It’s just not Christmas without Ralphie, Schwartz, Randy, and Flick. Ever wonder what happened to the good ol’ Christmas Story gang? Well, you’re in luck.
RALPHIE PARKER (Peter Billingsley): America’s little boy is now all grown up and working behind the camera, knocking out films like Iron Man, Four Christmases, and Couples Retreat. He also had a small role in Vince Vaughn’s comedy, The Break-Up.
RANDY PARKER (Ian Petrella): Mommy’s Little Piggy is giving Kermit a run for his money, spending his time in animation and puppetry…specifically working as a puppeteer on various Jim Henson projects. He’s also appeared in a few TV shows since wiping all that food off his face.
MRS. PARKER (Melinda Dillon): A steady career in Hollywood has kept Dillon working since her days baking mashed potatoes and red cabbage. You can see her in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Magnolia, as well as various TV shows.
MR. PARKER (Darrin McGavin): The Old Man gave up on the furnace business and spent the last of his years dancing around the camera, starring in various films and TV shows and producing and directing various Hollywoof films. McGavin passed away in 2006 at the age of 83.
SCHWARTZ (R.D. Robb): Maybe it was the guilt of forcing his friend to stick his tongue to a pole that convinced R.D. Robb to stay behind the camera for a while, but Robb has sure made a name for himself as a famed Hollywood director and producer.
MRS. SHIELDS (Tedde Moore): The no fuss teacher with the joke drawer has retired from the classroom and went on to be a part of various other film projects. Look for her in Down the Road Again, coming out next year.
FLICK (Scott Schwartz): Flick got his tongue removed from one pole and went to work on another, starring in his fair share of adult movies. He recently broke out of the industry in 2000, hoping to get a fresh start.
SCOTT FARKUS and GROVER DILL (Zack Ward and Yano Anaya): Zack Ward’s great portrayal of bully Scott Farkus was just the beginning of a crazy career in film. Since A Christmas Story, Ward has gone on to star in a slew of horror movies, as well as appearing in some TV shows. Yano Anaya spent most of his time away from the camera, only recently returning to work on a few documentaries.
Still can’t get enough of A Christmas Story? Heat up some Ovaltine and hop in the car and head on down to Cleveland, OH to The Christmas Story Museum, located in the actual house where the movie was filmed. There you can find Randy’s bib (and buy one of your own!), the cozy bunny suit, and even the famous Leg Lamp.
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