Peter Billingsley
Peter Billingsley
Celebrated Name: Peter Billingsley
Real Name/Full Name: Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: 16 April 1971
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Nationality: American
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
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Peter Billingsley, known as the quirky kid Ralphie from the movie ‘A Christmas Story,’ is an American actor, director, and producer. He started his acting career when he was only two years old, starring in a commercial ad of Geritol with the actress Betty Buckley as his mother. He performed in around 120 ads as a kid and featured in movies like ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Spiderman: Far from Home.’ In 1985 he was awarded as the young artist award in the category best young actor in a feature film for the movie ‘The Dirt Bike Kid.’

Maybe you know about Peter Billingsley very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Peter Billingsley’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Peter was born on 16 April 1971 in New York. His father, Alwin Michaelsen, is a financial consultant, and his mother Gail, worked as a secretary. Together the couple has five children, and Peter is their youngest son. All of Peter’s siblings were involved in the acting field and performed in advertisements when they were very young.

His mother took them for auditions when they were kids. Peter’s elder siblings Dina and Win had a very short-acting career and only featured in commercials. His older sister Melissa who is best known by her movie ‘Me and Maxx’ and his older brother Neil who did a daily soap opera, ‘Search for Tomorrow.’

As a child, Billingsley was busy in his acting career, so his early education was a combination of public and private schools, and even tutors come to teach him at home. In the early 1980s, he took a break from his acting career and attended Phoenix College.

Personal Life

Peter Billingsley has involved himself in some wired rumors. Like in 2011, it was rumored that Peter Billingsley is dead, and this news was spread all over the internet, which was later found incorrect. As Billingsley is not open about his relationships in the media, it was rumored that he is gay. Later he was engaged with a woman named Buffy Bains. The couples were engaged for a few years but never announced their wedding.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on16 April 1971, Peter Billingsley is 53 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 79 kg.


Billingsley was only two years old when he first appeared on the Geritol commercial with actress Betty Buckley. During the late 1970s to early 1980s, he featured in more than 120 commercials. His most recognizable commercial was for Hershey Syrup, where he played the character of Messy Marvin. In 1978 he did his first movie ‘If I See You Again.’

In 1981 he appeared in the movie ‘Paternity,’ which earned him a nomination for ‘Best Young Comedian -Motion Pictures or Television ‘ young artist award and featured in movies like ‘Death Valley,’ ‘Maserati’ and ‘The Brian.’

Billingsley is best known for his role as the quirky little kid Ralphie in the movie ‘A Christmas Story’ in the year 1983 when he was only 12 years old. In the late 1980s, Peter took a break from his acting career to finish college and featured as a guest in few sitcoms and tv series like ‘Who’s the Boss,’ ‘The Wonder Years,’ and ‘Highway to Heaven.’  In 1985 he won the Young Artist Award for the movie ‘The Dirt Bike kid.’

In 1993 Peter played the role of a ‘Virtual Reality’ addict teenager in the movie ‘Arcade.’ He was the executive producer of the 2008s blockbuster movie ‘Ironman’ in which he did the role of a scientist working for the villain ‘Stane.’ In 2019 he appeared in the movie ‘Spiderman: Far from home.’

 Awards & Achievements

Peter Billingsley has won some prestigious awards in his career. He started his career when he was only two years old and featured in more than 120 commercials. He has performed in many blockbuster movies both as a kid and as a grown-up. Few of his awards and achievements are listed below: –

  • In 1983 Peter was nominated for the Young Artist Award in the category Best Leading Young Actor for the movie ‘A Christmas Story.’
  • In 1985 he won the Young Artist Award in category Best Leading Young Actor for the movie ‘The Dirt Bike Kid.’
  • In 2000 his movie ‘No Deposit No return’ was voted as the best feature film at the New York International Independent Film and Music Festival.
  • In 2001 he was nominated for the Emmy award in the category best co-executive producer for his tv program ‘Dinner for Five.’

Net Worth & Salary of Peter Billingsley in 2024

Peter Billingsley Net Worth
Peter Billingsley Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of Peter Billingsley is estimated to be $12 million. He is appearing in tv commercials and films since a kid and has performed in many blockbusters’ movies like ‘Arcade,’ ‘Ironman’ and ‘Spiderman: Far from Home.’ He featured in many sitcoms, tv-series and has done cameos for movies like ‘Elf,’ ‘The X Show’, and ‘Family Reunion: A relative Nightmare.’ Apart from movies, he worked as an executive producer for many successful and award-winning films and tv series and also helped in producing the movie ‘Zathura.’

Peter Billingsley is still remembered as the quirky little kid Ralphie from the movie ‘A Christmas Story.’ He said in an interview that many people still approach him on the street only to say, “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”


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