Dakota Brinkman

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Actor (1989)
Thu Aug 29 2019
By   Selena

Who is Dakota Brinkman?

Dakota Brinkman is an American actor who is known for Laws of Deception (1997), Safe Harbour (2007) and Shay (2016). Rather than his profession, he came to limelight as the firstborn son of  American actress, Melissa Gilbert and her former first husband, Bo Brinkman.

Dakota Brinkman was born on 1st May 1989 as Dakota Paul Brinkman in New York City, New York, USA. Likewise, he is the elder child of Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman. His mother Gilbert is famous American actress and television director whereas her spouse Bo is an actor and director. He holds American citizenship and is of mixed ethnicity.

In addition, Brinkman has three siblings named Sam Boxleitner (b. 1980) and Lee Boxleitner (b. 1985) and one younger half brother Michael Boxleitner (b. 1995). His grandparents are Paul Gilbert and Barbara Cowan.

Image: Dakota Brinkman's mother, Melissa Gilbert

As a TV actor, Brinkman has starred in several shows, including Laws of Deception (1997), Safe Harbour (2007) and Shay (2016). Whereas her mother Melissa has 76 major credits in the television series and movies. Some of her notable shows are Splendor in the Grass, Drug-Free Kids: A Parents’ Guide, A Holiday For Love, Thicker Than Water, Secrets, and Lies.

In addition, Gilbert directed several shows such as ABC Afterschool Specials, Child Stars: Their Story, One Smart Fellow. Besides this, she is also an author who has released Prairie Tale: A Memoir on 16 Feb 2010.

What is Dakota Brinkman's Relationship Status? Girlfriend

Looking at his private life, Dakota Brinkman has not obviously revealed to the media about his love life or dating. His relationship status is single at the time, so it makes us sure he's not dating his girlfriend at the time.

The 33 years old actor seems to be enjoying his single life happily. Along with this, Brinkman is now focusing on his career or might be engaged in any relationship but want to keep it in private. Well, there is no information about his past affair or love affairs yet. Besides, Dakota is not active in any social media sites.

Dakota Brinkman's parents Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman.
Image: Dakota Brinkman's parents Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman

Whereas his mother and father tied the wedding knot on  22 February 1988. But after four years of marital relationship, they divorced in the year 1992. After the divorce with Bo again married to Bruce Boxleitner on 1st January 1995. Also, this couple filed for divorce on 25 August 2011.

Melissa Gilbert with her third husband, Timothy Busfield
Image: Melissa Gilbert with her third husband, Timothy Busfield

As of now, Gilbert is living a happy life with her third husband, Timothy Busfield. They married on 24th April 2013 in Santa Barbara, California at San Ysidro Ranch. Besides this, Melissa had an affair with Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe during her teenager.

Net Worth

Although the exact amount of Dakota Brinkman's Net Worth is still under review, it is assumed to be between $500 thousand to $700 thousand as of 2019. Throughout his acting career, he might be made an immeasurable amount of fortune himself.

However, Brinkman's mother Melissa has a wealth of around $1 Million as of 2019. Likewise, she reportedly received $75,000 from the show Little House on the Prairie in 1974. Also, she is also a realtor so she might have reasonable fortune as a selling and buying real estate.

It was revealed on June 2015 that the federal income tax owes $360,000 to Melissa. She has also allegedly developed an IRS payment scheme. It's her second run with the IRS. In 2013, she allegedly owed $112,000. Besides this, the American actress owns the Ford Mustang Convertible, which cost is around $35,630 in the USA. 

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