Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Linwood Boomer (born October 9, 1955) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, and actor. He is well known for playing the role of Adam Kendall on the drama Little House on the Prairie, and for creating the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Boomer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the third of four children. He was enrolled on a gifted program at school. His mother is Eileen. Linwood Boomer began his career as an actor. After playing Adam Kendall on Little House on the Prairie, Boomer began focusing his talents on the behind-the-scenes aspects of television.