World News – USA – Peter Billingsley from a Christmas story Then & Now: What Ralphie is up to after 37 years

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No matter how many times you watch a Christmas story, it never gets old. The film is now iconic and is played countless times during the holiday season. Peter Billingsley, 49, played the adorable and mischievous Ralphie, a little boy who tries to convince his parents, teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas present for him. Peter was 12 years old when he had his big breakout role as Ralphie in the film in 1983, and he’s still widely recognized for that role 37 years later.

So what is Peter Billingsley doing now? Peter is still playing! He recently appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home as William Ginter Riva, a role he also played in Iron Man in 2008. In 2020, Peter appeared in the Netflix documentaries Challenger: The Final Flight, about the Challenger space shuttle disaster of 1983. His other actors include Elf, The Dirt Bike Kid, Arcade, and more.

The actor has also decided to step behind the camera. He directed the comedy Couples Retreat in 2009 and the film Term Life in 2016. He also produced the films Elf, The Break-Up, Iron Man, Four Christmases, Zathura: A Space Adventure and Wild West Comedy Show. Peter is currently Executive Producer of the Netflix animated series F Is For Family.

Both of the films that Peter directed were starred by his close friend Vince Vaughn. They met in 1990 while collaborating on the CBS Schoolbreak Special The Fourth Man. Peter also befriended Jon Favreau, the co-star of Vince’s Swingers. Peter, Vince and Jon produced the film Made in 2001, which Jon also directed. Jon was in the film alongside Vince. Peter and Jon worked together a few years later on Iron Man, which Jon directed.

Peter also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series in 2005 for the production of Dinner for Five. Peter has kept his personal life private for the most part. As of 2015, Peter was engaged to Buffy Bains. Peter isn’t a heavy social media user either. He has an official Twitter account but hasn’t tweeted since 2014.

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World News – USA – Peter Billingsley from a Christmas Story Then & Now: What Ralphie Is Up To After 37 Years

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