Andrew Garvey
Biographical information


Eye color


Hair color



Jonathan Garvey (father)
Alice Garvey (mother - deceased)

Behind the scenes
First appearance:

Episode 401: Castoffs

Latest appearance:

Episode 721: The Lost Ones Part 1

Played by:

Patrick Labyorteaux Originally Potrayed By Rusty Gilligan



Andrew "Andy" Garvey is the son of Alice and Jonathan Garvey. After moving to Walnut Grove, Andy soon became friends with Laura Ingalls and the two had many adventures together; such as caring for a mother wolf and her babies and solving a series of burglaries in Walnut Grove. Andy left Walnut Grove with his parents, the Ingalls and the Olesons' for a time and settled in Winoka. This is also where they met Albert, whom Andy became friends with as well.

Years later Andy's mother, Alice and Adam Kendall Jr. were killed in a fire at the blind school. This affected Andy and Jonathan deeply, and during this period Jonathan started drinking heavily prompting Andy to stay at the Ingalls home for a short time. Jonathan and Andy stayed in Walnut Grove after Alice died but eventually left the town and moved to the town of Sleepy Eye.

In Sleepy Eye, Andy and his father Johnathan set up a warehouse business.


  • Episode 405: The Wolves
  • Episode 406: The Creeper of Walnut Grove
  • Episode 409: The High Cost of Being Right
  • Episode 418: The Inheritance
  • Episode 420: A Most Precious Gift
  • Episode 501: As Long as We're Together (Part 1)
  • Episode 502: As Long as We're Together (Part 2)
  • Episode 503: The Winoka Warriors
  • Episode 505: There's No Place Like Home (Part 1)
  • Episode 506: There's No Place Like Home (Part 2)
  • Episode 508: Harriet's Happenings
  • Episode 510: Men Will Be Boys
  • Episode 511: The Cheaters
  • Episode 519: The Lake Kezia Monster
  • Episode 520: Barn Burner
  • Episode 523: Mortal MIssion
  • Episode 601: Back to School (Part 1)
  • Episode 602: Back to School (Part 2)
  • Episode 605: Annabelle
  • Episode 606: The Preacher Takes A Wife
  • Episode 609: The King Is Dead
  • Episode 610: The Faith Healer
  • Episode 612: Crossed Connections
  • Episode 614: The Werewolf of Walnut Grove
  • Episode 618: May We Make Them Proud (Part 1)
  • Episode 619: May We Make Them Proud (Part 2)
  • Episode 620: Wilder and Wilder
  • Episode 703: A New Beginning
  • Episode 709: The In-laws
  • Episode 721: The Lost Ones (Part 1)