’s Parent’s Marriage And Divorce
His parents, Michael and Dodie walked down the aisle on March 11, 1956, in a private wedding ceremony attended by close friends and family.
Though their marriage looked perfect initially, by the time passed, it started fading away. In the years 1962, Josh’s father Michael filed for a divorce against Dodie of his ongoing extra-marital affair with actress Marjorie Lynn Noe.
A year after their divorce was finalized, senior Landon tied the knot with his girlfriend Marjorie. Their marriage lasted for almost 19 years and in 1982, they separated legally. After that, the Bonanza actor again walked down the aisle with his third spouse Cindy Clerico.
In the same way, Josh’s mother Dodie also married three times in her lifetime. Prior to her marriage with Michael Landon, she was once married to her first spouse. Michael was her second husband and after her divorce from him, she remarried her third husband Dr. Peter Lake.
Josh’s Both Parents Are No Longer Alive
His father Michael died on July 1, 1991, at the age of 54 in Malibu, California. He died of pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed just two months before his death. He was interred at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City in California.
Three years after his dad’s death, Josh lost his mom as well. On the 5th of July 1994, his mother Dodie took her last breath at the age of 61 in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California. After she passed away, her body was buried at Home of Peace Memorial Park in the Cemetery in East Los Angeles.
How Many Siblings Does Josh Fraser Landon Have?
Well, from his parents’ three marriages, Josh has eight half-siblings in total.
His elder brother is Mark Fraser Landon who was born on October 1, 1948, from his mom Dodie’s first marriage. Like Josh, Mark was also the adopted son of their father Michael. An actor by profession, Mark was found dead at the age of 60 at his home in West Hollywood.
Further, from his dad’s marriage with his second wife, he has a sister named Cheryl Ann Pontrelli, 70, Leslie Ann Landon, 60, Michael Landon Jr. 58, Shawna Leigh Landon, 51, and Christopher Beau Landon, 48. Besides Cheryl, all others work in the entertainment industry.
In a similar manner, Josh Fraser is a half-brother to his sister Jennifer Rachel Landon, an actress who is now 39 years old. Also, he has the youngest half-brother Sean Matthew Landon, 37. Both Jennifer and Sean are the children of his father Michael from his third wife.
What Does Josh Fraser Landon Do? Is He Also An Actor?
Unlike his other siblings, Josh is very much a private person. So, up to these days, not a single piece of information about his profession has been revealed.
Further, regarding his being an actor also, no concrete details are available yet. There’s an actor with the same name ‘Josh Fraser’ who has been part of TV series like EastEnders and Minnerglade. However, whether the actor of EastEnders is Michael Landon’s son Josh or not has not been proven.
Personal Life: Is Josh Fraser Landon Married To His Wife?
Like his profession, his love life is still under media review. Since Josh isn’t active on any social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook, we find it difficult to trace his personal life details.
However, assumptions can be made that the star kid in his early 60s may have his family on his own which includes his wife, and children. At his age, it’s no wonder that he might have been the grandfather of his grandchildren as well.
Where Is Josh Fraser Landon Today?
Though his exact whereabouts haven’t been divulged in the media, we believed that Josh lives somewhere in the United States of America, probably either in New York, his father’s native town, or in California where most of his siblings reside.
Josh Fraser Landon’s Net Worth
As an inheritance of his famous father Michael Landon, his net worth must be in the millions. His dad Michael left his children a net amount equal to $40 million in today’s dollars when he died in 1991.