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Peter Billingsley , also known as Peter Michaelsen and Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen, is an American actor, director, and producer, best known for his role as Ralphie in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story and as "Messy Marvin" in the Hershey's Chocolate Syrup commercials during the 1970s. He began his career as an infant in television commercials.

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Billingsley at the 2014 ATX TV Festival for Sullivan and Son
Born Peter Michaelsen or Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen (disputed)
(1971-04-16) April 16, 1971 (age 45)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1973–present

Peter Billingsley (born April 16, 1971), also known as Peter Michaelsen and Peter Billingsley-Michaelsen, is an American actor, director, and producer, best known for his role as Ralphie in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story and as "Messy Marvin" in the Hershey's Chocolate Syrup commercials during the 1970s. He began his career as an infant in television commercials.