So what became of Ralphie?
Well when his acting career didn't take off Billingsley moved behind the camera (once he grew up of course). He's become a successful TV producer receiving an Emmy nomination for the 2001 IFC channel film "Dinner for Five" and he even served as a executive producer of "Iron Man" which was directed by his friend Jon Favreau. Most recently he directed the hit comedy movie "Couples Retreat".
|Peter Billingsley as "Ralphie" (left) in "A Christmas Story" and in a recent photo|