About Melissa Gilbert’s Son, Dakota Brinkman?

Dakota Brinkman
Date of Birth May 1, 1989
Profession Actor
Father Melissa Gilbert
Net Worth $500K

Dakota Brinkman is an American actor. He managed to grab attention of a lot of people for his work in many films such as Laws of Deception, Shay and even Safe Harbour.

He gained this fame from an early childhood as he is also the son of Hollywood superstars Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman.

Who is Dakota Brinkman?

Dakota was born in the year 1989 on May 1.  His hometown is New York City and his full name is Dakota Paul Brinkman. People call him CoCo. His zodiac sign is Taurus and he also has American Nationality. Brinkman belongs to the white ethnicity.

He is currently 31 years old. Brinkman was born to a renowned actress Melissa Gilbert. He has received nominations in various fields.

Dakota was awarded a Golden globe Award as well. His father is also an actor and he has worked in many hit films such as Last Man Club, The last Mark and so on.

Dakota’s grandparents were Kathy Wood and David Darlington.

Brinkman’s parents got married in the year 1988 and they got divorced when Dakota was just 3 years old. He has two stepdads Bruce and Timothy.

Dakota also has a younger half brother whose name is Michael. He was born from Dakota’s mother’s relationship with Bruce. The younger brother was born in the year 1995 and he was actually named after late actor Michael Landon.

The second marriage ended in divorce after 16 years. After going through two failed relationships, Melissa now enjoys a delightful married life with her Third Spouse Timothy.

Dakota completed his schooling from a school in his hometown. Aside from this though, not much is known about him at the moment though.


Dakota comes from a high profile family in Hollywood. Both his parents are actors so, Dakota also developed a passion for acting at an early age.

While he was not pressurized by his parents, the public perception really put stress on him. But this helped to improve his acting skills too. This has resulted in a really good career. Dakota first appeared in an erotic thriller movie called Laws of Deception.

Dakota hasn’t made any big films in the industry but he has received countless chances to perform is money making projects.

He was casted in the movie Safe Harbour where he played alongside his mother. Similarly, The actor also did a short movie called Shay in the year 2016.

His mother Melissa, on the other hand, has 76 credits in all of the TV series and movies. Some of her most famous works include  Splendor in the Grass, A Holiday For Love, Thicker Than Water, Secrets, and Lies.

Gilbert, on the other hand, has created shows such as ABC Afterschool Specials, Child Stars: Their Story, One Smart Fellow and more.

Is Dakota Brinkman Married?

Yes, Dakota is a married person. Hie married Marissa Brinkman on March 25, 2018. Their marriage ceremony took place at Star Hill Ranch which is a popular wedding venue in Texas. Michael, Dakota’s small brother was the best man at his wedding.

The wedding was incredibly great, Brinkman attended his nuptials with coat pants while his wife had a really beautiful white gown on. The duo celebrated this day with their close friends and family.

Dakota and his wife Marissa have been together since 2011. They had hidden most of their dating from the public’s eye but the fact that they were together was made public in 2017 by Marissa when she posted a pic of themselves on the occasion of their sixth anniversary in June of 2017.

Dakota Brinkman Net Worth

Dakota Brinkman has made a good amount of money from his acting career. Despite having a few roles in his name, he has still made a good living.

His exact net worth is yet to be made public though. His estimated net worth is somewhere around $0.5 million. Brinkman’s mother on the other hand has a net worth of $500K.

Dakota is not married right now but we don’t know about his dating life. He has kept most of the information pretty personal and we have no idea about it.

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