Who Is Peter Billingsley? Wiki, Age, Wife, Marriage, Net Worth, Career

Peter Billingsley

Peter Billingsley is an American actor, director, and producer best known as the quirky kid Ralphie from the film “A Christmas Story.” He began his acting career at the age of two, starring in a Geritol commercial with actress Betty Buckley as his mother. As a child, he appeared in approximately 120 advertisements and appeared in films such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Spiderman: Far from Home.’ For the film ‘The Dirt Bike Kid,’ he received the Young Artist Award in the category of the best young actor in a feature film in 1985.

Quick Facts

Real Name/Full Name:Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen
Age:53 years old
Birth Date:16 April 1971
Birth Place:New York, New York, United States
Height:1.77 m
Weight:79 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Single
Wife/Spouse (Name):N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):No
Is Peter Billingsley Gay?:No
Profession:Actor, Director, Producer
Net Worth $12 million
Last Updated: 2024

Peter Billingsley Biography

Peter Billingsley was born in New York on April 16, 1971. Alwin Michaelsen, his father, is a financial consultant, and Gail, his mother, was a secretary. The couple has five children, with Peter being the youngest. Peter’s siblings were all involved in the acting industry and appeared in commercials when they were young.

When they were children, his mother took them to auditions. Dina and Win, Peter’s elder siblings, had a brief acting career and only appeared in commercials. His older sister Melissa is best known for her film ‘Me and Maxx,’ and his older brother Neil is best known for his daily soap opera ‘Search for Tomorrow.’

Billingsley was so preoccupied with his acting career as a child that his early education was a mix of public and private schools, with tutors even coming to teach him at home. He took a break from acting in the early 1980s to attend Phoenix College.

Peter Billingsley Age, Height, Weight

Peter Billingsley was born on April 16, 1971, He is 53 years old as of 2024. His height is 1.77 meters and his weight is 79 kilograms.

Peter Billingsley


Billingsley was only two years old when he made his debut in a Geritol commercial alongside actress Betty Buckley. He appeared in over 120 commercials from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His most well-known commercial was for Hershey Syrup, in which he portrayed Messy Marvin. ‘If I See You Again’ was his first film, released in 1978.

In 1981, he starred in the film ‘Paternity,’ which earned him a nomination for ‘Best Young Comedian -Motion Pictures or Television.’ He later appeared in films such as ‘Death Valley,’ ‘Maserati,’ and ‘Brian.’

Billingsley is best known for his role as the eccentric little kid Ralphie in the 1983 film ‘A Christmas Story,’ when he was only 12 years old. In the late 1980s, Peter took a break from acting to finish college and appeared in a few sitcoms and television series such as ‘Who’s the Boss,’ ‘The Wonder Years,’ and ‘Highway to Heaven.’ He won the Young Artist Award in 1985 for the film ‘The Dirt Bike Kid.’

In the 1993 film ‘Arcade,’ Peter played a teen addicted to ‘Virtual Reality.’ He was an executive producer on the 2008 blockbuster film “Ironman,” in which he played a scientist working for the villain “Stane.” He made an appearance in the 2019 film ‘Spiderman: Far from Home.’

Peter Billingsley Achievements and Awards

Peter Billingsley has received several prestigious awards throughout his career. He began his career at the age of two and has appeared in over 120 commercials. He has appeared in numerous blockbuster films as both a child and an adult. Listed below are a few of his awards and accomplishments: –

For the film ‘A Christmas Story,’ Peter was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Leading Young Actor in 1983. For the film ‘The Dirt Bike Kid,’ he received the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in 1985.

His film ‘No Deposit No Return’ was named best feature film at the New York International Independent Film and Music Festival in 2000. In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy in the category of best co-executive producer for his television show “Dinner for Five.”

Peter Billingsley’s Net Worth In 2024

Peter Billingsley’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million as of March 2024. Since he was a child, he has appeared in television commercials and films, including ‘Arcade,’ ‘Ironman,’ and ‘Spiderman: Far from Home.’ He has appeared in numerous sitcoms and television series, as well as cameos in films such as ‘Elf,’ ‘The X Show,’ and ‘Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare.’ Aside from movies, he worked as an executive producer for many successful and award-winning films and television series, and he also contributed to the production of the film ‘Zathura.’

Peter Billingsley is best known as the eccentric little kid Ralphie from the film ‘A Christmas Story.’ In an interview, he stated that many people still approach him on the street and say, “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

Peter Billingsley Wife, Marriage

Peter Billingsley has become involved in some wired rumors. In 2011, it was reported that Peter Billingsley had died, and this information quickly spread across the internet, only to be proven false. Billingsley was rumored to be gay because he is not open about his relationships in the media. Later in life, he became engaged to Buffy Bains. The couple had been engaged for a few years but had never announced their engagement.