Gil Gerard appeared on the Little House on the Prairie TV show on the episode The Handyman, portraying Chris Nelson.
Chris Nelson was hired to finish work around the Ingalls farm, while Charles Ingalls is away working. He was a handsome man and Mary eventually becomes suspicious that he might be interested in her mother, as she misunderstands situations such as Chris grabbing Caroline so she doesn’t accidentally fall into the water.
By the end of the episode, he becomes great friends with the family. However, the character of Chris doesn’t appear again in the series.