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Billingsley, Peter 1971- (Peter Michaelson Billingsley, Peter Michaelson)

Billingsley, Peter 1971- (Peter Michaelson Billingsley, Peter Michaelson)

PERSONAL

Original name, Peter Michaelson; born April 16, 1971, in New York, NY; son of Alwin (a financial consultant) and Gail Michaelson; brother of Melissa Michaelson (an actress) and Neil Billingsley (an actor); grandnephew of Sherman Billingsley (owner of the Stork Club in New York City). Education: Attended Phoenix College. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses:

Office—Wild West Picture Show Productions, 17530 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201, Encino, CA 91316.

Career:

Actor, producer, and director. Appeared in several advertisements and played the character Messy Marvin in advertisements for Hershey's Syrup, 1982-84; Young Astronaut Council, national spokesperson, c. 1980s. Directed, edited, and wrote music videos and short programs. Affiliated with Wild West Picture Show Productions, Los Angeles. Appeared at events associated with the films Vince Vaughn's "Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland" and A Christmas Story. Also known as Peter Michaelson Billingsley.

Member:

Writers Guild of America, West.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination, best young comedian—motion picture or television, Young Artist Foundation, 1982, for Paternity; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a comedy series, 1983, for Real People; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a motion picture—musical, comedy, adventure, or drama, 1985, for A Christmas Story; Young Artist Award, exceptional performance by a young actor starring in a feature film—comedy or drama, 1987, for The Dirt Bike Kid; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer in a children's special, 1995, for "The Writing on the Wall," CBS Schoolbreak Specials; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding nonfiction series, 2005, for Dinner for Five; named one of the hundred greatest child stars, VH1, 2005.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Child, If Ever I See You Again, Columbia, 1978.

Billy Kramer, Honky Tonk Freeway, Universal/Associated Film Distribution, 1981.

Tad, Paternity, Paramount, 1981.

Billy, Death Valley, Universal, 1982.

Ralph "Ralphie" Parker, A Christmas Story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Jack Simmons, The Dirt Bike Kid (also known as Crazy Wheels), Concorde Pictures/Cinema Group, 1985.

Adam, Russkies, New Century/Vista Film Company, 1987.

Scooter Miller, Beverly Hills Brats, Taurus Entertainment, 1989.

Nick, Arcade (also known as Cyber World), c. 1993.

Kyle Baker, The Sacred Fire (short film), 1994.

No Deposit, No Return, RGH/Lions Share Pictures, 2000.

(Uncredited) An elf, Elf, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Andrew, The Break-Up, Universal, 2006.

Himself, Vince Vaughn's "Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland" (also known as Vince Vaughn's "Wild West Comedy Show" and Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland), Picturehouse Entertainment, 2008.

William, Iron Man, Paramount, 2008.

Film Work:

(As Peter Michaelson) Assistant editor, Knights (also known as Cyborg Warriors), 1993.

(As Michaelson) Postproduction supervisor, Arcade (also known as Cyber World), c. 1993.

Director, executive producer, and (as Peter Michaelson) producer, The Sacred Fire (short film), 1994.

Editor, Patriot Son, Encore Media Corporation, 1997.

Coproducer, Made, Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Coproducer, Zathura: A Space Adventure (also known as Jumanji 2 and Zathura), Columbia, 2005.

Executive producer, The Break-Up, Universal, 2006.

Executive producer, Four Christmases, New Line Cinema, 2008.

Executive producer, Iron Man, Paramount, 2008.

Executive producer, Vince Vaughn's "Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland" (also known as Vince Vaughn's "Wild West Comedy Show" and Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland), Picturehouse Entertainment, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Real Kids, NBC, 1981.

Host, Real People, NBC, 1982-84.

Billy Baker, Sherman Oaks, Showtime, 1995-96.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Marty Adamson, The Last Frontier, CBS, 1986.

Himself, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Shawn Tilford, Memories Never Die, CBS, 1982.

Mark, Jr., "Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare," The ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Joey Martelli, "The Fourth Man," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1990.

Tony, "The Writing on the Wall," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1994.

(In archive footage) Ralph "Ralphie" Parker, Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas, History Channel, 1997.

Himself, The Great Christmas Movies, American Movie Classics, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gideon Hale, "No Beast So Fierce," Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), NBC, 1982.

Arthur Bobowicz, "The Hoboken Chicken Emergency" (also known as "The Hoboken Chicken Mystery"), WonderWorks, PBS, 1984.

Himself, "Super Teens," Family Feud (also known as Family Fortune and The Best of Family Feud), 1984.

Bobby Walsh, "Double Date," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985.

Richmond Matzie, "Christmas Shoplifting," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1985.

Ridley, "The Monster: Parts 1 & 2," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1985.

Kevin, "Pecos Bill, King of the Cowboys," Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales and Legends" (also known as Tall Tales and Legends), Showtime, 1986.

Richmond Matzie, "Girls Will Be Boys," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1986.

Micky Spiegel, "Independence Day: Part 2," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1993.

Micky Spiegel, "Summer: Part 1," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1993.

Lance Allan, "Obsession," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

Himself, "Peter Billingsley, Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, Vince Vaughn," Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Host, Real Kids, NBC, 1981.

Christopher "The Brain" Massarati, Massarati and the Brain, ABC, 1982.

Roland Krantz, Jr., Carly's Web, NBC, 1987.

Television Work; Series:

Senior field producer, The X Show, FX Network, 1999-2001.

Field producer, Trigger Happy TV (also known as Englishmen and Other Animals and Trigger Happy), Channel 4 (England), beginning 2000, Comedy Central, beginning 2002, also broadcast on other channels.

Coproducer, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, beginning 2001.

Executive producer, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, beginning 2007.

Stage Appearances; Major Tours:

Vince Vaughn's "Wild West Comedy Show," U.S. cities, 2005.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself and Ralph "Ralphie" Parker, Another Christmas Story (short), Warner Bros. Pictures, 2003.

Himself and Ralph "Ralphie" Parker, Daisy Red Ryder: A History (short), Warner Home Video, 2003.

Himself, The Making of "Break-Up," Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2006.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

The Sacred Fire (short film), 1994.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"An Elephant Remembers," The New Adventures of A.R.K. (also known as The New Adventures of A.R.K. (Animal Rescue Kids)), Discovery Kids, 2000.

Nonfiction:

(Author of introduction) Brian Evans, Dreamer (autobiography), 1994.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, December 20, 1996, p. 88.

TV Guide, December 22, 2001, pp. 24-29; November 23, 2002, p. 16.

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