|Birth Day:||October 7, 1961|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, United States|
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He worked at Silicon Valley as a computer programmer in the late 1980s.
The Roloff family includes Matt, Amy, also a little person with achondroplasia, and four children: fraternal twins Jeremy and Zachary (born 1990), Molly (born 1993), and Jacob (born 1997). Zach, like his mother, has achondroplasia, while the other three children are average height. Matt and Amy met at a Little People of America convention in 1987. The couple were engaged quickly and were married on September 12, 1987. In March 2014, the couple announced that they had separated. On June 5, 2015 the couple announced they would be divorcing. Their divorce was finalized in May 2016.
The Roloffs bought a fixer-upper farmhouse on 34-acres in Helvetia, Oregon, in 1990. Roloff worked to create Roloff Farm, which now features pumpkins, pirate ship on a lake, three-story treehouse, full-size Medieval castle, regulation soccer field, volleyball court, mine shaft, and tunnels. There are also outbuildings and restored barns.
Roloff worked as a computer programmer for Silicon Valley companies including Altos Computer Systems in the late 1980s. He sold systems software to Fortune 500 companies. A friend encouraged him to take a job with Sequent Computer Systems, which was headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, in order to escape the long work hours and stress of Silicon Valley. Matt and his wife Amy relocated to the Portland area in 1990, while she was pregnant with twins Jeremy and Zachary.
Roloff was born with diastrophic dysplasia, a degenerative dwarfism that caused him to have fifteen operations as a child. He was born to Ron and Peggy Roloff, who are often featured on Little People, Big World. They are of average height as is his older sister, Ruth. His younger brother Sam, an artist and founder of Back-Story Underpainting, has diastrophic dysplasia and uses crutches to walk as well. His middle brother Joshua was born with a severe heart malformation; he died in 1999 at age 34.
Roloff has authored three books. In 1999, with the help of a ghostwriter, Roloff authored the book Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World.
In 2003, Roloff agreed to enter an alcohol diversion program after being charged with driving under the influence. The arrest stemmed from an incident in which Roloff swerved his vehicle off the road and into a ditch. Upon his completion of the program, the charges were dropped.
Little People, Big World premiered in August 2005. It was filmed 320 days a year for six seasons. Roloff is an executive producer of the show.
In April 2007, a second book, Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect and Understanding for Families of Any Size, was released. Amazon.com credits The Roloff Family and Tracy Summer, the same ghostwriter that helped with Roloff's first book. In May 2018, Roloff's third book was released. The book is a children's book titled "Little Lucy, Big Race" and it's dedicated to his grandson, Jackson.
On June 19, 2007, Roloff was pulled over by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy and charged with DUI. The deputy claimed that Roloff was driving outside the travel lane after leaving a bar parking lot. Roloff claimed that he had difficulty controlling the SUV because it was fitted with smaller pedal and brake extensions for his wife, and that he had dropped someone off in the bar parking lot.
In 2008, Roloff traveled to Iraq to assist an Iraqi family with three dwarf children who needed medical attention. His trip was the subject of the season-ending episodes of the fourth season of Little People, Big World, and it was covered by CNN and other national news outlets. The entire family appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008.
Roloff pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge. A witness stated that the bar parking lot was used as a meeting spot and that he did not see Roloff drinking that night. Judge Donald LeTourneau acquitted Roloff on the DUI charge and dismissed the case due to jury misconduct and inability to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Judge Le Tourneau also stated "I have found Mr. Roloff credible in this case." The trial was the subject of the season opener of Little People, Big World on March 3, 2008, and its conclusion on March 10, 2008.
The Roloffs expanded with the purchase of the 80-acre property next to the farm in 2010.
In December 2010, Little People, Big World concluded its sixth full season. After taking a short break, TLC/Discovery once again reached out to the Roloff family to film 4 one-hour "Little People, Big World" Specials.
Roloff also speaks at universities, and has spoken at institutions such as New Mexico State, Adelphi University in New York, Indiana University, Minnesota St. Cloud State University, and Penn State Worthington Scranton. He gave a speech on diversity at the 8th annual diversity conference at Indian Hills Community College in 2011.
In the summer of 2012, the Roloffs began filming another season, a spin-off called Little People Big World: Wedding Farm. Six episodes were filmed and the show was released in November 2012.
Little People, Big World: Conquering Mt. St. Helens premiered in March 2013. In this episode, Amy and Zach train to climb Mt. St. Helens and Matt builds a one-room schoolhouse. More specials like this aired.
Roloff has spoken at corporate events for companies like Tyson Foods, Walmart, and United Healthcare. Additionally, he has spoken for associations, such as the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) during their annual conference, the Kansas State Council of SHRM, the Manitoba Childcare Association, and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Roloff was the keynote speaker at the Kids Included Together (KIT) International Conference on Inclusion 2013.
In early 2013, the Roloffs sued Washington County, Oregon, when a county building inspector allegedly entered their property without permission or a warrant.
Matthew was married to Amy Roloff from 1987-2015. The couple raised children: Zach, Jeremy, Jacob and Molly. Matthew began dating Caryn Chandler, whom previously worked as the family's farm manager.
|#3||Molly Roloff||Daughter||$300 Thousand||N/A||27||Reality Star|
|#5||Amy Roloff||Former spouse||$4.5 Million||N/A||56||Reality Star|
|#6||Bode James Roloff||Grandchildren||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#7||Ember Jean Roloff||Grandchildren||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#8||Lilah Ray Roloff||Grandchildren||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#13||Jacob Roloff||Son||$300 Thousand||N/A||23||Reality Star|
|#14||Jeremy Roloff||Son||$300 Thousand||N/A||30||Reality Star|
Currently, Matthew Roloff is 61 years, 7 months and 24 days old. Matthew Roloff will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Saturday 7th of October 2023. Below we countdown to Matthew Roloff upcoming birthday.