Peter Billingsley is almost unrecognizable these days, having outgrown the boyish haircut and round cheeks. If it wasn’t for those piercing blue eyes it may be difficult to convince people that he is in fact, Ralphie Parker, the same kid who sulked down the stairs in a pink rabbit costume on Christmas morning.
He’s proved that there’s more to the actor than his most famous role as the boy who wanted a Red Ryder BB gun as he’s broken into directing and producing. The celebrity has been in several films since “A Christmas Story,” including producing the animated Netflix series,”F is For Family” (per IMDb). Although he did resemble an older version of Ralphie in the movie “Elf,” where he took on the role of an elf with glasses and rosy cheeks, Billingsley today is a far cry from the young boy he portrayed in the holiday film.
In addition to acting, Billingsley served as executive director and appeared in “The Break-Up” and “Iron Man.” Other notable films he’s appeared in include “Spiderman: Far from Home,” and “Four Christmases” (via IMDb).
He’s come a long way from the kid who was warned, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”