- Grew his hair long after watching the 1949 movie Samson and Delilah, because he believed it would make him strong.
- Set a national high-school record in the javelin toss.
- Lost his athletic scholarship to USC after suffering a torn ligament in his shoulder, and subsequently dropped out of school.
- Chose his stage name by picking it out of a telephone directory.
- Often acted alongside his children, including sons Michael and Mark and daughters Leslie and Jennifer, throughout his career.
- Released the 1962 single "Gimme a Little Kiss/Be Patient With Me" on the heels of his success on Bonanza.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984.
- Appeared on the Tonight Show With Johnny Carson in 1991 to publicly discuss his pancreatic-cancer diagnosis and dispel multiple tabloid rumors.
- Inducted posthumously into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1995.
- Landon's Little House on the Prairie costar Melissa Gilbert named her son, Michael Garrett Boxleitner, after him.
- 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- Christopher Landon — Son
- Eli Maurice Orowitz — Father
- Mark Landon — Son
- Michael Landon Jr. — Son
- Peggy Orowitz — Mother
- Lynn Noe — Ex-wife
- Cheryl Landon — Stepdaughter
- Shawna Leigh Landon — Daughter
- Jennifer Landon — Daughter
- Sean Matthew Landon — Son
- Cindy Landon — Wife
- Dodie Levy-Fraser — Ex-wife
- Josh Landon — Son
- Leslie Ann Landon — Daughter
- Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States
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