Dakota Brinkman

Dakota Brinkman

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Updated On November 25, 2021
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Dakota Brinkman is an actor. Dakota Brinkman grabbed huge attention for his work in various films like Laws of Deception (1997), Safe Harbour (2007), and Shay (2016). He gained further attention and has been in the spotlight since his birth because he is the son of Hollywood superstar Melissa Gilbert and actor Bo Brinkman.

Early Life and Childhood

Dakota Brinkman was born on May 1, 1989, in New York City, New York, USA. The actor’s full name is Dakota Paul Brinkman and his nickname is CoCo. His sun sign is Taurus and has American nationality. Brinkman belongs to the actors’ family and White ethnicity. In addition, he has become a 32 years old man.

Dakota Brinkman

Caption: Dakota Brinkman in his childhood (Source: Twitter)


Brinkman was born to a renowned actress Melissa Gilbert, who has received nominations in various awards including Golden Globe Award. Likewise, his father, Bo Brinkman is an actor and director who has worked in movies like The Bay House, Last Man Club, The Last Mark, and Gods & Generals. His grandparents are Kathy Wood and David Darlington.

Brinkman’s parents got married in 1988 and they got divorced when he was just three years old. He has two stepdads Bruce Boxleitner and Timothy Busfield and one halfbrother Michael Boxleitner from Melissa’s 2nd marriage to Bruce Boxleitner. Her second marriage also ended in divorce after 16-year of their marriage. After going through two failed relationships, Melissa is now enjoying a delightful married life with her third spouse Timothy Busfield since 2013.


Talking about his academic background, he completed his schooling from his hometown’s school. Other information is not available at the moment.

Career and Profession Life

After coming from such a high-profile family, Dakota developed a strong passion for acting from an early age. He certainly had a pressure while he started his career in acting. But the pressure honed his acting skills and opened a gate for his acting career. He first appeared in an erotic thriller short movie Laws of Deception in 1997.

He has not made a big turn in the industry but got a chance to perform in some successful projects with his mother so far. In 2007, he was a cast in a direct-to-video movie Safe Harbour sharing the screen along with his mom and many other well-known celebrities like Brad Johnson and Liana Liberato. The actor later appeared in a short movie Shay in 2016.

Whereas her mother Melissa has 76 major credits in the television series and movies. Some of her notable shows are Splendor in the Grass, Drug-Free Kids: A Parents’ Guide, A Holiday For Love, Thicker Than Water, Secrets, and Lies. In addition, Gilbert directed several shows such as ABC Afterschool Specials, Child Stars: Their Story, One Smart Fellow. Besides this, she is also an author who has released Prairie Tale: A Memoir on 16 Feb 2010.

Net Worth

Dakota Brinkman has made a considerable amount of money from his acting career, although a few roles credited to his name. His estimated net worth is, however, yet to be revealed, but as per some authorized sources, it is estimated to be $0.5 million. On the other side, his mother Melisa Gilbert has an estimated net worth of $500 K. 

Relationship Status

Dakota Brinkman is not married and is not dating anyone at present (publically). He has kept every detail of his personal life away from the mainstream. 


The actor he was rumored to be homosexual in the past. Regarding Brinkman’s sexuality, there were reports, however, the actor has never addressed such rumors to the date. As for his mother, she was also rumored to be dating the actors like Billy Idol, Tom Cruise, Cyril O’Reilly, Timothy Hutton, and Rob Lowe.

Body Measurement and Social Media

There is no information about Dakota’s body measurement for now. He has a slim body and looks very handsome. He has black curly hair and brown eyes.

The actor is less active on social media like Facebook and Instagram. Therefore, his rare social media appearance is the main which becomes hard to trace out information regarding his love life, girlfriend, and relationship.