PETER BILLINGSLEY (Directed by) has been a
member of the Hollywood
community since he was a
small child, achieving success
and accolades both behind the
scenes and in front of the
camera. In 2005, the highly
received an Emmy
Award nomination as co-executive
producer on the Independent
Film Channel's critically acclaimed Dinner for
Five, with Jon Favreau. He most recently served as
executive producer of the comedy hit Four Christmases
and the blockbuster Iron Man, which grossed more than
$570 million worldwide at the box office.
Billingsley also produced the 2006 hit comedy
The Break-Up and the documentary film Vince
Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30
Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland. He also served
as co-producer on the Artisan Entertainment classic
Made, starring Favreau and Vince Vaughn, as well as
Sony Pictures' science-fiction release Zathura: A
Space Adventure, directed by Favreau.
Billingsley recently became a principal at Wild
West Picture Show Productions. The production
company, founded by Vaughn, currently has a first-look
production deal with Universal Pictures.
Couples Retreat marks Billingsley's directorial debut.
Growing up in the public eye, Billingsley began his
acting career at the age of three in some of the '70s most
memorable television commercials. After appearing on
numerous television shows and films during his youth,
the Emmy Award-nominated actor delivered a performance
for the ages in the beloved holiday film A
Christmas Story. Playing humorist Jean Shepherd's
youthful alter ego Ralphie, Billingsley's repeated
requests in the film for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun
quickly catapulted the actor to instant stardom and has
since driven the film into pop-culture lore as the classic
modern-day Christmas tale.
Born in New York City, Billingsley currently
resides in Los Angeles.
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