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Peter Billingsley (b. 1972)

Red Ryder-coveting Ralphie, A Christmas Story.

Surefire movie/TV producer.


  • Often works in partnership with Jon Favreau (Made, The Break-Up).
  • Eternally Ralphie, thanks to Turner Broadcasting's annual Christmas Story marathons.
  • Once saw his Ralphie self on TV in Turkey.
  • Pre-Ralphie, starred as "Messy Marvin" in a Hershey Chocolate Syrup ad campaign, and cohosted pioneering reality show, Real People (1982-1984).
  • Read Christmas stories for holiday CD, Christmas Stories...Christmas Songs (1999).
  • Brother of Melissa Michaelsen.

    Sightings (submitted by you, the fans):

  • Yeah, He's Probably Only Heard That About a, Well, BILLION Times
    "I went to school in Arizona at Phoenix College. Peter Billingsley was a student there. This would have been in the early '90s. He looked exactly the same as the Messy Marvin I remember [from the Hershey Chocolate Syrup commercials], but sort of thick -- kinda like a tree. Anyway, he always seemed very nice and even smiled when one of my dumbass friends would yell, 'You'll shoot yer eye out, kid!' How utterly original, eh?" (Posted: January 2002)


  • A Christmas Story Leg Lamps
  • A Christmas Story Sound Clips
  • credits

    Articles by FORMER CHILD STAR CENTRAL editor Joal Ryan:

  • "'Christmas Story' Kid Is Back" (E! Online, 1999)

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