|About Peter Billingsley|
|Birth||April 16, 1971|
|Siblings||Dina Billingsley, Win Billingsley, Melissa Billinsley, Neil Billingsley|
|Parents||Gail Billingsley, Alwin Michaelsen|
|Address||Manhattan Beach, New York City|
|Job||Actor, Director, Producer|
|Alumni||Professional Children’s School, Phoenix Country Day School, Arcadia High School, Phoenix College|
|Popular TV Shows||Highway to Heaven, The Wonder Years, Sherman Oaks, Dinner for Five|
|Popular Movies||A Christmas Story, Death Valley, Russkies, Beverly Hills Brats, Arcade, A Case of You, Term Life|
Even though Peter Billingsley is 47 years old and an established actor, director, and producer in Hollywood, people still remember and love him for his turn as Ralphie in the much-loved 1983 film, A Christmas Story. Today, Billingsley is a principal in a production house, owner of a $3.17-million home, and has a net worth of around $10.0 million. His heart, however, is still set on entertaining people who look towards Hollywood as their perennial diversion.
Peter Billingsley is all grown up and now an actor, director, and producer, but he’s still remembered for his role as Ralphie from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story. The American actor is also remembered for his turn as “Messy Marvin” in the Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup commercials during the 1970s. Billingsley started his career in showbiz as an infant in several commercials.
Billingsley was just two years old when he first acted in a commercial, namely a “Geritol” spot with actor-singer Betty Buckley playing his mom. He went on to star in over 120 commercials throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Since then, he has had an active career in both films and TV series. No wonder people are curious about how much money Billingsley has earned over the years and what his net worth is!
According to sources, Peter Billingsley’s net worth is estimated to be around $10.0 million. He has earned all this money over a long career during which he’s worn multiple hats.
Peter Billingsley’s Net Worth Compared to His “A Christmas Story” Co-Stars
|Name of Actor||Net Worth (estimate)|
|Peter Billingsley||$10.0 million|
|Scott Schwartz||$0.5 million|
|Ian Petrella||$0.4 million|
Some of Billingsley’s most famous and highest-grossing movies are:
|Name of Film||Year of Release||Credited As||Worldwide Gross|
|Iron Man||2008||Actor, Executive Producer||$585.2 million|
|The Break-Up||2006||Executive Producer||$205.7 million|
|Couples Retreat||2009||Director||$171.8 million|
|Four Christmases||2008||Actor, Executive Producer||$163.7 million|
|Zathura: A Space Adventure||2005||Co-Producer||$64.3 million|
|A Christmas Story||1983||Actor||$20.6 million|
Billingsley Acted in Several Popular TV Series
Some of the TV series Billingsley has worked on are Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, The Wonder Years, Sherman Oaks, Dinner for Five, Sullivan & Son, Pursuit of the Truth and F Is for Family. In addition to acting, in his later years, he took on the responsibility of writing, producing, and directing some of the episodes of these series.
Billingsley has also worked on several made-for-TV movies such as Massarati and the Brain, Memories Never Die, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, The O’Briens, The Last Frontier, Carly’s Web, Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, and Who’s Watching Who?
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— Peter Billingsley (@OfficialPeterB) June 21, 2014
Billingsley Shined as a Young Actor
Billingsley was nominated for a few Young Artist Awards in the early part of his acting career, in 1982, 1983, and 1985, respectively. He won the award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film for his role as Jack Simmons in the movie The Dirt Bike Kid in 1987.
He Has His Own Production House
Not content with just acting in movies Billingsley, became a principal in a production house called Wild West Picture Show Productions.
This production company was founded by one of his best friends, actor Vince Vaughn, and has a first look production deal with Universal Studios.
Billingsley Owns a Multi-Million Dollar Home
Billingsley recently paid $3.175 million to purchase a house in Manhattan Beach in New York City. The two-story Mediterranean home was built in 2009 and boasts a high-ceiling front room, six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an outdoor entertaining area complete with a kitchen, a fireplace, and a covered patio.
It also has a built-in spa surrounded by a lawn, arched double doors at the front of the house, a living room with doors leading to the backyard, and travertine and hardwood floors throughout the first floor.
The Future Looks Bright
Peter Billingsley is just 47 years of age and full of talent. His forays into direction and production are earning him praise as well as good money.
Billingsley is one of the few child actors who grew up but did not lose their way, unlike many of his unfortunate contemporaries such as Corey Haim and River Phoenix. With a sensible head on his shoulders and a mind full of ideas, Peter Billingsley is all set to continue his long run in Hollywood for years to come.