An American actor and director by the names of Peter Billingsley, Peter Michaelsen, and Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen.
His acting credits include Billy in Death Valley, Jack Simmons in The Dirt Bike Kid, and Messy Marvin in a string of 1980s Hershey’s Syrup ads. He also played Ralphie Parker in the 1983 film A Christmas Story and its 2022 sequel A Christmas Story Christmas. He started appearing in television commercials as a baby.
Where Did Peter Billingsley Grow Up?
Peter Billingsley was born in New York, New York, on April 16, 1971. His mother supported the kids’ developing careers in show business while his father worked in banking. Peter was one of a total of five kids. His older brother Neil Billingsley and older sister Melissa Michaelsen also enjoyed some success in television and advertisements.
When Peter first made appearances in television ads, he was a young child. Later on, he would show up in countless commercials. In addition to attending public schools and private institutions like the Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and the Professional Children’s School in New York City, Peter obtained his early instruction from a variety of tutors, including studio teacher Wesley Staples.
What is Peter Billingsley’s Net Worth And Aalary?
American actor, director, and producer Peter Billingsley has a 12 million dollar fortune. Peter Billingsley gained widespread recognition for his performance as Ralphie in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story.” He has established a respectable career as an adult film and television producer.
How Much Does Peter Billingsley Earn In Royalties?
Peter declined to disclose the number of current royalties he receives from “A Christmas Story” in an interview with PageSix from 2018, although he did provide the following information:
“Contracts that included royalty compensation weren’t really a thing because no one knew movies would be aired on television as much as they are. It’s sort of an unfortunate thing, but hopefully SAG (the Screen Actors Guild) is working on that to try to come something a little more fair so actors feel compensated for something that’s exposed so much. It does feel like the scale has tipped for a film like that to air so many times without really any compensation for the people that were in it.“
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— Peter Billingsley (@OfficialPeterB) June 20, 2014
Thanks to Peter’s co-star Zack Ward, we have some insight into the royalties made by “A Christmas Story.” Zack, who portrayed the bully Scut Farkus, noted that although he continues to receive royalty checks, his earnings from the film aren’t particularly impressive:
“You’re going to be so disappointed. It’s basically about $1,800 every two years. And it comes in Canadian money because we shot in Canada.“
Does Peter Billingsley Own Any Real Estate?
In Manhattan Beach, California, Peter spent $3.175 million in September 2018 for a magnificent 6-bedroom, 5,200 square-foot property.
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